Mission Support Operator $10K sign on

Clearance Level
Top Secret
Network Administration
Livermore, California
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

IT Networking


Networking Support

REQ#: RQ146847
Public Trust: None
Requisition Type: Regular
Your Impact

Own your opportunity to work with the largest government agency in the nation. Make an impact by advancing the Department of Defense’s mission to keep our country safe and secure.

Job Description

Mission Support Operator - $10K Sign-on bonus

*Classified work and must be on-site

The Mission Support Operator (MSO) provides 24/7, 365, 12hrs shift, Tier 1/2 operational support to end customers and users in the field/worldwide. Monitor the performance and capacity of end-to-end IT computer systems using a variety of tools. Triage hardware, software, and environmental faults, alerts or malfunctions. When an issue is identified, the MSO works to determine the cause of the problem, provide situational awareness and resolution to the user community. Serve as first responder and ‘one-stop shop' for all site issues, requiring a broad level of knowledge of high priority systems across a multi-location enterprise. This is similar to a civilian Emergency Operations Center for Police/Sheriff Department but it is not the same; however, we action 911 notifications. 

This is not a traditional Network Engineer or System Administration role; however, having either background speeds up training so you can be proficient in 6 – 12 months. These are demanding and challenging missions and no work from home.  You must have a solid Information Technology foundation.

Panama Shift Schedule | 24/7 Shift Coverage. 

This is a slow rotating shift pattern that uses multiple teams and two 12-hr shifts to provide 24/7 coverage. The working and non-working days follow this pattern: 2 days on, 2 days off, 3 days on, 3 days off. Each team works the same shift (day or night) for 2-3 months then switches over to the other shift for the next 2-3 months.

Other duties include:

  • Monitoring, recognition, evaluation, and correction of IT systems, network and satellite ground stations

  • Interfacing with the user community, Mission Directors, System Administrators, Network Engineers, external sites and other system operators as required for real-time detection, isolation, and resolution of problems

  • 24/7, 365 Operational Support to customers and users in the field

  • Utilize SolarWinds, Splunk, WireShark (and other monitoring tools) to monitor internal and external hardware, software, network connectivity, status IT infrastructure (utilizing ping, SNMP traps, customer scripts) – and utilizing established TTP's to respond to issues

  • Provide support to Networking team, including Layer 1/2/3 type activities and documentation/design

  • Perform analysis (in both real-time and post-event) on key mission capabilities and provide feedback to internal and external customers

  • Maintain a positive, professional and helpful working relationship with our customers

  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly, and quarterly functional checks on systems and capabilities, also perform inspections on critical hardware and infrastructure

  • Provide support to the Engineering staff for testing and validation of new software releases and network connections

  • Support Configuration Management functions (Incidents, Assets) utilizing BMC Remedy

  • Respond to customer voice and electronic support requests

  • Respond to real time, mission critical situations (response defined in minutes)

  • Participate in internal and external scheduled exercises

  • Create, maintain, and update SOP/TTP documentation

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of directly related experience in IT / Network administration and support.

  • TS/SCI or DoE Q Clearance

  • Experience with monitoring tools such as SolarWinds, Splunk, or WireShark.

  • Have a working knowledge of critical physical infrastructure (including HVAC, Power, UPS, etc) that is utilized to support mission operations

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with Linux and Windows system administration and networking background is preferable.

Required Education/Certifications

  • DoD 8570 Certification required

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Work Requirements
Years of Experience

8 + years of related experience

* may vary based on technical training, certification(s), or degree


CompTIA - Security+ - CompTIA

Travel Required



U.S. Citizenship Required

Salary and Benefit Information

The likely salary range for this position is $96,000 - $144,000, this is not, however, a guarantee of compensation or salary; rather, salary will be set based on experience, geographic location and possibly contractual requirements and could fall outside of this range.
View information about benefits and our total rewards program.

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 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.