Network Installation/Maintenance Specialist - Experienced Level (MD, UT)

National Security Agency   Fort Meade, MD   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on March 27, 2024
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Do you want to help chart the course for NSA's innovation and help prevent future cyber-attacks against the United States? If so, NSA is the place for you! Network Installation/Maintenance Specialists perform a broad spectrum of duties and may: - install, configure, modify, troubleshoot, repair and/or replace computer hardware, peripherals and other equipment - configure, manage and sustain network infrastructure - identify the types and functions of computer and telecommunications network elements, document intercommunications and map physical and logical target networks by graphing communications - implement, configure and sustain computer/network security solutions (e.g., encryption, firewalls, anti-virus rule sets and intrusion detection/prevention systems) - apply concepts, principles, theories and methods for designing and developing telecommunications and computer networks - apply concepts, principles, theories and methods for evaluating and testing telecommunications and computer networks - apply concepts, principles, theories and methods for securing telecommunications and computer networks - plan, coordinate and administer the installation, testing, operating, troubleshooting and maintenance of hardware and software systems
The optimal candidate is someone who would be confident in the following skills: - knowledge in electronic theory, circuits, components and material properties (excluding computers) - knowledge in concepts, principles, theories and methods for the design, analysis, testing, fabrication or verification of analog or digital electronic systems - competency in Signal Theory - principles, methods and applications of signal theory - competency in Information Technology Standards - Information Technology Standards, such as testing standards, digital data formats and protocols and government & commercial documentation standards. - skilled in Network & Telecommunication Infrastructure Design - the architecture/typology of hardware/networks. Includes LANS/WANS/telecommunication systems, their components & associated protocols & standards and how they integrate with one another. - telecommunications - concepts, principles and theories of transmissions, broadcasting, switching, control, construction or operation of telecommunications systems. - operating systems and/or system support - understanding network connections to computing, tuning to optimize performance and bonding multiple interfaces together onto a single network.
Pay: Salary offers are based on candidates' education level and years of experience relevant to the position and also take into account information provided by the hiring manager/organization regarding the work level for the position. Salary Range: $72,553 - $153,354 Salary range varies by location, work level, and relevant experience to the position. On the job training, internal NSA courses and external training will be made available based on the need and experience of the selectee. Benefits: NSA offers excellent benefits to include relocation assistance, flexible work schedules, generous leave programs, paid personal fitness time, training and continuing education classes, health and life insurance, Federal Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) and a Federal retirement plan. Work Schedule: This is a full-time position, Monday - Friday, with basic 8hr/day work requirement between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (flexible).
In this position, a person would test, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, configure and improve network and telecommunications equipment. Perform all life cycle support: hardware, software, firmware, and configuration upgrades or modifications to currently installed network equipment - including troubleshooting and repairing/replacing failed network devices. Utilize automation through vendor provided tools or open source to improve stability, consistency and compliance activities.
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