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Network Systems Administrator

Government and Military

Financial Administrator


Kekaha, Hawaii, United States

Job Summary

Position Summary:

Provides technical based oversight and management of network engineering, systems administration, and information assurance activities related to the PMRF range networks, Provides Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Windows, and UNIX Operating System administration for all Clients and Servers connected to the Pacific Missile Range Facility (PMRF) classified and unclassified networks. Deploys Cyber Security mandated system upgrades, system patches, and system security lockdown requirements. Performs system wide troubleshooting and problem resolution in a live mission environment.

Major Job Activities:

• Provide oversight and management of network system administration for all network hardware associated with the classified and unclassified PMRF networks
• Oversee development of engineering, deployment and integration plans for new network systems
• Prepare and submit status reports, and technical briefs, as required, to senior management and customers
• Provide technical expertise at management meetings, as well as planning and scheduling meetings as required
• Develop, revise, and update departmental internal procedure (DIPs), standard operating procedures (SOPs) for maintenance on associated systems and network assets
• Participate in contract proposals, negotiations and modifications as required
• Develop, revise and update procedures
• Red Hat Enterprise Linux system administration, expected to provide technical problem solving and in-depth consulting for problems involving system operations
• Automated installation methods and system imaging (e.g. SCCM, VMware)
• Usage of cryptographic log-on methods (e.g. PKI)
• DISA STIG implementation / System Hardening and working within Configuration-Managed Environments.
• Working as part of a team responsible for administration and management of servers, end-user workstations in both unclassified and classified network environments.
• Analysis, design, and implementation of modifications to the system software in order to improve system performance by correcting errors
• Participation in planning new hardware acquisitions, interacting with vendors, educating customers, and communicating and collaborating with other projects within the organization
• Will work closely with engineers to help them use workstations and servers to solve their computationally intensive problems
• Support for application installation, licenses management, software tracking/distribution and backup/recovery of system configurations and user data files.
• Understand and use essential tools for handling files, directories, command-line environments, and documentation
• Operate running systems, including booting into different run levels, identifying processes, starting and stopping virtual machines, and controlling services
• Configure local storage using partitions and logical volumes
• Create and configure file systems and file system attributes, such as permissions, encryption, access control lists, and network file systems
• Deploy, configure, and maintain systems, including software installation, update, patching, and core services
• Manage users and groups, including use of a centralized directory for authentication
• Maintain up-to-date Configuration Control and adhere to all Configuration Management requirements for all Firmware, Software, and Hardware associated with the classified and unclassified PMRF networks
• Configuring static routes, packet filtering, and network address translation
• Setting kernel runtime parameters
• Prepare and submit status reports, and technical briefs, as required, to supervisor, senior management, and customers.
• Produce and deliver reports on system utilization
• Using shell scripting to automate system maintenance tasks
• Configuring system logging (including remote logging), Configure tools such as What’s Up gold, CACTI, Solar Winds, Intermapper
• Configuring a system to provide networking services, including HTTP/HTTPS, DNS, SMTP, SSH and NTP Provide systems administration for all clients, servers, and peripherals connected to the classified and unclassified PMRF networks.

• Perform other duties as assigned

Working Environment:


• General office environment with site visits as well as periodic "at sea" duty to support the PMRF's Mobile at Sea Sensor system (MATSS).
• Candidate must be capable of working in a team environment and participate in technical and system administrative activities throughout project life cycles. Maintaining an acceptable level of technical involvement with all contributing organizations is obligatory.
• Effective oral/written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

Physical Activities:

• Lifting/Pulling: 1-10lbs, continuous sitting
• Environmental: Customer contact, extended work day, confined work area, field assignment & inclement weather

Minimum Requirements


• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, or related discipline, years of directly related work experience may be substituted for education


• 10 years’ experience in a related field of assignment with 5 years in the specific field of assignment
• Has experience overseeing engineering activities of an organization’s information systems
History of success in planning, designing, developing, evaluating, testing, and integrating an organization’s systems infrastructure, including the implementation and design of hardware and software
• Fundamental knowledge of the OSI model with specialization in layers 2, 3, and 4
• Knowledge of IT systems, to include Windows, UNIX, and networking concepts


• Must have the basic keyboarding skills and aptitude for neatness and accuracy in sorting
• Must be proficient in operating a calculator, personal computers, computer software and standard office equipment

• Must have the basic keyboarding skills and aptitude for neatness and accuracy in sorting

Required Training, Licenses and Certifications:

• Existing MCSA/MCSE certification for 2016 Server Administration. or, Microsoft Certified: Azure Solutions Architect Expert, or Microsoft Certified: Azure Security Engineer Associate
• Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA)
• Microsoft 365 Certified: Modern Desktop Administrator Associate (Exams MD-100 & MD-101)

Security Clearance:

Secret security clearance is required. Applicants selected either must currently possess a Secret clearance or will be subject to a Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements to obtain clearance prior to commencement of employment, and maintain a security clearance for access to classified information or Closed/Restricted Areas throughout duration of employment.

Preferred Qualifications

Active Secret security clearance.