Senior Cable Technician | Secret clearance

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

Cable Installation

Cable Testers

Fiber Optic Cabling

Optical Fibers


REQ#: RQ147573
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

Secure and expertly apply the latest technologies to advance the mission as a Senior Cable Technician with GDIT. Your work in enterprise IT will help our clients overcome evolving demands and missions. Own the opportunity to accelerate digital modernization for our clients as you accelerate your career.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Cable Technician, you will help ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work depends on a Senior Cable Technician joining 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.


  • 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 in accordance with scope of work statements.

  • Must follow JSP and commercial best practice procedures (BICSI, EIA/TIA) 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. Must know the standard copper 568-B Color code, 25 pair color code, as well as the Fiber 12 strand Color Code

  • Responsible for 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. This includes Copper terminations on Patch Panels, Modular Plugs, Jacks as well as Fiber Splicing/Terminating single and multiple strand fiber optic cables.

  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components, Ability to work with Hand Tools, to include power tools, Powder Actuated Tools, and ladders.

  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors, Computer literate.

  • Basic networking skills.

  • Installs, maintains, and repairs voice and data communications cabling systems.

  • Interprets service orders, circuit diagrams, floor plans and networking logic diagrams.

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

  • Use Excel and Microsoft Word, input data into databases and create and maintain cable.

  • records as jobs proceed and formalize at completion.

  • 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. This includes setting up fiber testers with the appropriate test ends. Additionally, the Technician is responsible for creating the appropriate folders within the Copper and Fiber Test Equipment Master Folder.

  • 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.

  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.

  • Participates in special projects as required.

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

  • Walking long distances for long periods of time, lifting of material up to 50 pounds, loading equipment onto carts or shelves, moving equipment to work locations, unloading equipment, mounting of equipment into racks and trash removal.


  • Security Clearance Level: Active Secret clearance

  • Required Experience: 3 - 5 years of related telecommunications experience.

  • Required Education: Associate’s Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.

  • Required Technical Skills: Must be familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standards.

  • Required Skills and Abilities: Candidate 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.

  • Location: Onsite at the Pentagon - Arlington VA


  • Active TS/SCI security clearance.

  • Strong customer service experience is highly preferred.


  • 401K with company match.

  • Comprehensive health and wellness packages

  • Internal mobility team dedicated to helping you own your career.

  • Professional growth opportunities including paid education and certifications.

  • Cutting-edge technology you can learn from.

  • Rest and recharge with paid vacation and holidays.



Work Requirements
Years of Experience

6 + years of related experience

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

Travel Required



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.