High Voltage Technician - Entry to Experienced Level - 30000555

  • NSA - National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • 04/02/2018
Security Clearance Required Facilities Management / Construction

Job Description

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.

 

Description of Skills

The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:

-               Problem Solving

-               Interpersonal Skills

-               Partnering

-               Customer Service

-               Accountability

-               Continual Learning

-               Resilience

-               Effective Communication

 

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

-               Construction technology/management

-               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

Qualifications

Successful candidates will possess strong written and oral communication skills and demonstrate understanding of key principles of electrical power technology. Ability to work well in a rotating shift or fixed shift, fast-paced, challenging environment is essential.

Completion of formal training in a recognized Electrical Apprenticeship Training Program is preferred and or military experience in the Prime Power Production Specialist MOS with Instrumentation or Electrical Specialties.

Salary Range:  $45,972 - $59,762 (Entry/Developmental)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED and no experience.

Must have Vocational/Technical training in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electronics, Electricity, High Voltage, Telecommunications, and Circuitry) and/or relevant military training.

Experience as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field is desired.

 

Salary Range:  $56,233 - $73,105 (Full Performance)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 4 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Fiber Optics, and Microwave Transmission).

Relevant experience must be as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field and include participation in a state recognized apprenticeship program.

 

Salary Range:  $68,036 - $106,012 (Senior)

*The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position.

Entry is with a high school diploma or GED plus 6 years of relevant experience, or an Associate's degree plus 4 years of relevant experience, or Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience.

Degree must be in an Electrical related field (e.g., Electrical Technology, Electronics Technology, Applied Science in Electrical Engineering, Fiber Optics, and Microwave Transmission).

Relevant experience must be as a technician (or similar role) in the electrical or high voltage field and include participation in a state recognized apprenticeship program or completion of a journeyman electrician license.

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.

 

***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.

Please note that you will be asked a series of questions and your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application.  Your responses will assist in determining your eligibility for the position.  Failure to provide the required information or providing inaccurate information will result in your application not being considered for this position.  Only those applicants who meet the qualifications for the position will be contacted to begin employment processing.

DCIPS Disclaimer

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.