Combat Systems Data Technician

Other Non-Exempt/Supporting Staff
FPS - Force Projection Sector

Do you love working with a diverse group of dedicated professionals supporting nationally important programs?


Are you a detail oriented person who is skilled in data management and manipulation?


If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at APL.


We are seeking a Combat Systems Data Technician to help us gather, maintain, format, compile, and manipulate technical data for multiple programs in the Undersea Warfare Domain. You will work directly with a diverse group of staff performing a variety of critical data services to assist in improving essential U. S. Naval capabilities. You will join a hardworking and expert team of engineers, subject matter experts and software developers in an inclusive environment that values creative collaboration and innovation.


As a Combat Systems Data Technician...

  • Your primary responsibility will be collaborating across programs to support technical data service requests to include data collection, processing and formatting along with ensuring that this mission critical information is acquired, catalogued, stored, retrieved, and distributed in a manner consistent with Laboratory and US Government agency requirements.
  • You will engage in the development of technological and procedural improvements to enhance the processing, storage and retrieval of data.
  • You will compile and coordinate data requests from internal and external sources in response to customer requirements and requests.


You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent.
  • Have 3+ years of relevant experience as a data technician or equivalent level of work experience and higher level education.
  • Work effectively with others and have strong verbal communication skills.
  • Are a detailed oriented, self-starter who is able to prioritize and solve problems independently.
  • Are highly skilled in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat Pro.
  • Are able to obtain an Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain a Secret level clearance. If selected, you 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.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.


You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

  • Have an Associate’s degree or higher.
  • Have previous data technician experience within JHU/APL and are familiar with JHU/APL staff, sponsors, and programs.
  • Are familiar with Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) security requirements in regards to data management.
  • Are proficient with a commercial data asset management tool.
  • Have familiarity with Linux command-line utilities.
  • Hold an active Secret security clearance.


Why work at APL?


The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning. Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at


APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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