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Network Administrator Specialist - Associate

This position is pending contract award.
Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and construction services for industrial, commercial and government organizations globally. The company employs over 54,000 people and operates in more than 25 countries around the world.
Jacobs is looking for talented individuals to join our team for DISA's Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC) supporting the upcoming Test, Evaluation, and Certification (TEC) contract. We are seeking current/former incumbents who are/or have supported the current JITC T&E MSS IDIQ contract (at Fort Huachuca, AZ and Fort Meade, MD), as well as any candidates who have skill sets that can support the full spectrum of IT communication systems and software test and evaluation.
Establishes, configures, maintains, and supports internal and/or external networks for the organization. Develops and maintains all systems, applications, security, and network configurations. Conducts networkcapacity and performance analysis. Recommends upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment. Directs and supports activities of the network control function of the organization. Determines service quality levels for network transmission and performance and ensures the established levels are met. Troubleshoots network performance issues and recommends corrective actions. Identifies and resolves problems associated with server hardware/software and ensures scalability and appropriate integration with other systems. Provides technical support and guidance to network users. Optimizes the functionality of networks and systems, and diagnoses and recovers failed systems. Ensures appropriate network securitymeasures are in place. Responsible for backup or recovery procedures. Creates and maintains a disaster recovery plan. May be responsible for directing the work of systemadministrators who provide the day-to-day system administration to include system and resource optimization, and user assistance.
This labor category may include personnel who provide network administration support in areas where these capabilities may be gained through extensive on-the-job experience, specialized formal Government training, or institutional training and certification. On-the-job experience must be in specific IT fields.
Must be familiar with systems administration concepts, practices, and procedures. Relies on instructions and pre- established guidelines to perform the functions of the job. Primary job functions do not typically require exercising independent judgment. Performs a variety of tasks. Works under immediate supervision. Typically reports to a project leader, supervisor, or manager.
Requires an Associate's degree; at least 60 semester hours of formal education working towards an Associate's or Bachelor's degree and at least 4 years of experience; or 6 years of experience. Additional certifications (other than those required for the position) 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.
Acceptable degree specialties include but are not limited to the following: Information Technology, Mathematics, Computer Networking, Cybersecurity, and various engineering and science disciplines.
Related certifications in the area of specialization may be substituted for 1 year of experience. Examples of relevant Government or industry training include, but are not limited to, applicable DAWIA, SPRDE, and United States Federal or DoD school training and certification on a specific system, network, or technology.
Must possess experience with DoD's defense in depth architecture; the capabilities associated with the DoD architecture; and IA/CND Policies and Procedures. This labor category requires specific training and certification for the IAT, IAM, CND Analyst, CND Auditor, and IASAEs.
This position will require a security clearance at the Secret level or higher.
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.
Attendance
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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