• C4 - Secure Communications Engineer

    Job Locations US-NM-Albuquerque
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    High School Diploma/GED
    Security +
    Experience Level
    8570 Compliant
    IAT 2
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

    The Secure Communications Technician installs and maintains secure voice and data networks through programming, installation, testing, and maintenance of secure communication equipment. Orders, pickup, loading, storage, and destruction of COMSEC materials, completes daily inventories of all COMSEC material.  Work from customer submitted work orders. Coordinate with the customer to ensure the required services are installed and operational. Documents cable installation by labeling patch panels and cables; recording configuration diagrams. Maintains safe work environment by following codes, standards, and legal regulations


    • Ability to meet physical requirements of the positions such as climbing ladders, standing, bending, and lifting for duration of the duty day.
    • Coordinates with the customer on specific requirements, and where necessary and appropriate coordinates with other contractors.
    • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions, meet with the customer tactfully and courteously and establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with customers and coworkers.
    • Understanding of proper safety practices, procedures, and regulations applicable to work being performed in a telephone switch environment
    • Understand and be able to utilize the tools and test equipment required for the installation and maintenance of telephone and data network services.



    • Experience as a COMSEC Responsible Officer (CRO)
    • TACLANE Encryptor Training
    • Familiar with SKL, TACLANE Network Encryptors, Secteras, vIPers, STEs, OMNIs, and Iridiums.
    • Knowledge in telecommunications systems and practices
    • Customer service experience


    • Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, and possess the ability to direct the activities of other team members.
    • Applicant must be diplomatic, multi-task capable, adaptive to a dynamic environment, dependable and reliable. 
    • Valid New Mexico Driver’s License Required
    • Requires a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance
    • Requires CompTIA Security+ CE


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees.  


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