Jacobs IA Systems Administrator - TS/SCI w/poly in Columbia, Maryland

IA Systems Administrator - TS/SCI w/poly


“Jacobs National Security Solutions (NSS) provides world-class IT network and service management capabilities; cutting edge cyber threat awareness and cybersecurity solutions; innovative web- and software applications development; and advanced data analytics for major clients in the Intelligence Community, Department of Defense, and Federal Civilian Agencies.

Our forward thinking solutions deliver an integrated approach to IT network design and management, full lifecycle IT service management, IT service delivery, asset management, logistics and procurement, and vendor management. We leverage the expertise and passion of our employees to conduct identity and access management, penetration testing, and vulnerability assessments for our nation’s most closely guarded agencies and networks. Our Cyber Security Operations Centers ensure safe, effective network operations for Federal clients while our data scientists are helping stop illegal acts before they can endanger Americans or our way of life.

Jacobs promotes a culture of operational excellence to create a safer, smarter, and more connected world while upholding the highest standards of compliance, quality and integrity.

We continue to thrive and need your talent and motivation to help propel us farther, faster.”

Jacobs is seeking an IA Systems Administrator to support a prime contract in the Columbia, MD area. Duties will include:

  • Provides the technical management, operation, and maintenance of specialized and general Information Assurance systems used by the Government in supporting the mission of the organization.

  • Deploys or installs hardware and software, performs troubleshooting and user assistance.

  • Maintains operating systems and configuration of computer systems and network devices.

  • Assists Government with creation of custom system environments for IA related system prototyping and development of system assessment/hardening techniques and usage of related IA software tools.

  • Manages file servers, web servers, email servers, directory servers, workstations, storage devices, network routing/switching devices, and firewalls, including physical and virtual instances of each.

  • Manages servers and control / monitor user access to devices, applications, and Storage Area Networks.

  • Adds, deletes, and or modifies user access to network services, manages account profiles, permissions, and access to resources.

  • Analyzes, logs, tracks and resolves complex software/hardware matters of significance pertaining to networking connectivity issues, printer, servers, and applications to meet business needs.

  • Coordinates hardware/software installations and upgrades to ensure work is properly performed in accordance with company policy.

  • Recommends resolution to complex matters of significance and coordinates the implementation of the approved course of action.

  • Coordinates and monitors troubleshooting to isolate and diagnose commonsystemproblems; documentssystemevents to ensure continuous functioning.

  • Recommends course of action and implements as approved.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Associate of Science degree in Information Technology, IT Security, Network Systems Technology or related field or equivalent experience plus one (1) to three (3) years of directly related experience or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and certifications.

  • Knowledge of several of the following technologies: Microsoft Windows, Linux, Solaris, Cisco IOS, Active Directory, DNS, VMWare, Disk SAN, server and network hardware and media (bladeservers, fiberchannel, and network cabling).

  • Familiarity with system services such as web hosting, directory services, email services, and database services.

  • 4Years of related systems administration experience.

  • Active TS/SCI with a current polygraph

Additional Qualifications:

  • Ability to think ‘out of the box’

  • Strong presentation, report writing and customer interface skills

  • Familiarity with various operations systems such as Microsoft Windows 2000/2003, NT4, XP, various versions of UNIX (AIX, Solaris, HPUX, etc), and Linux

Essential Functions:

Physical Requirements:

  • Working at a computer or desk (Considerations: Sitting, Eyes, Hands)May involve long periods of sitting

Work Environment:

  • An inside office environment (Considerations: Closed quarters, lighting, and temperature fluctuations)

  • Needs to be able to work well with and support co-workers and clients

  • Needs to have clear, concise and accurate communication skills

Equipment and Machines:

  • Standard office equipment and machines, computer workstation


  • Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines

  • Regular attendance is necessary and required

Other Essential Functions:

  • Must be able to communicate effectively

  • Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with clients, management and employees

  • Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to the employee or others

  • Must be able to support and work in a proactive team environment

  • Must hold the safety of yourself and those around you as the number one priority in the workplace

  • Must hold an active TS/SCI with a polygraph level clearance

Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.

Primary Location United States-Maryland-Columbia

Req ID: I2S0002U1