IT Specialist (Network), GS-2210-11/12/13 (DEU-YMJ)
Pasadena, CA
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    What General Information Do I Need To Know About This Position?

    Salary GS-11: $70,737 (Step 01) to $91,965 (Step 10);

    Salary GS-12: $84,785 (Step 01) to $110,224 (Step 10);

    Salary GS-13: $100,820 (Step 01) to $131,064 (Step 10);

    NOTE: First time hires to the Federal Government are typically hired at the Step 01.

    Open to current or former Federal employees: SAC-2019-0190

    There is one vacancy however, this announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies if they become available.

    Responsibilities

    This position offers an exciting opportunity to work for the Southern California Seismic Network (SCSN), one of the largest regional seismic networks in the
    world. The SCSN includes approximately 400 seismic stations, distributed all over southern California, each hosting an instrument designed to measure
    ground motion from earthquakes. The SCSN provides reliable, accurate, authoritative information about the timing, location, and size of all earthquakes
    in southern California to a variety of end users, including emergency planners, first responders, businesses, scientists, and the general public. This position
    involves close collaboration with scientists and engineers at Caltech. Come work as a network engineer at a place where you can exercise your creativity, learn
    new technologies, and play an important role in enhancing public earthquake safety.

    As an IT Specialist (Network) within the Earthquake Science Center, some of your specific duties will include:

    • Design, plan and implement the wide area network (WAN) strategy of SCSN to achieve rapid, reliable communications among field stations, the central processing facility, cooperating centers, and end users.
    • Architect the WAN topology for robustness and speed to support Earthquake Early Warning using a variety of technologies including a USGS-operated microwave system, cellular, commercial wireless, VSAT, radio, T - 1, etc.
    • Install and configure at field and central-site locations networking components of the SCSN including field computers, microwave systems, cellular modems, satellite systems, terminal servers, firewalls, routers, hubs, switches, and IP radios.
    • Install configure and run software tools to monitor and analyze network performance and resolve networking problems in a high-availability, mission critical environment and develop new methodologies, software tools, and scripts for the analysis of network performance.
    • Ensure IT network security conforming to guidelines set forth by USGS practices and procedures.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - Overnight travel of 1 night per month may be required.

    Job Type Part Time