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Systems Administrator (Compliance) – SECRET Clearance Required


Systems 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:

Akima Systems Engineering (ASE) is looking for a Systems Administrator (Compliance) to work in Honolulu, HI. The Compliance Administrator plays a pivotal role in supporting the computer network defense (CND) program by administering the Nessus Security Manager suite of products (ACAS). This position ensures the optimal functioning of all Nessus appliances, conducting ongoing monitoring, maintenance, and necessary upgrades to maintain a high level of compliance. To join our team of outstanding professionals, apply today!


Job Responsibilities:

  • Manages and administers Nessus Security Manager, scanners, and Network Monitor, configuring and maintaining these tools, and troubleshooting issues.
  • Proactively analyzes system deficiencies, recommends engineering solutions, and resolves complex problems.
  • Monitors cybersecurity alerts and task orders, ensuring swift communication and action on compliance-related issues.
  • Conducts continuous assessments of cybersecurity posture using tools like ACAS, CMRS, ESS, C2C, and Splunk SIEM, and collaborating closely with other cybersecurity professionals to ensure effective compliance strategies are in place. Facilitates audit preparations, stay updated on cybersecurity trends, and develop training programs on compliance and Nessus usage.
  • Maintains STIG compliance, reviewing service tickets, developing Certified Network Defender (CND) workflows in ServiceNow, and ensuring all systems meet DoD PKI requirements.
  • Regular reporting on accomplishments, issues, and suggestions for improvements is also a critical component of this role.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Active SECRET clearance
  • IAW DoDM 8410.03, must meet intermediate proficiency level.
  • Must possess ONE of the following 8570 IAM-II certifications:
  • CAP (Certified Authorization Professional)
  • CASP+ CE
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)
  • CISSP (or Associate)
  • GSLC (GIAC Security Leadership Certification)
  • CCISO (Certified Chief Information Security Officer)
  • HCISPP (Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner)
  • Minimum High School Diploma/GED.
  • Must have at least four years of Core Skills for Work Developmental Framework (CSFW) system or network administration experience.
  • Must possess expert-level knowledge of Windows operating systems and a working knowledge of Linux operating systems. Certifications a plus.
  • Must have experience identifying and applying applicable security requirements (STIGS, IAVAs, and CTOs) to DoD systems.
  • Prefer at least one year of experience with Nessus Security Manager (ACAS) administration.
  • Must have one or more relevant Certified Network Defender (CND) certifications: CISSP, CASP, OSCP, CySA+, CEH, or GCIH.
  • Demonstrated experience of strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • ACAS administrator certification required in the first 60 days of employment.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • This position may require after-hours and weekend work to manage service outages.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Splunk or other SIEM experience preferred.

Posted Salary Range

122000 to 136000

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: SECRET

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-11209