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Satellite Technician

Job ID: 219659
Location: SPRINGFIELD, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 20, 2021
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Field Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 50 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Top Secret
Potential for Remote Work: No
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Job Description

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.

Depending on world events, travel could range from 15%-50%.

Qualifications

Required Education, Experience, Skills, & Attributes

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and three (3) years of experience in Information Systems and Technology Management; AA Degree in related discipline and six (6) years experience in Information Systems and Technology Management; OR, High School and seven (7) years related experience in Information Systems and Technology Management..
  • 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.

Clearance Requirement

  • Must hold a Secret security clearance.
  • Must be eligible to obtain a Top Secret Security Clearance



Overview

SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit saic.com or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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