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Network Support Specialist

Job ID: 2209360
Location: WASHINGTON, DC, United States
Date Posted: Jun 29, 2022
Category: Information Technology
Subcategory: Network Technician
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description

Description

This is an opening for a Network Support Specialist to support a Department of State (DoS) Bureau of Information Resource Management (IRM) program. This program provides transparent, interconnected systems and security supporting the DoS in successfully carrying out its U.S. foreign policy mission. IRM provides enterprise architecture design, engineering, operations and maintenance support services for desktops, servers, networks, firewalls, and enterprise applications across the Department. Program is named "Vanguard" and is an IT consolidation consisting of the Department's servers, mainframes, network devices, network perimeter, anti-virus engineering, public key infrastructure (PKI)/biometrics/encryption, monitoring tools, telephony, mobile computing platform, virtual environment, and enclave design/security engineering.

This is a mid-level position within the Vanguard 2.2.1 Program’s Service Management Office (SMO), acting as an LAN/WAN Support Specialist. This position is for shift work and directly supports DoS on-site to monitor the LAN/WAN network and assist in troubleshooting and resolution. Support the Secure Voice and Video networks.  Individual will be responsible for providing Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) Operations and Maintenance (O&M) support including, but not limited to the following: System equipment installation, maintenance and monitoring, performing in-service and out-of-service testing, documenting test results, performing fault isolation, troubleshooting circuit problems, re-keying cryptographic devices, reconfiguring equipment, tracking maintenance on equipment, reporting outages to the Technical Control Facility (TCF), fabricating cables (as needed), maintaining and testing equipment spares and supplies.

Description of Duties:

  • Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations.
  • Implements and maintains network systems.
  • Monitors network infrastructures and performs troubleshooting as issues arise.
  • Monitors and responds to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems.
  • Escalates issues as required to Tier III staff, and monitors issues through the trouble life cycle.
  • Assists with updating standard operating procedures, network topology documentation, and other documentation.
  • Documents activities in Remedy helpdesk and incident management system, as part of day-to-day operations and to support SLAs, reporting metrics, and key performance indicators.
  • Performs IOS and software upgrades on network infrastructures.
  • Ensures mid-shift SLAs are met and identifies trouble areas that could negatively impact the ability to maintain SLAs.
  • Performs rack-mounting and de-installing communications equipment and associated cabling.

Qualifications

Required Education & Experience

  • Associates degree or equivalent training/experience, and 6 years’ experience with voice, data and LAN/WAN communications systems.
  • Operator/maintenance training or experience on various crypto equipment such as KG-84 series, KG-75, KG-175D, and TACLANE.
  • Experience in the tech control environment.
  • Basic electronics or computer repair skills.
  • Technical writing skills.
  • Ability to handle moderately complex assignments with little supervision and to determine methods to accomplish assigned tasks.

Clearance Requirement

  • TOP SECRET (Active) with the ability to obtain TOP SECRET SCI

 

Desired Education/Experience/Skills/Certifications

  • Defense Red Switch Network (DRSN) experience.
  • Experience with Remedy ticketing system.
  • Technical training in computer science or related field.
  • CCNA certification.
  • Network+ or comparable certification.
  • Experience repairing and terminating fiber optic cables.
  • AutoCAD or Visio experience.
  • Radio/satellite background.
  • ITIL ® Foundation certification.
  • Familiarity with DoS environment (data and voice networks, IT security systems, policies and procedures), Foreign Affairs Handbooks (FAHs), Foreign Affairs Manuals (FAMs) preferred.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.

Overview

SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence, and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit saic.com.

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