Communications Technician III

Job Details

Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation


KIRA Services

Job Title:

Communications Technician III

Job Location:

Altoona, FL

Labor Category:

Non-Exempt l CBA

Clearance Level:


Travel Requirement:

Up to 50%


$36.37 – $36.37

Other compensation includes eligibility for discretionary bonuses based on company and individual performance.

Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation (THTBC) is a family of 8(a), HUBZone, SDB, and other companies wholly- owned by the largest tribe in Alaska. Each of its wholly- owned 30+ subsidiaries are uniquely qualified to deliver value to its customers and teaming partners. For over 30 years, THTBC has operated as a trusted US Federal contractor throughout the US and worldwide. THTBC delivers outstanding service with innovative, low-cost contract solutions to all its public and private sector customers worldwide.

Scope of Work:

Maintains all communications equipment, components and associated equipment. Coordinates assigned communication equipment maintenance.


  • Applies advanced technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems that typically cannot be solved by referencing manufacturers’ manuals or similar documents.
  • Performs Preventative Maintenance on all communication equipment as scheduled.
  • Initiates and or assists in implementing engineering changes configuration management, Job Qualification Standards (JQS), Work Instructions (WI), and Procedures.
  • Performs complex troubleshooting, isolates malfunctions, repairs to the component level, and incorporates engineering changes.
  • Work typically requires detailed understanding of the interrelationships of RF operating system diagnostics and circuits.
  • Exercises independent judgment on tasks such as making circuit and waveform analyses, and tracing relationships in signal flow.
  • Uses complex test instruments such as pulse generators, spectrum analyzers, distortion analyzers, site masters and computer analytical equipment.
  • Accurately documents maintenance actions in IEMS.
  • Writes and reviews work instructions and procedures for all communication systems.
  • Work may be reviewed by Quality Assurance for compliance with accepted practices. Provides technical guidance to lower-level technicians.
  • Provides on-the-job training to other technicians.
  • Ensures all personnel are assigned to tasks for which they are qualified. Identifies training requirements to training specialist and monitors training accomplishment.
  • Interfaces with work center supervisors to ensure coordination of requirements, services and tasking.
  • Supports special tests, evaluations, equipment relocations, and new equipment installations as required including all I/O systems.
  • Coordinates integration efforts with associate contractors.
  • Performs organizational, intermediate, and depot-level maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Assists other range technicians as required.
  • Performs corrosion control on all towers and all other communications equipment as required.
  • Cross-trained and qualified to operate other range systems.
  • When performing work, responsible for adhering to environmental, safety, and health standards related to the activity, including the wearing of all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).
  • Must cease work and notify lead, supervisor, or manager of all unsafe conditions.
  • Must complete all assigned training and ensure its entry into their training jacket, to include but not limited to monthly NITE training assigned in SharePoint, government assigned training in TWMS, and all other non-recurring training as assigned.
  • Will accurately document work performed in the IEMS
  • Mission support requires shifting of schedules to accommodate fleet readiness and to ensure crew rest.
  • Will be operationally qualified at designated tech level within 180 days of hiring or promotion.
  • Communicate directly by radio with military aviators during combat training missions.
  • Monitor aircraft ordnance drops and electronically score for accuracy.
  • Obtain and record scoring information via computerized programs.
  • Ensure safe training environment through personnel access control
  • Operate and maintain electronic scoring systems and other range target and simulator systems.
  • Perform maintenance on systems located on the impact range area.
  • Complete and maintain Job Qualification Standards (JQS) within specified time-frames.
  • Driving pickup trucks, heavy equipment, all-terrain vehicles or similar vehicles
  • Maintenance of targets and range assets
  • Facility access control and security system maintenance
  • Working in areas where exposure to snakes and insects is possible
  • Working to a flexible schedule due to mission requirements
  • Provides technical guidance to lower-level technicians/operators
  • Cross-trained and qualified to operate at least two additional systems
  • Capable and certified to climb/descend towers carrying equipment.
  • Qualify and gain designation as Alternate Laser System Safety Observer (ALSO) and alternate live drop safety observer.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Formal classroom education equivalent to Navy “C” School or vocational school with formal training in the field of electronic equipment maintenance.
  • Six years’ electronic maintenance in five or more of the following areas:
    1. Digital/analog signal processing
    2. Communications (multiplexer equipment, VHF, UHF, microwave, fiber-optic)
    3. PC computer systems
    4. DC power supplies
    5. Test equipment
    6. Optical equipment
    7. RF signal processing
    8. Antennas
    9. Low voltage AC equipment
    10. Primary and secondary power equipment
    11. Auto-transfer (UPS) equipment
    12. Three years of 36 aircraft TCTS/ACMI/TIS/AIS maintenance preferred
    13. Ability to speak, read, and write English
  • Must maintain licenses and/or credentials required for this position.
  • Must meet the DOD 8570 certifications and requirements for IAT Level 1
  • Must maintain a current Safety at Heights climber certification.
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English.
  • Must be able to work independently and interact well with others in a team setting.
  • Must be capable of working under tight time constraints in a high-volume environment with multiple priorities.
  • Highly motivated, flexible organized and must be detail oriented.
  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills.
  • Must be able to maintain ability to access government worksite.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain an interim secret security clearance.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a fully adjudicated secret security clearance.
  • Must have practical knowledge of worksite safety, occupational hazards and standard safety practices.
  • Must be able to perform duties under adverse weather conditions (extreme cold / heat, etc.). Outside work in winter, summer, rain, sleet, and snow and on uneven terrain – side hills and slopes.
  • Must be able to work alternate and extended shift schedules when necessary to meet the mission requirements of the customer to include weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to perform on-call duties when necessary and report to work within the required timeframe from notification.
  • Physically fit to bend, stoop, and lift in awkward positions and able to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Duties will require frequent periods of bending, stooping, squatting, crouching, and reaching above shoulder level, and kneeling. Occasionally require periods of crawling and climbing.
  • Must possess the ability to work in a team or alone and be able to change jobs on short notice.
  • Must have and maintain a valid state driver’s license to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must have a safe driving record, as defined by Company policy, to operate a company vehicle.
  • Must be able to successfully complete a drug/alcohol test and a criminal record check.


THTBC offers full-time employees and their families a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Health Savings Account
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company paid disability, basic life & AD&D
  • Employee paid voluntary life and AD&D for dependents.
  • 401(k) retirement plan
  • Accrued PTO based on years of service
  • 10 Paid holidays throughout the calendar year

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform all the essential duties of the position satisfactorily. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. May be required to obtain and maintain a security clearance, including successfully completing a thorough background investigation.

THTBC 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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If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us and let us know the nature of your request. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

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