PTL Watch Stander Level III (domestic) - Military veterans preferred

ManTech (


  full-time   employee   contract

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 3 Watch Stander (WS2) is a PTL professional, having spent at least 1 year as a WS2 to master the technical and operational aspects of standing watch and passed the Level 3 Watch Stander exam. The WS3 stands watch at the PTL desk in the DSCC or STOC. This consists of employing a complex software and hardware system in order to track the movements of American Diplomatic Missions worldwide. 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. The WS3 is responsible for reporting emergency activations and other anomalies to the designated government personnel. Considered a subject matter expert by other DS personnel. Must maintain a high standard of personal behavior and bearing in order to keep that respect and instill confidence in the PTL program. The WS3 must provide support to Watch Standers on duty worldwide when they experience technical difficulties. WS3 personnel are also assigned to be ON-CALL for emergency support and must hold themselves to a high standard to meet this responsibility on and off-duty. Trains PTL personnel and external personnel on use of PTL tracking devices and PTL tracking software. This will also entail training WS1 and WS2 co-workers to a higher degree of technical and operational capability.


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 Level 3 Watch Stander must demonstrate a mastery of technical skills, and provides all levels of technical support for the PTL software, hardware, Crypto, and Satellite communications gear at his/her station. Must be able to build out an entire PTL workstation from the factory boxes and can install a full PTL station anywhere in the world. 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 State Department protective Operations; and an understanding of satellite technology. Must have passed the Level 3 Watch Stander 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.