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Network/Systems Administrator, Tier I

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Company Overview

Dependable Global Solutions (DGS), a Security and Intelligence Firm, was founded in September 2004 as a privately held small business. DGS’ principle belief is that security is not a singular endeavor. Our clients require the ability to recognize, plan for, and mitigate risk in all of its various forms. DGS specializes in IT security, mission assurance, and intelligence operations and analysis. We build, manage, and enhance our client’s ability to identify and deal with threats and attacks in near real-time


Job Summary

DGS is currently seeking a talented Network/Systems Administrator - Tier I to support the 33rd Network Warfare Squadron (NWS) Computer Response Team located at the Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, TX.

The 33rd NWS is the US Air Force’s principal (and sole) network defense element within the Air Force Network Operations Center. Being an active part of this unit means monitoring, securing, and protecting Air Force and Central Command global networks, ensuring network integrity, reliability, availability, confidentiality and responding to hostile network threats and attacks.


Responsibilities and Duties

  • Support Tier I administration of the 33 NWS operational networks, the training network, CRT’s training suites, host base NIPRNet and SIPRNet Computer System Administrator (CSA) actions, and AOL deployment with operational analysts.
  • Coordinate MA actions with Tier II and Tier III (System Administrators/Infrastructure Technicians and Engineers), and external units (i.e., 26 NOS, Integrated Network Operations and Security Center (INOSCs), 690 Information Support Squadron (ISS). 
  • Perform installation, upgrades, and daily maintenance to include hardware and software consisting of UNIX-based, Windows-based, and VMware-based operating systems, Intel-based workstations, Anti-virus and vulnerability remediation systems and software, computer printers, Cybex switches, fiber optic media, gigabit Ethernet, and 100BaseT network operations.
  • Perform all network account administrative functions to include creation, disabling, unlocking, property configuration, expiration of accounts, and maintenance troubleshooting.
  • Create and delete user accounts within two (2) working days, track user privileges, maintain a list of current users, and show accessibility to all computer systems, network, and computer software applications, and other network components.
  • Ensure ACD user work stations are secure, have the latest software patches installed, and are properly configured within Time-Compliance Network Order (TCNO) specific deadlines to minimize the potential of unauthorized intrusions.

Clearance Required

  • Active Top-Secret Clearance SCI

Education and Required Skills

  • HS Degree and 3 to 5 years of relevant experience with preference for DoD experience
  • IAT Level I IS & CND (CompTIA Security+ CE, GSEC, SSCP, or CCNA-Sec) required
  • IAT CNDSP Infrastructure (Systems Security Certified Practitioner (SSCP) or Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH)) required
  • OS Proficiency certifications, two of the following required (MCSA Server 2008 or newer, Linux+, or VMWare VCP v4 or higher)
  • Active Top-Secret Clearance SCI (US Citizen Only)


DGS Benefits

At DGS, we understand that our employees are our most valuable resource. That’s why we offer competitive compensation packages and a supportive environment with good work-life balance. In addition, we provide opportunities for growth and development so that our employees can continually develop their competencies, skills, and talents, and pursue advancement opportunities.

When you join the DGS Team you receive - Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short Term & Long-Term Disability, Flexible Spending Account, 401k Retirement Savings Plan with Company Match, Employee Assistance Program, Tuition and Professional Development Assistance, 529 College Savings Plan.

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