SATCOM FSR 2 #4805


  • IRQ-Iraq
  • Information Technology
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Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers–people who are passionate about transforming government I.T. We believe in making a difference by developing digital strategies and delivering the technology-related innovation governmental operations that improve the citizen experience every day.

But we can’t do it alone. We welcome and nurture an inclusive and diversified work culture. Because different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives make us better decision-makers, problem solvers, and creators. We’re changing the face of I.T. – from our diverse staff to the end-products we develop. And we’re excited to expand our team. Are you ready to be a transformer?


The Systems Administrator 1 (Satellite Communications (SATCOM) FSR) maintains smooth operation of Deployable Ku/Ka/X-band Earth Terminals (DKET) and Airbus systems.  This includes hardware and software configurations.  The Systems Administrator coordinates with network and system engineers. Serves as the subject matter expert on SATCOM and ISR systems.  Plans, evaluates, and coordinates installation and/or reconfiguration of hardware and software elements of ISR systems.  Maintains technical expertise in all areas of DKET, XKAT, Airbus, and VSAT systems, to include hardware and software interconnection and interfacing, such as network interconnectivity etc. May propose solutions to management to ensure all SATCOM requirements based on future needs and current usage, configuring such solutions to optimize cost savings.

  • Provides regular monitoring and system analysis regarding short and long-range planning for in-house systems
  • Applies patches and upgrades to the systems as needed
  • Prepares or ensures that appropriate system documentation exists, including operational instructions
  • May coordinate third-party maintenance for SATCOM equipment
  • Installs all new hardware, systems, and software for SATCOM systems
  • Monitor SSPA, LNA/LNB, up and down converters and provide technical support to optimize utilization
  • Provide training to users on SATCOM systems
  • Attends weekly video teleconferences
  • Performs troubleshooting analysis of SSPA, LNA/LNB, up and down converters, Fiber Optic/Coax/Ethernet cables that support satellite systems
  • Provides monthly reports of SATCOM issues 


  • Bachelor’s with 2 – 5 years (or commensurate experience)
  • Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI.  Please be aware that this position requires a security clearance, or the ability to obtain one. Security clearances may only be granted to U.S citizens. In addition, applicants who accept a conditional offer of employment may be subject to government security investigation(s) and must meet the eligibility requirements for access to classified information.
  • Possess a valid and current U.S. Passport and Driver’s License

Required Skills and Experience

  • 5 years’ experience operating fixed or deployable satellite systems.
  • 5 years’ experience performing or directly supporting installations, repair, troubleshooting, or maintenance of electronic systems.
  • 5 years’ experience, in a tactical environment, operating and maintaining antenna controllers, SSPA, LNA/LNB, up and down converters, Fiber Optic/Coax/Ethernet cables, Frequency Division Multiple Access (FDMA) and Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) modems (satellite modems).
  • 5 years’ experience operating and maintaining commercial and military satellite acquisition procedures and commercial TDMA/DAMA modems.  
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
  • Prior military experience and/or experience supporting Military Forces in Iraq and/or Afghanistan.

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • CompTIA Security Plus (Sec+)(or higher). 
  • CompTIA Network Plus or (Net+)(or higher).
  • Experience supporting Special Operations
  • Experience supporting coalition forces
  • Experience and demonstrated ability maintaining generators



COVID Policy: New employees will be required to adhere to the Company’s and its clients’ COVID-19 safety procedures. In the event that the COVID-19 vaccination mandate for Federal Contractors is enforced, you must become fully vaccinated or request and be approved for an exemption. Employees working onsite at a client location must comply with our client’s COVID-19 requirements.

GovCIO is a team of professionals who want to make a difference. And that can only happen with a diverse, happy, and cared-for team. So, we prioritize your well-being, equity for all and look for ways to make work a better place for each of us every day.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religious affiliation, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, or disability status. EOE AA M/ F/Vet/Disabled

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