TCTS Tactical Data Link Engineering Tech IV

Website Tlingit Haida Tribal Business Corporation


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Job Title

TCTS Tactial Data Link Engineering Tech IV

Job Location

Virginia Beach, VA

Labor Category

Non-Exempt l CBA

Clearance Requirement


Travel Requirement

Up to 25% of the time




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:

Supporting the TCTS group at NAS Oceana.


  • Operate and maintain multiple LINK-16 terminals utilizing Joint Range Extension (JRE), VIASAT ARMS/LEGS, and LITL software.
  • Control LINK-16 terminal utilizing J-Voice capability using the VIASAT MIC and MAC.
  • Operate and maintain Link Injection To Live (LITL) system.
  • Cross train to operate and maintain the Tactical Combat Training System (TCTS) components comprised of; Live Monitor (LM)/Mission Line-Up (MLU)/Firewall (FW)/Electronic Warfare Server (EWS)/Electronic Warfare Multiplexor (EW-MUX)/Radar Acquisition Display System (RADS)/Joint Debriefing Subsystem (JDS)/Personal Combat Display System (PCDS)/Individual Combat Aircrew Display System (ICADS).
  • Performs Preventive Maintenance (PM)/Corrective Maintenance (CM) on assigned equipment with supervision.  Performs organizational and intermediate level maintenance on assigned equipment.  Verifies operability after maintenance actions.  Documents all maintenance actions, isolates malfunctions. Incorporates approved system patches, upgrades and engineering changes as required.
  • Proactively communicates with individual squadrons to ensure link connectivity in every flight and troubleshoot as required during training evolutions.
  • Setup and monitor multiple JREAP connections with other Ranges and Forces utilizing JRE. 
  • Utilize all functionality of JRE in order to meet specific training event requirements.
  • Utilize a Simple Key Loader (SKL) to load MIDS/JTRS, KG-175, CSF-34, and KY-100 COMSEC equipment.
  • Coordinates TDL settings with all training network participants.
  • Supports tactical data link design in validated operational requirements to include cost analysis, optimization studies, engineering studies, integration, and installation. Works with the engineering department for capability improvements and with configuration management to maintain and document TDL baselines.

Minimum Requirements:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Three years of experience in Tactical Data and Information Links.
  • Experience with JRE and VIASAT ARMS/LEGS software.
  • Experience loading with SKL. 
  • Formal training in Tactical Data and Information Links.
  • Multiple Tactical Data Link experience (Link-11, Link- 16, etc.).
  • Joint Range Extension (JRE) operations experience.
  • NAVEDTRA 43462-2A KMI PQS.
  • CompTIA Security+
  • Must possess a valid state Driver's License. 
  • Must be able to maintain a Secret clearance.
  • Must maintain current CPR/First Aid certification


THTBC offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package which includes:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Hospital Indemnity Plan
  • Company paid disability, basic life & AD&D
  • Employee paid voluntary life and AD&D for dependents
  • 401(k) retirement plan

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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