Posted by: National Security Agency on Aug 14, 2019
The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal - to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information.
The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities available for highly motivated High Voltage Technicians with industrial/commercial experience. This well-rounded team of professionals is responsible for high, medium and low voltage electrical power installations. Responsibilities include emergency and supplemental power generation, primary (HV/MV) and secondary (LV) electrical substations, overhead and underground power distribution, SCADA systems, digital and analog control systems, power protection equipment, large scale UPS systems, building services, switchgear, power conditioning equipment, as well as general lighting, grounding, and lightning protection systems.
Description of Position
Operate and maintain high voltage electrical systems such as main switchgear, generators, uninterruptible power systems (UPS), power panels, lights, outlets, motors and controls operating at up to 115,000/230,000 volts.
In addition, the candidate shall adapt work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, emergencies or unexpected obstacles. Have the ability to articulate viewpoints and answers to customers, peers, and supervisors in an effective manner, both written and orally. Identify and analyze technical issues, reporting, and documentation and attend project status briefings. Knowledgeable with calendar scheduling, MS Outlook, MS Word/Excel and office equipment such as copiers, printers and scanners.
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:
The ideal candidate has knowledge and experience in the following:
-Electrical Safe Work Practices
-Electrical Safe Design
-Closed transition switching procedures
-Electrical inspections and procedures
-Electrical system and circuit trouble-shooting
-Electrical system fault analyses
-OSHA and other safety regulations
-Electrical Operations and Maintenance
-Leading project teams
-Various contract mechanisms
-Analysis, design, construction, national/local code compliance
-Develop work plans, safety plans, job hazard analyses, and programs to comply with laws, regulations, and policies
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee.
Rotating shift or fixed shift, 8, 10, or 12-hour shifts adjusted as necessary. The organization provides staffing 7 days 24 hours including weekends and holidays.
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***PLEASE NOTE: U.S. Citizenship is required for all applicants. Reasonable accommodations provided to applicants with disabilities during the application and hiring process where appropriate. NSA is an equal opportunity employer and abides by applicable employment laws and regulations. All applicants and employees are subject to random drug testing in accordance with Executive Order 12564. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a security background investigation and polygraph.
This position is a Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS) position in the Excepted Service under 10 U.S.C. 1601. DoD Components with DCIPS positions apply Veterans' Preference to eligible candidates as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 USC, in accordance with the procedures provided in DoD Instruction 1400.25, Volume 2005, DCIPS Employment and Placement. If you are a veteran claiming veterans' preference, as defined by Section 2108 of Title 5 U.S.C., you may be asked to submit documents verifying your eligibility.
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Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.
The National Security Agency (NSA) is part of the DoD Intelligence Community Defense Civilian Intelligence Personnel System (DCIPS). All positions in the NSA are in the Excepted Services under 10 United States Codes (USC) 1601 appointment authority.
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