Senior Communications Specialist in Falls Church, VA at PAE

Date Posted: 7/17/2020

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Supporting the Most Exciting and Meaningful Missions in the World

Senior Communications Specialist

PAE is seeking a Senior Communications Specialist to support one of its government customers at Aberdeen Providing Grounds:


  • Review and assess the telecommunications infrastructure that supports the customer’s missions and any facilities and organizations that support them using a consistent and repeatable methodology as an integral part of the BSA process to determine the mission survivability of an organization and its supporting facilities to include equipment and routing, from a communications perspective, and their ability to complete all assigned missions from a communications perspective.
  • Research and map complex telecommunications mission architecture to identify critical facilities, functions, or infrastructure.
  • Identify all aspects of communications-related vulnerabilities, increase the customer’s awareness of potential vulnerabilities and impacts of communications on mission execution capability, and provide recommendations to mitigate or eliminate identified vulnerabilities.


  • Minimum Secret Clearance
  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering or Telecommunications related technical discipline.  In lieu of a degree, commensurate operational experience may be substituted.
  • Mastery knowledge and working level operational experience with commonly used DoD data and voice networks and transmission systems.
  • Mastery knowledge with configuration, operation, and management of the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) and other DoD and Commercial terrestrial and satellite communications systems and networks.

Must be an expert in:

  • Ku/X/L Band and tactical satellite terminals AND
  • Tactical military and civilian land mobile radios
  • Mastery knowledge of military command and control operations and supporting DoD C4I systems including identifying critical mission systems, their vulnerabilities and the impact on the broader strategic, operational and tactical implications on higher DoD or National level missions.

Demonstrate current knowledge of and familiarity with the following:

  • Fiber optic distribution systems
  • Optical transport networks
  • SONET/SDH, ATM, IP, and TDM protocols, equipment and networks
  • Blue Force Tracking
  • PEO C3T Capability Sets
  • Encryptions systems
  • DISN, DSN, DRSN, DMS SIPRNet, NIPRNet, JWICS, DSCS, Milstar, AFSCN, GMD, GPS, cellular, Microwave, and various other DoD and commercial architectures and SATCOM systems
  • Working with DISA
  • Cloud Services
  • Spectrum Management 
  • Enterprise modernization and T&E experiences
  • Course work and/or certifications in the broader area of Information Systems Security and Networks, such as telecommunications systems, VoIP Systems

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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