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Telecommunications Facility Engineering Specialist - Entry and Developmental

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $57,000 – $68,000
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Telecommunications Information Systems Officers (TISOs) Engineering Specialists (ES) deploy world-wide in support of the installation, operation, maintenance, and decommissioning of specialized industrial utility systems and components. ES also upgrade, modify, configure and document industrial utility systems and associated infrastructure as well as serve as the project manager on projects of various sizes and durations. The specialized systems include, but are not limited to diesel generators and related electrical support equipment; heating, ventilating and air conditioning equipment (HVAC); plumbing systems; power distribution equipment and grids; and uninterruptible power systems. Given the variety of responsibilities, good communication skills, a firm understanding of technical requirements and an ability to work closely with other professionals is imperative.

Work Requirements:

  • ES are required to serve in difficult or harsh environments, and are often called upon to work in locations where weapons certifications are required
  • ES are required to broaden their skills across several Utility fields (Power, HVAC, Generators, Controls, UPS, Regulators, etc.) and are expected to remain proficient in many areas over their career
  • ES are required to travel up to 50% per year to foreign and domestic field locations over their career regardless of their location of assignment
  • ES are required to lift and maneuver equipment weighing up to 70 pounds on a regular basis
  • ES will be assigned to the Washington DC Metro Area for approximately 50% of their career, and will be relocated to the foreign and/or domestic field up to 50% of their career.

Requirements include:

Education Required:

  • Associate's degree in Applied Science for Electrical Technology, Electrical systems, HVAC, or Diesel technology
    • A GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required
  • Equivalent military technical background or work experience in specific trades or apprenticeship (minimum of three years documented experience) in related fields will be considered as an alternative to an Associate's degree on a case by case basis.

Education Desired:

  • Building Office Management Institute (BOMI) - Certificate in Building Systems Maintenance

Certifications/Work Experience Required:

  • Five years of documented experience in a specific trade (electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or diesel generator)
  • Or, a minimum of three years of concentrated (single) trade experience combined with an additional two years of experience in the electrical, HVAC, plumbing, or diesel generator trades (any combination).

Certifications Desired:

  • O&M customer service engineer (CSE) certifications (any leading manufacture)
  • Journeyman License or equivalent certification in at least one trade (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing, or Diesel Generator)
  • OSHA certification


All applicants must successfully complete a thorough medical and psychological exam, a polygraph interview and an extensive background investigation. US citizenship is required.

To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last twelve months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to twelve months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.

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An equal opportunity employer and a drug-free work force.

Posted: Apr 21, 2007 06:48 PM
Last Updated: Jun 27, 2016 01:45 PM