SCA Electronics Maintenance Technician III

Location US-VA-Ashburn
Posted Date 3 days ago(2/19/2018 5:19 PM)
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Information Technology - Systems Engineer

About NFF

Incorporated in 1996, NFF is the only Cisco Gold Partner headquartered in the District of Columbia with Advanced Specializations in all major IT disciplines. In addition to Cisco, NFF holds key strategic partnerships with VMware, NetApp, Microsoft, Riverbed, and many System Integrators. NFF is an ISO 9001:2008 certified company. NFF has been ranked in Inc. Magazine's 500/5000 Fastest Growing Companies list since 2007. From Presidential Inauguration Network Design to an Enterprise Architecture Design for 85 Agencies and 45,000 Users, a Nationwide IP based Video Tele-Conferencing Implementation, or an Emergency Network Infrastructure Management Design, NFF is building what’s next.


We provide a competitive salary and benefits package including health insurance (medical, prescription, dental, and vision), life and disability insurance, PTO, paid holidays, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, Commuter benefits, and educational assistance.

About this Position / Responsibilities

•Implementing comprehensive plans, policies and objectives, and provides technical advice to integrate technological applications to enhance customer operational requirements. 
•Planning, organizing, and conducting studies and forecasts to establish technology for operational support of the law enforcement mission. 
•Coordinating with his/her manager and the customer COR on projected systems, current and planned capabilities, compatibility, costs and benefits, joint agency efforts, and other critical areas. 
•Assisting in the implementation of nationwide long-term projects in coordination with the Chief Inspector OST. 
•Evaluating proposed technical solutions for law enforcement communications and make recommendations to USMS management. 
•Identifying radio communications requirements, analyzing technical solutions, conducting physical surveys, implementing and validating the final solution used to meet communication requirements. 
•Serving as a troubleshooter and trainer to resolve operational and technical problems for radio systems users, and coordinating directly with the USMS field division leadership and/or representatives from other federal, state and local public safety Agencies. 
•Identifying technical issues with radio communications experienced by users throughout the customer locations, designing modifications and enhancements to improve the effectiveness of the communications systems; and providing briefings on proposed modifications or enhancements to OST for implementation. 
•Working independently to survey wide areas and buildings for proper communications networks. 
•Planning, coordinating, building, and installing new communication networks. 
•Identifying technical failures on radio subscriber and infrastructure equipment and working independently to address/fix the failures. 
•Install analog and IP based video surveillance cameras, setup secure communication systems, and support GPS tracking.
•Plan, design, and build custom hardware, cables, and components in support of unique communication demands.
•Program, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair the following USMS LMR assets: APX 7000, APX 7500, XTS 5000, XTL 5000, XTS 2500, XTS 5000 consolette, Quantar repeater, Astro-Tac receiver, Astro-Tac 3000 comparator, GTR 8000 repeater, GPW 8000 receiver, and GCM 8000 comparator.
•Build radio code plugs for the USMS mission critical operations.
•Update CPS software and firmware for all radio programming computers.
•Prepare, run, and terminate coax, network, and fiber optic cables.
•Test, tune and align duplexers, repeaters, portable radios and mobile radios.
•Set up, configure, and use complex instrumentation to perform communication tests and maintenance.
•Manage encryption keys using the Motorola Key Management Facility (KMF).
•Encrypt radios using Over-the-Air-Rekeying (OTAR) or manually by using the KVL-3000+.
•Analyze and interpret circuit wiring, logic cable diagrams, complete communication systems schematic diagrams, and network specifications for the purpose of installing, troubleshooting, or maintaining the system or device.
•Perform calculations and manipulate test data in order to improve performance and solve problems.


Job Qualifications:

•Suitable candidate should possess a basic working knowledge of local and wide area networking, subnets, and TCP/IP. The applicant should also have some experience in installing and maintaining modern IP Radio Networks.
•The ability to work in a high security environment and observe all required security procedures.
•The ability to learn new radio and/or computer hardware and software skills quickly through independent study, formal training, and/or on-the-job training.
•Five years experience in land mobile radio subscriber equipment; including programming, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.
•Five years experience in land mobile radio infrastructure equipment; including programming, troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance.

NFF Disclosures

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation or any other classification protected by Federal, state, or local law. NFF is subject to certain governmental recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the administration of civil rights laws and regulations and affirmative action. In order to comply with these laws, we invite you to voluntarily self-identify your gender, race and ethnicity. Submission of this information is voluntary and refusal to provide it will not subject you to any adverse treatment. The information will be kept confidential and will only be used in accordance with the provisions of applicable laws, executive orders and regulations, including those that require the information to be summarized and reported to the federal government. When reported, data will not identify any specific individual. This information will not be shared with hiring managers, will be kept separate from your application data and will not affect any employment decisions.


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