Communications Watch Officer - TS/SCI REQUIRED
Company: Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.
Posted on: June 12, 2021
Jacobs is currently seeking a Communications Watch Officer to
join our energetic team in the Arlington, VA area. In this position
you'll be a part of a team that maintains and supports our
customers facility by ensuring that the telecommunications systems
are fully functional and available for the senior leader's decision
support teams. This position requires an active DoD TS/SCI security
clearance that has been adjudicated in the last 5 years or
designated CE and the ability to obtain and maintain special
Duties/Tasks and Responsibilities:
- Work as the Communications Watch Officer in the high-tempo
environment of a National Operations Center responsible for
availability and performance of operational mission capabilities
under varying conditions including a variety of voice, video, data
systems, networks and information feeds.
- Apply knowledge, training and expertise to determine
appropriate course of action and best solution set to implement
under varying situational events; brief customer on operational
- Monitor and analyze indications and warnings, operational
status and other conditional factors; assess impact of changing
conditions; task external teams and direct their efforts;
reallocate resources and personnel as best determined to meet
mission objectives; coordinate actions with other
- Make tactical decisions and take decisive action in a
fast-paced dynamic environment to ensure mission objectives are
- Manage dynamic taskings and prioritize workload to meet
customer expectations and demand level under changing situational
- Review and interpret changes to policy doctrine and directives
to determine impact to mission operations and established
processes; develop, update and maintain procedures and guidelines
resulting from policy changes or new and emerging technology
insertion; make recommendations; inform customer of best
- Identify process improvements, efficiency gains and innovative
approaches to operations and service delivery to increase customer
- Determine need for, coordinate and direct system repair and
- Work with customer to determine operational requirements for
future system capabilities; design, plan and test new systems to
meet customer needs; ensure new systems are properly installed and
brought on-line for operational use; coordinate and manage
installation team efforts to ensure schedules are met and
activities are not disruptive to ongoing operations. Ensure proper
configuration and change management control are applied and system
documentation is current.
- Work is performed on a 12-hour shift, scheduled on a rotational
basis among communications support team members including nights,
weekends and holidays in support of 24/7/365 operations.
- Members must be reachable on standby status in situations where
scheduled members are not able to report for shift or to respond to
an alternate duty location in support of customer
- Successful candidate will receive highly specialized training
on unique job responsibilities.
- Active DoD TS/SCI security clearance is required with
adjudication within the last 5 years or designated CE and the
ability to obtain and maintain special accesses.
- Two (2) years of college in a computer field and three (3)
years of related experience or any equivalent combination of
relevant education and experience for a total of five (5) years.
Progressive relevant training and/or certification in appropriate
discipline may be substituted for one (1) year of the education or
Desired Requirements (nice to have but not required, ex.
- Four (4) years of college in a related technical discipline
plus five (5) years of related experience or any equivalent
combination of education and experience for a total of seven (7)
years. Progressive relevant training and/or certification in
appropriate discipline may be substituted for two (2) years of the
education or experience requirement.
- CompTIA IT Security Certification, or must be able to obtain
within 6 months
- Experience as a Network and /or Systems Administrator
- Operational work experience in a military communications career
- Understanding of the mid-range computer hardware, software
- Experience with voice, video and data networks including radio
systems, satellite systems, network architecture and distribution
Most work will be done at a desk or computer.
General Office environment. The work environment is fast-paced
and sometimes involves extreme deadline pressures. The nature of
the work requires a high degree of teamwork and cooperation with
other members of the staff as well as individuals across the
Company and Customers.
Equipment & Machines:
General office equipment including PC/laptop, Fax, Copiers,
Shredder, Printers, Telephone, and other miscellaneous office
Attendance is critical at all times. The Communications Watch
Officer will perform duties during a 12 hour shifts and on a
rotational basis perform daily standby duty to assume shift duties
of personnel not able to report for shift or to respond to an
alternate duty location. Needs to be available to work overtime
during critical peaks and be available to meet last minute requests
for overtime should the situation occur.
Other Essential Functions:
Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in
Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must
not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others. Must put
forward a professional behavior that enhances productivity and
promotes teamwork and cooperation.
Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the
organization both verbally and in writing. Must be well-organized
with the ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks
simultaneously. Must work well under pressure to meet deadline
requirements. Must be willing to travel as needed. Must take and
pass a drug test and background check as well as a motor vehicle
records check. Must be a US citizen.
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