• Armed Forces Network Technical Support - Afghanistan

    Job Locations US
    Job ID 2018-1213
  • Overview

    USFOR-A will require installation and end user support for Armed Forces Network (AFN) equipment. This should be for technical support for USFOR-A which covers the CJOA. The services will focus on providing installation and customer and facility support within the CJOA.


    Will support all Forward Operating Bases (FOBs)/Bases across Afghanistan with regards to the Armed Forces Network (AFN).

    • Install, upgrade, and maintain the cable distribution network and all associated equipment
    • Erect, mount, maintain, and replace antenna masts whether installed on the ground or on rooftop to support AFN links and infrastructure
    • Run and install cabling from roof antennae to distribution rooms and/or individual rooms as well as maintain cable distribution in equipment racks.
    • Install, upgrade, maintain head end units and all associated equipment and wiring that receives AFN and re-broadcasting signals.
    • Maintain the Commander's access channel. The Public Affairs Office, J6, and/or others shall produce content, thus, the technician shall maintain/repair DVD to broadcast locally produced slide shows, locally produced video, etc.
    • Submit work orders for facility maintenance in order to support the TV distribution network. Such facility work orders may include but may not be limited to building power, HVAC, equipment grounding, etc.
    • Request new equipment, funding, and temporary manpower for large projects.
    • Ensure AFN equipment is registered with HQ AFN.
    • Submits budget requests and technical solutions for equipment associated with tasks.
    • Maintain, design, and upgrade TV distribution architecture.
    • Conduct inventory of existing TV distribution equipment.
    • Review existing TV distribution architecture.
    • Develop, design, and engineer technical solutions to improve audio/video quality and reliability.


    • Must possess an active DoD Secret Clearance
    • Strong customer support/service skills
    • Five (5) years of experience in a communication or information technology customer support role, elevated network, hardware, and software troubleshooting
    • Have the ability to respond to changes in a fluid environment
    • Possess basic knowledge of LAN/WAN and operating system principles for installation configuration and troubleshooting
    • Ability to provide AFN support, installation, configuration and technical support across the CJOA



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