About the Agency
TOUGH WORK. VITAL MISSION. Challenge yourself! You have the power to help combat drug trafficking. Be a part of DEA! It’s tough work, but a vital mission. Whatever your background or expertise, your work at DEA will be tremendously rewarding because it will have a daily impact on national security and the quality of life of all Americans.
Do your career “Justice” by working with DOJ, which has been ranked in the Top 10 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government. Come and join the nation’s law enforcement agency, where our most important resource is our people. The Department leads the nation in ensuring the protection of all Americans while preserving their constitutional freedoms. Become a member of a team where you can achieve your career goals and apply your skills and talents to our important mission. All applicants for employment with DEA must possess and maintain the highest levels of character and conduct. DEA will evaluate applicants’ qualifications based on these qualities. Once a conditional offer is made, DEA will conduct a continuous evaluation of information, as it is obtained, to ensure that the prospective employees with DEA meet the agency-specific qualifications in the areas of character and conduct. To this end, an unfavorable decision in any of the areas that follow will be deemed as disqualifying: Drug Policy Requirements (as specified in this announcement), Credit History, Candor and Honesty, Work History, History with the Law, and other qualities that would detract from the integrity and efficiency of the DEA.
This position is located in the Chicago Division Office, Milwaukee, WI.
The incumbent will perform the following duties:
· Provides oversight and guidance to staff in the area of radio and satellite communications.
· Participates in research, development, and implementation of training, and determine agency-wide adoption of new technology, equipment and systems.
· Integrates multiple protocol systems covering a number of different functional agency operations.
· Evaluates, modifies, develops, establishes, installs and maintains telecommunication systems software/hardware packages using new and advanced communications equipment and techniques.
· Conducts site surveys, coordinates with utility companies, and other law enforcement agencies in order to install, repair and recover systems.
· Serves on government working groups or agency committees in long range program planning.
- Occasional Travel
- Occasional travel
Who May Apply
This job is open to…
All U.S Citizens.
Questions? This job is open to 1 group.
- Must be a U.S. Citizen
- Must be able to obtain and maintain a Background and/or Security Clearance
- Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered for Selective Service
- Drug testing designated position
Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-09 Federal grade level that includes evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, and improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrate knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology. Such experience involves monitoring elements of telecommunication vendor performance; discussing program or project milestones or activities; processing standard installation requests; collecting and summarizing data to telecommunications equipment and systems; and establishing procedures for service.
Have a Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree; or 3 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or an LL.M., in one of the following major study areas – electrical or electronic engineering, mathematics, physics, public utilities, statistics, computer science, telecommunications management, information systems management, business administration, industrial management, as related to this position.
Have a combination of education and experience.
Must have one (1) year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 Federal grade level performing duties such as evaluating, analyzing, developing, managing, and improving communications systems, procedures, and requirements that demonstrate knowledge of current developments and trends in communications concepts and technology. Such experience involves monitoring installation and maintenance of telecommunications equipment and systems; establishing procedures for service; and repairing and preparing procedures to implement agency telecommunications operations guidance.
Your qualifications will be evaluated on the basis of your level of competencies in the following areas:
- Oral Communication
- Planning and Evaluating
- Systems Testing and Evaluation
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: Successful completion of a one-year probationary period is required (unless already completed).
All academic degrees and coursework must be completed at a college or university that has obtained accreditation or pre-accreditation status from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. For a list of schools that meet this criteria, click
ARE YOU USING YOUR EDUCATION TO QUALIFY?
You MUST provide transcripts or other documentation to support your educational claims. Unless otherwise stated: (1) official or unofficial transcripts are acceptable, or (2) you may submit a list with all of your courses, grades, semester, year, and credit for the course. All materials must be submitted by the closing date of the announcement.
If more than 10 percent of your undergraduate course work (credit hours) were taken on a pass/fail basis, your claim of superior academic achievement must be based upon class standing or membership in an honor society.
One academic year of graduate education is considered to be the number of credits hours your graduate school has determined to represent one academic year of full-time study. Such study may have been performed on a full-time or part-time basis. If you cannot obtain your graduate school’s definition of one year of graduate study, 18 semester hours (or 27 quarter hours) should be considered as satisfying the requirement for one year of full-time graduate study.
If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university. For further information, click
All qualification requirements must be met by the closing date of this announcement. Only experience and education obtained by the closing date of this announcement will be considered. Additional information on the qualification requirements is outlined in the OPM Qualifications Standards Handbook of General Schedule Positions. It is available for your review in our office, in other Federal agency personnel offices, and on
OPM’s web site
What To Expect Next
We will notify you of the outcome after each step of the recruitment process has been completed. Once you successfully complete the application process, you will receive an acknowledgement letter of receipt. Your application package will be reviewed to ensure you meet the basic eligibility and qualifications requirements. A review will be made of your online questionnaire and the documentation you submitted to support your responses. A list of qualified applicants will be created and sent to the selecting official. You will receive a notification letter of the results of the review of your application package via email.
We expect to make a final job offer within 80 days after the closing date of the announcement.
If you submit a resume but no questionnaire, you cannot be considered for the position. If you submit a questionnaire but no resume, you cannot be considered for the position. Your application will be appropriately documented and you will be removed from further competition against this announcement.
The selecting official may choose to conduct interviews, and once the selection is made, you will receive a notification of the decision. Accommodations maybe made to conduct telephonic interviews to preclude travel hardships for applicants.
: Declining to be interviewed or failure to report for a scheduled interview will be considered as a withdrawal from further consideration for employment regarding this vacancy.
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All Federal employees are required to have Federal salary payments made by direct deposit to a financial institution of their choosing.
Additional vacancies may be filled from this vacancy announcement.
A recruitment incentive may be authorized
All non-DEA applicants must complete a drug use questionnaire. Applicants who are found, through investigation or personal admission, to have experimented with or used narcotics or dangerous drugs, except those medically prescribed, will not be considered for employment with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). Exceptions to this policy may be made for applicants who admit to limited youthful and experimental use of marijuana. Such applicants may be considered for employment if there is no evidence of regular, confirmed usage, and the full-field background investigation and results of other steps in the process are otherwise favorable. Compliance with this policy is an essential requirement of the position.
It is highly suggested that you complete the Drug Questionnaire form when submitting your application package. However, if you do not complete and submit this form with your application package, it will not disqualify you from the application process. You will be asked to complete the Drug Questionnaire form before extended a conditional offer. Click
to access the Drug Questionnaire.
To submit your completed Drug Questionnaire please follow the instructions for uploading in the “How to Apply” section of this announcement.
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Interagency Career Transition Assistance Program (ICTAP)
Career Transition Assistance Plan (CTAP)
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MALE APPLICANTS BORN AFTER 12/31/1959 must certify prior to job offer that they have registered with the Selective Service System, or are exempt from having to do so under Selective Service law.
EEO Policy Statement
Reasonable Accommodation Policy Statement
In accordance with 5 CFR 2635.704, applications will not be accepted in postage-paid Government envelopes.
The Drug Enforcement Administration participates in the USCIS Electronic Employment Eligibility Verification Program (
). E-Verify helps employers determine employment eligibility of new hires and the validity of their Social Security numbers.
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