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Job Description

Who May Apply



Who May Apply

Open to ALL qualified United States citizens.

Opening Date:  7 June 2018

Closing Date:    Vacancy will close when an appropriate candidate pool has been achieved.

For questions regarding this vacancy announcement, please submit an email to:  HRG_WVETTM@fbi.gov

Job Summary

Position:  Electronics Technician, GS 7/9

Location:  All field offices

Please ensure your top three (3) location preferences are updated under the “Federal Preferences” tab in your application prior to submission.  If there is only one office you are interested in then you should mark that location for all 3 of your choices. You will only be considered for those location preferences you've selected. Your application will only be reviewed if vacancies exist among your three choices. Due to the fluidity of vacancies, there is no guarantee which office will have openings within the time frame of this posting. Your application will remain in a “Screen – Eligible” or “Applied” status, and you will only be contacted if your application is forwarded to the hiring manager.

Note: Washington, D.C. covers Washington Field Office (WFO)

Working Hours:  8:15 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  (subject to change)

May be requested to work hours other than those to which normally assigned.


  • GS 7:  $35,854.00 - $46,609.00 (Does not include locality)
  • GS 9:  $43,857.00 - $57,015.00 (Does not include locality)

Full Performance Level:  GS 12

Number of Positions Available:  Multiple

Duration:  This position will be filled on a permanent, full-time basis.

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications.

Key Requirements

  • Must use Mozilla Firefox when applying to any fbijobs.gov Job Openings
  • Must be a United States citizen.
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI).
  • Must be able to pass a Fit for Duty physical exam.
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver's license.
  • Some travel will be required.

Physical Demands

Work requires strenuous physical exertion such as climbing tall ladders or towers, long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; and recurring lifting heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds such as radio and related communications systems.

Work Environment

Work involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations such as electrical shocks, falls from high towers, inclement weather conditions (rain, snow, ice, and high winds), requiring a range of safety and other precautions, including accompaniment by another technician when performing duties considered hazardous to life and limb.

Mission Statement

The mission of the FBI is to protect the American People and uphold the Constitution of the United States. 

Major Duties

GS 7:

  • Performs installations and preventive and corrective (or emergency) maintenance and service work on FM radio systems, data networks, and electronic physical security systems.
  • Inspects equipment for adherence to standards and tolerances.
  • Installs and maintains two-way FM and associated equipment in automobiles.
  • Installs and maintains active and passive circuits relating to intrusion detection systems.
  • Assists higher grade technician(s) in installing or replacing portions of systems and in performing more difficult maintenance work.
  • Continuously reviews pertinent technical manuals to remain current with technology.
  • Attends government-sponsored training classes.

GS 9:  In addition to the GS 7,

  • Uses test equipment and advanced techniques to perform installation, maintenance and repair tasks, and operational testing of FM radio systems.
  • Performs corrective maintenance to restore a system which is out of operating condition; conducting extensive analytical testing and taking positive action to replace or repair deficient or malfunctioning components and units.

Qualifications and Evaluations

Please make sure your specialized experience/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume.  Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement.

Your application will be evaluated and rated under the FBI’s Candidate Rating Procedures.  Your resume and supporting documentation will be used to determine whether you meet the job qualifications listed in this announcement and will be compared to your responses to the online assessment questionnaire.  High self-assessment in the vacancy questions that is not supported by information in your resume, and/or supporting documentation may eliminate you from Most Competitive status.

Your application will then be placed in one of three categories: Most Competitive, Competitive, or Least Competitive. Names of candidates in the Most Competitive category will be sent to the hiring official for employment consideration. Veterans’ preference will be applied.

If you are deemed Most Competitive, you will be referred to the selecting official for further consideration.

All applicants will be rated on the following Competencies:

  • Electronics
  • Communication
  • Initiative
  • Flexibility/Adaptability
  • Organizing and Planning
  • Problem Solving/Judgement

Specialized Experience (SE)

GS-7: Applicants must have one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS-5 grade level.

