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Field Utility Systems Specialist - Entry/Developmental

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

Field Utility Systems Specialists have full-scope responsibility for a variety of industrial utility systems and infrastructure deployed at Agency data centers world-wide. These systems include heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems (HVAC), three-phase power (120/208/220/380/460) distribution grids, emergency power generators (diesel), automatic transfer switches (ATS), transformers, uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), automatic voltage regulators (AVR) and plumbing systems. Participating in the full project life cycle, Field Utility Systems Specialists plan, review, execute and document the installation of utility systems and supporting infrastructure on both large and small scales. They also repair, upgrade, modify, configure and maintain existing utility systems to ensure the highest levels of availability and reliability.

Meeting mission imperatives as a Field Utility Systems Specialist requires a dynamic and flexible professional approach, a strong desire to learn, accountability for action, excellent communications skills and an ability to work independently or as a member of a professional team. Field Utility Systems Specialists are required to broaden their skills across multiple disciplines (HVAC, electrical, emergency power generators and diesel technology) and to remain proficient in their principal trade/field.

The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field Utility Systems Specialists will typically perform duty abroad in temporary travel status up to 50% of the time. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments. Opportunities to live and work overseas are also available and most Field Utility Systems Specialists live abroad at some point in their careers. Field Utility Systems Specialists receive benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact their overall compensation.

Minimum requirements include an Associate's degree in Applied Science for Electrical Technology, Electrical systems, HVAC, Diesel or Diesel Generator technology from an accredited university or vocational/trade school. A GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Equivalent military or civilian technical background or work experience in specific trades or apprenticeship (minimum of three years documented experience) may be substituted for academics on a case by case basis.

Five years of documented experience in a specific trade (electrical, HVAC, plumbing or diesel generator technology) 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) is required.

Desired certifications include, Journeyman License or equivalent certification in at least one trade (Electrical, HVAC, Plumbing or Diesel generator technology); OSHA certification; O&M; customer service engineer (CSE) certifications; and Building Office Management Institute (BOMI) Certificate in Building Systems Maintenance.

Physical requirements include the ability to lift 75 pounds when supporting installations or special requirements; ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach for extended periods of time. All Field Utility Systems Specialists must be medically cleared for service overseas.

These positions require a five year Contract Term Employment Agreement. (Time in service computations for allowances and benefits begin immediately and are not affected by the contract agreement).


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.

Important Notice: Friends, family, individuals, or organizations may be interested to learn that you are an applicant for or an employee of the CIA. Their interest, however, may not be benign or in your best interest. You cannot control whom they would tell. We therefore ask you to exercise discretion and good judgment in disclosing your interest in a position with the Agency. You will receive further guidance on this topic as you proceed through your CIA employment processing.

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Posted: Apr 21, 2007 06:48 PM
Last Updated: Aug 16, 2016 08:41 AM