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Network and Telecommunications Circuit Planner, U.S. Fleet Forces Command (USFFC)

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Job ID: 2012670
Location: NORFOLK, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 31, 2020
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description


The Defense Systems Customer Group currently has a career opportunity in Norfolk, Virginia, for a Network Engineer to support the planning, ordering, coordination and tracking of network and telecom WAN circuits and fiber path architectures of dedicated enterprise Navy and Air Force networks.  This position will be a member of a network engineering and operations team supporting enterprise networks with hundreds of sites, and report to the Network Circuit Planner Lead.


To be considered for this position, a candidate must be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance and CompTIA Security Plus certification with Continuing Education (CE) or equivalent Information Assurance Manager (IAM)/Information Assurance Technology (IAT) Level I certification with experience in U.S. Navy IA processes.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Develop and maintain documents and circuit architecture diagrams of WAN long haul circuit and last mile fiber infrastructure used to support Navy and Air Force enterprise networks.

  • Coordinate circuit and last mile fiber infrastructure and installations with various base communication offices and squadrons, facilities organizations, and building personnel.

  • Submit, coordinate, and update Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) Telecommunications Service Requests (TSR) with the Navy Circuit Management Office and Air Force Circuit Management for provisioning and modifications to Wide Area Network (WAN) long haul circuits.

  • Develop and maintain accurate list of Command Communications Service Designators (CCSD), Local Exchange Carrier identifications, fiber assignments and pathways, points of contact, and delivery status.

  • Develop and coordinate requests for last mile fiber pathways with various base, facility, and organizations to establish end-to-end network connectivity.

  • Perform on-site surveys and fiber link testing to identify and troubleshoot last mile fiber pathways and identify installation and/or repair requirements.

  • Provide network support for a broad range of programs, while ensuring project schedules and performance requirements are met.

  • Provide technical and policy oversight to architecture installations, upgrades, and modifications at shore-based facilities throughout the Navy to support a global WAN

  • Serve as a technical expert to successfully support Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) and frequently interact with customers and functional peer groups to establish and recommend changes to policies that affect subordinate organizations network infrastructure.  

  • Meet with the customer and other external DoD entities on a routine basis; requires highly developed interpersonal skills.

  • Provide government oral briefings and/or written reports as required/requested, to include assisting Command and Network IAMs.




  • Must be a U.S. citizen and be able to obtain a DoD Secret clearance.

  • Bachelor’s degree (accredited college) in related technical field plus two (2) years technical or operational experience.  Candidates with at least six (6) years’ verifiable experience can be considered in lieu of a degree.  Experience shall include a range of assignments in technical architecture, infrastructure and networking security, and troubleshooting tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility.

  • Current or ability to obtain within 6 months of hire -  CompTIA Security Plus/CE or equivalent IAM/IAT Level I certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01 series guidelines.

  • Experience with DISA/Defense Information Systems Network (DISN)/DISA Direct StoreFront (DDSF).

  • Knowledge of DISA System/Network Approval Process (SNAP), Global Information Grid (GIG) Interconnection Approval Process (GIAP) circuit database registration.

  • Knowledge of data communications WAN technology (Ethernet, MPLS, IP), switches, routers, WAN, Local Area Network (LAN), fiber optics backbone, and Time Domain Multiplexers (TDM) circuits. 

  • Knowledge of telecommunications theories and principles, network designs, and specifications in order to plan for and coordinate their inclusion into the architecture.

  • Knowledge of fiber optic backbones in a Campus Area Network (CAN) or Base Area Network (BAN), fiber optic cabling types such as single-mode fiber and multi-mode fiber, connector types, and troubleshooting procedures.  

  • Possess the ability to research, identify, test, and troubleshoot on-site last mile fiber optic pathways with fiber optical test sets to validate and troubleshoot end-to-end fiber optic connectivity across a facility, CAN, or BAN backbone.

  • Experience with the utilization of computer and Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, Visio, etc.) to develop documents, briefs and diagrams.

  • Professional experience and demeanor with excellent interpersonal, analytical, and written and verbal communication skills, as well as a customer-focused attitude.

  • Must be able to operate in a fast- paced environment as often faced with short-fused requirements.



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