Technical Control Facility (TCF) Supervisor**

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** This position is contingent upon contract award **

Job Title: Technical Control Facility (TCF) Supervisor**

Job Location: Bahrain

Security Clearance: An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret

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

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for an experienced Technical Control Facility (TCF) Supervisor to join our team on-site in Bahrain. The ideal candidate shall be the day-to-day supervisor of the TCF and ensure the equipment necessary for ensuring fast, reliable, and secure exchange of information.

Responsibilities include:

  • Plan, install, operate and maintain TCF for the communications network.
  • Assess, evaluate, and re-engineer complex circuit/link restoration accommodating critical communication architectural requirements, in coordinate with systems engineering personnel.
  • Address capabilities and limitations of communication equipment, troubleshooting procedures, security requirements, and technology to install, operate, maintain, and restore all links and circuits as required.
  • Be capable of clearly articulating technical issues both in speech and writing to non-technical personnel.
  • Be responsible for the appropriate management of the employment and proficiency of the Technical Control Technicians.
  • Perform advanced corrective maintenance on TCFs to the chassis mounted component level.
  • Capture and record technical data during installation and fault isolation in such forms as log book, trouble ticket or outage reports.
  • Coordinate activation/deactivation and fault isolation of communications links and circuits connecting with different services and agencies across time zones and nationalities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of (7) years experience in a military environment related to tactical network systems
  • Detailed knowledge of the operation and maintenance of Promina 400/800 multiplexors.
  • Shall have detailed knowledge of GPS network timing schemes and devices, signal flow, wiring schematics, network timing, and signal conversion.
  • Shall have detailed knowledge of testing, measurement, and diagnostic equipment to include but not limited to Fireberd 8000, T-Berd 6000, Fluke 199, O-scope, and spectrum analyzers.
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity with the different networks in use within Regional Command, and the ISAF IJC.
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity of encryption devices (KIV-19A, KIV-7 family, KG devices, TACLANE devices, and similar equipment) must know how to configure cryptographic devices to communicate with DISA, Marine Corps, and joint units.
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity of cryptographic fills, how to load an encryption device, how to verify the fill segments, and how to operate a Simple Key Loader (SKL).
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity with Cisco IOS-based routers 3900, 3800, and 2800 families; Cisco IOS based switches within the 6500, 4500, and 3700 families.
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity of IP communications, including packet analysis
  • Shall have knowledge and familiarity with layer 3 technologies, such as EIGRP and HSRP and layer 2 technologies, such as Rapid Spanning-Tree.
  • Shall utilize network management tools (Solarwinds) to monitor, evaluate, and report health statistics of WAN/LAN Networks.
  • Shall possess familiarity with the employment and operation of Microwave Line-of-Sight (WPPL, Airaya, MRC-142C), Troposcatter, and Satellite (DKET, SWAN, SNAP) communications systems.
  • Including the development of equipment programming records, and network architecture and equipment string diagrams.
  • Shall provide on-site coordination of the installation, troubleshooting and restoration of WAN/LAN and special interest circuits.
  • Shall maintain detailed record-keeping on circuit installation, maintenance, and termination while providing timely and accurate status updates to systems control and engineering personnel.
  • Shall be familiar with Microsoft Visio, PowerPoint and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US citizenship is required.
  • An active, in-scope US Government issued Secret.

Desired Qualifications:

  • An Associates Degree in Networking OR; 11 total years of recent specialized experience.


Position requires the following certifications or higher:

  • Network+, Security+, and CCNA or CCNP. 

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      #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, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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