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System Administrator




Saint Petersburg, Florida, United States


The qualified candidate will serve as an Information Technology professional within an established Information Assurance and Information Technology team. Under the direction of the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) the position specific responsibilities will include:

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work in a Windows and Linux environment.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining new Linux/Windows workstations and servers.
  • Ensuring all systems meet DOD STIG security standards.
  • Assist in managing risks related to the use of processing, storing, or transmitting information within an Information System
  • Provide customer service in assisting users with standard service desk queries such as password resets and account unlocks.
  • Address issues with file level permissions in Red Hat Linux and Windows environments.
  • Reduce or eliminate impact to confidentiality, integrity, or availability of information and information systems.
  • Take corrective action to resolve problems identified and ensure systems are operated, maintained, and disposed of in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Establish system specific recovery processes to ensure security features and procedures are properly protected and restored.
  • Perform periodic maintenance on systems to include installation of operating system patches and updating virus definitions.
  • Install hardware and software as required.
  • User account management.
  • Perform Quarterly DISA STIG Updates.

Basic Qualifications

  • An active DoD Secret with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance is required for consideration.
  • Bachelor's degree in Information Security, Information Systems, Cybersecurity, Information Technology/Network Administration or related discipline, or 4 – 8 years of direct experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.
  • Possess a current DoD 8570.01 compliant certification for IAM Level II, e.g. Security + w/CE, or the ability to obtain either within 6 months of employment.
  • A working knowledge of Windows-based Information Systems and LINUX operating systems.
  • The qualified candidate shall have the ability to work independently, prioritize, schedule, and complete multiple tasks.
  • Basic understanding of networking principles.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Extensive training or experience with Windows-based and Linux-based Information Systems.
  • Vulnerability assessment and analysis experience utilizing SCAP, ACAS/NESSUS and DISA STIGs
  • Experience with DoD implementation of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) and governing directives (NIST, CNSS, DSS, etc.)
  • Experience performing basic networking troubleshooting and experience with CISCO products.
  • Preferred candidate will have a Linux certification, preferably RED HAT or Linux+.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $68,900.00 - $124,550.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.