Telecommunications Specialist-Senior

Fort Detrick, Maryland
Sep 06, 2023
Oct 06, 2023
Full Time
Responsibilities & Qualifications


Overall Description: As the lead design reviewer, the Telecommunications Specialist - Senior provides expert level oversight regarding information systems and telecommunications architecture and associated requirements, provides input to the design review process and charettes, and provides technical ISPPCE training. Responsible for the technical oversite of two Telecommunications Specialist- Associates conducting design review of the Fort Detrick Engineering Directorate (FDED) Military Construction Army (MCA) telecommunications construction design plans. Design reviews ensure that MCA project package meets the I3A Criteria, UFC 3-580-01, and ANSI/TIA standards for common user data and voice communications; and is cost effective, technologically current, and meets users networking requirements while satisfying Government policy. Engineering, design, or technical reviews of all design packages shall comply with Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) and with the Department of the Army (DA) regulations, I3A Criteria, Unified Facilities Criteria (UFC), USAISEC Directives, and local command policy. Attends required charrettes with various stakeholders accompanied by government representatives. Provides technical training as the primary trainer for ISPPCE Workshops. Must be skilled at network design implementation including interpreting blueprints, network diagrams, and have a firm understanding of network components and infrastructure. Must have good written and spoken communications skills. Must be detail oriented and highly accurate.
  • Reviews customer requirements and makes recommendations for changes to existing technical architecture.
  • Complies with prescribed customer, industry and agency standards.
  • Develops required specifications and solutions for simple to moderately complex problems.
  • Coordinates with TekSynap's PM, and Government stakeholders (e.g., COR, TM, PM, etc.) and user representatives to ensure accurate solutions and user satisfaction on technical matters.
  • Planning, performing, and documenting assessments of network design hardware for unclassified services to ensure proper application of the network design.
  • Preparing After Action Reports (AAR) and/or Trip Reports as needed for occasional travel that document the approaches/actions taken, results, issues, recommendations and supporting rationale.
  • Developing and/or implement design evaluation methods and procedures.
  • Producing formal documentation of recommendations for executive briefings.
  • Planning and tracking for change implementation tasks.
  • Creating, reading, interpreting necessary supporting configuration artifacts such as network maps, detailed designs, test plans, operations readiness test reports, device configurations, and maintenance processes and procedures.
  • Provides unfailing awareness of safety including accident avoidance, safety risk recognition and mitigation, and proper responses to safety risks and incidents.

  • Security Clearance: Active DoD Secret (Tier 3) or the ability to obtain Interim SECRET eligibility (TS/SCI preferred)
  • Education: MA/MS in a technical discipline from an accredited college or university
  • Work Experience:
    • Minimum of 10+ years of related IT/Network Design experience
    • Knowledge of the Military Construction - Army Program and its various phases.
    • Experience performing Information Technology and Telecommunications design reviews.
    • Experience providing training to classes of 5-10 users.
      • Specific experience providing ISPPCE training is highly desired.
    • Experience in implementing DoD specific IT policies, processes, and procedures with reference to their area of expertise.
    • Set consistently high expectations of quality and performance.
    • Use critical thinking and reasoning to make decisions that benefit the entire team.
    • Show notable attention to detail reviewing subordinate work.
    • Approach decision-making without bias.
    • Provide strong written and verbal communication.
    • Sensible presentation and superb technical writing skills
    • Ability to effectively communicate verbally and non-verbally to large groups.
  • Work Schedule:
    • Monday - Friday
    • Day Shift
  • US Citizen


We are seeking a Telecommunications Specialist-Senior (Lead Design Reviewer) to join our Fort Detrick, MD based Military Construction Army Design Review Team.

We offer our full-time employees a competitive benefits package to include health, dental, vision, 401K, life insurance, short-term and long-term disability plans, vacation time and holidays.

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Additional Job Information

  • Establish Focus
  • Change Management
  • Develop Others
  • Oral Communication
  • Written Communication
  • Interpersonal Awareness
  • Build Relationships
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Conceptual Thinking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Technical Expertise
  • Initiative
  • Foster Innovation
  • Results Oriented
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Service


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Location: Fort Detrick, Maryland
  • Type of environment: Primarily office with the possibility of occasional telework
  • Noise level: Low
  • Work schedule: Schedule is day shift Monday - Friday.
    • May be requested to work evenings and weekends to meet program and contract needs.
  • Amount of Travel: Up to 20% with possibility of more based on mission requirements for attendance with government to charrettes and workshops.


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 regularly required to use hands to handle, feel, touch; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is regularly required to lift up to 10 pounds. The employee is frequently required to lift up to 25 pounds; and up to 50 pounds. The vision requirements include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

  • Citizenship: US
  • Clearance requirement: DoD Secret (Top Secret/SCI preferred)


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


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