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 Facilities Engineer - Electrical - Entry/Experienced Level - Fort Meade, Maryland, United States

   
Job information
Posted by: National Security Agency (NSA) 
Hiring entity type: Government 
Work authorization: Not Specified for United States
Position type: Direct Hire, Full-Time 
Compensation: ******
Benefits: See below
Relocation: Not specified 
Position functions: Computers - Programming Languages
Engineering - Electrical
Computers - Software Engineer
Computers - Webmaster
 
Travel: Unspecified 
Accept candidates: from anywhere 
Languages: English - Fluent
 
Minimum education: See below 
Minimum years experience: See below 
Resumes accepted in: English
Cover letter: No cover letter requested
Job code: 1149169 / Latpro-3754012 
Date posted: Sep-11-2020
State, Zip: Maryland, 20755

Description

Responsibilities
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 or classified national security information.

With the ever-increasing workforce and technology complexities to accommodate our workforce, NSA's Installation & Logistics organization needs motivated Electrical Engineers to provide facilities design expertise, guidance and support to the development and implementation of facilities solutions that enable capabilities that align with mission driven priorities.
Additionally, the Installations & Logistics organization is seeking Electrical Engineers with a focus or specialty in control systems. Candidates with this specialty should be knowledgeable about or interested in learning about Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems, electrical power systems, Schweitzer protective relays, Real-Time Automation Controllers (RTAC) as well as Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs). Knowledge of the protocols used by these devices including mirrored bits, Modbus, DNP, and SNMP is desired.

As an Electrical Engineer at NSA, responsibilities may include:
- Prepare design and construction cost estimates.
- Development of designs for new and renovated facilities.
- Prepare engineering technical reports, specifications, and drawings
- Provide construction detailing
- Perform engineering analysis and calculations
- Conduct code analysis
- Project management
- Facilities planning

Skills
The ideal candidate demonstrates the following:
- Problem Solving
- Interpersonal Skills
- Partnering
- Customer Service
- Accountability
- Continual Learning
- Resilience
- Effective Communication

Knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

- Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, ASPEN, AGI32, Visual Lighting, MEGAMAN)
- Relay protection design
- Generators and plant control systems
- Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
- Electrical distribution design and equipment (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage)
- SCADA and electrical control systems
- Emergency power systems
- Codes and standards (NFPA - including NEC, UL, IEEE, etc.)
- Electrical schematics and blueprints
- Cost estimating
- Reliability and availability
- Startup and commissioning
- Electrical operations & maintenance

For the control system focus area, knowledge and experience in one or more of the following is desired:

- Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and electrical control systems
- Configuring and supporting Schweitzer Real Time Automation Controllers (RTAC)
- Evaluating and documenting PLC programs for electrical power control
- Relay protection design
- Applying concepts, principles, and methods for network connectivity (e.g. routing, switching, tunneling, and IP addressing)
- Generators and plant control systems
- Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
- Electrical distribution design and equipment (high voltage, medium voltage, low voltage)
- Emergency power systems
- Codes and standards (NFPA - including NEC, UL, IEEE, etc.)
- Technical software packages (e.g., AutoCAD, ETAP, SKM, CDEGS, ASPEN, AGI32, Visual Lighting)
- Electrical schematics and blueprints
- Cost estimating
- Reliability and availability
- Startup and commissioning
- Electrical operations & maintenance

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.

Monday - Friday with possible shift schedule.

How To Apply - External
To apply for this position, please click the 'Apply' button located at the top right of this posting. After completing the application for the first time, or reviewing previously entered information, and clicking the 'Submit' button, you will receive a confirmation email. Please ensure your spam filters are configured to accept emails from (see application details).

***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 may be asked a series of questions depending on the position you apply for. Your responses will be used as part of the screening process of your application and will assist in determining your eligibility for the position. Be sure to elaborate on experiences in your resume. 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.

Please Note: Job Posting could close earlier than the closing date due to sufficient number of applicants or position no longer available. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

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.



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