Patch and Test Technician - Military veterans preferred



  full-time   employee

United States


Job Summary:


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.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelors Degree and 5+ years of experience; OR, High School equivalent and 9+ years of experience.

  • Must be CompTIA Security+ certified

  • Must have a current TS/SCI clearance.

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

  • 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 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 have valid U.S. Passport.

  • Must be able to lift 50lbs of equipment.

Desired Qualifications:
  • Some experience with encryption devices such as Taclanes and KIV-7M

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

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

Desired Qualifications