Engineering Specialist/Technician - Entry to Experienced Level

Employer
National Security Agency
Location
Fort Meade, MD
Posted
Feb 07, 2018
Closes
Feb 19, 2018
Function
Engineer
Hours
Full Time
Responsibilities The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs Engineering Specialists/Technicians to help build, install, modify, repair and/or test electronic equipment. We have opportunities at our NSA Headquarters as well as a few in our NSA Hawaii regional center. The responsibilities of an Engineering Specialist/Technician may include: - Installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and/or repairing of equipment and systems in accordance with applicable standards and processes. - Performing rack, stack, and cabling of equipment in IT machine rooms - Maintaining Configuration Items (CI) in a centralized data base - Capturing and tracking IT machine room Power, Space, and Cooling - Serving as an Access Manager for IT machine rooms - Operating industrial/production equipment, machinery, and tools such as machine tools, presses, air compressors, and printing and packaging equipment. - Operating mechanized material-handling equipment (for example, forklifts, hand trucks). - Informing customers, management, or relevant others of work progress, project status, and problems. - Ordering, procuring, receiving, inspecting, and/or verifying ordered supplies, materials, or equipment. - Driving vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks to transport cargo or passengers. The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is: - innovative - well-organized - able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments - able to accomplish assignments with little direct supervision - able to communicate effectively both orally and written - medically clearable for worldwide travel - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Working at heights to include antenna towers - Soldering of electronic components - Troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical devices - RF amplification and distribution - Power distribution - Fabrication of RF and multi-conductor cable assemblies - DAWIA Certification may be required - Additive Manufacturing - 3D print - Rapid prototyping - FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) - SLA (Stereo Lithography Apparatus) - Laser sintering - SLS - Selective Laser Sintering - Plastic Powder Bed 3D printing - DLMS - Direct Laser metal Sintering - Metal Powder Bed 3D Printing - Tool & Die - Machining - CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming - CAD (Computer-Aided Design)/CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) - Fabrication - Sheet Metal Fabrication - Welding - Electro-plating - Industrial painting - Punch press - Press brake - Water jet Qualifications Salary Range: $24,086 - $59,762 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $22,247 - $55,199 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Hawaii *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience. With a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Experience providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair is desired. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be relevant. Salary Range: $56,233 - $73,105 (Full Performance) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $51,940 - $67,523 (Full Performance) - NSA Hawaii *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred. Salary Range: $68,036 - $126,062 (Senior) - NSA Headquarters Salary Range: $62,841 - $116,437 (Senior) - NSA Hawaii *The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred. Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Work schedule may be a fixed schedule or flexible depending on the exact position assigned. *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years. How To Apply - External To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply Now' button located at the top or bottom of this page. After completing the application and clicking the 'Submit Final' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Emails regarding your application status will be sent periodically. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from noreply@nsa.gov. PLEASE NOTE: US Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph. This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 USC 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility. Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application. Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position. Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing. DCIPS Disclaimer The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.

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