The Network Administrator will be familiar with Information Technology (IT) concepts, practices and procedures and work with customer counterparts to share responsibility for operations, configuration, and maintenance of voice, video, and data transport and associated routers, switches, voice systems, voice-over-IP, video bridges, information transfer nodes, and communications closet wiring. Additionally, the Network Administrator will maintain network encryption devices; perform internal network management, monitoring, fault notification and management; DNS/DHCP administration; install and administer wireless network devices. More specific areas of support are identified below:
• Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN) Infrastructure o Upgrade, integrate, install, configure, test, maintain, dismantle and turn in data and video communication networks—both hardware and software. Required communication capability includes the understanding of the interconnectivity of wireless, fiber optics, coaxial and copper (twisted pair) broadband and baseband. o Follow applicable environmental energy efficiency guidelines when purchasing new hardware or electronic equipment. • Network Infrastructure Support – Provide network infrastructure support (technical control) including, but not limited to: o Point-to-point installs and maintenance. o Long-haul circuit management and operations. o Loading circuit encryption equipment. o Infrastructure network equipment. o Installation, repair and management of network infrastructure. • Net Integration o Operate, maintain and configure voice, data and video routers, hubs, switches, ITNs and bridges to interface with commercial, DoD and coalition networks. o Control and configures internal routers/switches and network infrastructure devices. • Net Encryption o Operate and configure point-to-point, VPN and bulk encryption for network and long haul circuits. o Provide encryption to the base campus SIPRNet connectivity, i.e., TACLANEs. • Net Architecture/Configuration Management o Maintain and administer network (voice, video and data) management, planning and circuit databases, records and forms. o Interpret sketches and layout drawings for placement of distribution systems. o Review, recommend and implement changes to Communications-Computer Systems Installations Records (CSIR), technical data, engineering drawings and equipment wiring diagrams. o Review and maintains operational measurement reports and analyzes network utilization. o Ensure equipment and components meet installation practice technical order and accepted commercial installation specifications. o Perform active network monitoring. • Communications-Computer Systems Control (Tech Control) o Operate, monitor, secure and control the physical, data link, network and transport layers of Communications-Computer Systems (C-CS). o Perform, coordinate and supervise design, configuration, operation, restoration and improvements. o Analyze capabilities and performance, identify problems, take corrective action, operate cryptographic equipment and fabricates cable assemblies. o Perform C-CS control facility quality assurance evaluations. o Direct and make operational adjustments to C-CS equipment. o Ensure links support the transmission of data, for example; electronic mail, voice and video, between these organizations. o Maintain and monitor all aspects of the LAN. o Assume operational control of the wireless network and provide network service and maintenance. o Circuit Management Perform Circuit Control Office (CCO) duties.
• An active DoD Top Secret Clearance is required.
• Minimum IAT Level 2 certification in accordance with DoD 8570.01-M (i.e. – Sec+ CE [CCNA]).
• CCNA certification (or higher) required.
• Ability to work well with others.
• Good communication skills.
• Self-starter – minimal supervision required.
• Good organizational skills.
• Proficient in MS Office tools.
• Bachelor’s Degree (preferred) in a related field or the equivalent combination of related education, professional training or work experience (6 years).
• 5+ years of experience in Network Administration (preferably in Air Force environment).
• Two (2) years of team lead experience preferred.
• Knowledge of common base-level (Air Force) communication and IT systems desired.
• Familiarity with Air Force Instructions (17 and 33 series) desired.
• The successful candidate must meet eligibility requirements to access sensitive information, which requires US citizenship.