May 16, 2024

High Voltage Technician - Entry to Mid Level (Maryland)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

The National Security Agency (NSA) currently has opportunities available for highly motivated High Voltage Technicians with industrial/commercial experience. Our well-rounded team of professionals maintains the infrastructure that powers NSA's mission around the globe. The best candidates will use their technical and leadership skills to ensure best-in-class electrical services. This position will provide development opportunities to maximize your career growth in a rewarding environment. Our High Voltage Technicians are 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, protective relaying equipment, large scale UPS systems, building services, switchgear, power conditioning equipment, as well as general lighting, grounding, and lightning protection systems. Our High Voltage Technicians operate and maintain high voltage electrical systems such as main switchgear, relays, generators, uninterruptible power systems (UPS), power panels, lights, outlets, motors and controls operating at up to 115,000 volts. The candidate will adapt work methods in response to new information, changing conditions, emergencies, or unexpected obstacles. The candidate will have the ability to articulate viewpoints and solutions to customers, peers, and supervisors in an effective manner. The candidate will identify and analyze technical issues, reporting, and documentation and contribute to project status briefings.

NSA is growing by leaps and bounds and is in need of skilled/experienced Facilities and Logistics professionals.

The qualifications listed are the minimum acceptable to be considered for the position. ENTRY/DEVELOPMENTAL 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. FULL PERFORMANCE 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.

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. 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 - 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: 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. Salary Range: $34,121 - $88,926 (Entry/Developmental, Full Performance) Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP), and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8 hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).

How to apply

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