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Patch and Test Technician

Job ID: 207707
Location: MACDILL AFB, FL, United States
Date Posted: Jun 30, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Teleworking: No

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Job Description


Job Summary:

Candidate will be part of a team that manages the Patch and Test Facility in a challenging and fluid work environment at MacDill AFB, FL.  The candidate will provide Tier I/II support to manage and maintain connectivity for hundreds of devices supporting thousands of users including critical “VIPs” and multiple, autonomous, secure networks. 



  • Prioritize daily work tasks.
  • Provide Tier I/II support for all tech control devices in HQ the AOR on multiple, autonomous, secure networks.
  • Assist and coordinate with other critical IT sections within the Division to execute on tasks involving projects, troubleshooting, maintenance, and implementation of new services, devices, or connections.
  • Travel the AOR when necessary to support IT services at Forward locations.
  • Shift work flexibility a must.
  • Open/track/close tickets on Remedy and FACIT.
  • Conduct daily inventory of assigned equipment.
  • Maintain Master Station Log.
  • Coordinate circuit outages and authorized system interruptions with DISA and other agencies.
  • Configure and maintain cryptographic equipment.
  • Troubleshoot circuit outages locally and abroad.


Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2+ years of experience; OR, High School equivalent and 6+ years of experience.

  • 4+ years of experience working in a Tech Control environment desired.

  • Must be CompTIA Security+ certified
  • Must have a current TS/SCI clearance.

  • Must have valid U.S. Passport.
  • Extensive experience maintaining an operational long-haul communications facility in a high paced, diverse, military telecommunications environment.

  • Extensive experience designing and maintaining long-haul data/voice transmission systems traversing various interconnect technologies (cable, fiber, satellite, etc).

  • Experience with troubleshooting ATM, SONET and IDNX/PROMINA systems.

  • In-Depth long-haul system problem troubleshooting/resolution abilities.

  • Experience with cryptographic devices and secure data/voice transmission policies, processes and procedures.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs of equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Some experience with encryption devices such as Taclanes and KIV-7M

  • Some experience with higher level transport infrastructure (ATM, SONET, ODXC, etc.)

  • Some experience working with military Tech Control Facilities (TCF/PTF)


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