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Telecommunication Engineer/Network Technician III
Ref No.: 17-03904
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Telecommunication Engineer/Network Technician III
LCAT: Telecommunication Engineer / Objective 2 & 3 – Network Modernization & Convergence/Unified Communications
Target: $57.50/hr temp to perm
Conversion Salary: $75,000

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) requires the ability to efficiently identify, integrate and manage secure cloud computing services on an ongoing basis. CSRA will serve as an enterprise cloud services broker (ECSB)/integrator to manage a portfolio of cloud computing services across multiple vendor and internal VA offerings, supplying VA with a flexible solution and achieving all the advantages of cloud computing services. VA network supportability, network design and application hosting configuration must all be brought into alignment with modernized service delivery to create confidence in service quality across the VA enterprise. The integration of all aspects related to cloud service delivery quality and compliance is the focus of this program.

CSRA requires a telecommunications engineer to inventory existing VA circuits, outside cable plant, and telecommunications (PBXs, EOs, MGs, Conference Bridges, Routers, etc.) using a standard template. The baseline will be used to identify circuits that will transition from the GSA Networx contract to the follow-on contract. The number of circuits is unknown, but exceeds 100,000 circuits. In some cases, the new circuits will require a transformation (PRI to SIP) or upgrade (T-1 to Ethernet). To support the transformation, the inventory will include the outside cable plant, router, and infrastructure capabilities to identify VA internal assets required to support circuit transformations. For example, a T-1 to Ethernet transformation requires a different port on a router. In some locations, the telecommunications engineer is required to conduct the inventory on-site.

The Telecommunications Engineer must be familiar with telecommunication carrier technologies, terminology, and circuit infrastructure. The candidate must be familiar with the circuit ordering and provisioning process. The candidate must be able to work independently with minimal supervision. The candidate will be assigned a portion of the network and must be able to manage their time to complete their network segment inventory on time and with accuracy. As the face of the contract to the customers, the candidate must have good people skills and be able to collaborate with others.

The ideal candidate will have the ability to work independently to conduct inventories. The candidate shall have a background in circuit identification, ordering, and provisioning on a moderate scale. The candidate shall have strong verbal skills and be able to follow direction. The candidate shall have 2 years of experience working in the telecommunications field and military experience with telecommunications is desired.

High School Diploma
0-3 years of experience
Familiarity with Network technology: Experience identifying, ordering, and provisioning telecommunication resources preferred
Ability to work independently to accomplish objectives on time
Interpersonal skills that support customer and team collaboration
Intermediate user of Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel
Excellent oral, listening and writing skills and ability to discern and document important parts of discussions, action items and decisions made
Excellent attention to detail and follow-through

Preferred Skills
Prior experience conducting inventories of medium size networks (in excess of 500 circuits)
Experience configuring and deploying WAN, voice, and video IT assets
Ability to maintain and sustain an inventory database