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    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.

    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.

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    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.

    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.

    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

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications of the specific position to which you are applying.

    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance

    Top Secret

    Drug test required

    Yes

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    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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    Benefits

    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding.

    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.

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    How to Apply

    To be considered for CIA employment, you must apply online at https://www.cia.gov/careers

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    For more information about what to do before, during, and after you apply for a job at CIA, please visit https://www.cia.gov/careers

    Agency contact information

    Human Resources

    Address

    Central Intelligence Agency
    Mail Not Accepted
    Washington, DC 20505
    US
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    The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation.

    Next steps

    Our goal is to respond to each applicant within a 45 day period. However, the CIA receives thousands of applications each month and, unfortunately, we are not able to contact everyone within that timeframe. If you have not heard from us within 45 days, we will not be offering you a position at this time.

    If there is interest in your application, CIA recruiters will initiate contact with you by phone or email. Emails from CIA recruiters will have a .gov extension. Please check your email spam filter settings or spam folder to ensure receipt of these emails.

    Be prepared to undergo a thorough background investigation examining your life's history, your character, trustworthiness, reliability and soundness of judgment. We also examine your freedom from conflicting allegiances, potential to be coerced, and willingness and ability to abide by regulations governing the use, handling and the protection of sensitive information. The Agency uses the polygraph to check the veracity of this information. The hiring process also includes a thorough mental and physical medical examination in relation to performing essential job functions.

Fair & Transparent

The Federal hiring process is setup to be fair and transparent. Please read the following guidance.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy And gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

Reasonable Accommodation Policy

Federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodation to applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process should follow the instructions in the job opportunity announcement. For any part of the remaining hiring process, applicants should contact the hiring agency directly. Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

A reasonable accommodation is any change to a job, the work environment, or the way things are usually done that enables an individual with a disability to apply for a job, perform job duties or receive equal access to job benefits.

Under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal agencies must provide reasonable accommodations when:

  • An applicant with a disability needs an accommodation to have an equal opportunity to apply for a job.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to perform the essential job duties or to gain access to the workplace.
  • An employee with a disability needs an accommodation to receive equal access to benefits, such as details, training, and office-sponsored events.

You can request a reasonable accommodation at any time during the application or hiring process or while on the job. Requests are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Legal and regulatory guidance

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/581931200. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.