To secure a position with an Agency that can benefit from, and utilize my
twenty-five years of experience and training as an IT Professional.
Clearance Level: TS/SBI/SCI with a Lifestyle Poly
Employment Status: Full Time
Senior Network Engineer - Direct
January 2003 to October 2011
experience in the operations and maintenance of a 24/7
Communication center. Daily activities include communications with technical and
Non-technical personnel overseas regarding circuit outages and troubleshooting equipment.
Coordinates with outside agencies and customers to provide required services and technical solutions. Provide extension of voice and data to deployed units.
Develops and coordinates tactical Internet Protocol (IP) networks for local, metropolitan, and wide area networks. Develops and manages problem and trend analysis data of communications equipment and systems.
Provided technical support to implement VOIP solutions over classified networks. Performs maintenance, strapping, and configuration of Cryptographic units.
Works with other security officers, users, Network Control Center (NCC) personnel, and other support personnel to ensure security regulations are followed. Develops, establishes and maintains work center training programs.
As Operations Supervisor responsible for training of new personnel, and directing troubleshooting of circuits.
Developed and maintained quick reference list to allow more efficient fault isolation.
Responsible for maintenance and fault isolation on over 6000 Department of State data and voice circuits.
Responsible for installing, monitoring, operating, managing, troubleshooting and restoring service to communications networks. These include data/voice communications equipment, multiplexers, data terminal equipment, commercial leases and transmission media.
Responsible for performing pro-active monitoring of network elements alarms and alerts using NET COOL to identify those components/elements that may lead to or already are causing network degradation or failure. Understanding and working knowledge of the following communications technologies/concepts: E-1, T-1, T-3, ATM, ISDN, frame relay, PPP, and digital cross-connect systems. Experience with CISCO router, Promina multiplexer equipment, FIREBERD 6000 and T-BERD 224 to test and isolate circuit impairments.
Monitors and maintains data network systems configuration and architecture. Designs, develops and conducts technical and operational test and evaluation of a wide range of communications equipment and systems.
Install, configure and program networking equipment including Cisco and Juniper routers, network encryption devices, switches, channel switch units (CSU), digital switch units (DSU) and multiplexes using military and commercial protocols such as Integrated Services Digital Network (ISDN) and Point to Point Protocols (PPP).
IT and Telecommunications Equipment Operator
June 2010 to September 2011
routine operation, circuit
modification, testing and related operations activities.
Configures and operates secure cryptographic equipment and testing devices to provide
operational support to Diplomatic Telecommunications Service (DTS) customers.
Coordinates with technical staff for maintenance and parts procurements.
Assists the government staff in providing technical assistance and customer support to
Dos employees located throughout the U.S. and world.
Performs as a qualified IT and telecommunications equipment operator on a seven by twenty
four (7x24) basis for MSO/BMC Regional Relay Facility (RRF) that processes and relays all
official telegraphic messages for the Department and co-relays with other agency RRFs within the DTS.
Incumbent displays expertise in the use of patch and test facilities and diagnostic
equipment (i.e. Fireberd 6000, COMSTATE, Telnet, and Hyper-terminal) and stays abreast of
new telecommunications technologies.
Incumbent provides operational assistance for daily command-and-control messaging duties
including, but not limited to testing overseas posts through secure dial-up-connection
utilizing STE and OMNI devices, INMARSAT satellite dial-up-connection and applying the operations and solutions into the STARS environment whenever feasible and possible.
Incumbent conducts hourly analysis and monitoring of systems performance to ensure the delivery of official telegrams and command control messages are delivered to their
intended destination promptly.
This position is considered mission critical and Incumbent will be required to report to work during inclement weather, civil unrest, etc.
Provide assistance in BMC's annual NEPA Inventory and in its on-going maintenance and accuracy.
Network Controller Supervisor - Direct
June 1998 to January 2003
experience in the operations and maintenance of a
24/7 communication center. Daily activities include communications with technical and
Non-technical personnel overseas regarding circuit outages and troubleshooting equipment.
