Telecommunications Services Officer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
May 24, 2022
Closes
Jun 01, 2022
Function
Administrative
Hours
Full Time
Duties

As a Telecommunications Services Officer for CIA, you will act as the on-site point of accountability for Information Technology (IT) in CIA communications centers overseas. You will operate, maintain, install and manage complex LAN and WAN platforms and provide associated IT close support to a diverse and sophisticated customer base charged with advancing national security objectives overseas. Telecommunications Services Officers are also responsible for conventional and tactical voice communication systems, RF communication capabilities (including satellite), and will play a supporting role in the operation and maintenance of emergency power generators and heating/air conditioning systems (HVAC).

The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Telecommunications Services Officers typically spend 60-70% of their career abroad on foreign assignments approximately one to three years in duration and are regularly required to work domestically and abroad in temporary capacities as the mission dictates. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments. CIA offers benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact overall compensation.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • You must apply online, while in the United States.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age (dual-national U.S. citizens are eligible).
  • You must be willing to move to the Washington, DC, area.
  • You must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • CIA is a drug-free workforce. The issue of illegal drug use is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further requirements information, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/how-we-hire/requirements/

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology
    • Computer Network Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military work experience (minimum of four years documented experience) in the management and/or delivery of IT services in an enterprise environment
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach for extended periods of time
  • On occasions, the ability to lift heavy materials with assistance
  • Ability to work independently and closely with other professionals
  • Dynamic and flexible professional approach
  • Strong desire to learn
  • Accountability for actions
  • Ability to meet the minimum requirements for joining CIA, including U.S. citizenship and a background investigation
Desired Qualifications
  • Ability to apply project management and systems engineering principles to initiate, plan, execute, control, and close out the work of a team to meet mission goals
  • Desired certifications include:
    • A+
    • Network+
    • Security+
    • CCNA
    • CCENT
    • Microsoft Certified Professional


Education

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology
    • Computer Network Systems
    • Computer Science
    • Information Technology
    • Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military work experience (minimum of four years documented experience) in the management and/or delivery of IT services in an enterprise environment
  • At least a 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale


Additional information

For more information on CIA careers and correct salary rates, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

CIA Benefits: https://www.cia.gov/careers/working-at-cia/benefits/