The United States Army (USA), 7th Signal Command requires a System Administrator III (Senior level) with a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar discipline and a minimum of eight (8) years’ experience working in the areas and performing the types of actions listed in the following “Essential Functions” and “Competencies” discussions. One (1) of these eight (8) years of total experience must include working with computer systems using similar software and operating systems as those described in the client requirements. The successful candidate must have a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance, must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills, must be IAT-II (Network Environments) certified, must also be a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) and must have experience working with the Remedy Ticketing system (ARS). Manages Systems Administration team of junior System Administrators who perform day-to-day administration tasks in a Microsoft Active Directory environment, monitor servers, network services and their backup system, and configures and maintains WSUS to provide security and maintenance patches to systems at remote locations, resolves issues with hardware, operating systems, desktop applications, telephones, and network attached printers, and installs new software releases, system upgrades, evaluates and installs software patches and resolves software related issues. Preferred certifications are: MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Microsoft), Oracle Linux System Administrator (Oracle), RHCE (Red Hat), Server+ (CompTIA), and VCP6.5-DCV (VMware). (See “Essential Functions” for more detailed listing) The customer prefers candidates who possess experience working with LAN/WAN with wireless interfaces. (See “Competencies” for more detailed listing)
- Manages a team of junior System Administrators who support RNEC-NCR in the areas of:
- Server Administration and Systems Engineering by accomplishing activities such as, maintaining Windows Active Directory and, Domain Name Services (DNS), Windows Services Update Server (WSUS), Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP\IP) and switch and router configuration, performing/maintaining tape backups, supporting the Government in testing and validating software and hardware interoperability, changes and new technology against the RNEC-NCR baseline, ensuring the Government test environment supports network engineering, directory services, web development, network management, and information assurance technology integration, testing, configure Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) technologies, maintaining standard Internet protocols such as TCP/IP, SSL and encryption, making recommendations concerning major project ramifications and offer insight on offsetting adverse impacts, supporting replication of the RNEC-NCR operational networks sufficient to provide an accurate testing environment, troubleshooting and analyzing web, SharePoint portal, and other Microsoft Secure Collaboration environment anomalies, providing training and development of capabilities prior to placing Government Off The Shelf (GOTS) or Commercial Off the Shelf (COTS) application on the operational networks.
- Supporting Systems Administration and Virtual Environment by accomplishing activities such as, utilizing VMware to identify operational and processing problems, evaluate alternative approaches, and perform, plan and implement/recommend resolutions, installing, testing, operating, troubleshooting and maintaining hardware, operating systems, and applications software, adapting and implement systems diagnostic and maintenance tools to ensure the availability and functionality of RNEC-NCR server information systems for both SIPRNET and NIPRNET, providing Virtual Environment administration for non-production lab environment. Install security patches in accordance with configuration management policies for all servers assigned, managing file access control permissions and coordinating file access with the customer base, ensuring the integrity of centrally managed servers and data; identifying and remediating areas that could affect service, coordinating with the appropriate NEC personnel to integrate systems into existing infrastructure, monitoring and troubleshooting all versions of Windows servers for availability; recovering data in the event of hardware or software failure, ensuring customers receive current versions of supported software as new versions become available, analyzing findings from automated security and/or vulnerability scans from tools such as Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS), Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP), Retina, and Nessus.
- Supporting Active Directory Organizational Unit (OU) Administration by accomplishing activities such as, planning and coordinating OU administration and group policy object (GPO) administration for all computer objects in the RNEC-NCR AoR, supporting, monitoring, testing, and troubleshooting hardware and software IA problems pertaining to the RNEC-NCR network environment, Scheduling downtime to minimize user impact; identifying and correcting server security vulnerabilities, installing security patches in accordance with configuration management policies for all servers assigned, maintaining the Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP), Active Directory, DNS, TCP\IP, and server configuration; standard Internet protocols (TCP/IP); SSL and encryption, Troubleshooting, analyzing and resolving anomalies, configuring PKI technologies, supporting the RNEC-NCR AoR, operations, and maintenance concepts, methods and procedures; topology, protocol and remote access technology, configuration management, concepts, methods and practices sufficient to provide directory/domain services that support the RNEC-NCR OU customer base, supporting the Government in managing file access control permissions; coordinating file access with customer base, ensuring the integrity of centrally managed servers and data; identifying areas that are potentially problematic; executing actions to remediate identified areas; providing briefings and coordinating plans with Staff principals RNEC-NCR user groups, and all external affected sites, monitoring and troubleshooting all versions of Windows servers for availability, recovering data in the event of hardware or software failures, and ensuring customers receive current versions of supported software as they become available,
- Supporting Storage Administration by accomplishing activities such as, planning and coordinating the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting and maintenance of hardware, operating systems, and applications software. providing support to storage services and backup infrastructure, scheduling downtime to minimize user impact, identify, and correct server security vulnerabilities, ensuring security patches are installed in accordance with configuration management policies for all servers assigned, maintaining, Active Directory domain account permissions, TCP\IP, and server configuration; and troubleshoot, analyze and resolve anomalies, supporting the Government in managing file access control permissions and using AD coordinate file access with customer base, implementing operating system enhancements that will improve the reliability and performance of the system, ensuring the integrity of centrally managed servers and data, Identifying and remediating areas that could affect service, coordinating with appropriate RNEC-NCR personnel to integrate systems into targeted network; briefing and coordinating solutions to staff principals, user groups, and all external affected sites, monitoring and troubleshooting all versions of Windows servers for availability, recovering data in the event of hardware or software failure, and ensuring customers receive current versions of supported software as they become available,
- Must obtain and maintain a TopSecret/SCI clearance
- Must possess a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar discipline.
- Must have a minimum of eight (8) years' relevant experience (See, Essential Functions” as well as this section)
- Must have IAT-II certification (Networking Environments) (See DoD 8570 IAT Certification and Requirements)
- Must be a Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA) with experience using the Remedy Ticketing system (ARS).
- Must have excellent communication skills (oral and written) to adequately communicate guidance to junior Systems Administrators, interact with the government customer and to accommodate possible interactions with senior government officials.
- Customer desires candidates who possess/demonstrate excellent communication skills (oral and writing). May interact with the government customer and senior government leadership leaders at the highest levels, prefer those who have experience and skills in this area.
- Preferred certifications are: MCSE: Cloud Platform and Infrastructure (Microsoft), Oracle Linux System Administrator (Oracle), RHCE (Red Hat), Server+ (CompTIA), and VCP6.5-DCV (VMware).
- Customer desires candidates with experience working with LAN/WAN with wireless interfaces.
Supervisory actions are required for this position.
This job operates in a professional office environment within the continental US with occasional travel to offices within the National Capital Region and Georgia. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
- Must be able to remain in a stationary position 75% of the time.
- Occasionally moves about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
- Constantly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
- Expresses or exchanges ideas by means of the spoken word. Those activities in which they must convey detailed or important spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly or quickly.
- Frequently moves standard office equipment up to 25 pounds.
- Must be able to work indoor conditions 90% of the time.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Typical days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, between the core hours of 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours required, as required by business need.
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out of the area travel and overnight may be expected.
- A minimum of eight (8) years' relevant experience is required for this position (See, Essential Functions” and “Competencies” sections)
- Must possess a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or similar discipline.
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
- Must have IAT-II certification (Networking Environments).
- Must be MCSA certified.
Must possess or be able to obtain/maintain a TOP SECRET/SCI security clearance.
All Native Group is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.