Satellite & Cable TV Specialist in Baghdad at PAE

Date Posted: 7/8/2020

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Job Description

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Satellite & Cable TV Specialist

The Satellite & Cable TV Specialist will be based at one of four PAE locations in Iraq and will be associated with the Site Services section. This position is responsible for performing satellite TV and communications cable requirements and reports to the Technical Services Manager. The duties and responsibilities listed below are representative of the nature and level of work assigned and are not necessarily all inclusive.


  • Responsible for maintaining a safe workplace and ensuring that safety is the highest priority in the workplace.
  • Comply with all Environmental Health & Safety and Quality Assurance requirements and goals.  Provide information and materials to these divisions as necessary to ensure adequate and legal documentation
  • Schedule maintenance and repair of office and residential satellite and cable television network services.
  • Maintain all government-furnished equipment (GFE) including satellite dishes, Scientific Atlanta decoders, antennae controllers, satellite modems, up/down converters and digital satellite receivers.
  • Maintain fiber optic cables and equipment such as cards, power supplies, racks and wall jacks.
  • Install, dress, and label Cat 5, RJ-45 and fiber optic cable lines.
  • Maintain the GFE FM radio systems including repeaters, transceivers and individual hand-held radios.
  • Issue hand-held radios and assign call-signs.
  • Ensure FM radio system is properly licensed for PAE in Iraq.
  • Establish a help desk with level 1 response time 2424X7X365.
  • Follow Service Desk, Logistics, and Warehousing procedures.
  • Drive a service truck and operate other vehicles.
  • Participate in equipment inventories.
  • Develop and present training classes.
  • Prepare and submit detailed purchase requests for satellite and cable TV consumables and equipment.
  • Prepare and submit reports on scheduled, unscheduled, and emergency satellite, cable TV, and FM radio WO for the BDSC Radio/Satellite TV Lead.
  • Prepare additional reports and perform additional duties as assigned by the site Radio/Satellite TV Lead.

• Minimum Acceptable Experience Level: Three (3) years’ successful experience, in a
communications technician position, in a desert environment, for an office and/or
residential facility.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
o Ability to work effectively with multi-national staff and demanding customers.
• Education: A high school diploma or GED. A vocational diploma in Communications,
Electronics, Electrician, or Internet Technology or have completed an Apprentice
program with a Journeyman certificate.

Licenses and Certifications:
o Valid drivers’ license from Home of Record.
• Security Vetting: Already possess a Moderate Risk Public Trust (MRPT) or be able to
obtain a favorable MRPT certification prior to being hired is required for the position.
Must maintain eligibility at the required certification level for the duration of the
• Language Skills: Strong, professional, oral and written English communication skills.
• Citizenship: US Citizenship is not required.
• Medical: Favorable passage of a drug screen and physical examination.

• Associate or bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related
• Previous out of home country experience is highly desirable and previous work
experience in harsh environmental conditions is a plus.
• Experience working with PAE.

• Knowledge of principles and processes involved in supporting contract responsibilities at
an overseas facility.
• Experience providing excellent customer services.
• Ability to work in a fast-paced environment that requires handling multiple tasks at a
given time and rapidly adapting to changing priorities and schedules.
• Cross-cultural sensitivity with an international perspective.
• Excellent organizational and time management skills.
• Computer skills, specifically in Microsoft Word and Excel.
• Ability to become an active and functioning member of a team.
• Must have the ability to be innovative and be an agent for change.
• Expert communication skills to facilitate and disseminate information.

Willingness and ability to deploy to Iraq for extended periods is required. Position may be located in a war zone in an environment with harsh and dangerous working and living conditions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may regularly be exposed to extreme and austere desert-like environment - temperatures can reach 120- 130 degrees Fahrenheit/50-55 degrees Celsius during the summer months. Must be willing and able to perform regular job requirements in this austere and extreme environment. Must be willing and able to perform physical activities including but not limited to heavy lifting and moving of items, parts, assemblies and equipment up to the safety regulation maximum; climbing in and out of equipment; crawling; and working outdoors. This includes being able to lift and carry 40 pounds of personal protective equipment for extended periods of time; and being capable of running and ‘duck & cover’ during emergencies without putting oneself or others at risk. Must successfully complete and pass the medical and dental examinations as required by PAE and our customer for deployment to Iraq. Must maintain physical and dental requirements for duration of deployment. Must be able to work a minimum of 6 days per week and 10 hours per day, some jobs have higher daily and weekly minimums. Must possess satisfactory English proficiency to meet job requirements and to adhere and comply with safety, health and security measures.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

PAE is a drug free workplace.

PAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Our hiring practices provide equal opportunity for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, gender, national origin, age, United States military veteran’s status, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, family structure, medical condition including genetic characteristics or information, veteran status, or mental or physical disability so long as the essential functions of the job can be performed with or without reasonable accommodation, or any other protected category under federal, state, or local law.

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