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Jacobs Naval Surface Systems Interoperability Analyst in Fort Huachuca, Arizona

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Your Impact:

Mission Statement

The Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) is a dynamic, forward-leaning organization, on the cutting edge of cybersecurity, DevSecOps, cloud computing, big data analysis, and other advanced technologies. JITC is the Department of Defense’s Joint Interoperability Certifier and the only non-service operational test agency for information technology and national security systems. As a member of the Jacobs team at JITC, your expertise and skill will support risk-based test, evaluation and certification services, ensuring the C4ISR systems scheduled for fielding to our nation's warfighters function as designed, are fully interoperable, and support mission requirements.

Job Description

Joint interoperability (IOP) certification task order to provide Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) with critical IOP test and evaluation (T&E) services in accordance with DODI 8330.01 and JITC guidance and procedures. The Joint IOP certification efforts include the IOP T&E certification for each of the following systems: America Class Amphibious Assault Ship, Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services, Cusion Landing Craft Utility, Fleet Replenishment Oiler, Gerald R. Ford-Class Carrier, Littoral Combat Ship, Navajo Class Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship, Naval Amphibious Ship Replacement, SSBN Common Submarine, Ship to Shore Connector, USS Constellation, and Zumwalt Class Destroyer.

This is an entry-level analyst position. Participates as junior Naval surface systems interoperability test team member to perform interoperability test planning, test execution, and data analysis.

  • Under the supervision of the Task Lead, performs IOP T&E planning and test execution through on-the-job training.

  • Assists the Task Lead in development of interoperability test requirements, test points and data collection.

  • Assists the IOP T&E Event Director in collection of real-time test data, analysis of test results and drafting thorough, accurate, and complete formal test documentation.

  • Supports the IOP T&E Event Director as a participating member of the underway IOP Test team.

  • Participates in Integrated Product Team (IPT) meetings, attending Technical Exchange Meetings (TEM) and other test working groups.

  • Participates in teleconferences where the status of all IOP T&E related products and processes are defined and coordinated.

  • Assists the Task Lead and IOP T&E Event Director supporting IOP test events, system under test (SUT) and test participants.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required Education:

  • Requires an Associate’s degree;

  • a minimum of 60 semester hours of formal education working towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of experience;

  • or at least 6 years of experience is required.

  • Related certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for 1 year of experience.

  • The degree must be in a relevant technical curriculum and experience must be related to the job duties.


  • Familiar with Department of Defense (DoD) operations and environment, and comfortable with IT systems and software.

  • Familiar with and actively using the Microsoft Office suite.

  • Experience with NAVSEA and/or NAVAIR operational testing is desired.

  • The ideal candidate will have operational experience with one of the following US Naval systems:

  • America Class Amphibious Assault Ship (LHA-7/LHA-8)

  • Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer (DDG-125)

  • Consolidated Afloat Networks and Enterprise Services (CANES)

  • Cusion Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1700)

  • Fleet Replenishment Oiler (T-AO 205)

  • Gerald R. Ford-Class Carrier (CVN-78)

  • Littoral Combat Ship (LCS)

  • Navajo Class Towing Salvage and Rescue Ship (T-ATS(X))

  • Naval Amphibious Ship Replacement (LPD-30)

  • SSBN Common Submarine

  • Ship to Shore Connector (SSC)

  • USS Constellation (FFG-62)

  • Zumwalt Class Destroyer (DDG-1000)


  • This position requires an active Secret security clearance on hire date.

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require filing, typing, and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, included but not limited to: bending, reaching, turning and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Work Environment

An inside and outside environment (considerations: closed quarters, close together, lighting). Needs to be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as a personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


Core work hours will be between 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Monday - Friday. Regular attendance of scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, except for deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Must exhibit flexibility of work hours to adjust to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to office or work site is required. Travel to and from customer’s locations and the test fields may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.

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