JT4 provides engineering and technical support to multiple western test ranges for the US Air Force and US Navy under the Joint Range Technical Services Contract, better known as J-Tech II. We develop and maintain realistic integrated test and training environments, and prepare our nation's war-fighting aircraft, weapons systems and air crews for today's missions and tomorrow's global challenges.
JOB SUMMARY - ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/DUTIES
Performs a variety of fundamental field engineering tasks under general supervision of a senior level engineer, involved in the installation, operations, testing and maintenance of electronic equipment and systems. Performs Operations and Maintenance on assigned Joint Data Network (JDNA)/Link 16 equipment.
Performs hardware and software troubleshooting and maintenance on Battle Command Control Communications (BC3) equipment, Multi -Source Correlate Tracker (MSCT) and Air Defense System Interrogator (ADSI) equipment.
The Joint Data Link Network Administrator (JDNA) is responsible to the Joint Interface Control Cell (JICC) watch officer, Joint Data Link Network Operations Officer (JDNO) and Joint Interface Control Officer (JICO) for all system administrators matters for the JICC computer systems. The JDNA will coordinate with the appropriate computer activities and units to resolve all computer support issues for the JICC computers.
Assists the JDNO and JICO with the operation and maintenance of the JDN. Assists in the design, development, modification and analysis of Data Link (Link 16/Situational Awareness Data Link) hardware devices and/or systems
Diagnoses malfunctions in new and existing systems; makes improvements or modifications to produce desired results.
Works closely with project management, other engineering disciplines, configuration management, quality assurance and operations support in the design and deployment of systems or enhances.
Performs system administration duties, including networking on Unix/Linux equipment.
Performs upgrades and installations to Windows XP/Windows 7 equipment.
Performs Link 16 operations at a minimum of Joint Tactical Information Distribution Systems (JTIDS) 101 levels.
Performs corrective and preventative maintenance on all assigned equipment.
Perform all other position related duties as assigned or requested.
Each employee must read, understand, and implement the general and specific operational, safety, quality, and environmental requirements of all plans, procedures, and policies pertaining to their job. Follows Crypto/COMSEC and IA procedures. Perform custodian responsible for CA/CRL Accounts. Works with Secure Telephone Equipment data/voice procedures. Performs setup and operations of Compunetix radio equipment.
This position involves work typical of an office environment with no unusual hazards. There is occasional lifting (up to 50 pounds), constant sitting and use of a computer terminal, constant use of sight abilities while writing, reviewing, and editing documents, constant use of speech/hearing abilities for communication, and constant mental alertness. Routine travel to remote Company work locations may be required.
REQUIREMENTS - EDUCATION, TECHNICAL AND WORK EXPERIENCE
Associates Degree in Engineering/Computer Sciences or other technical discipline or formal academic/vocational/military training and a minimum of 7 or more years of technical/professional experience in the specialty field. Minimum of 3 years with Tactical Data Link/BC3/MSCT experience to include patching in upgrades and software/hardware troubleshooting. Knowledge of Link 16 operations at a minimum of JTDS 101 and at least four years of applicable Data Link experience. AJOC (JT-310) course completion highly recommended/desired. CompTIA Security+ Certification (will need to attain, if candidate does not currently hold, within six months of position acceptance). Must have a professional knowledge of applicable engineering concepts and principles, and a familiarity with related engineering fields. Must have a practical knowledge of test methods and practices sufficient to perform routine to more complex engineering procedures and to prepare or make minor modifications of standard test procedures or test equipment work instructions. Ability to qualify for and maintain a Top Secret Security Clearance with possible SCI.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of persons so classified.