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Telecommunications Specialist – Senior, Washington, D.C., US, ID#18253



Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) is a versatile, tribally owned 8(a), SDB providing solutions throughout the U.S. and overseas. CNSP has expertise in a wide range of technical disciplines, including engineering, global vulnerability assessment, information assurance, intelligence operations, program management and professional services. CNSP is owned by Cherokee Nation Businesses, the economic engine of Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the U.S. One-hundred percent of the company’s profits support future business investments and the well-being of the tribe’s citizens through health care, education and job creation, ensuring better lives for Cherokees today and tomorrow.


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CNSP is looking for a Telecommunications Specialist – Senior to support the Security Resources Section (SRS) of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s (FBI) Security Division (SecD) in Washington DC under this support contract.



  • Provide overall technical expertise (including installation, operation, and maintenance) for continuity communications systems outlined in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)/Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Directive D-16-1.
  • Advise the client on technological and system security issues affecting OSTP/OMB Directive D-16-1 communications capabilities.
  • Assist in the identification of evolving technologies, systems, and applications as well as system integration requirements.
  • Responsible for performing the following tasks:
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair of two-way radios, radio base stations, microwave and satellite systems and all associated antennas.
  • Installation and repair of portable, mobile, and/or fixed station communications systems;
  • Repair or replacement of defective parts to maintain equipment reliability (purchase of replacement parts is the client's responsibility)
  • Calibrates, maintains, and repairs test instruments in order to assure accurate problem diagnosis;
  • Periodic functional/operational testing of International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT), and Ultra High Frequency Satellite Communications (UHF-SATCOM) satellite equipment, measurement of frequencies, solves interface and interference problems;
  • Locates malfunctions in equipment and selects methods and tools for repair:
  • Participates in planning and inspecting new installations, including conducting site surveys;
  • Participates in installation and integration of communication equipment, accessories, and systems; and
  • Conducts inspections to verify operational condition of all radio equipment, including tower mounted equipment
  • This position directly supports FBI Continuity of Operations and is categorized as “essential”, meaning that the contractor could be required by the FBI to work in support of mission operations during hours other than identified normal working hours and in times of crisis.



This position will not have supervisory/management authority.



  • Candidates must be US Citizens
  • Candidates will be subject to a US federal government background investigation and must favorably pass a drug screen.
  • Candidates must have an active and current Top Secret (TS/SCI) clearance.
  • Candidates are required to pass a Counter-Intelligence (CI) polygraph.
  • Candidates must have as a minimum an Associate's Degree and/or Certification of Completion of civilian or DOD Telecommunications Specialist Training course
  • Ten (10) years' experience installing, deploying, and maintaining various types of communications equipment and antennas
  • Ten (10) years telecommunications experience
  • Ability to carry communications equipment up to 70lbs
  • Must be a "self-starter" capable of working alone
  • Utilizing and applying computer software including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.



  • Experience with DOD and/or other government agencies' communications planning
  • Experience as a military telecommunications operator/maintainer and/or electronic technician
  • Extensive participation in joint operations and/or federal law enforcement operations
  • Demonstrated experience with the operational procedures used for Tactical Operation Centers (TOC) or equivalent operational centers
  • Familiarity with the following equipment/systems/applications:
  • AN/PRC-117G, UHF-SATCOM radios
  • AN/PRC-150, AN/PRC-160 Tactical & Commercial High Frequency ALE radios
  • Broadband Global Area Networks (BGAN) & International Maritime Satellite (INMARSAT) systems
  • STE's/vIPer's
  • VTC
  • Fiber Optics
  • Routers
  • Networks
  • Antennas
  • XTS-3000/5000 Hand Held radios
  • COMSEC (includes operation of the Key Management Infrastructure (KMI))



This position is primarily performed in a secured federal office setting, a controlled office environment as well as working outside in a job site environment subject to various seasonal weather conditions.


About Cherokee Federal

Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.



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