May 19, 2020

Engineering Specialist/Technician - Entry to Experienced Level (Fort Meade and Hawaii Locations)

  • National Security Agency
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA

Job Description

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. With the ever-accelerating technological advances and growing system complexity, NSA needs Engineering Specialists/Technicians to help build, install, modify, repair and/or test electronic equipment. The responsibilities of an Engineering Specialist/Technician may include: - Installing, operating, maintaining, troubleshooting and/or repairing of equipment and systems in accordance with applicable standards and processes. - Performing rack, stack, and cabling of equipment in IT machine rooms - Maintaining Configuration Items (CI) in a centralized data base - Capturing and tracking IT machine room Power, Space, and Cooling - Serving as an Access Manager for IT machine rooms - Operating industrial/production equipment, machinery, and tools such as machine tools, presses, air compressors, and printing and packaging equipment. - Operating mechanized material-handling equipment (for example, forklifts, hand trucks). - Informing customers, management, or relevant others of work progress, project status, and problems. - Ordering, procuring, receiving, inspecting, and/or verifying ordered supplies, materials, or equipment. - Driving vehicles, such as cars, vans, or trucks to transport cargo or passengers.

As an Engineering and Physical Science professional, you will use your skills to create the systems and tools that will be used to enhance the operation of intelligence. You will advise, administer and perform scientific projects, such as planning, designing, and constructing specialized equipment, and ensuring adherence to sound engineering and scientific standards and principles. The NSA offers multiple areas of focus for facilities engineers, including computer, architectural, electrical, mechanical, and structural. In addition, we are seeking skills that include computer design, microelectronics, radio frequency design, and systems engineering. Apply your science and engineering skills to protect the nation.

Salary Range: $25,500 - $63,267 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Fort Meade Salary Range: $23,366 - $57,972 (Entry/Developmental) - NSA Hawaii *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. With a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Experience providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair is desired. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be relevant. Salary Range: $59,534 - $77,396 (Full Performance) - NSA Fort Meade Salary Range: $54,552 - $70,918 (Full Performance) - NSA Hawaii *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 Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred. Salary Range: $72,030 - $133,465 (Senior) - NSA Fort Meade Salary Range: $66,002 - $122,296 (Senior) - NSA Hawaii *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 a Bachelor's degree plus 2 years of relevant experience. Degree must be in an Engineering or an Engineering Technology related field. If qualifying with a high school diploma, must have Vocational/Technical training in Electronics, Computers, Drafting, Engineering, or Networking. Relevant experience must be providing engineering technical support for the development, fabrication, test, and site installation of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or software products/systems; assisting in assembling, modifying, debugging, and testing prototype products; working as an electrician or with electronic or appliance repair. Computer/robotics/electronics hobbyist and machine/wood/electronic shop experience may also be considered. Experience with schematic diagrams, environmental testing, and quality assurance testing preferred.

The ideal candidate has a desire for continual learning along with excellent problem-solving, analytic, and interpersonal skills, who is: - innovative - well-organized - able to handle and prioritize multiple assignments - able to accomplish assignments with little direct supervision - able to communicate effectively both orally and written - medically clearable for worldwide travel - able to work effectively across several different functional areas in a collaborative environment Knowledge, skills, and experience in one or more of the following is desired: - Working at heights to include antenna towers - Soldering of electronic components - Troubleshooting of electrical and mechanical devices - RF amplification and distribution - Power distribution - Fabrication of RF and multi-conductor cable assemblies - DAWIA Certification may be required - Additive Manufacturing - 3D print - Rapid prototyping - FDM (Fused Deposition Modeling) - SLA (Stereo Lithography Apparatus) - Laser sintering - SLS - Selective Laser Sintering - Plastic Powder Bed 3D printing - DLMS - Direct Laser metal Sintering - Metal Powder Bed 3D Printing - Tool & Die - Machining - CNC (Computer Numerical Control) programming - CAD (Computer-Aided Design)/CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) - Fabrication - Sheet Metal Fabrication - Welding - Electro-plating - Industrial painting - Punch press - Press brake - Water jet

On-the job training, Internal NSA courses, and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Work schedule may be a fixed schedule or flexible depending on the exact position assigned. *Candidates hired for a position in Hawaii may be eligible to receive an annual recruitment incentive, not to exceed three years.