• Network/System Administrator

    Job ID 2018-2408
    Job Locations
    US-PA-Blue Ridge Summit
    IT: Administrator / Analyst / Architect / Engineer
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    NCI is a leading provider of enterprise solutions and services to U.S. defense, intelligence, health and civilian government agencies. Coupled with a refined focus on strategic partnerships, we are successfully bridging the gap between commercial best practices and mission-critical government processes. Core competencies include:

    • Artificial intelligence
    • Agile digital transformation
    • Advanced analytics
    • Hyperconverged infrastructure solutions
    • Cyber security and information assurance
    • Fraud, waste and abuse
    • Engineering and logistics


    NCI has been designated a 2018 Military Friendly Employer by MilitaryFriendly.com 


    Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, NCI has approximately 2,000 employees operating at more than 100 locations worldwide.


    NCI: As a Network/Systems Administrator, you will provide network administration support for the Secretary of Defense Communications Office (SDC) Critical Infrastructure (CI) Information Technology Services program. You will play an integral role in the continued improvement and modernization of the SDC CI organization's current infrastructure and operations. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments.



    Highlights of Responsibilities: 


    • Deep network understanding of WAN and LAN protocols and technologies
    • Experience working in large network environments including switching, routing, firewall and load balancing
    • Strong analytical, strategic skills and troubleshooting skills in a Fast paced environment
    • Monitor data communications network to ensure that network is available to all system users and resolves data communications problems
    • Receive telephone calls from user with data communications problem such as failure of data to be transmitted to another location
    • Review procedures user followed to determine if specified steps were taken
    • Monitor modems and display screens of terminals to mainframe computer to detect error messages that signal malfunction in communications software or hardware
    • Enter diagnostic commands into computer to determine nature of problem and read codes on screen to diagnose problem
    • Attach diagnostic equipment to phone line to learn if line meets specification
    • Read technical reference manuals for communications hardware and software to learn cause of problem
    • Update documentation to record new equipment installed, new sites, and changes to computer configurations
    • Inspect communications wires and cables
    • Train staff and users to use equipment
    • Coordinate installation of or install communications lines
    • Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in monitoring or installing data communication lines and resolving user data communication problems
    • Distribute work assignments and monitor daily logs of Network Control Operators
    • Attend staff meetings to report on and resolve recurrent data communications problems
    • Attend vendor seminars to learn about changes in data communications technology
    • Interpret company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations
    • Establish or adjust work procedures to meet production schedules
    • Maintain time and production records




    • Bachelors Degree with at least ten (10) years of network engineering and at least five (5) years of network administration experience
    • Active Top Secret Clearance w/ DoD adjudicated SCI eligibility
    • DoD 8570 Compliant certification at the IAT II Level (CCNA Security, GICSP, Security+ CE, SSCP, GSEC or higher)
    • Must possess expert-level knowledge with Microsoft Project 
    • Knowledge of networking (Cisco), firewalls, server (Windows), VMWare, SAN (NetApp), and database technologies


    Preferred Education or Experience: 


    • Working knowledge of Remedy, Juniper and/or Cisco Routing and 
    • Knowledge and experience using monitoring tools such as Microsoft Service Center (SCOM, SCCM, Orchestrator)
    • Experience with DoD environments and STIG requirements


    This position requires the ability to perform the below essential functions:

    • Sitting for long periods
    • Standing for long periods
    • Ambulate throughout an office
    • Ambulate between several buildings
    • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl as required
    • Repeatedly lift and carry weight up to 20 pounds
    • Travel by land or air transportation 5 %


    It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position.


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