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What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?
Open to all U.S. citizens: SAC-2018-0301
There is one vacancy however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.
As an Electronics Technician within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:
-Implement, manage, and maintain the Earthquake Monitoring Project’s (EMP) system of radio relay stations for telemetry of real-time seismic data.
-Maintain EMP seismic stations and associated analog and digital telemetry links to trunking telemetry access points as well as digital data loggers and scientific sensing equipment.
-Manage and Maintain power systems and environmental infrastructure for telemetry and seismological equipment.
-Manage and maintain EMP microwave telemetry systems at a very high level of reliability. This includes monitoring system operations, preventive maintenance, and repair of all components of the microwave system.
Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 2-5 nights per month may be required.
Who May Apply
This job is open to…Current or former Federal employees with permanent competitive status; OR individuals eligible under a special or noncompetitive appointing authority (e.g., VRA, disabled, eligible Pathways Intern within conversion period, former Intern noncompetitively converted to a term appt, Returning Peace Corps Volunteer, etc.). Veterans with preference or have been separated from the armed forces under honorable conditions after approx 3yrs or more of continuous active service. Addtl info: VetGuide.
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