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 Post subject: Radio Tech Positions @ United States Capitol Police
Posted: Sat Jun 23, 2012 5:33 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:58 pm
Posts: 3
Job Title:Electronic Equipment Technician (Radio)

Department:Legislative Branch

Agency:U.S. Capitol Police

Job Announcement Number:12.40C

SALARY RANGE: $73,804.00 to $95,237.00 / Per Year
OPEN PERIOD: Friday, June 22, 2012 to Friday, July 06, 2012
SERIES & GRADE: CP-2601-08
POSITION INFORMATION: Full Time - Permanent - No time limit
DUTY LOCATIONS: 2 vacancy(s) in the following locations:
Washington DC, DCView Map

WHO MAY BE CONSIDERED: United States Citizens

Applications for this position are being processed through an on-line applicant assessment system that has been specifically configured for United States Capitol Police applicants. Even if you have already developed a resume in USAJOBS, you will need to access this on-line system to complete the application process. To obtain information about this position and TO APPLY, please click on ... Code=AQVMC.


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Installs/maintains a wide range of radio equipment and system components, including VHF repeaters (conventional and trunked), combiners, duplexers, filters, power amplifiers, UPS, and antennas. Sets up and installs ad hoc radio networks (repeaters, receivers, duplexers, base stations, and connectivity) at off site locations in support of USCP travel missions.
Performs programming tuning and alignment procedures to ensure mobile, portable and fixed radio equipment is performing within radio specifications. Indentifies faulty or degraded components,repair or replace.

Performs test with technical diagnostic equipment such as wave form scopes, spectrum analyzers, sweep generators, communication test sets and transmission impairment measuring sets.
Works independently on routine and repetitive work assignments.

Frequently lifts and carries items unassisted weighing up to 40lbs. Sometimes required to lift items weighing more than 40lbs with help of weight handling equipment or assistance from other workers. Work requires frequent standing walking, bending, crouching reaching and stooping. Climbing and working in high places may be required.


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All eligibility requirements must be met by the closing date of the vacancy announcement.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen.

Applicants will be evaluated on their ability to perform the duties of the position rather than length of experience. Eligibility will be determined by the relevance, scope and quality of all experience and training, regardless of where or how acquired. Applicants will be ranked and rated based on their knowledge of the job elements identified in this announcement. Applicants will be evaluated on experience working in a radio shop performing repair work on land mobile radio equipment.

See Other Information for further requirements.

You will be rated based on your qualifications for this position as evidenced by the education, experience and training you report relative to this position which shows that you possess the knowledges, skills and abilities required. Paid or unpaid experience will be considered.


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THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE (USCP) is a law enforcement agency in the Legislative Branch of the Government. Our mission is 'To protect the Congress, its legislative processes, Members, employees, visitors, and facilities from crime, disruption, or terrorism. We protect and secure Congress so it can fulfill its constitutional responsibilities in a safe and open environment.' Due to the nature of a law enforcement agency, occasionally civilian employees may be called upon to support emergency operations and perform duties that vary significantly from the primary duties of their positions. Duty hours are subject to change to accommodate the needs of the Department; occasional additional duty may be required.

This position is located in the Radio/Networking/Wireless Communications Division, Office of Information Systems (OIS), U.S. Capitol Police (USCP). The OIS provide the policy, planning, budgeting, designing, testing, implementing, and managing of the Department's automated information and information technologies. The Division is responsible for installation, repair and maintenance of all USCP voice and data communications system(s).

Selectee for this position must pass a background investigation

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Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 7:55 am 

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:58 pm
Posts: 3
All it has come to my attention that there is a technical problem with the posting and/or the website (Avue Digital Services) that is hosting it. The word “No” does not display as an option as an answer to the questions, and if you select “None of the Above” it tells you that you are “not qualified”. In order to correct this problem the posting must be cancelled and re-posted, ***Everyone MUST Re-apply*** when the new posting is released. Everyone who applied will be contacted via email when the new posting goes up, which I hope it will be by the end of the week. I thank you all in advance for you patients and understanding while we get this corrected.

Robert Stankiewicz
Telecommunications Manager
United States Capitol Police

 Post subject: Re: Radio Tech Positions @ United States Capitol Police
Posted: Tue Jun 26, 2012 9:58 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 23, 2012 3:58 pm
Posts: 3
Good news..a work around has been implemented on the USCP Radio Tech job posting. The word "No" has reappeared, so you can now enter your application and the only valid answer to all the questions are "yes" or "No", if you select "None of the above" you will get bounced out. Now the bad news everyone must re-apply, it's painless because you only have to answer the questions, your profile is saved on Avue. Thanks everyone and please re-apply, this is a great opportunity for qualified techs.

Robert Stankiewicz
Telecommunications Manager
United States Capitol Police.

Posted  11/12/2012

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