The U.S. Department of State is hiring Security Technical Specialists (STS). The salary listed is from the FS Base Schedule Payscale. In most cases, new-hires are paid at the FS Overseas Comparability Pay rate ($49,108 to $72,117). The Department of State offers a comprehensive compensation and benefits package. Joining the Foreign Service is more than just salary.
For more information, visit the Bureau of Diplomatic Security’s Careers' website or the Department of State’s Careers site.
Location: Canberra, Australia
Posted Date: 5/19/2020
Applicants must have at least two years of specialized experience, which demonstrates the ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic, electrical, and/or electro-mechanical systems and equipment, and is supported by work experience in this discipline.
Examples of experience include, but are not limited to the following:
• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of AC power distribution systems, motor-generators• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of motors, motor controls, disconnects, relays• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of low voltage DC electronic systems• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of low voltage DC electro-mechanical systems• Use, repair, and/or calibration of electronic test equipment – meters, oscilloscopes• Bench repair of electronic, electrical, and electro-mechanical equipment to the component level• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of mechanical and electro-mechanical locking systems – electronic strikes, locks• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of pedestrian and vehicular access control systems – door controls, vehicle barriers / arrest• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems – monitors, cameras, switches• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of metal detectors – hand held, walk through• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of radio communications systems, voice and digital communications networks• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of Intrusion Detection Systems – alarms, detectors, sensors• Troubleshooting, maintenance, repair and installation of Public Address Systems – emergency notification systems, intercoms
Knowledge, Skills, and Other Characteristics
1. Knowledge of technology to include electronics technology, National Electrical Code (NEC), networking basics, information technology, installation practices, risk analysis techniques, basic cost analysis, basic statistical analysis, scientific method and characteristics of materials, 2. Knowledge of security systems to include knowledge of technical security systems (TSS), current industry trends, quality assurance process, and knowledge of safety standards and practices. 3. Knowledge of the logistics process and practices. 4. Technical skills in reading and interpreting building plans, interpreting schematic diagrams and electrical drawings, performing technical surveys and evaluating existing conditions, use of tools, various technical trades, use of fiber optics, fabricating use of computer software and technical guidance.5. General skills in project management, team leading, reporting, customer service, development and implementation of training programs, evaluating, rating and reviewing the performance of others, being adaptable and resilient, maintaining awareness of working environment and self-development.6. Superior oral and written communication skills: must consistently meet a high standard for English, both written (overall structure as well as grammar, spelling and punctuation) and spoken (overall structure as well as delivery, clarity and succinctness).7. Color vision: ability to distinguish between all colors of the spectrum in order to read resistor color codes, identify colored wires, and distinguish between warning lights of different colors. 8. Other requirements: cross-cultural awareness, tolerance of travel and being on call, tolerance for working overseas, tolerance of varying work environments, world-wide availability, tolerance of living away from family, attention to detail, dependability, integrity and willingness to perform other duties.