Network Installation Technician

Fort Meade, MD

This requirement supports DISA DoDNET, a very brief overview of which can be found here:

Network Installation Technician


The Network Installation Technician supports a large federal agency’s Network Infrastructure through survey, design, and deployment of structured networks and will be responsible for the upkeep of the security posture of the environment. This is accomplished through projects such as new installations, life cycle replacement projects, Cable Plant, and wireless installations compliant with commercial, TEMPEST, and NIST standards.


Education and Experience: 

·      Successful completion of a certified technical/vocational school, and 2 years related experience or a combination of applicable training and experience

·      BICSI certifications highly desired

·      IAT Level I certification is required before start 

·      Appropriate DoD 8570 Baseline Certification requires A+ CE, CCNA-Security, CND, Network+ CE, SCCP, or Security+CE



·      Participates in network survey, design, and installations under direction of the team lead

·      Conducts Site Surveys of customer premise networks in CONUS and OCONUS locations

·      Creates detailed Site Survey reports detailing a site’s current infrastructure, NIST and TEMPEST compliance, along with design recommendations

·      Configures, installs, tests, certifies, and troubleshoots network infrastructure cabling

·      Ensures Network cabling infrastructure is compliant with current NIST and TEMPEST standards

·      Builds and installs equipment racks, installs, dresses, labels, and terminates Cat6 and Fiber cable in telecommunications rooms

·      Tests and troubleshoot network infrastructure issues on SIPR and NIPR networks.

·      Developing Bills of Material (BOM) for network plant design requirements

·      Arranges scheduled upgrades 

·      Investigating faults in the network 

·      Reports network infrastructure deployment status to key stakeholders 

·      Have flexible working hours to be available to support off hour work when needed 

·      Performs preventative maintenance

·      Perform all other duties as assigned 


Knowledge and Skills: 

·      Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

·      Ability to organize and facilitate planning and designs

·      Ability to create accurate reports and documentation to design or certify network infrastructure

·      Ability to track, manage, and ensure project tasks are completed in a timely manner 


Technical Knowledge 

·      Understanding of ANSI/TIA-568 and 569 standards

·      Requirements of Protective Distribution Systems (PDS) for Classified Systems as directed by Security and/or the Certified Tempest Technical Authority (CTTA)

·      National Security Telecommunication & Information Systems Security Instruction (NTISSI) 7003.

·      DISA network topologies and standards

·      Topology and rack elevations using Visio 

·      Experience with various OTDR, cable testers, and network sniffers and report generation for infrastructure certification documentation



·      Minimum Secret Clearance

·      Must be US Citizen


Travel Requirements:


This position may involve up to 50% travel



Location: Fort Meade, MD