Job Vacancy Telecommunications Supervisor / Deployable Communications Deputy Manager /Disaster Field Communications Specialist, Government Clearance Required General Dynamics

Job title: Telecommunications Supervisor / Deployable Communications Deputy Manager /Disaster Field Communications Specialist, Government Clearance Required

Company: General Dynamics

Job description: Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: Secret

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Secret

Suitability: Agency Specific

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Telecommunications

Job Qualifications:

Skills: Communication Systems, Field Communications, Field Operations


Experience: 5 + years of related experience

US Citizenship Required: Yes

Job Description:

Deployable Communications Deputy Manager /Disaster Field Communications Specialist


The Disaster Field Communications Specialist will work as part of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) to support our customer, the Bureau for Humanitarian Assistance (BHA), an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). The team is looking for a go-getter who can act as a deputy manager of several projects at one time, think outside the box, and remain calm under pressure. Fill in for the Deployable Communication Manager in their absence, comfortable interacting with clients and relaying team status updates during weekly and monthly meetings. The work is unique and requires someone with an exceptional personality that is comfortable in new and different environments This position often requires deploying globally at a moment’s notice, as the U.S. Government’s first responder to natural or man-made disasters around the world.


Assist the Deployable Communications Manager in ensuring all readiness and response-specific processes are documented, automated when possible, and kept up to date based on hardware, software, network, system, service, security, or other potential updates and/or impacts.

Act as backup to the Deployable Communications Manager in their absence. Participate in weekly and monthly client status update meetings and relay accurate and relevant information to the client.

Provide expert advice on the development of policies and procedures.

Coordinate with other departments within BHA, USAID, and the State Department and support high-level Government officials.

Support the successful execution of the Deployable Communications task through deployment, response support, equipment, and personnel support.

Provide equipment support including but not limited to Iridium Satellite phones, BGAN Satellite terminals, printers, digital cameras, and GPS.

Provide training to deploying personnel on all equipment in BHA’s cache.

Research new technology to support our field operations, develop documentation and provide training to your peers.

Perform all Communication Officer duties including deploying anywhere in the world for up to 45 days in support of BHA Disaster Assistance Response Teams (DARTs).


U.S.Citizen with an active U.S. Government issued secret security clearance and the ability to maintain this level of clearance.

Possess a valid passport and driver’s license with a good driving record.

Ability and willingness to travel internationally, with short notice, to hostile (hazardous, desert) areas. Travel is between 25-50%.

Experience in Project Management and Supervisory Management.

Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) plus 5 years or more Public Safety or Military experience in the following technical areas:

Radio communications (UHF, VHF, HF- both digital and analog)

Satellite communications (VSAT, Inmarsat, Iridium, Thuraya, BGAN)

Computer hardware experience and the ability to troubleshoot standard software (MS Office, Google Suite, Adobe, web-based applications)

Global Positioning system (GPS)

Geographic Information systems (GIS) and Google Earth and Base Camp

Network systems and video teleconferencing

Ability to withstand extreme temperatures and long hours often located in war torn or disaster-stricken areas.

Highly specialized knowledge and expertise in one or more of the following disciplines: communication systems, information technology, humanitarian emergency support and other related disciplines.

Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Ability to take ownership of assigned projects and drive them to completion.

Self-starter with the ability to work in a process-oriented team environment and to operate as the sole Communication Officer during deployments.

Preferred but not required skills and experience:

Master’s degree

Proficiency in other languages such as Spanish, Arabic, and/or French

Previous experience working with the United Nations, USAID, USAR Operations, or other non-Government agencies such as American Red Cross or Save the Children

Previous experience as an IT Service Desk technician

Previous deployment experience in austere environments

Previous experience working within the Incident Command Structure (ICS) type incidents

Preferred but not required certifications and training:

FEMA Training: ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, and 800

AH-Communications Technician (COMT)

AH-Communication Unit Leader (COML)

S-258 COMT(Wildland)

S-358 COML(Wildland)

USAR Communications Specialist

Radio Programming Experience with Kenwood and Motorola



Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40

Travel Required: 25-50%

Telecommuting Options: Hybrid

Work Location: USA DC Washington

Additional Work Locations:

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

Expected salary:

Location: USA

Job date: Mon, 14 Aug 2023 01:26:43 GMT

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