Network Administrator

Clearance Level
Secret
Category
Network Engineering
Location
FERIZAJ, Kosovo
Onsite Workplace
Key Skills For Success

Local Area Network (LAN)

Network Administration

Networking Hardware

REQ#: RQ166210
Public Trust: SSBI (T5)
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

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.

HOW THE NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR WILL MAKE AN IMPACT:

  • 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.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED TO SUCCEDD:

  • Educations: HS Diploma (IT related degree preferred)

  • Required Experience: 5+ years of related experience

  • Required Technical Skills:  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.

  • Security Clearance Level:  Secret Level security Clearance with a T5/SSBI investigation

  • Certifications: 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.

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

Work Requirements
Years of Experience

5 + years of related experience

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

Certification

CCNA - CompTIA

Travel Required

Less than 10%

Citizenship

U.S. Citizenship Required

About Our Work

We are GDIT. A global technology and professional services company that delivers consulting, technology and mission services to every major agency across the U.S. government, defense and intelligence community. Our 30,000 experts extract the power of technology to create immediate value and deliver solutions at the edge of innovation. We operate across 30 countries worldwide, offering leading capabilities in digital modernization, AI/ML, Cloud, Cyber and application development. Together with our clients, we strive to create a safer, smarter world by harnessing the power of deep expertise and advanced technology.

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.