Telecommunications Specialist

Customs and Border Protection

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In this Telecommunications Specialist position, you will become a key member of Homeland Security professionals by coordinating and conducting performance measurements on new and advanced wireless telecommunication equipment and techniques. Typical work assignments include:

Installing, troubleshooting, repairing, redesigning, and maintaining telecommunications systems

Configuring and maintaining telecommunication networks and applications, such as intrusion detection systems, land, mobile radio communication, and video surveillance

Resolving telecommunication equipment failure and unsatisfactory performance problems

Providing recommendations and proposals on new and advance equipment and techniques based on performance capabilities, limitations, and cost


Experience: You qualify for the GS-09 grade level if you possess 1 year of specialized experience equivalent to at least the next lower grade level, performing duties such as:

Assisting with overseeing the installation of towers, antennas, transmission lines, emergency generators, and equipment at sites

Assisting with training to users on telecommunications systems and services

Configuring and maintaining telecommunication networks and applications

Assisting with designs, development, monitoring, coordination, and completion of technical evaluations on voice communications systems


$54,783 to $86,173 per year

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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