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2019-099-A: SME: Communications Operator/Technician SME
DirectorateApplied Research Solutions
LocationHanscom AFB-MA
Applied Research Solutions is seeking a full-time Communications Operator/Technician SME.

Job Responsibilities:
• Advises and supports activities for installing, maintaining, repairing, overhauling, deploying, and modifying cyberspace systems and equipment platforms, to include voice, data, video client devices, network infrastructure systems, radio, satellite, intrusion detection, space systems, telemetry, microwave, and cryptographic. Ensures cyber and communication equipment and components meet installation practices, technical orders, and accepted commercial installation specifications. Applies communications security program expertise to include physical, cryptographic, transmission, and emission security. Supports and ensures compliance with safety standards and instructions. Supports communication system implementation and project installation, and ensures architecture, configuration, and integration conformity. Serves as advisor for facility design, platform IT programs installation, minor construction planning, and coordinates with base communications systems as necessary. Determines adequacy and correctness of project packages and amendments for installation and integration of communication systems. Conducts site and equipment surveys and validates equipment systems interface.
• Job Experience
o The Contractor should have experience with evaluating operational readiness of communications equipment, network devices, sensors, intrusion detection, and related support equipment, to include: 1) troubleshooting and repairing standard voice, data, and video network infrastructure systems, IP detection systems and cryptographic equipment; 2) maintaining, testing, troubleshooting, and repairing voice and network systems equipment and circuits utilizing tools and test equipment; 3) sustaining, troubleshooting, and repairing standard radio frequency wireless, line-of-sight, beyond line-of-sight, wideband, and ground-based satellite and encryption transmission devices in a fixed and deployed environment; and 4) establishing cyber tactics, techniques, and procedures.
o The Contractor should also have experience coordinating request for service orders, reviewing, recommending, and implementing changes to communications-computer systems installations records (CSIR), technical data, engineering drawings, and equipment wiring diagrams, and updating and verifying entries on cyber system, facility, maintenance, and inspection records.
• Other duties as assigned.

• Personnel supporting this requirement must have and maintain an active Top Secret security clearance.
• Experience with electronic and network principles, information assurance, telephony, copper and fiber-optic transmission principles, cryptographic techniques, network system installation practices, project and circuit diagram interpretation, test equipment, special tools, and management practices. Must have knowledge of electricity and radio theory, including transistors, solid-state components, and digital techniques applying to ground RF communications and related equipment maintenance; and interpretation of management information data, technical orders, blueprints, wiring diagrams, and schematic drawings.
• Network+ and Security+ certifications are highly desirable. CCNA and CISSP certifications are desirable. Degree (BA/BS) and 10 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed, or an AA/AS degree and 15 years of experience in the respective technical/professional discipline being performed. Additional courses in mathematics, computer science, or information technologies is desirable.

All positions at Applied Research Solutions are subject to background investigations. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background investigation including criminal history and identity check.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-741.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified individuals on the basis of disability, and requires affirmative action by covered prime contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified individuals with disabilities.

This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60-300.5(a). This regulation prohibits discrimination against qualified protected veterans, and requires affirmative action by covered contractors and subcontractors to employ and advance in employment qualified protected veterans.