PTL Watch Stander Level II (domestic)

ManTech (


  Full Time   Employee   Contractor

United States

ManTech International Corporation is looking to hire experienced personnel to support our U.S. Government Agency customer in multiple locations CONUS or OCONUS. This position will require the chosen candidate to currently possess an active DOD ? Top Secret Security Clearance.

LOCATION : Varied CONUS and OCONUS locations.

The qualified candidate will look to work closely within a team environment. They must be able to demonstrate the ability to articulate well, be extremely tactful and reserved when in communication with all levels of leadership and will be assigned multiple complex projects that will directly impact their program by managing projects from start to finish.
MUST HAVE an active DOD ? Top Secret Security Clearance for customer consideration.
MUST obtain a pre-deployment DoS Medical Clearance upon hire.



The Level 2 Watch Stander (WS2) is an experienced PTL professional. The WS2 stands watch at the PTL desk in the DSCC or STOC employing a complex software and hardware system in order to track the movements of American Diplomatic Missions worldwide. Provides all but the highest-level technical support for the PTL software, hardware, Crypto, and Satellite communications gear at his/her station. The WS2 must provide support to WS1s on duty worldwide when they experience technical difficulties. Blends the information provided through the PTL system with his/her knowledge of the missions at hand and with other intelligence pertaining to the mission or region in order to have the best
possible situational awareness during every shift. Responsible for reporting emergency activations and other anomalies to the designated government personnel.


Must possess an active Top Secret security clearance with immediate eligibility to be granted access to sensitive compartmented information. Must be able to obtain Department of State Class 1 Medical Clearance.

The WS2 must have moderate technical skills (Microsoft products, PC basics, hardware basics); operational, operational support, or emergency management experience; and professional bearing, appearance, and verbal communication skills. Requires strong PTL software troubleshooting skills and operations support skills. Must possess a mastery of PTL Tracking Devices (nomenclature, setup, troubleshooting); PTL tracking software; and PTL incident documentation. This position requires attention to detail and ability to memorize and recite 6-character strings without fail; an understanding of Department of State protective Operations; and an understanding of satellite technology.

All WS2s must successfully complete DS Watch Stander Level 1 Training and pass the Watch Stander Level 2 exam.

Travel Requirements:

Required to travel OCONUS for training, surge support, and to provide short term backfill for overseas Watch Stander positions. OCONUS travel may include critical threat locations around the world with austere living conditions. Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.



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