Network Administrator - Secret - Bagram, Afghanistan

Clearance Level
Secret
Category
Network Administration
Location
Bagram, Afghanistan

REQ#: RQ71861

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Requisition Type: Regular

Network Administrator
Secret
Afghanistan

Check out this great opportunity to join one of GDIT’s fastest long-standing growing programs!  US Battlefield Information Collection and Exploitation Systems eXtended (US BICES-X) is a cutting edge program supporting DoD intelligence information sharing on current and emerging global threats to mission and coalition partners and emerging nations. With an internationally dispersed team supporting each combatant command, the US BICES-X team is in direct support of the war fighter and their missions. We are seeking a creative and driven professional with a passion for solving real world issues on a cross-functional, fast paced team.  We are seeking a Network Administrator that is able to work independently – please read below!

Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes, administers and maintains voice, video, and/or data communications networks. 
  • Manages the usage and performance of voice, video and/or data communications networks. 
  • Maintains network security and ensures compliance with security policies and procedures. 
  • Evaluates hardware and software, including peripheral, output, and related equipment. 
  • Participates in the development and implementation of network-related procedures and standards. 
  • Participates in and may lead aspects of major network installations and upgrades. 
  • Interfaces with vendors to ensure appropriate resolution during network outages or periods of reduced performance. 
  • Develops and implements testing strategies and document results.  
  • Provides advice and training to end-users. 
  • Troubleshoots and resolves complex problems.
  • May provide work leadership to less-experienced network personnel.
  • Maintains current knowledge of relevant technologies as assigned.
  • Participates in special projects as required.
  • Is part of a support team with personnel located throughout Southwest Asia (SWA). Will be required to support customers at local and remote sites.
  • Will occasionally be required to perform desktop support, systems, cyber/information assurance and logistics duties.
  • May require professional certification in one or more specific technologies, depending on job assignment.

Required Qualifications:

  • 2+ years of experience required.
  • Must possess and maintain a Secret Clearance. 
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Additional specific certifications may be required, depending on job assignment. 
  • This position is deemed an IAT Level II position and requires 8570/8140 compliance. In order to be compliant, a candidate must possess a valid Baseline Certification such as Security+ ce, CySA+, CCNA Security. Higher certifications such as CASP+ ce, CCNP Security, or CISSP are acceptable.
  • In order to meet the Compute Environment (CE) requirement, a candidate must also possess a valid certification for Cisco devices (ie: CCNA, CCNP).
  • Must obtain ITIL V3, or 04, Foundation within six months of hire.
  • Must be able to pass requirements necessary to be medically cleared by the USCENTCOM Clinic or a third party vendor, within a reasonable time period, as determined at the sole discretion of the customer.  This includes meeting medical, dental, and psychological requirements, being able to obtain all required immunizations, and not being in a high risk status for COVID-19 as defined by the customer.
  • Must possess a valid US passport and US driver’s license.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques used in network administration and support.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of routers, switches, patch panels, concentrators, associated terminals, and related network hardware and software.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of desktop operating systems and applications.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience supporting multinational customers preferred.
  • Experience operating in deployed environments preferred. 
  • Selected candidate must be willing to travel throughout the Middle East.  Travel may be via commercial or military transport. Modes of transport include, but are not limited to; car, truck, armored vehicle, fixed and rotary wing aircraft.
  • Additional specific certifications may be required, depending on job assignment. 
     

The position will be based or Afghanistan.  There is no guarantee at which base Afghanistan the position will be located.  The position may be relocated at any time within the country of Afghanistan to meet mission support requirements.  Work location/rotation of locations will be at the Site Lead’s discretion.

This position is supporting a fluid military missions. You may be required to travel (temporarily or permanently) to different operating locations within the CENTCOM AOR. Travel may be via commercial or military transport. Modes of transport include, but are not limited to; car, truck, armored vehicle, fixed and rotary wing aircraft.

Candidate will be expected to live alongside deployed military personnel in military provided accommodation. Housing options include, but are not limited to; open bay tents and multi-personnel containerized housing units “CHUs”.

The work is typically performed at client site locations, which requires proper safety precautions; work may require some physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes or equipment. 

The above job description is not intended to be, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.
 
Requests for reasonable accommodations will be considered to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the principal (essential) functions of this job.
 
General Dynamics Information Technology is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer – Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors. With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

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