Systems Operations Specialist, with Polygraph

Clearance Level
Top Secret SCI + Polygraph
Systems Analysis
McLean, Virginia

REQ#: RQ101633

Travel Required: None
Requisition Type: Regular

Systems Operations Specialist
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 Operations Specialist joining our team to support government activities in Tysons/McLean, VA.

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Systems Operations Specialist supporting the customer, you will be trusted to provide critical IT solutions and excellent customer service. In this role, a typical day will include:

  • Working with a dedicated, highly skilled team of professionals
  • Resolving critical IT-related issues that negatively impact the mission
  • Lending expertise and institutional knowledge to less experienced team members to improve the overall excellence of the team
  • Providing desk side support for hardware focused IT issues
  • Serving as Sponsors liaison to Departments of Homeland Security (DHS) and its components
  • Serving as a focal point for all DHS-related IT requirements
  • Assist mission partners in the submission of IT requirements as they pertain to DHS
  • Provide onsite DHS IT support (server, desktop and account administration)
  • Maintain inventory of DHS hardware at multiple facilities; provide inventory reports to Sponsors Asset Management Team
  • Assist mission partners in identifying end of life supported hardware and purchasing replacement hardware ensuring mission partners have the IT resources to perform their mission
  • Coordinate with DHS components to create custom DHS workstation images using Sponsors approved IT hardware
  • Troubleshoot DHS network connectivity issues
  • Provide after-hours testing in support of requested firewall changes when needed
  • Coordinate with network operation centers at DHS to enable access to DHS network resources such as email and applications via firewall changes
  • Provide after-hours IT support as needed
  • Maintain and support the DHS server at Sponsors site
  • Provide DHS with offsite data backups to comply with their requirements


  • 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 8 years related experience
  • Technical Skills: Experience troubleshooting both software and hardware IT-related issues, excellent customer service, strong written and verbal communication skills, IT ticketing system experience
  • Security Clearance Level: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


  • 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.

Analyzes information from system users and develops solutions that meet the scope and objectives of the system along with addressing system needs. Exercises independent judgement and works with very limited supervision.

Prepares complex flow charts, models, and procedures along with conducting feasibility studies to design possible system solutions.

Conducts complex form design and layout activities.

Performs preparation of systems specifications.

Uses advanced knowledge to develop technical documentation to guide system users and to assist with the ongoing operation, maintenance, and development of systems.

Recognized subject matter expert in job area typically through advanced education and work experience. Manages large projects with limited oversight from manager.

Performs detailed analysis and systems designs with great autonomy.

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

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

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS: BA/BS (or equivalent experience), 8+ years of experience



This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.