Patch and Test Technician - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

Macdill Afb
United States



• 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.



• High School equivalent and 5+ years related experience; OR, Associate's degree and 3+ years of experience.
• Must have a current TS/SCI clearance.
• Must be CompTIA Security+ CE certified.

• 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 radio frequency (RF) systems.

• 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 work rotating shifts.

• Must have valid U.S. Passport.

• Must be able to lift 50lbs of equipment.


• Some experience with encryption devices such as KG-175 Taclanes and KIV-7M.

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

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

• Security+ CE desired.

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