Jacobs is looking for talented individuals to join our team for DISA's Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) supporting the Test, Evaluation, and Certification (TEC) contract. We are seeking candidates who have skill sets that can support the full spectrum of IT communication systems and software test and evaluation.
Performs analytical work in support of testing, evaluation, and certification of IT/NSS related to networks, systems, and equipment. Incorporates DoD interoperability directives and instructions in all T&E processes. T&E support areas include developmental, operational, standards conformance, capability, and interoperability covering the broad spectrum of DoD, Federal, and Government IT. An analyst follows and applies common T&E processes that include identify requirements, verify user needs, develop evaluation approach, collect data, analyze data, and report on findings. Reviews, analyzes, and evaluates IT system operations. Reviews and analyzes blueprints, schematics, and technical drawings, diagrams, and specifications. Must be able to review, analyze, and interpret customer information. Solicits system requirements and associated operational environment to produce an evaluation approach that supports T&E objectives. Shares and briefs T&E project milestones to all levels of stakeholders.
Conducts and may oversee testing of processes and products. Responsible for the design and implementation of test procedures to determine if standards and criteria are met. Recommends adjustments to the T&E process or detailed procedures if appropriate. Responsible for all activities involving quality assurance and compliance with applicable regulatory requirements; conducts audits and reviews/analyzes data and documentation. Relies on manual methods and automated test tools to execute the T&E assessment then collect and analyze the data. Inspects, tests, and measures data that is produced or consumed. Must be able to document, notify, brief, and discuss results. Records all initial findings and documents final test results in a designated formal cybersecurity report. Accounts for anomalies and errors found in testing, notifies customers and management, and may help analyze and/or correct problems.
This labor category also may include personnel who provide technical testing, test analysis and/or test management support in areas where capabilities are normally gained primarily through extensive on-the-job experience or specialized formal Government or institutional training and certification. On-the-job experience must be in specific IT fields and/or testing areas. Specific experience and background in commercial and/or government specified fields such as cloud, enterprise, virtualization, web, IT hardware and software, database, storage, mobility, communications security, DoD networks and services, and DoD standards conformance technologies is required when supporting the associated IT T&E areas. Examples of specialty IT fields include Logistics Systems, Business Systems, Financial Systems, Homeland Security Systems, DoD Tactical Data Link Systems, DoD C2 Systems, and DoD Force Application/Force Protection Systems. Specific experience and background in commercial and/or government specified fields such as logistics, business, financial, healthcare, records management, communications, or C2 Systems is required when supporting those IT T&E areas.
Demonstrates expertise in a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on extensive experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals. Performs a variety of complex tasks. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Leads and directs the work of others. Typically reports to top management or executive. May provide consultation on complex projects and be a top-level contributor/specialist. Must be expert at problem solving, identifying risk, and communicating results and recommendations.
Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.
An inside and outside environment (considerations: closed quarters, close together, lighting). Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.
Equipment and Machines
Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.
Core work hours will be between 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.
Other Essential Functions
Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.