SATCOM Systems Specialist (Secret SSBI)- Israel

Clearance Level
Network Engineering
Hybrid Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Satellite Communications (SATCOM)

Technical Support

REQ#: RQ146892
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

The SATCOM Systems Specialist will work as a team to provide 24/7/365 Operations and Maintenance (O&M) of satellite communications networks as well as configuring routers and switches, and firewalls for LAN and WAN terrestrial systems and circuits.  Primary duties are to serve as the SATCOM Help Desk representative, communications Node Site Coordinator (NSC), and network support duties to include router/switch configurations, cable installation and management, and COMSEC keying and management.  Primary systems supported include the US Army MET-T and SNAP terminals as well as the Transportable Radar Communications Complex (TRCC) system.  

Duties include:

  • Manage the SATCOM Help Desk to receive and coordinate remediation of trouble calls from lower and higher echelons.  

  • Monitor satellite communications and report issues and/or outages in accordance with local procedures.

  • Install, configure, and maintain switches and routers and supporting cabling to maintain satellite communications and local LAN environment.

  • Key, rekey cryptographic devices such as the KG-175D.

  • Coordinate ASI's and maintenance of satellite terminal supporting equipment, such as shelters, power generators, and Environmental Control Units (ECU) with other vendors as required.

  • Create and maintain SATCOM architecture and infrastructure diagrams and communication plans.

  • May serve as a team or task leader. (Not a people manager)

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Secret Level Security Clearance with an SSBI/Tier 5 Investigation

  • BA/BS (or equivalent experience), or 5+ years of related experience

  • DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification required on Day 1 (CompTia Sec+ minimum).

  • Valid Drivers License

Preferred Qualifications

  • Top Secret or higher security clearance

  • ITIL-F certification

  • Windows or Network certification a plus

The location is considered austere/ remote, and therefore unaccompanied.  HOLA is provided, but use and import of a POV is not.  Leased vehicles are provided for transportation to / from work.

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


CompTIA - Security+ CE - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%


U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on customer site requirements.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.