Parsons Corporation Senior Telecommunications (COMM) Specialist in Fort Belvoir, Virginia
Senior Telecommunications (COMM) Specialist
Fort Belvoir, Virginia, United States
SENIOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS (COMM) SPECIALIST
Precision is king when it comes to the work you do!
When it comes to the details, you innately can see where, why, how and what needs to be tweaked in order to achieve the best end goal. Your colleagues approve work but you see an overlooked area. It jumps out to you because of your finely tuned observational skills and highly developed attention to detail. Accuracy and precision define your work ethic. And you don't stop until the piece of the puzzle is in its right place. Your colleagues know that all of the puzzle pieces you work on will always fit smoothly into their necessary spot. They don't question the work you do because they know it will be correct and on point. Our organization is successful because of the skills you uniquely bring to the job. We need you. If you would like to apply your skills in an environment that will celebrate you, let's talk.
Parsons Corporation is seeking candidates to join a highly successful team that has won and performed over $100 Million of Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) work around the world for more than 20 years. This challenging and exciting work will provide you the opportunity to travel CONUS and OCONUS to the most important DoD defense systems and critical infrastructure to ensure the survivability of any threat or attack. This is an exciting opportunity to experience travelling to destinations around the world and protecting mission critical infrastructure.
The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate (NE) performs integrated, multidisciplinary, Balanced Survivability Assessments (BSAs) that assess survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets.BSA teams aim to ensure continuity to DoD missions and critical infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability of these infrastructure against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, information system attacks, terrorists, radio frequency weapons (RFW), sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).
In order to ensure continuity of DoD Missions and to maintain continuous operations of critical infrastructure, it is imperative to have fully functional BSA teams (1) to conduct Blue Team Assessments; (2) to provide specific SME assistance to Technical Support Projects (TSPs); (3) to provide Design Review assistance; and (4) to provide technical assistance to the Home Team. The size and skillsets of each team will vary and include those required to execute each mission. The resource needs of each mission and/or stakeholder requests will be identified and managed by DTRA.
BSA assessments include, but are not limited to, examining surveillance operations, physical security, telecommunications (e.g., video, voice and data, commercial and military), information operations (e.g., computer networks, IA tools use, operations security), structural protection and response (to include blast effects modeling and consideration of anti-terrorism/force protection standards), utility subsystems (e.g., power and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning reliability and endurance), weapons of mass destruction protection, emergency operations (e.g., emergency preparedness, fire protection, emergency response, disaster control and recovery, continuity of operations), and electromagnetic protection (e.g., electromagnetic pulse and radio frequency weapon susceptibility, lightning protection). The BSA mission, by necessity, is fluid and requires the teams operating within these environments to be adaptable.
BSA teams may be deployed to high-threat, but permissive environments anywhere in the world.
Our environment is conducive to individuals who like to get their assignments done without much supervision or oversight. Though support is available if needed, we are suited for people who like to work independently. If you are excited about working in an atmosphere where you will have the mental space you need to get the job done we would love to get your application.
The COMM Specialist’s responsibilities include reviewing and assessing the telecommunications infrastructure that supports the customer’s missions and any facilities and organizations that support them using a consistent and repeatable methodology as an integral part of the BSA process to determine the mission survivability of an organization and its supporting facilities to include equipment and routing, from a communications perspective, and their ability to complete all assigned missions from a communications perspective. The COMM Specialist identifies all aspects of communications-related vulnerabilities, increases the customer’s awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts of communications on mission execution capability, and provides recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.
• Broad knowledge and working level operational experience with commonly used DoD data and voice networks and transmission systems.
• Extensive knowledge with configuration, operation, and management of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and other DoD and Commercial terrestrial and satellite communications systems and networks.
• Broad experience in general military command and control operations and supporting DoD C4I systems including identifying critical mission systems, their vulnerabilities and the impact on the broader strategic, operational and tactical implications on higher DoD or National level missions.
• Demonstrate current knowledge of and familiarity with the following:
Fiber optic distribution systems
Optical transport networks
SONET/SDH, ATM, IP, and TDM protocols, equipment and networks
Experience in one or more of the following: DISN, DSN, DRSN, DMS SIPRNet, NIPRNet, JWICS, DSCS, Milstar, AFSCN, GMD, GPS, cellular, Microwave, and various other DoD and commercial architectures and SATCOM systems
Must have an Active TS/SCI Clearance
Parsons is a digitally enabled solutions provider focused on the defense, security, and infrastructure markets. With nearly 75 years of experience, Parsons is uniquely qualified to deliver cyber/converged security, technology-based intellectual property, and other innovative services to federal, regional, and local government agencies, as well as to private industrial customers worldwide.
Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT.
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Parsons is an equal opportunity, drug-free employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Minority/Female/Disabled/Protected Veteran/LGBT
Parsons is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to an individual's race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, union affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, employable physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, immigration status, or any other basis protected by applicable laws.