Electronics Technician

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Miscellaneous

* Duties Help Duties Summary These positions are located within the Chief Information Office of the USDA Forest Service. Electronics Technicians have responsibility for land mobile radio systems within their geographic area and perform duties related to installing, maintaining, repairing, and acquisition requirements for land mobile radio systems. For additional information about the duties of these positions, please contact Jimmie Porter at 541-383-5741 or jimmie.porter@usda.gov. Learn more about this agency Responsibilities * Programs authorized radio frequencies into radios, requests frequencies, mitigates and deconflicts interference issues, collaborates with other entities to write channel plans, and provides interagency collaboration on frequencies. * Diagnoses, tunes, and aligns radio systems from different manufacturers to restore or ensure continuous and reliable operation. * Performs corrective and preventive maintenance of land mobile radio systems and radio control components and links. * Researches technical specifications, equipment configuration, and installation plans to identify equipment and service requirements. * Utilizes test equipment, including service monitors, spectrum analyzers, oscilloscopes, time domain reflectometers, digital multimeters, signal generators, Megohmmeters, or watt meters for the purpose of troubleshooting and maintaining radio systems. * Selects circuit configuration and determine equipment placement, cable routing, and integrating for various electronic systems or equipment. Travel Required Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position. Supervisory status No Promotion Potential None * Job family (Series) 0856 Electronics Technical * Requirements Help Requirements Conditions of Employment * Must be a U.S. Citizen or National. * Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service or exempt. * Subject to satisfactory adjudication of a Public Trust background investigation and/or fingerprint check. * Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served. * Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution. * Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify. * Site access may include hiking, snowshoeing, rafting, boating, helicopter, airplane, watercraft, horseback, all-terrain vehicle (ATV), snowmobile, skis, or snow cats. * Use of personal protective equipment in accordance with established safety guidelines as required to perform work safely. * Must possess and maintain a valid driver's license. Qualifications In order to qualify, you must meet the eligibility and qualifications requirements as defined below by the closing date of the announcement. For more information on the qualifications for this position, visit the Office of Personnel Management's General Schedule Qualification Standards. Your application and resume must clearly show that you possess the experience requirements. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies, knowledge, and skills and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience equivalent to the next lower grade level, GS-10. Specialized experience is defined as two or more of the following: designing, redesigning, fabricating, and modifying land mobile radio systems and equipment; and/or diagnosing land mobile radio system malfunctions and operating difficulties; and /or developing methods and procedures for maintenance and testing of land mobile radio systems and subsystem components. Education There is no substitution of education for specialized experience.

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