Junior Network Analyst

Junior Network Analyst
Clearance: Minimum SECRET/SSBI required

Job Summary
A Junior Network Analyst provides support to the RNEC-Client-ITC (Regional Network Enterprise Center National Capital Region – Installation Transport Center). The successful candidate will perform a wide variety of technical activities for telecommunications projects requiring experience in network infrastructure, installation procedures, and signal-transmission characteristics of telecommunications systems. They must also possess in-depth knowledge of theories and techniques associated with inside/outside fixed plant facilities; and a sound knowledge of telecommunications electronics theories, concepts, and principles to perform the duties listed.

SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Employee maintains and repairs local and long haul telecommunications circuits, networks, and systems.
  • Performs complex troubleshooting tasks involving systems or end-to-end circuit problems with multiple transmission types (i.e., combination of radio, carrier, cable, fiber, open wire, line treatment and/or interconnecting customer equipment).
  • Serves as Communications Security (COMSEC) courier and hand receipt holder responsible for signing and accounting for crypto-keying material; maintains inventories and controls use of keying material; troubleshoots, operates, and performs Over the Air Rekey (OTAR) and monthly key updates.
  • Has experience in the installation and termination of various cable types e.g. fiber, copper.
  • Provides engineering support and manages systems interfaces for Data Modems, Circuit Conditioning and Transmission Systems; Digital/Analog Telephone Switching Systems; Signaling, Multiplex; Data Transmission/Teleprocessing and Trunking, Fiber Optics systems and cables, copper cabling; Intercommunications and Open Wire Systems; Power Subscriber Carrier Systems; Telecommunications Circuit/Terminal Control Systems; Synchronous Optical Networking (SONET) and other associated systems and circuitry
  • Manages the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) nodes to include:
    • Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) Services Node,
    • Technical Control Facility (TCF)
    • Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPRNET) node
    • Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPRNET) node
    • Integrated Digital Network Exchange (IDNX) PROMINA 800 node
    • Data Asynchronous Transfer Mode Services (DATMS) node sites
    • Local and long haul Fiber Optic Transport nodes with the responsibility to provide the DISN Global Networks and Operations Security Center (GNOSC) with local site and distant end troubleshooting.
  • Monitors the technical efforts of maintenance personnel engaged in telecommunications operations or in maintenance and installation services.
  • Coordinates and monitors the installation and implementation of node and system hardware, software, and circuits to include coordination of preventive maintenance as directed by DISA.
  • Provides information to users in the evaluation and establishment of telecommunications systems; reviews engineering work order/modifications; and interprets system requirements for maintenance and continued performance after test and acceptance.
  • Maintains dialing plans, trunking diagrams, cable prints, and systems related databases to include programming required for upgrades/modifications.
  • Analyzes performance of telecommunications networks and systems using specially designed systems and particular operational measurements, and recommends maintenance actions needed to achieve optimum systems performance. Recommends appropriate modification to equipment and/or procedures based on site characteristics and operational requirements.

CORE COMPETENCIES

  • Attention to Detail – Demonstrates thoroughness and contentious attention to detail.
  • Customer Service – Works with clients and customers to assess their requirements, provide information or assistance, explains the scope of available products and services; is committed to quality deliverables.
  • Oral Communication – Expresses information effectively, listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and responds professionally.
  • Problem Solving – Identifies problems; determines accuracy and relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations and resolve issues.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • High-school diploma or educational equivalent required; diploma from a technical or vocational school or have acquired equivalent military/DoD training. Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science, Information Assurance, Information Systems, or other related scientific or technical discipline is preferred. Work experience or industry certifications demonstrating technical proficiency may be substituted for education requirements.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience providing, collaborative computing implementation, troubleshooting, and maintenance support. (Desired)

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Certifications/Training:
Applicant must have and maintain the following Information Assurance (IA) certifications prior to beginning employment:
CompTIA Security+CE (Required) and a CCNA (Preferred).

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
” Manual dexterity 80% to 100% of the time
” Lifting up to 50 pounds 10% of the time
” Reaching 15% of the time
” Standing 60% of the time
” Sitting 15% of the time
” Walking 25% of the time

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms.

WORK ENVIRONMENT
” This is an ADP-1 Critical-Sensitive Level 3 position, requiring a SECRET security clearance and is subject to Random Drug Testing.
” Incumbent must be available on an on-call basis to provide immediate assistance in the event of an on-line system failure or other demands as required.
” Work is performed in a technical control facility around hazardous devices involving electrical circuits, power panels, telephone and data circuits that present some danger to the individual and may require safety precautions.
” Some heavy lifting may be required.
” Work is performed in an office setting, computer operations, telecommunications center, telephone closets, electrical distribution centers, panels, and hallways.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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