Electronics Technician

Washington, D.C
Aug 15, 2019
Aug 22, 2019
Full Time


This position is located in the Office of the Administrator of the National Gallery of Art, within the Office of Protection Services (AOP) and reports to the AOP Senior Technician and AOP Technical Services Supervisor. Performs duties in the installation, programming, modification, calibration, alignment, fabrication, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of the Office of Protection Services, Technical Services (AOPT) systems at the National Gallery of Art.

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The Incumbent performs the following duties:
  • installs, programs, modifies, calibrates, aligns, fabricates, troubleshoots, repairs, and maintains access control, intrusion detection, communication, fire detection, alarm, and badging systems.
  • performs planning, designing, installation, configurations, administration, troubleshooting, maintenance and repair of video surveillance systems to include IP and analog camera, people counters, license plate readers, power supplies, batteries, hubs, media converter, UPS, servers, workstations and integration with video management software.
  • applies technical specifications in accordance with the electrical engineering discipline, as well as the National Gallery of Art guidelines for acquisition, development, design, installation and operation of electronic equipment.
  • proficient in the use of Microsoft Office software, internet research and email and communicates in writing with internal and external personnel.
  • communicate orally with technical and nontechnical personnel.

Travel Required

Not required

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

  • U.S. Citizenship

Your resume serves as the basis for qualification determinations and must highlight your most relevant and significant work experience and education (if applicable) as it relates to this job opportunity. Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Your resume must include the dates of all qualifying experience (from month/year to month/year) and the number of hours worked/volunteered per week.

Physical requirements:Work assignments involve a substantial amount of walking, standing, climbing, bending, and lifting. Occasionally work will be performed in confined space and/or cramped or awkward positions. Work will be performed from scaffolds, ladders, and lifts. Assigned work often requires lifting, carrying, and handling objects weighing in excess of 40lbs.

The National Gallery of Art provides reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify us. The decision on granting reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.


Candidates must meet the Qualification Standards Handbook requirements for GS-856-10. This requires at least 1 year of specialized experience equivalent in responsibility to the GS-9 grade level in the federal service as an electronics security technician, instructor, inspector, or mechanic. This experience must include demonstrated knowledge of the operation and capabilities of different types of electronic equipment. Candidates must reflect in their submitted USAJOBS resumes the possession of this specialized experience. If their resumes do not include such specialized experience,they will be ineligible for this position.

Those applicants who meet the minimum qualification requirements will be evaluated against these factors to determine the best-qualified candidates.

1. Skill in installation and maintenance of electronic security systems for a large, complex institution.

2. Knowledge of video surveillance systems design, configuration, and integration.

3. Familiarity with museum-specific and institutional electronic systems procedures.

4. Skill in written communication.

5. Skill in oral communication.

Employee must be able to walk: stand, climb, bend, lift, perform in confined spaces and maintain cramped/awkward positions; Must be able to handle objects weighing 40 pounds or more; climb, work around live electrical circuits; work in hot, humid and dusty areas; performs work from scaffolds, ladders, and lifts; maintain exposure to the possibility of cuts, bruises, broken bones, burns from electrical shock and radiation; and provide after hours and weekend response support.


Additional information

How You Will Be Evaluated

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

The National Gallery of Art uses an application tracking system to evaluate the responses you provide in the applicant assessment questionnaire to determine if you meet the minimum qualification requirements of this position. Then, the HR Office and/or Subject Matter Expert (SME) will conduct a quality review of your application and supporting documentation to determine if your qualifications meet the criteria for referral to the selecting official.

We will also verify whether you are eligible for merit promotion by reviewing your previous Federal employment to ensure you meet Time-in-Grade requirements. If you are eligible to apply to Merit Promotion announcements based on Veteran or other non-competitive statuses, we will verify your supporting documentation prior to referral.

If your resume is incomplete or does not support the responses you provided in your online questionnaire, or if you fail to submit all required documentation before the vacancy closes, you may be rated 'ineligible', 'not qualified', or your evaluation rating may be adjusted accordingly.

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Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please carefully review the following list to determine what documentation you need to submit.

Some documents may not apply to all applicants. If you are unsure, click the link for each document type to read more.

ALL APPLICANTS: You must submit a resume supporting your specialized experience and responses to the online questionnaire.
  • Your resume should list all work experience (paid and unpaid); you should list the full name and address of the each employer.
  • Your experience listing should show the start and end dates (include month, day, and year); you must also list the average number of hours per week that you worked.
  • Your resume should also include any education and training you have completed (list the program title, subject area, number of hours completed, and completion date).
  • For more information about what to include in your resume, please view this USAJOBS Resume Tutorial video on YouTube.
  • It is important that your resume is complete and thorough. If any of the above information is not included in your resume, we may not be able to fully credit you for your experience.
If specific educational requirements are indicated for this vacancy: Documentation verifying your educational claims which can include unofficial transcripts or any report listing institution, course title, credits earned and final grade. Please see the Education section for more information.

Current and former Federal employees: Most recent SF-50 (Standard Form 50 - Notice of Personnel Action).

To properly verify status eligibility, your SF-50 must show the following. If you do not submit an appropriate SF-50, we cannot verify your status eligibility!
  • Full position title;
  • appointment type;
  • occupational series;
  • pay plan, grade, and step;
  • tenure code; and
  • service computation date (SCD).
  • Displaced Federal employees: To be considered CTAP/ICTAP eligible, you must submit documentation verifying your involuntary separation and CTAP/ICTAP status. Please see the OPM Guide to Career Transition for more information.

    Veterans: Veteran eligibility documentation (DD-214, VA Letter, Standard Form (SF) 15 as applicable). Please note: If you are a veteran who has not yet been discharged, you may provide a statement of intent to discharge from your agency which will allow you to apply under the (Veterans Opportunity to Work) VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 .

    Persons with Disabilities: Individuals with intellectual disabilities, severe physical disabilities, or psychiatric disabilities may apply for appointment through the Schedule A hiring authority. Certified verification of a disability from a licensed medical professional; a licensed vocational rehabilitation specialist; or any Federal, state, or District of Columbia agency or U.S. territory that issues or provides disability benefits is required.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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