Dine Development Corporation

  • Data Center Communications Specialist

    Job Location DE
    Posted Date 1 week ago(4/18/2019 3:02 PM)
  • Overview

    NOVA Corporation is 100% tribally owned by the Navajo Nation. 

    NOVA Corporation is dedicated to providing outstanding services to its customers and employees. Our strength is in our ability to understand our client's needs and deliver a solution that will not only meet those needs but exceed their expectations.
    NOVA Corporation strives to be innovative in all areas of business and is committed to technical excellence. Our corporate offices are located on the Navajo Nation reservation in Window Rock, Arizona, Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Columbia, Maryland.

    NOVA Corporation provides unique, custom solutions to meet our customers’ communications needs. Our solutions provide communication capabilities using modern technology. At their most complex, they are multi-purpose systems that gather information from dozens of different sources. The information is presented to decision makers immediately, visually, clearly.

    NOVA Corporation will accommodate individuals with disabilities that need assistance applying for open positions.

    Advertised Job Title

    Data Center Communications Specialist


    • Network / Communications hardware installation, integration, and configuration.
    • Physically install cable switches, routers, firewalls, Virtual Private Network (VPN) hardware, console interfaces, racks and other associated hardware.
    • Configure switches, routers, firewalls, VPN hardware, console interfaces, racks and other associated hardware.
    • Provide on-site network communications touch labor support, including duties such as: power-cycling devices, verification of cabling, verification of power, re-cabling devices, re-terminating cabling, component replacement, and device relocation.
    • Install, terminate, label, and repair cables in accordance with customer provided work orders and/or engineering solutions.
    • Install supporting conveyance, patch panels and trunks in accordance with customer provided work orders and/or engineering solutions.
    • Perform independent verification and validation on baseline network.
    • Perform turn-over of installed communications hardware to technical/operational staff.
    • Perform cable terminations to include proper labeling; provide circuit terminations and configurations, and switch port configurations as needed.
    • Provide administrative space cabling and connections
    • Act as a point of contact for communications with customers communications line of business / global communications, to ensure devices are connected, configured and passing traffic normally.
    • Participate in annual planning and provide input for Continuity of Operations (COOP).
    • Provide guidance and assist with inspections and audits.
    • Provide End user phone support
    • Perform de-installation for network/communications hardware and associated component, including terminating and removing cables, and removing supporting conveyance, patch panels and trunks.
    • Prepare components for disposition using communications hardware provider instructions.
    • Relocate network hardware to directed location for disposition actions or retrieval.
    • Assist with annual equipment inventory compliance and accountability review.
    • Provide Data Center logistical support as needed.


    • A total of 5 years of network communications experience in the IT industry.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience in using and implementing commercial communications hardware.
    • Minimum of 2 years of experience using communications hardware test and monitoring equipment.
    • Experience with installing network switches, routers, firewalls, VPNs, and console interfaces.
    • Experience in installing, terminating and repairing cables
    • Experience in installing patch panels and trunks.
    • Experience in configuring switch ports.
    • Hands-on work experience in datacenter environments, DoD data centers a plus.
    • Experience with COOP planning and operations a plus.
    • Able to maneuver in small spaces and lift up to 25kg (55 lbs).

    Additional Requirements:

    • Strong written and verbal communications required.
    • This is an essential personnel position.
    • Willingness to work flexible hours.
    • Shift work may be required.
    • On Call duties will be required.

    Security Requirements:

    • All candidates for consideration must have an active DoD Top Secret / SCI clearance.


    • DoD 8570 certification

    Education Requirements

    Bachelor’s degree

    Certifications Required

    DoD 8570 Compliant

    Certifications Preferred


    Clearance Required

    DoD Top Secret / SCI


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