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System Administrator III - Top Secret Clearance 15871442

Washington, DC
Senior System Administrator III- Washington DC
Clearance Level: Top Secret Required
Location: Washington, DC
Salary: $120,000 - $150,000

We are seeking a highly skilled and motivated Senior System Administrator to join our team at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL). In this role, you will be responsible for performing a wide range of system administration, network administration, security administration, and technical support tasks, along with related database administration duties. As a Senior System Administrator, you will play a crucial role in maintaining and optimizing the organization's IT infrastructure.

System Administration:
  • Install, update, and troubleshoot systems/servers effectively.
  • Conduct functional and connectivity testing to ensure uninterrupted system operations.
  • Develop and document standard operating procedures for systems administration.
  • Comply with established systems administration standard operating procedures.
  • Implement and enforce network usage policies and procedures.
  • Maintain baseline system security according to organizational policies.
  • Manage accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment.
  • Monitor and optimize system/server resources, including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability.
  • Proactively monitor and maintain system/server configuration.
  • Conduct repairs on faulty system/server hardware.
  • Plan, execute, and verify data redundancy and system recovery procedures.
  • Troubleshoot hardware/software interface and interoperability problems.
  • Perform regular system maintenance, including cleaning, disk checks, routine reboots, data dumps, and testing.
  • Design and implement group policies and access control lists to ensure compliance with organizational standards and business needs.
  • Oversee the installation, implementation, configuration, and support of system components.
  • Diagnose and resolve faulty system/server hardware.
  • Provide ongoing optimization and problem-solving support.
Network Administration:
  • Configure and optimize network hubs, routers, and switches, including higher-level protocols and tunneling.
  • Develop and implement network backup and recovery procedures.
  • Diagnose and resolve network connectivity issues.
  • Install and maintain network infrastructure device operating system software.
  • Install or replace network hubs, routers, and switches.
  • Monitor network capacity and performance.
  • Patch network vulnerabilities to ensure information security.
  • Test and maintain network infrastructure, including software and hardware devices.
  • Integrate new systems into existing network architecture.
  • Provide feedback on network requirements, architecture, and infrastructure.
  • Security Administration:
  • Assess the effectiveness of security controls.
  • Apply security policies to meet system security objectives.
  • Analyze and report organizational and system security posture trends.
  • Ensure proper documentation of all security operations and maintenance activities.
  • Implement security measures to resolve vulnerabilities and mitigate risks.
  • Ensure compliance with system security measures and confidentiality, integrity, availability, authentication, and non-repudiation requirements.
  • Verify and update security documentation reflecting the security design features.
  • Apply security policies to applications and ensure the integration of Cross-Domain Solutions (CDS) in a secure environment.
  • Monitor and assess cybersecurity-related system implementation and testing practices.
  • Perform cybersecurity testing of applications and systems.
  • Provide cybersecurity recommendations and guidance to leadership.
  • Assist in resolving computer security incidents and vulnerability compliance.
  • Provide input to disaster recovery, contingency, and continuity of operations plans.
Technical Support
  • Diagnose and resolve system incidents, problems, and events reported by customers.
  • Install and configure hardware, software, and peripheral equipment in accordance with organizational standards.
  • Administer accounts, network rights, and access to systems and equipment.
  • Monitor and report client-level computer system performance.
  • Troubleshoot system hardware and software issues.
  • Analyze incident data for emerging trends.
  • Develop and deliver technical training to educate users.
  • Maintain incident tracking and solution database.
  • Make recommendations for software and hardware enhancements based on trend analysis.
  • Perform asset management/inventory of IT resources.
Database Administration:
  • Perform configuration management, problem management, capacity management, and financial management for databases and data management systems.
  • Implement data management standards, requirements, and specifications.
  • Analyze and plan for changes in data capacity requirements.
  • Install, configure, and maintain database management systems and software.
  • Monitor and optimize database performance.
  • Perform backup and recovery procedures to ensure data integrity.
  • Support incident management, change management, and availability management for databases and data management systems.
  • Maintain assured message delivery systems.
  • Implement data mining and data warehousing applications.
  • Manage data compilation, cataloging, caching, distribution, and retrieval.
  • Provide recommendations on new database technologies and architectures.

  • Active DoD Top Secret Clearance is required and must be maintained.
  • 10+ years of technical experience in system administration, network administration, security administration, technical support, and database administration.
  • Must hold a DOD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification at IAT Level III.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize and multitask effectively.
  • DOD Approved 8570 Baseline Certification at IAT Level III is required.
  • (CASP+ CE, CCNP Security, CISA, CISSP (or Associate), GCED, GCIH, CCSP)
  • Computing Environment (CE) certifications (e.g., MCP, VCP) are desired.
  • Bachelor's degree in a related discipline (e.g., information security, cybersecurity, information technology) is desired.

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