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Red Switch Technician

Red Switch Technician

Requisition ID 
# of Openings 
Job Location 
Job Function 
Information Technology
Security Clearance Level 
Top Secret
Full/Part Time 
Full Time

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Job Description


  • Designs, develops, implements, maintains, and enhances telecommunication networks systems and equipment
  • Analyzes existing networks and equipment and identifies opportunities for improvement.
  • Develops solutions that meet business requirements.
  • Works on projects/matters of limited complexity in a support role
  • Perform troubleshooting, fault isolation, and repair of DRSN equipment and Integrated Services Telephones (IST) devices
    • Perform maintenance on DRSN equipment to include replacement of circuit cards or major subassemblies
    • Perform component level work (down to the lowest replaceable unit (LRU)) as necessary
  • Perform all O&M actions IAW Defense Information System Network (DISN) Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) Guide and Technical Manuals
  • Perform database management to include telephone number changes, hotline changes, conference changes, routing changes, etc. as directed by MDA telephone control officer (TCO), DISA, or COR
  • Perform Crypto device updates and perform CRO duties
  • Operate Enhanced Command Consoles (ECC)
  • Performance Preventive Maintenance


Education/Experience Requirements:

  • High School/GED
  • Preferred: Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Information Systems, Computer Science, Engineering, a Mathematics-intensive discipline, or a similar field desired and seven (3) years of intensive and progressive experience in the candidate’s field of study and specialization. Experience in lieu of education will be considered.


  • Information Assurance Technician (IAT) Level II
  • CCNP – Routing and Switching

Must have ability to obtain a TS/SCI Security Clearance



  • Have 3 years’ experience on DRSN equipment
  • Have a current Sec+ certification with continuing education
  • Have a Top Secret Security Clearance with SCI
  • Sufficient knowledge of telephone equipment, operating principles, practices, procedures, and concepts in order to operate and maintain the DRSN equipment and to ensure that adaptations, modifications, or expansions to the installed telephone system are IAW established procedures, precedents, or specifications
  • Sufficient knowledge of telephone system equipment maintenance procedures, policies, and requirements for telephone cable outside and inside plant, Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) and DCO equipment to perform maintenance according to all applicable equipment manuals



  • Knowledge of telephone Maintenance Administration Consoles practices and policies
  • Knowledge of computer data transmission equipment and systems, Integrated Service Digital Network (ISDN), T-1, and Packet switched data over private and public switched networks
  • Attended and passed the DRSN course for SDS, RSU, DSS-2, or DSS-2A and database maintenance

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.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.

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