Field IT Technician

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Sep 27, 2020
Closes
Oct 05, 2020
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Field IT Technician for the CIA, you are responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer, network and telecommunications systems in Agency data centers world-wide. Participating in the full project life cycle, you will plan, upgrade, modify, configure and document communications systems and associated infrastructure.
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Responsibilities

As a Field IT Technician for the CIA, you are responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer, network and telecommunications systems in Agency data centers world-wide. Participating in the full project life cycle, you will plan, upgrade, modify, configure and document communications systems and associated infrastructure. Systems include LAN/WAN technology, terrestrial and RF communications platforms (to include satellite, VHF/UHF and microwave systems), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cryptographic equipment and fiber optics. In a supporting role, you will also perform installation, operation and maintenance of AC power distribution grids, emergency power generators, transformers, automatic voltage regulators (AVR) and heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).

The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field IT Technicians typically work overseas in a temporary travel status up to 50% of the time. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments. Opportunities to live and work overseas are also available and most Field IT Technicians live abroad at some point in their careers. Field IT Technicians receive benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact their overall compensation.

For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-engineer-2013-entry-developmental.html

Travel Required

Occasional travel - 50% or Greater. The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field IT Technicians typically work overseas in a temporary travel status up to 50% of the time. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments. Opportunities to live and work overseas are also available and most Field IT Technicians live abroad at some point in their careers. Field IT Technicians receive benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact their overall compensation.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
None

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


  • US citizenship required (dual national US citizens are eligible).
  • All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metropolitan area.
  • All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview, and a comprehensive background investigation.
  • All applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-engineer-2013-entry-developmental.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology.
    • Computer Network Systems.
    • Computer Science or related field.
    • Information Technology.
  • Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military experience (minimum of four years documented experience) in the installation and maintenance of network infrastructure in an IT enterprise.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds when supporting installations or special requirements.
  • Ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach for extended periods of time.
  • Ability to work independently and closely with other professionals.
  • Dynamic and flexible professional approach.
  • Strong desire to learn.
  • Accountability for actions.
Desired Qualifications:

Desired certifications include:
  • Project Management.
  • A+.
  • Network+.
  • Security+.
  • CNA.
  • CCENT.
  • Fiber Optics.
  • Journeyman license in IT Infrastructure or Electrical discipline.
  • OSHA certifications.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-engineer-2013-entry-developmental.html

Education

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology.
    • Computer Network Systems.
    • Computer Science or related field.
    • Information Technology.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

Benefits

Every career at the CIA is a rewarding one. In addition to serving your country with the certainty that your work makes a difference, the CIA offers a comprehensive benefits package to reflect the dedication and contributions of our employees. To learn more about CIA benefits, click the following link: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

Other Information

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

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying. To view this position's requirements, visit https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-engineer-2013-entry-developmental.html

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Top Secret

Drug test required
Yes

Required Documents

The following items must be attached to your on-line application (PDF format preferred):
  • Resume.
  • Cover letter in which you specify your qualifications. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants.
  • Unofficial transcripts for all college / university level academic work.


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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