Cable Technician | Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Hardware Engineering
Arlington, Virginia
Arlington, Virginia
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success


Computer Systems

Data Communication

Problem Analysis

REQ#: RQ140484
Public Trust: None
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

GDIT is seeking a Senior Cable Technician to help support our Joint Service Provider Enterprise Transport Management - Next Gen (JSP ETM - NG) program at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Due to the nature of work this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed and will require the employee to report full-time onsite.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Installation and documentation of new and/or updated Inside Plant cable infrastructure to include conduit, cable trays, copper, coax, fiber and all associated elements in the Pentagon, Mark Center & buildings within the NCR supported by JSP. 

  • Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures, standards required for installation of cable racks, wiring of the racks and testing required during installation.

  • Analyzes, administers, and maintains telecommunications and network cabling infrastructure.

  • Tasks assigned by Coordinators in connection with service orders and repair activities related to Category 6 cabling, Voice over IP networks (VOIP), and fiber optic cabling infrastructure.

  • In-depth knowledge of TDM networks

  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components including CAT6 and fiber optic cabling.

  • Installs, maintains and repairs voice and data communications systems

  • Interprets service orders, circuit diagrams, and electrical schematics

  • Tests, locates, installs, and repairs cabling infrastructure associated with trouble calls, and performs routine maintenance

  • Verifies work order information and receipt of all necessary equipment and information

  • Verifies service by testing installed cabling, identifying, correcting, or escalating problems

  • Well versed in the use of network cabling test equipment including network testers, copper cable testers, fiber OTDRs and fiber power meters.

  • Documents network by labeling and routing equipment and cables; recording configuration diagrams and specifications

  • Maintains network by troubleshooting and repairing outages; testing network back-up procedures; updating documentation

  • Identify, track and remove abandoned cable, and keep cable neatly tied and bundled while maintaining safety standards

  • Ability to work with power tools and ladders

  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors

  • Computer literate with basic Networking Skills

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned

  • Participates in special projects as required

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret security clearance

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related technical discipline, OR equivalent work experience in lieu of degree

  • 1+ years of related telecommunications experience.

  • Must be familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standards.

  • Must have the ability to communicate effectively to personnel of various expertise levels.  

  • Solid customer support skills in a high visibility environment.

  • Problem analysis and problem solving. 

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Able to report onsite as indicated above

Desired Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI security clearance

  • Strong customer service experience is highly preferred








Work Requirements
Years of Experience

1 + years of related experience

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

Travel 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.