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Discussion in 'Amateur Radio News' started by K3DCW, Oct 24, 2021.

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  1. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Looks like the FCC is hiring for an opening(s) in their HFDF Center in Columbia, MD.

    "The incumbent performs "watch duty" and serves as a technical authority providing technical assistance and guidance to communication systems users to resolve radio interference complaints and problems; and collects radio signal analysis information."

    Further details, requirements, and how to apply all covered in the announcement: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/617826400
     
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  2. K1LKP

    K1LKP Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    DAVE,

    THANK YOU FOR THE HEADS UP.

    I HAVE POSTED THE ABOVE INFO ON OUR CLUB SITE.

    73 ES KEEP SMILING :):):)

    https://groups.google.com/g/Chicken-Fat-Operators-Club/c/PA5Lk1SqjbU
     
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  3. 2E0TWD

    2E0TWD Platinum Subscriber Platinum Subscriber QRZ Page

    Fascinating to read a US Job advertisement, that would be a great job for someone here I think. I wonder if your new licence fee is going to pay for it, however it seems to be a very far reaching position. Thank you, that was very interesting.
     
  4. N6HCM

    N6HCM Ham Member QRZ Page

    A solid job with solid pay. Security clearance required, but they didn't say which type (there are more than DoD and DoE clearances out there).
     
  5. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Security clearance is not required to apply, only that you're eligible to receive one.
     
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  6. N2UHC

    N2UHC Ham Member QRZ Page

    That would be a great job for me if I wanted to move to Maryland. I did similar work in the USAF, and while I didn't work in the DF section I used them a lot and understand how it worked. Plus I had a security clearance and could easily pass the check again.
     
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  7. N6HCM

    N6HCM Ham Member QRZ Page

    Absolutely. Except, of course, nobody knows what "eligibility" means beyond the very basics.
     
  8. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    Not at all. A simple Google search, and this is just one such site: https://clearedjobs.net/security-clearance-faqs

    One excerpt: "The amount and detail of information required on a clearance application (SF86) is the same for all levels of security clearance. It includes personal identifying data; history of employment, residence and education; character references, marital and family information; foreign connections and travel; criminal, drug, and alcohol problems; financial delinquencies; and more. Some questions require information covering the past seven or ten years and some questions cover an applicant’s entire life. Some positions may require an additional financial disclosure form and/or supplemental foreign national contact forms."
     
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  9. N6HCM

    N6HCM Ham Member QRZ Page

    That's what the application requires. That doesn't provide info on how the application is assessed.
     
  10. K3DCW

    K3DCW QRZ Lifetime Member #212 Volunteer Moderator Platinum Subscriber Life Member QRZ Page

    If you can't extrapolate that, then your analysis skills are definitely lacking. ;). Seriously though, it is rather obvious: if you have no issues, then you'll be assessed as qualified and you'll get cleared. Some issues in the past, it depends upon things like timelines and personal input during interviews. Chronic and ongoing issues and you'll be denied. That's the way it has been for the past 30+ years that I've been going through the process. So much of the process is automated these days which eliminates a lot of the variability in the process.
     
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