Field IT Engineer

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Washington, D.C
Posted
Oct 23, 2020
Closes
Oct 31, 2020
Function
Engineer, IT
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Summary

As a Field IT Engineer for the CIA, you are responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer, network and telecommunications systems in Agency data centers worldwide. 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 Engineer for the CIA, you are responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer, network and telecommunications systems in Agency data centers worldwide. 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 Engineers typically work overseas in a temporary travel status up to 50% of the time. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments to include conflict zone and hostile locations. Opportunities to live and work overseas are also available and most Field IT Engineers live abroad at some point in their careers. Field IT Engineers 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-it-engineer.html

Travel Required

50% or less - Please see the "Conditions of Employment" section.

Supervisory status
No

Promotion Potential
12 - GS-9, Step 3 to GS-12, Step 10.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment


Note on Travel: The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field IT Engineers typically work overseas in a temporary travel status up to 50% of the time. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments to include conflict zone and hostile locations. Opportunities to live and work overseas are also available and most Field IT Engineers live abroad at some point in their careers. Field IT Engineers receive benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact their overall compensation.
  • 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-it-engineer.html

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Associate/Technical degree preferably in a related STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology.
    • Computer Network Systems.
    • Computer Science or related field.
    • Information Technology.
    • Electrical Engineering.
  • Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military experience (minimum of four (4) years documented experience) in the following areas:
    • Installation and maintenance of network infrastructure in an IT enterprise.
    • Electrical/Electrician Trades.
    • Data network installer.
    • Applied Science for Electrical Technology.
  • 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 travel to foreign locations to include conflict zones and hostile areas.
  • 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 or equivalent certification in IT Infrastructure or Electrical trade.
    • OSHA certifications.
    • BICSI certifications.
    • NTT.
    • IEEE.
For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-it-engineer.html

Education

  • Associate/Technical degree preferably in a related STEM discipline to include:
    • Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology.
    • Computer Network Systems.
    • Computer Science or related field.
    • Information Technology.
    • Electrical Engineering.
  • Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military experience (minimum of four (4) years documented experience) in the following areas:
    • Installation and maintenance of network infrastructure in an IT enterprise.
    • Electrical/Electrician Trades.
    • Data network installer.
    • Applied Science for Electrical Technology.
  • GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale.


Additional information

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

For more information on specific CIA Benefits, visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/benefits.html

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. For further information and to apply, please visit: https://www.cia.gov/careers/opportunities/support-professional/field-it-engineer.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 for one or more positions. Please address why you want to work in this role and what differentiates you from other applicants
  • Unofficial transcripts for all college/university 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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