Computing Technician/Senior Applications System Technician


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL), a national leader in scientific research and development, located midway between Baltimore and Washington, DC is seeking an Application Systems Assistant.

Job Summary:

Perform analysis of Nuclear Command and Control Communications (NC3) data for Air Force and Navy platforms and supporting communication system.

Duties (Listed in order of importance with the estimated amount of time spent at each task):

1. Process all incoming data through security protocol; screen and analyze communications data; update computerized databases; adapt and run programs to general tables and statistics as needed. (65%)

2. Prepare reports based on collected information and analyzed data. Send reports to appropriate military commands prior to briefing. (10%)

3. Collaborate and consult with engineers and analysts to obtain needed information. Perform independent analysis of data text. (10%)

4. Produce presentations related to analyzed data. Communicate with external agencies to obtain and provide information and answer questions. (10%)

5. Finalize reports after APL briefing; route finalized reports for final approval, and distribute completed reports. (5%)

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.

Required Qualifications:

High school diploma or GED equivalent. Three or more years of experience with communications systems and / or communications analysis. Experience in the data processing field sufficient to perform the responsibilities indicated. Experience with database entry, Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint, and MS-Access. Must have strong attention to detail and ability to work independently. Preference given to candidates with an active TS clearance.

Desired Qualifications:

3-4 years of operational experience with DoD communications systems, NC3 strongly desired. Familiarity with common statistical analysis methods. Strong technical writing skills. Active TS clearance.

Special Working Conditions [Travel, working in closed areas, extended hours]: Work performed exclusively in closed area..

Security: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

Benefits: APL offers a comprehensive benefits package including a liberal vacation plan, a matching retirement program, significant educational assistance, a scholarship tuition program for staff with dependents, and competitive salaries commensurate with skills and experience. For more information about our organization, please visit our web site at

Equal Employment Opportunity: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer that complies with Title IX of the Education Amendments Acts of 1972, as well as other applicable laws, and values diversity in its workforce.

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