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Field IT Technician - Entry/Developmental

Work Schedule: Full Time
Salary: $57,000 – $62,000
Location: Washington, DC metropolitan area

Field IT Technicians are responsible for the installation, operation, and maintenance of computer, network and telecommunications systems in Agency data centers world-wide. Participating in the full project life cycle, Field IT Technicians plan, upgrade, modify, configure and document communications systems and associated infrastructure. Systems include LAN/WAN technology, terrestrial and RF communications platforms (to include satellite, VHF/UHF and microwave systems), uninterruptible power supplies (UPS), cryptographic equipment and fiber optics. In a supporting role, Field IT Technicians also perform installation, operation and maintenance of AC power distribution grids, emergency power generators, transformers, automatic voltage regulators (AVR) and heating ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC).

Meeting mission imperatives as a Field IT Technician 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.

The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field IT Technicians 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 IT Technicians live abroad at some point in their careers. Field IT Technicians receive benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact their overall compensation.


Minimum requirements include an Associate's Degree from an accredited university or technical school in Communications Engineering Technology, Computer Network Systems, Electronics Engineering Technology or related field. A minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Equivalent civilian or military work experience (minimum of two years documented experience) may be substituted for academics on a case by case basis. Desired certifications include, Project Management, A+, Network+, Security+, CCNA, CCENT, Journeyman license in IT Infrastructure or Electrical discipline and OSHA certifications.

Physical requirements include the ability to lift up to 75 pounds when supporting installations or special requirements; ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach for extended periods of time. All Field IT Technicians 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 POSITIONS REQUIRE RELOCATION TO THE WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREA.

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

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Posted: Jun 19, 2008 02:56 PM
Last Updated: Nov 17, 2016 11:54 AM