SE is:

  • Assisted with the physical installation and maintenance of electronic communication systems.
  • Conducted routine equipment tests; performing basic corrections and/or replacing defective parts.
  • Handled, stored, and inventoried a variety of electronic equipment and components.

GS-9: Applicant must have one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS-7 grade level.

SE is:

  • Performed physical installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronic communication systems.
  • Performed installations and preventive and corrective (or emergency) maintenance and service work on FM radio systems, data networks, or electronic physical security systems.
  • Inspected equipment for adherence to standards and tolerances.

Note:  In your resume, please describe in detail how you meet the SE.  You may have acquired the SE through technical school training, in a military occupation and/or employment.


Education may be substituted for SE as follows:

GS-7: Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement or one (1) full year of graduate level education.  Superior academic achievement is the
completion of all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average of 3.0
or higher as recorded on an official transcript, or as based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.

GS-9: Applicant must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

NOTE:  Qualifying education must show major study was in Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering, Electronics Technology, or other fields related to the position.

All degrees must be from an accredited college or university.

Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show that the foreign education is comparable
to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.

How to Apply

The following instructions outline our application process:

Step 1: Click the “Start” button to begin an application. You will be prompted to either Sign In to continue the application or to Register with FBIJOBS if you don’t already have an account.

Step 2: Follow the Step by Step process to submit an application. You will be guided through each step in the process. You are required to complete all sections of the application to successfully submit your application.

Required Documents

To apply to this position, interested applicants must provide a complete application package by the closing date which includes:

  1. Your resume, specifically noting relevant work experience and associated start and end dates
  2. A complete assessment questionnaire
  3. Other supporting documents (if applicable):
  • College transcripts, if qualifying based on education or if there is a positive education requirement
  • Notification of Personnel Action, SF-50
  • Most recent Performance Appraisal; not applicable to current FBI employees
  • Veterans: DD 214; Disabled Veterans: DD 214, SF-15, and VA letter dated 1991 or later

How to Attach Documents

To attach documentation as part of your application, please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Follow the steps of the application process until you reach the Attachments step
Step 2: Click "Add Attachment"
Step 3: Select the appropriate Attachment Type (or "Other" if one is not available)
Step 4: Populate the “Attachment Purpose” field. Click "Continue"
Step 5: Choose the device on which the attachment is located
Step 6: Upload the desired attachment
Step 7: To add additional attachments at this point in the application process click the "+" on the Attachments step


To attach documentation to your Global Profile please follow the instructions below:

Step 1: Log into your FBI Jobs account, and click "My Submissions"
Step 2: Click the "Add Attachment" located under the "Cover Letters and Attachments" section
Step 3: Follow steps 3 - 6 above


You must complete this application process and submit any required documents by 11:59 p.m. (EST) on the closing date of this announcement. If applying online is a hardship, please contact the email address listed in the vacancy announcement prior to the closing date for assistance.

What to Expect Next

Once your complete application is received we will conduct an evaluation of your qualifications and determine your ranking. The Most Competitive candidates will be referred to the hiring manager for further consideration and possible interview. You will be notified of your status throughout the process.

Additional Information

  • The FBI is in the Executive Branch of the federal government. It is one of the components of the Department of Justice (DOJ). The FBI is the principle investigative arm of the DOJ. All FBI positions are in the excepted service.
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens and consent to a complete background investigation, urinalysis, and polygraph. You must be suitable for Federal employment; as determined by a background investigation.
  • Failure to provide necessary and relevant information required by this vacancy announcement may disqualify you from consideration. Additional information will not be requested if your application is incomplete. Your application will be evaluated solely on the basis of information you have submitted.
  • Management may select any grade for which this position has been announced.
  • Identification of promotion potential in this announcement does not constitute a commitment or an obligation on the part of management to promote the employee selected at some future date. Promotion will depend upon administrative approval and the continuing need for an actual assignment and performance of higher-level duties.
  • Relocation expenses will be borne by the selectee, except FBI employees returning from LEGAT assignment. Employees returning from LEGAT assignments must advise the Staffing Unit, Administrative Unit, and the international Operations Unit of their application to apply
  • Limited Movement Policy:  Employees entering a position through a competitive OR non-competitive action may be precluded from moving to another position within the Bureau by means of reassignment or change to a lower grade for a minimum of 12 months.  This policy does not apply to probationary employees.
  • If you are hired, you will be required to serve a two-year probationary period. Probationary employees are generally precluded from being considered for all job opportunities until 12-months of their 24 month probationary period has concluded.  Probationary employees may be considered for competitive vacancies that are advertised within their respective division or field office after serving 90 days within the FBI.
  • Memorandum of Understanding: Work performed outside assigned duties (that would not normally be documented on an SF-50, i. e., back-up duties), has to be documented in detail by an immediate supervisor in order to receive full credit for amount of time worked in that position. If no documentation is furnished no credit will be given for time worked in that position. The following notations must be specified in the documentation (Memorandum of Understanding):
    1. Percent of time worked in the particular position (cannot conflict with main duties)
    2. The month/year work began
    3. Frequency worked (i.e., daily, monthly, etc.)
    4. Specific duties performed

