Employment Type:
Full time
Posted:
1/4/2018
Job Category:
Technician
Industry:
Government
Compensation:
$44,941 - $58,428
High Voltage Technician - Entry to Experienced Level (30000555)
(This job is no longer available)
National Security Agency | Fort Meade, MD
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Job Description

NSA Overview

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 of 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.

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:  $44,941 - $58,428 (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:  $54,972 - $71,467 (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:  $66,510 - $103,639 (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.

About National Security Agency

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in Signals Intelligence. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies. 

We have two primary missions. Our Information Assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our Signals Intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.

At the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are also the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as one of the most important centers of foreign language analysis and research.