Tech Control Facility (TCF) Technician II*

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Job Title:  Tech Control Facility (TCF) Technician II*

Job Location: Qatar

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is seeking a Tech Control Facility Technician III to support our on-site team based in Qatar.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support in the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the TCF. Maintenance includes configuration of long-haul telecommunications equipment and maintaining and strapping cryptographic equipment.
  • Install new circuits per the direction of Government.
  • Engineer, install, and test TCF equipment to support new and emerging requirements.
  • Provide responsive services to include real-time transmission systems configuration control, circuit restoration, quality control and performance standards, status reporting, master station log, and other actions re-quired by policies, responsibilities, and operational procedures.
  • Responsible for encryption equipment used on the network. This includes control and safeguarding, configuration, and “user-level” maintenance of Ethernet and serial encryption devices.
  • Coordinate with the COMSEC manager to ensure approved encryption keys are available for encryption equipment used on the network.
  • Respond to Data Calls as required.
  • Fabricate, troubleshoot, and repair interfaces on technical control equipment including, but not limited to, the following interfaces:
    • RS-449/422
    • MIL-STD-188-114
    • RS-530
    • RS-232
    • Conditioned Diphase (CDI)
  • Provide O&M of equipment required to support TCF operations. Primary and auxiliary TCF equipment includes:
    • Routers and switches, NET Promina, Cryptographic equipment, NRZ to CDI converters, patch panels and maintenance panels.
    • Modems to include Canoga Perkins and Pargain.
    • Global Positioning System (GPS) time and frequency systems.
    • Firebird 6000/8000, TBERD 6000/5800, cable testers, multimeter, and oscilloscope.
    • Network monitoring suites (SolarWinds).
    • Other equipment and cabling necessary to support signal routing and processing.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Intermediate “hands on” work experience in support of installations, repair, and troubleshooting or maintenance of communications systems or equipment.
  • Must have the technical knowledge to solve complex problems, understand the interrelationships of circuits, and be able to exercise independent judgment in performing tasks in support of communications systems or equipment.
  • Intermediate experience in maintenance/troubleshooting of Tech Control Facility equipment as specified in the task order to include the following:
    • CISCO Routers/Switches
    • NET Promina equipment
    • KG, KY, KIV and ancillaries
    • Patch panels/maintenance panels
    • Fiber optic modems and interface cards
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret clearance
  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship required.


    • High School Diploma 

    Certification Requirements:

    The following current certifications are required:

    • Must meet the certification requirement of DoD 8570.01-M or individual task order. The ideal candidate is expected to have, but is not limited to, the following IT certificate:
      • Current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification
      • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching or Service Provider


Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age (40 or older), genetic information, disability or veteran status. 


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