Cable Technician - Secret clearance

Clearance Level
Hardware Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ135256

Travel Required: 25-50%
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is seeking a 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 in accordance with scope of work statements. 

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components, Ability to work with power tools and ladders

  • Ability to work well with others and communicate with supervisors. Computer literate with basic Networking Skills

  • 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

  • Use Excel and Microsoft Word, input data into data base’s 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.

  • 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, trash removal.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active Secret Clearance

  • Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical training or work experience.

  • 3-5 years of related telecommunications experience.

  • Must be familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standard

  • Must be able to use Excel and Microsoft Word, input data into data base’s and create and maintain cable records as jobs proceed and formalize at completion.  

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

  • Must be able to complete physical work as indicated above under responsibilities.  

  • Able to provide problem analysis and problem solving.

  • Must have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Strong customer service experience

  • Able to report onsite as indicated above








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