Cable Technician

Clearance Level
Hardware Engineering
Arlington, Virginia

REQ#: RQ83731

Travel Required: 25-50%
Requisition Type: Regular

We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and thats important.

GDIT is seeking a Cable Technician to help support our JSP ETM program at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. NOTE: Due to the type of access this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed.

The Cable Technician duties will include:

  • Responsible for 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, and additional buildings within the NCR supported by JSP. 

  • 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.

  • Analyze, administer, and maintain telecommunications and network cabling infrastructure.

  • Dress, terminate and test cables and components,

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

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

  • Install, maintain, and repair voice and data communications systems

  • Interprets service orders, circuit diagrams, and electrical schematics

  • Test, locate, install, and repair cabling infrastructure associated with trouble calls, and performs routine maintenance

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

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

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

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

  • Maintain current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned

Required Skills:

  • Active Secret Clearance

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

  • 2+ years of related telecommunications experience.

  • In-depth knowledge of TDM networks

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

  • Familiar with BICSI rules, regulations, and standards.

  • Computer literate with basic networking skills

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

  • 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.

  • Ability to work with power tools and ladders


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.