Network Administrator - Minimum Secret Clearance required (SSBI/T5 Preferred) - Kosovo

Clearance Level
Network Engineering

REQ#: RQ136912

Travel Required: Less than 10%
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
Requisition Type: Regular

GDIT is in need of a Network Administrator to support our Enterprise Mission Information Technology Services (EMITS) program in Kosovo.

The Network Administrator serves as a member of a large Network Operations team to provide the full complement of LAN/WAN/ICAN network services to a large user base at a forward deployed austere site, to include router / switch configuration, COMSEC, VOIP provisioning, and Operations & Maintenance (O&M) to a customer base that may change often.  The Network Administrator works alongside ISP/OSP technicians to plan and complete network installation tasks across local and remote/isolated sites in support of customer projects.  These tasks are accomplished while targeting a high level of Cybersecurity compliance across the network, ensuring DoD network assets remain properly configured, patched, and updated to mitigate cyber risks.  The Network Administrator participates in rotational shift work to function as a member of the Technical Control Facility and coordinates with the Theater Node Site Coordinator for the 24/7/365 monitoring and availability of WAN circuits as required.

Duties and requirements include:

  • Installation and configuration routing, switching, and current Cisco networking software (most current versions of Cisco IOS) are essential as well as installation, configuration, and management of network devices to include routers, switches, and ancillary network devices and networking software as part of the Local and Wide Area Network.

  • Works closely with the OSP/ISP Network Specialist to assist with Inside Plant, Outside Plant, Cabling, and Trenching services.

  • Assists the OSP/ISP Network Specialist with OSP/ISP cable plant troubleshooting, repair, fabrication, and installation to include, copper/fiber, patch panels, MDFs, CAT 5/6, RJ-11, RJ-45 terminations, and perform necessary fiber optic, media converters, copper/fiber modems, UPS installation/repair/troubleshooting procedures.

  • Install copper and fiber cabling and equipment in accordance with DoD TEMPEST standards, Army guide 3.15 General Cable Specifications, NSTISSI protective distribution system (PDS) installation guideline.

  • Tests copper and fiber cabling for signal quality, degradation, throughput, continuity, and availability.

  • Terminate and splice both copper and fiber optic cables.

  • Maintains technical proficiency and ensures applicable certifications are kept current with the technology being implemented.

  • Creates network and rack elevation diagrams using Microsoft Visio and/or PowerPoint in required formats to support network and system accreditation packages.

  • Performs other duties and assignments as required.


  • Secret Level security Clearance with a T5/SSBI investigation

  • Candidate must possess at least a Cisco CCNA certification; CCNP preferred.  Additional Juniper certification or experience desired.

  • Candidate must be able to meet local country SOFA eligibility requirements.

  • Candidate must possess DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification on Day 1.

  • Candidate must obtain ITIL Foundation certification within 90 days of hire.

  • IT related degree preferred.

  • Project Management certification a plus (Project+, CAPM, PMP).

  • Experience with provisioning and maintaining VoIP devices.

  • Experience ensuring network devices are IAVA compliant and able to troubleshoot of network deficiencies to determine the best approach to mitigate issues / risks.

  • Knowledge of TACLANE and other cryptographic devices to include configuration, key management, and troubleshooting are essential.

  • Knowledge of WAN circuits and experience managing Promina multiplexer devices.

About Our Work

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.

COVID-19 Vaccination

GDIT does not have a vaccination mandate applicable to all employees. To protect the health and safety of its employees and to comply with customer requirements, however, GDIT may require employees in certain positions to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Vaccination requirements will depend on the status of the federal contractor mandate and customer site requirements.

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.