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Satellite Technician (VG01317)

Job ID: 1928046
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Dec 3, 2019
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Field Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Interim Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description

Description

Position Description:

This is a communications specialist position assigned to the IRM/OPS/ITI/LWS/DSB REACH Program – the U.S. Department of State’s (DoS) crisis response communications office.


Description of Duties:
  • Serves as a satellite and network technician.

  • Tests and configures VSATs and other crisis/contingency communications equipment.

  • Works with customers to gather communications requirements and provide solutions.

  • Works with other IRM offices to configure, test and deploy systems.

  • Deploys, often with little notice, to Department priority locations throughout the world.

  • Troubleshoots systems both in the field and remotely by phone.

  • Helps maintain accurate inventory.

  • Job will require heavy lifting at times.

  • Administrative tasks as assigned.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Required Education/Experience:

High School and five (5) years related experience 

Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:  
  • Experience with site surveys, satellite acquisition, installation, configuration and troubleshooting tactical VSAT.

  • Advanced knowledge of satellite communications to include iDirect satellite modems, ISCP, and ISCP technologies. 

  • Advanced knowledge of information systems, concepts and methods. 

  • Exposure to multiple IT disciplines, enterprise IT architecture principles and methods sufficient to determine the capabilities and compatibilities of equipment and systems.

  • Excellent communications skills and well versed with Microsoft Office software. 

  • Candidate will work closely with company, contractor personnel, and Government personnel to conduct operational activities and must work well in a team environment.

  • Technically capable, fast learner, quality minded, adaptable, self-motivated, and able to work independent of supervision.

  • Detail-minded with an extraordinary work ethic.

Minimum Clearance Requirement

Interim SECRET with the ability to be granted a TOP SECRET clearance.

Desired Qualifications

 

Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator, solving our nation's most complex modernization and systems engineering challenges across the defense, space, federal civilian, and intelligence markets. Our robust portfolio of offerings includes high-end solutions in systems engineering and integration; enterprise IT, including cloud services; cyber; software; advanced analytics and simulation; and training. We are a team of 23,000 strong driven by mission, united purpose, and inspired by opportunity. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.5 billion. For more information, visit saic.com. For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see Working at SAIC. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

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