Attach the Memorandum of Understanding to your application in the “Cover Letters and Attachments” section of My Career Tools on the Careers Home page. Please upload the attachment as type “Other.”

Veterans' Preference

If you are entitled to veterans' preference, you should indicate the type of veterans' preference you are claiming on your resume and application. Your veterans' preference entitlement will be verified by the employing agency.


Nepotism is the act of favoring relatives in the hiring process, and is prohibited by law. Public officials are prohibited from hiring or promoting relatives or relatives of officials in their chain of command, as well as actively or indirectly endorse a relative’s appointment or promotion.

During the hiring process, all selected candidates and FBI hiring managers will be required to certify they are not related to anyone involved in the hiring process.

Reasonable Accommodation Request

The FBI provides reasonable accommodations to qualified applicants with disabilities.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process, please notify the Office of Equal Employment Opportunity Affairs (OEEOA) Reasonable Accommodation (RA) Program by either e-mail at REASONABLE_ACCOMMODATIONS@ic.fbi.gov, telephone at 202-324-2158, or FAX at 202-324-3976.  Your request will receive an individualized assessment.

This e-mail address is only for reasonable accommodation requests.  Please do not submit your application and/or any questions unrelated to reasonable accommodations.  Should any applications be received, they will not be forwarded for consideration during the hiring process.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The FBI is an Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for this vacancy. Except where otherwise provided by law, selection will be made without regard to, and there will be no discrimination because of color, race, religion, national origin, political affiliation, marital status, parental status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, age, sex, sexual orientation, membership or non-membership in an employee organization, or on the basis of personal favoritism, or any other non-merit.


The FBI offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, paid vacation; sick leave; holidays; telework; life insurance; health benefits; and participation in the Federal Employees Retirement System.

This link provides an overview of the benefits currently offered to Federal employees:  http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp


About Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)

From confronting the evolving threats facing our nation to acting as a role model in your community, working at the FBI is so much more than a job. The FBI is an intelligence-driven national security and law enforcement agency with more than 35,000 employees across the nation and the globe. Our mission is to protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States by providing investigative expertise, intelligence, resources and training to domestic and international agencies and partners. Every day and every career path is different, whether you’re a Special Agent, an Intelligence Analyst, a Forensic Accountant or one of other specialized careers. Whatever your background, you may be suited for a career in the FBI if: - You have great problem-solving and analytical skills. - You know how to objectively evaluate information and make sound judgments. - You are detail-oriented, yet remain strategic. At the FBI, honesty and integrity are more than just words; they are the foundation of who we are. We take pride in making a difference in the communities we serve. In addition to our main downtown Washington, D.C., other headquarters locations include Quantico, VA; Winchester, VA and Clarksburg, WV. There are 56 FBI field offices in major metropolitan centers across the United States; each covers a defined geographic region and is responsible for all FBI operations in that region. Wherever our teams are located, we bring our backgrounds to the forefront to drive initiatives that impact our most important stakeholders: the American people. Our mission is simple, but our work is complex. We have a diverse culture of employees that makes us one family — OneFBI.