Systems Administrator, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Administration
Herndon, Virginia

REQ#: RQ72765 Systems Administrator, with Polygraph (Open)

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Job Description

Systems Administrator
We are GDIT. The people supporting and securing some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. Our work has meaning and impact on the world around us, but also on us, and that’s important.

GDIT is your place. You make it your own by embracing autonomy, seizing opportunity, and being trusted to deliver your best every day.
We think. We act. We deliver. There is no challenge that we can’t turn into opportunity. And our work depends on a Systems Administrator joining our team to support Government activities.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Administrator supporting the customer, you will be trusted to act as the message addressing and support coordinator shall be customer focused, working independently supporting the different departments coordinating Organizational messaging activities and functions. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • The candidate will work independently with little to no supervision.
  • The candidate shall be responsible for updating (add, change, delete) message system CADS within ITS, MHF, EMS and ACTOR.
  • Will also be responsible for Addresses, collective Addresses, content Type, routing indicators and handling indicators with respect to security requirements.
  • Publish the necessary changes, documents all internal and external changes and modifications and be able to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Broadcast internal and external changes to the sponsor’s partners.


  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
  • Minimum of 15 years related experience.
  • Technical Skills: Messaging system CAD, ITS, MHF, EMS MAD database and ACTOR.
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience making changes to MHF, ACTOR and EMS MAD databases including security changes for message content type.
  • Demonstrated experience documenting changes and requests in customers change request database.
  • Experience system testing and reporting test results to the test lead.


  • Alignment to a mission-critical role that directly impacts the customer’s ability to effectively execute its mission.
  • Direct engagement with contractor leadership that centers upon career development/mobility, enhanced performance evaluation, and corporate information sharing & networking opportunities.
  • Placement on a dynamic team of talented professionals that organically fosters an environment of innovation, collaboration, and trust.

Develops expert level technical solutions for the management of networks, software, hardware, configurations, and architectures. Provides interpretation to systems matters that are highly unique and very difficult in nature.

Provides troubleshooting support for very unique and difficult hardware matters.

Develops training methodology and materials for end user training on the proper use of hardware and software.

Subject Matter Expert for software installations and upgrades to operating systems and layered software packages.

Expert advisor on the monitoring tunes the system to achieve optimum performance levels.

Leads personnel on workstation/server data integrity matters and the implementation of standard software and hardware solutions.

Advises less experienced personnel on data/media recoverability following a schedule of system backups and database archive operations.

Provides guidance to less experienced personal on hardware and software audits of workstations and servers to ensure compliance with established standards, policies, and configuration guidelines.

Strategically develops performance and security plan for computer systems that meet the needs of network users. Advises on complex matters and may lead the work of less experienced personnel.

Recognized subject matter expert in job area typically through advanced education and work experience. Establishes operational plans. Manage strategic projects that are large in scale with major impact. With influence from leadership, develop new standards, policies and procedures. Problems faced are very difficult and highly complex. Recognized as a thought leader with highly specialized knowledge. Work performed is critical to the organization. May lead the work of less-experienced professionals.

Uses highly specialized knowledge in evaluating and assessing existing network systems and planning long-term strategies.

May coach and review the work of less-experienced professionals.

May serve as a task or project leader. (Not a people manager)

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 15+ years of experience