• Network Specialist

    Job Locations US-VA-Springfield
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/31/2018 8:21 AM)
    Job ID
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    SC3 is a leading provider of high-end mission support, consulting and technology solutions to the federal government in defense, intelligence, and civil markets, and to major corporations and nonprofit organizations. SC3�s national security efforts reach across the intelligence community and Department of Defense, providing full life-cycle operational and cyber support and differentiated capabilities to meet our customer�s challenging mission. In addition to our government services area, SC3 provides cutting-edge competitive intelligence and strategic management consulting to commercial clients. Private industry leaders from the financial, health care, manufacturing and other sectors turn to SC3 to ensure that they have access to the most relevant, current, and strategically important information � not only to grow their businesses, but also to protect them.


    Position Description:

    This is a Network Specialist position assigned to the IRM/FO/ITI/LWS/DSB REACH Program – the U.S. Department of State’s (DoS) crisis response communications office.

    Description of Duties:

    • Designs, builds, and implements network systems
    • Provides technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations
    • Compiles records and reports concerning network operations and maintenance. Troubleshoots network performance issues. Analyzes network traffic and provides capacity planning solutions.
    • Manages the testing, installation, and support of network communications, including LAN/MAN/WAN systems
    • Strong knowledge of virtualized server environments (VMware ESXi, vSphere, etc)
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Server 2012/2016 system administration
    • Current SAN/NAS experience
    • Experience in scripting in Powershell and/or PowerCLI
    • Performs system-level design and configuration of products including determination of hardware, OS, and other platform specifications
    • Plans large-scale systems projects through vendor comparison and cost studies
    • Experience with COMSEC inline network encryptors (e.g. KG-175 family)
    • Strong knowledge pertaining to Network Administration – Ethernet switching, TCP/IP subnetting & routing (static & dynamic), DHCP, DNS, Cisco network equipment
    • Performs a variety of systems engineering tasks and activities that are broad in nature and are concerned with major systems design integration and implementation, including personnel, hardware, software, budgetary, and support facilities and/or equipment
    • Provides quality assurance review and the evaluation of new and existing software products
    • Provides assistance and oversight for all information systems operations activities, including computer and telecommunications/communications operations, data entry, data control, LAN/MAN/WAN administration and operations support, operating systems programming, system security policy procedures, and/or web strategy and operations
    • Participate in design reviews, program reviews and technical interchange meetings
    • Provides input to policy level discussions regarding standards and technical viability of intended systems requirements
    • Provides the routine testing and analysis of all elements of the network facilities systems
    • Utilizes software and hardware tools and identifies and diagnoses complex problems and factors affecting network performance
    • Troubleshoots network systems when necessary and makes improvements to the network
    • Provides support in various endeavors sponsored by the LAN-WAN Services Division in support of the Department of the State IRM technical mission. Those duties may include inventory control, excess of obsolete and excess equipment, cleaning, office duties, etc. The duties will be determined by the Maintenance Supervisor, and coordinated through Vanguard channels
    • Requires worldwide availability and periodic overseas travel in support of installations
    • Job will require heavy lifting at times
    • Administrative tasks as assigned


    Required Education/Experience:


    • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering or 3 years’ experience in Information Systems and Technology Management
    • 3+ years experiencing providing technical installation support in a government and/or large commercial environment
    • BICSI fiber, copper and technician certifications are desired, but not required. 5+ years installation experience will be accepted in lieu of BICSI certification
    • Formal industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP – various)
    • Experience with site surveys, satellite acquisition, installation, configuration and troubleshooting tactical VSAT


    Required Experience/Skills/Attributes:  


    • Excellent communications skills (oral and written) and well versed with Microsoft Office software
    • Candidate will work closely with company, contractor personnel, and Government personnel to conduct operational activities and must work well in a team environment
    • Technically capable, fast learner, quality minded, adaptable, self-motivated, and able to work independent of supervision
    • Detail-minded with an extraordinary work ethic



    Our values are simple and straightforward. We know that competitive salaries and generous benefits are essential in our industry and SC3 strives to offer the best in both areas. We are proud to offer: Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance 401(k) Plan Supplemental Life & AD&D Short & Long-Term Disability Insurance Flexible Spending Plan Paid Time Off Paid Holidays Professional Development Employee Referral Bonus Identity Protection Services We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing as required by the customer.


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