Also performs daily cryptographic update/changes of all on-line equipment. Handle all
Cryptographic key material and accountable classified publications aids used throughout
The Facilities Control Area in accordance with applicable security regulations.
Responsible for coordinating the daily opening and closing of all STARS/ATS connected
Monitors and analyze communications circuits to ascertain that circuits are operating
Properly and within prescribed quality standards, utilizing NMS, analog, and digital test
Equipment. Interpret circuit interruptions, failures, and disturbances, determines the
Cause of problems, and initiates corrective action. Conduct special in-station equipment
and system performance test and analyses digital and audio patch boards to provide
maximum flexibility of circuits and equipment. Maintain circuit integrity by correctly
patching from Red, Black, and Pink circuit patch panels, spare off circuits, and corresponding equipment hardware on daily bases. Implements circuit arrangements for
teleconferences, as required by various staffs of the Office of the Secretary and geographical bureaus within the Department of State. Responsible the management and
evolving software package developed by Department of State programmers to process
messages through a major telecommunications message store and forward system.
Communications Technician/Supervisor -Coordinated
May 1996 to May 1998
and supervised the management of work
schedules, and training requirements for the entire communications maintenance.
Monitored and performed circuit fault isolation and troubleshooting activities on long-haul and local communication equipment systems including cryptographic,
transmitters, receivers, DC and audio frequency patch boards, and telegraphic terminal
equipment, NMSs, and BPSs. Responsible for all components of the communications systems to include all subsystems, antennas, cryptographic equipment (KY-57/58, KG-40, KG-84s) &
their peripheral devices, multiplexer (UCC-1) equipment, and the maintenance of these
systems. Responsible for operating, troubleshooting, and testing various high speed
communications systems, which included: multiplexing equipment, digital switches, modems,
cryptographic equipment and related ancillary devices. Monitored and maintained signal
quality levels and determined point of signal deterioration through the use of various
test equipment to include monitor teletypewriters, order wires, transmission distortion
test sets, oscilloscopes, audio level and noise level meters, spectrum analyzers, and fleet satellite monitors. Analyzed circuit interruptions, failure and disturbances,
determined cause of problems, and initiated corrective actions.
Technical Control Supervisor
January 1992 to May 1996
- Working supervisor who provided telecommunications
services and support to the Secretary of the Navy, Chief of Naval Operations and their
staff. Responsible for providing continual crisis response and mission contributory
support for space systems/ground segments supporting operation forces of the US Navy,
other DOD services and government agencies. Operated the global Defense Switch Network,
monitored secure voice & digital telecommunications and ensured the video
teleconferencing system which operates via the fiber optics and the. Utilized the network management systems (NMS) of the WWMCC to monitor and analyze communications
circuits to ensure that circuits were operating properly and within prescribed quality
August 1989 to January 1992
- Working supervisor and with his staff maintained
continuous shipboard communications using HF, UHF, EHF and Satellite. Responsible for all components of the ship's communications systems to include all subsystems, antennas,
cryptographic equipment (KG-35/36, KG-84s) & their peripheral devices, multiplexer
(FCC-100) equipment, and the maintenance of these systems. Responsible for operating,
troubleshooting, and testing various high speed communications systems, which included: multiplexing equipment, digital switches, modems, cryptographic equipment and related
ancillary devices. The Blue Ridge is virtually a floating Communications Center, which
allowed me to take advantage of the opportunity to involve myself into every aspect of
Certificate in Computer Analytics Technology
Special Skills: Possess skills in monitoring and analyzing networks using a variety of
DCE/DTE devices i.e. (CISCO routers, Acorn, MPLS topologies). Also possess skills in
conducting special in-station equipment and system performance tests using a variety of
diagnostic equipment such as Fireberd 4000, 6000. Possess skills in utilizing equipment
to perform configurations over high transmission medium to support Department of State
assets, and Federal governmental Agencies. Continually use of critical thinking skills on
a daily bases working with long haul carriers i.e. (AT&T, Qwest and Verizon) to maintain