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Electronics Technician (GS-7/9)

Please note: The Memphis Field Office and the Knoxville Field Office are in the process of consolidating to create one Field Office in Nashville, TN. Memphis and Knoxville will become Resident Agencies of Nashville. During this consolidation, some positions maybe permanently relocated. Please consider this when applying to this position. 

Available Incentives

In order to recruit and retain highly qualified candidates, selectees may be eligible for a recruitment incentive. Prior to receiving a recruitment incentive, selectees must sign a written agreement to complete a specific period of employment with the FBI at their assigned duty station. 

Additional selections may be made from this announcement to fill positions within the same division when the position includes substantially the same duties, responsibilities, and qualifications. 

Key Requirements 

  • Must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • Must be able to obtain a Top Secret (TS) clearance. 
  • Must be able to obtain an SCI clearance. 
  • Must be able to pass a Federal government physical examination. 
  • Some travel may be required. 
  • Must have (or be able to obtain) a valid driver’s license. 
  • Selectee will be required to complete form FD-887, Request for Access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI). 

Physical Demands 

Work requires strenuous physical exertion such as climbing tall ladders or towers, long periods of standing, recurring bending, crouching, stooping, stretching, reaching or similar activities; and recurring lifting heavy objects in excess of 50 pounds such as radio and related communications systems. 

Work Environment 

Work involves high risks with exposure to potentially dangerous situations such as electrical shocks, falls from high towers, inclement weather conditions (rain, snow, ice, and high winds), requiring a range of safety and other precautions, including accompaniment by another technician when performing duties considered hazardous to life and limb. 

Major Duties 

As an Electronics Technician - FO you will: 

  • Perform installation, maintenance, and operational testing required to maintain the Bureau's communication and intrusion systems in optimum condition. 
  • Perform maintenance and service functions required to obtain optimum operational capability of a wide variety of complex equipment incorporated into the FM radio, radio teletype, secure telephone, data and teletype, and intrusion Systems. 
  • Use test equipment and advanced techniques to perform installation, maintenance and repair tasks as well as the operational testing of the FM radio system (base stations, repeaters, remote and mobile transmitters/receivers and personal equipment). 
  • Conduct preventive maintenance by regularly inspecting and testing equipment for reliability and accuracy to prevent breakdown. 
  • Perform corrective maintenance to restore a system which is out of operating condition through extensive analytical testing, take positive action to replace or repair deficient or malfunctioning components and units. 
  • Review pertinent technical manuals, remain current with technology, and be available to attend government sponsored training classes. 

Qualifications and Evaluations 

Please make sure your specialized experience (SE)/requirement(s) can be identified in your resume. Applicants must meet the qualification requirements by the closing date of this announcement. 

SE Requirements 

In order to qualify based on SE alone, you must address the requirement points listed for the corresponding GS level. Please ensure all SE can be identified in your resume.

GS 07: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 05 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Assisted with the physical installation and maintenance of electronic communication systems.
  • Conducted routine equipment tests; performing basic corrections and/or replacing defective parts.
  • Handled, stored, and inventoried a variety of electronic equipment and components.

GS 09: Applicant must possess at least one (1) year of SE equivalent to the GS 07 grade level. SE is defined as follows:

  • Performed physical installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of electronic communication systems.
  • Performed installations and preventive and corrective (or emergency) maintenance and service work on FM radio systems, data networks, or electronic physical security systems.
  • Inspected equipment for adherence to standards and tolerances.


Education may be substituted for SE as follows:

GS 07: Applicant must have a bachelor’s degree with superior academic achievement or one (1) full year of graduate level education. Superior academic achievement is the completion of all the requirements of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university, which is based on (1) class standing, (2) grade-point average of 3.0 or higher as recorded on an official transcript, or as based on courses completed during the final two years of the curriculum, or (3) honor society membership.

GS 09: Applicant must have a master’s or equivalent graduate degree or 2 full years of progressively higher level graduate education leading to such a degree or LL.B. or J.D., if related.

Degrees must be in one of the following fields: Electronics Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electronics Technology, Networking, Telecommunications, or Computer Science.

All degrees must be from an accredited college or university. Education completed in foreign colleges or universities may be used to meet the above requirements provided you can show foreign education is comparable to that received in an accredited educational institution in the United States.