WASHINGTON - The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is seeking qualified Engineering Specialists (ES) at the entry through full performance level to work as part of a multi-disciplined, diversified, and fast-paced team responsible for installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, and troubleshooting utility support equipment.

Candidates will be responsible for a broad range of duties to include training and guiding field personnel on a variety of equipment, including diesel generators and related electrical support equipment; HVAC; plumbing systems; power distribution equipment and grids; and uninterruptible power systems.

ES officers will typically spend 40 to 60 percent of their careers abroad on assignments that last between one to three years in length and are also required to participate in temporary travel assignments. Officers receive a variety of overseas benefits and allowances that positively affect overall compensation.

Minimum requirements include an associate’s degree in industrial/electrical technology, UPS systems, diesel engine service, or HVAC, or a minimum of five years of work in building management systems experience in two of these fields. A grade point average of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is also required.

Candidates should be able to install, configure, operate, maintain, troubleshoot, and provide training and guidance on utility support equipment. Fabrication, welding, brazing, and installation experience; project management ability; working knowledge of utility systems installation, maintenance, and engineering; the ability to provide good customer-service in the customer’s environment; strong interpersonal, organizational, and communications skills; solid writing, speaking, and listening skills; and a firm understanding of engineering principles and methods, National Electrical Standards, and safety, installation, and security standards are also required.

Candidates must be self-starters who can manage multiple projects simultaneously with fluctuating priorities and who have proficiency in Microsoft Office. A Type III or Universal EPA certification for refrigerant recovery; experience as a contract manager or contract officer technical representative; and a journeyman’s or master’s license in either the electrical or plumbing trades is preferred.

Some of the positions available include: environmental maintenance technician, refrigeration technician, HVAC service technician, HVAC control technician, commercial HVAC contractor, air conditioning contractor, and heating contractor.

For more information, visit www.cia.gov/careers/jobs.

Publication date:05/11/2009