New job Electronics Technician in Hawaii | 2021

Electronics Technician

Company : US Other Agencies and Independent Organizations
Salary : $66,662 - $86,665 a year
Location : Hawaii

Full Description



The employee is responsible for providing specialized electronics technical support and assistance to the SMA in the testing, troubleshooting, and documentation of electronic, electrical, and electromechanical systems, with emphasis on present and future analog and digital systems.


    • Maintain and repair the SMA analog and digital electronic systems. Replace faulty modules. Diagnose and repair module faults to the component level.
    • Design and fabricate complex electronic and mechanical assemblies consisting of chassis, cables, connectors (MS, D, IDC, SMA, N, and other styles), power supplies, junction boxes, terminal strips, and multi-layer circuit boards from schematics and developed design specifications. Prepare documentation of systems as designed and installed.
    • Perform test procedures to calibrate, measure, and update digital and analog module performance.
    • Operate and adapt software to test and evaluate analog and digital electronics.
    5. Oversee digital electronics laboratory. Track and ensure spare correlator and aspberryPi modules are operational. Ensures routine laboratory supplies are ordered as needed.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - Travel may be required to attend scientific, technical or administrative meetings or other functions at SAO or other institutions.

Supervisory status


Promotion Potential


  • Job family (Series)

    0856 Electronics Technical

  • Requirements


    Conditions of Employment

    • May be required to pass Pre-employment Background Investigation
    • May be required to serve a one-year probationary period.
    • Must maintain a Bank Account for Direct Deposit/Electronic Transfer
    • Must possess a vaild state driver's license.
    • This position receives a COLA of 4.42%
    • Must pass a high altitude physical examination prior to employment.

    Qualification requirements must be met within 30 days of the job announcement closing date.


    One year of full-time experience at the GS-9 level that is close or similar to the work of this job. The experience includes activities such as technical support for state of the art digital systems, operating high-speed digital oscilloscopes and spectrum analyzers, and good hands-on electronic skills to isolate and repair faults in multi-layered boards with a wide range of ICs such as FPGAs, ASICs and DSPs.

    Additional qualification information can be found from the following Office of Personnel Management web site:

    Part-time and/or unpaid experience related to this position will be considered to determine the total number of years and months of experience. Be sure to note the number of paid or unpaid hours worked each week.


    Additional information

    The Smithsonian does not pay relocation expenses.

    • The Smithsonian embraces diversity and equal employment opportunity (
    • A recruitment bonus may be paid, if eligible

    NOTE: Males born after 12/31/59 must be registered with Selective Service.

    How You Will Be Evaluated

    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    Your application will be evaluated first for the basic qualifications described above. The applications that meet the basic qualifications will be evaluated further against the following criteria:

      • Knowledge of the theory, design characteristics, operation, and functions of electronic systems.
      • Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, electronic equipment, and computer hardware.
      • Skill in applying methods and principles of electronic technician work to adapt existing precedents or techniques to current and future instrumentation packages.
      4. Ability to design, build, modify, and repair complex electronic devices from specific layouts or schematic diagrams.
    • 5. Skill in operating computer application programs.
    • 6. Skill in the repair of electronic boards with surface mount electronics.

    Applicants who meet or exceed minimum qualifications will be assigned to one of three category groups based on job-related criteria:

    Best Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and excels in most of the job related competencies above.

    Better Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements and satisfies most of the job related competencies above.

    Good Category - Meets the minimum qualification requirements, but does not satisfy most of the job related competencies above to a substantive degree.

    This category rating process does not add veterans' preference points or apply the "rule of three", but protects the rights of veterans by placing them ahead of non-preference eligibles within each category. A selecting official may make selections from the highest quality category (Best Category) provided no preference eligible in that category is passed over to select a non-preference eligible in that category unless the requirements of 5 U.S.C. 3317(b) or 3318(b) are satisfied. Preference eligibles who meet minimum qualification requirements and who have a compensable service-connected disability of at least 10 percent must be listed in the highest quality category, except when the position being filled is scientific or professional at the GS-9 grade level or higher. Applicants who have not submitted a resume in the USAjobs system and/or have not answered all of the vacancy questions will not be considered for this position.

    Important Note:

    Your resume and supporting documentation will be compared to your responses to the occupational questionnaire or other assessment tool for consistency. If a determination is made that you have rated yourself higher than is supported by your resume, you will be assigned a rating commensurate to your described experience. Your resume should provide sufficient information regarding how your education and experience relate to this position, including the major duties and qualifications criteria listed.

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    Background checks and security clearance

    Security clearance


    Drug test required


    Position sensitivity and risk

    Non-sensitive (NS)/Low Risk

    Trust determination process


  • Required Documents

    Required Documents

    Your application package should include the following documents:

    • Detailed resume created in the USAJOBS Resume Builder.
    • Proof of Veteran's Preference - DD214 (Member 4 Copy), if you are a veteran. Additionally, applicants claiming 10-point preference must complete Standard Form (SF) 15, Application for 10-Point Veteran Preference, as well as additional documentation required by the SF-15, such as a VA letter.
    • Unofficial school transcripts, if the position has an education requirement or if you are using education to qualify. If selected for the position, you must provide an official transcript before appointment.
    • Proof of U.S. accreditation for foreign study, if applicable.

    If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

    Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

  • Benefits


    A career with the U.S. Government provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package. As a federal employee, you and your family will have access to a range of benefits that are designed to make your federal career very rewarding. Opens in a new windowLearn more about federal benefits.

    The Smithsonian offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes, in part, vacation and sick leave, holidays, commuter benefits, and accidental insurance.

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    Eligibility for benefits depends on the type of position you hold and whether your position is full-time, part-time, or intermittent. Contact the hiring agency for more information on the specific benefits offered.


This job is open to

  • The public

    U.S. citizens, nationals or those who owe allegiance to the U.S.

Clarification from the agency

This position is open to all U.S. Citizens or U.S. Nationals. Note: Federal employees with permanent status or individuals eligible for special appointing authorities may also apply to Job Announcement #JP 21-07.

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