DRSN Technician

Clearance Level
Top Secret/SCI
Portsmouth, Virginia

REQ#: RQ80584

Travel Required: 10-25%
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Pipeline



General Dynamics Information Technology, Defense Division, Naval Forces Sector is currently seeking a candidate to provide on-site support at Defense Red Switch Network sites, OCONUS and CONUS locations. The Telecommunication Analyst will support the  Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) providing on-site operation and maintenance:

  • Perform day-to-day DRSN operation and maintenance and its subsystems.
  • Perform scheduled, unscheduled, corrective operation and maintenance,
  • Perform fault isolation, and repair of DRSN equipment and circuits.
  • Perform preventative maintenance on DRSN equipment to include replacement of circuit cards or major sub-assemblies.
  • Perform software upgrades and all operation and maintenance IAW Defense Information System Agency (DISA), Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Operations and Maintenance Guide, and Technical Manuals.
  • Perform database management; logistics support functions and DRSN installation and configuration of Integrated Service Telephones, Multifunction Digital Adapters, UDLT Multiplexers, Cryptographic devices, CSU/DSU/CTP equipment.
  • Perform on-call after normal working hours.

The work center is responsible for maintaining the Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) and its sub-systems on a 24/7 basis. DRSN work center will cover fault management, security management, operation and preventative maintenance, logistics and repair support, and DRSN management database system, at a primary location and remote locations. DRSN work center will provide network management subsystem support to DRSN System Manager.  

Bachelors degree in a related technical area of study and/or a minimum of 5 years related experience in Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) experience in lieu of degree.

  • Candidate MUST BE U.S. CITIZEN and hold an active Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI.
  • Candidate holds current Security + certification and DSS-2A certification
  • Candidate must have 5 - 8 years experience in the following areas:
    • Knowledge and experience with various cryptographic equipment:
      • KIV-7M
      • KG-175D
      • KIV-19M
      • STE/R
      • KYV-5 ANDVT
      • KY-58
      • CTP 150/2024/2056 is a plus
      • Canoga Perkins modems
      • Various electronic test equipment, Fire-bird 6000 or equivalent, Digital Multimeter and Oscope.
      • Microsoft Windows 7/10 and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Strong system/network troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Self-starter and work under minimum supervision.
  • Candidate must be Fit to Deploy to the CENTCOM AOR
    • This position will deploy with U.S. Forces, and therefore is subject to Deployed Contractor training and regulations, and USCENTCOM Individual Protection and individual / Unit Deployment Policy. Successful candidates will be subject to initial and recurring physical examinations and medical testing, and meet fitness for duty requirements in accordance with the CENTCOM Policy and related modifications and regulations.

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 or the start date, if after December 8.

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.

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.