Cable Installation Technician
Feb 21, 2024
Government IT Division
Reston, Virginia, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

 

Location: Quantico, VA
Contract: 6 month temp to perm
Converting Salary: 67K

Summary:

The Cable Installation Technicians requirements would be to address with direct supervision, outstanding cabling issues across the Division, to include remediation, repair, installation and upgrades across all IT enclaves (FBINET, UNET, SCINET) as well as video security, access control, locks/alarms (Hirsch, Bosch), OPWAN, JIANT, telephone, and coaxial cable. Technicians would receive taskings from the Critical Incident Response Group (CIRG) Telecommunications Manager and/or Technical Point of Contact (TPOC) to include providing status updates as required.

The Cable Technician will install cable pathway systems, fire stop systems, various electronic components, and various cable that includes but is not limited to twisted pair cable, coax, fiber optic & low voltage cable. Cable installation includes placement, termination, testing, labeling and documentation.

At least 2 years of experience.

Preferred: FBI/DOJ experience.

Major Responsibilities / Duties:

Assists with on-site pre-task surveys to determine project timeline and scope.
Removes any existing cable supplies that may be effectively reused on other projects, thereby minimizing overall project costs.
Installs, tests, and documents cabling in support of tasks as identified in the provided Installation Design Plan (IDP). Any changes to the IDP are to be captured in the red lined drawings and are to be provided back to FBI at task completion.
May be required to support CIRG’s Main Data Facility (MDF) connectivity at each facility. This support will end at the patch cord connection to the data switch, as required.
May be responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements.
As necessary, interfaces with all customer representatives in a professional manner.
Remains knowledgeable of industry practices and technologies that could be used to improve the FBI’s network’s physical layer.
Establishes voice and data networks by running, pulling, terminating, and splicing copper and fiber optic cables.
Mounts telecommunications equipment, routers, switches, multiplexors, cable trays, and alarm systems; installation of racks and cabinets all while following industry standards, best practices and manufacturer requirements.
Install cable pathway systems (cable trays, cable racks, J-hooks or D-rings) by using power or manual fasteners, drills or other power equipment.
Install or maintain existing fire stopping systems in conduits, trays, wall/ceiling/floor penetrations.
Documents network by labeling and routing equipment and cables; recording configuration diagrams and specifications.
Maintains customer rapport by listening to and resolving concerns; answering questions.
Maintains safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal requirements.
Keeps supplies ready by inventorying stock; placing orders; verifying receipt.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading technical publications.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Qualifications:

Must have knowledge of basic computer skills and be able to demonstrate good writing skills.
Must be knowledgeable in codes, industry standards and best practices.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and Outlook a plus.
Must work well with little supervision individually and in a team environment.
Candidate may be required to have secret or top secret clearance
Candidate will possess two (2) or more of the following;
Recent, verifiable equivalent experience in the work described above (within 3 years)
Verifiable military training on cabling design and/or installation (within 2 years)
Valid manufacturer training certificate for the product being installed
Certified Network Cable Installer (CNCI) – Copper or Fiber
BICSI Installer 1 or 2 (Copper or Fiber)
BICSI Technician (Counts as 2 of the requirements)
BICSI RCDD

Note: If candidate possess only one (1) of the above, then at the hiring manager’s discretion, they will be given up to six (6) months to complete an additional training requirement.

Active Top-Secret clearance required

Physical Demands:

Ability to use a variety of general and specialty hand tools and test equipment.
Must maintain a safe work environment.
Must have the ability to discern colors used for safety and telecommunications terminations.
Willing to work in tight, confined areas and stand in one place for long periods of time.
Ability to carry heavy loads as needed.
Ability to carry and climb ladders as needed.
Willingness to work days, nights and weekends as required.
Must provide a valid driver’s license and/or be able to maintain reliable transportation to get to and from the jobsites.

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