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System Administrator, GCCS/AMHS SME – TS/SCI Required


Cloud System Administrator


Honolulu, Hawaii, United States


Work Where it Matters

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE), an Akima company, is not just another federal systems support contractor. As an Alaska Native Corporation (ANC), our mission and purpose extend beyond our exciting federal projects as we support our shareholder communities in Alaska.

At ASE, the work you do every day makes a difference in the lives of our 15,000 Iñupiat shareholders, a group of Alaska natives from one of the most remote and harshest environments in the United States.

For our shareholders , ASE provides support and employment opportunities and contributes to the survival of a culture that has thrived above the Arctic Circle for more than 10,000 years.

For our government customers , ASE delivers solutions in maritime IT, systems engineering, and integration across the Department of Defense and stands ready to help improve operational performance at a reasonable and sustainable cost.

As an ASE employee , you will be surrounded by a challenging, yet supportive work environment that is committed to innovation and diversity, two of our most important values. You will also have access to our comprehensive benefits and competitive pay in addition to growth opportunities and excellent retirement options.

Job Summary:

ASE is looking for a System Administrator to work in Honolulu, HI.

The System Administrator, GCCS/AMHS SME, is responsible for the robust administration of the Global Command & Control System (GCCS) and Automated Message Handling System (AMHS). This role ensures the operational readiness, confidentiality, integrity, and availability of these critical systems across various security platforms.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Key responsibilities include maintaining, installing, updating, and securing systems such as GCCS-J, AMHS, Windows Server, Red Hat, and associated applications.
  • The administrator will ensure compliance with the DoD Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) requirements, manage Security Technical Implementation Guide (STIG) compliance, and develop custom scripts to enhance system functionality.
  • Additionally, this role involves daily monitoring of security and performance logs, managing ServiceNow tickets, and coordinating with developers to develop workflows for GCCS and AMHS-related assets.
  • The administrator will also participate in technical meetings, workgroups, and workshops to provide insights and recommendations to the government.
  • Other duties include managing the backup and restoration of systems, ensuring systems are included in the Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) architecture, and coordinating with the AMHS vendor to support and troubleshoot system issues. This includes arranging semi-annual site visits and providing direct support during these visits.
  • The System Administrator is also responsible for testing and executing the Continuity of Operations (COOP) for GCCS-J and AMHS, maintaining and updating standard operating procedures, and supporting Virtual Secure Enclave (VSE) within the facilities. Occasional after-hours and weekend work is required to support service outages.
  • The contractor is expected to provide a Monthly Status Report (MSR) detailing accomplishments, ongoing issues, and efforts requiring government action, ensuring continuous documentation and reporting of GCCS-J and AMHS status.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI clearance
  • IAW DoDM 8410.03, must meet intermediate proficiency level.
  • Must possess ONE of the following 8570 IAT-II certifications:
  • CCNA Security
  • CySA+ (Cybersecurity Analyst)
  • GICSP (Global Industrial Cyber Security Professional)
  • GSEC (GIAC Security Essentials Certification)
  • Security+ CE
  • SSCP (Systems Security Certified Practitioner)
  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must have at least three years of experience building, managing and supporting Global Command Control System-Joint (GGCS-J) and Automated Message Handling System (AMHS) hardware, operating systems and applications in a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience managing and securing Windows Servers and Windows Workstations within a DoD environment.
  • Must have knowledge and experience of Microsoft SQL and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS), in a DoD environment.
  • Must have experience managing and supporting JOPES, VSE, and Agile Client.
  • Must have experience securing systems and applications in accordance with Federal and DoD regulations, directives, policies and Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG).
  • Must have experience managing and securing Windows server and workstation operating systems in a DoD Virtual Machine Operating Environment (VOE) like VMware.
  • Knowledge of PowerShell scripting, Active Directory Service Management, Group Policy and automation is required.
  • Must have experience patching GCCS and AMHS servers and workstations via automated tools.
  • Must have experience backing up and restoring Active Directory, Windows operating systems, AMHS, and GCCS applications in a virtual environment via automated tools.
  • Must have experience in managing and reviewing audit logs.
  • Must have experience supporting Endpoint Security Solutions (ESS) agents on Windows systems.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office tools (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Visio) in preparing analytical reports, information papers, and briefings for executive level recipients.
  • Must be able to work occasional after-hours and weekend work as required to support service outages.

Posted Salary Range

147000 to 163000

Benefits Information

Regular - The company offers a comprehensive benefits program, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401(k) and a range of other voluntary benefits. Paid Time Off (PTO) is offered to regular full-time and part-time employees.

We are an equal opportunity employer and comply with all applicable federal, state, and local fair employment practices laws. All applicants will receive consideration for employment, without regard to race, color, religion, creed, national origin, gender or gender-identity, age, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or parental status, or any other basis prohibited by law. If you are an individual with a disability, or have known limitations related to pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions, and would like to request a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us at or [Register to View] (information about job applications status is not available at this contact information).

Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: ASE - Akima Systems Engineering

Clearance: TS/SCI

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11215