Job #: 8079
Title: Network Administrator 3 (N-It)
Specialty: Field Intranet Network (FIN) Support
Application Due Date: 8/21/2017
ADDITIONAL POSITION INFORAMTION:
ieSolutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). M/F/D/V. Security Clearance Requirement: Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. US Citizenship REQUIRED
This full-time contract Network Administrator 3 position will support our client’s Power System Control (PSC) Technical Services group (TTCT). PSC Technical Services is responsible for technical leadership of the PSC systems and the PSC Functional Team. Services provided by this organization include expert analysis, troubleshooting support on complex problems, creation and updates of maintenance standards and guides, coordination of test equipment and spare parts, emergency telecommunications, technical training and acceptance testing of new communications equipment. This position will provide field support for our client’s operational telecommunication facilities and associated equipment. The FIN Network Administrator function supports the Field Intranet Network (FIN) administration, security, and data integrity. This position is located in Vancouver, WA.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT: This position requires confidentiality, professionalism and requires passing a higher level background investigation, for which the selected candidate must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.
Position Responsibilities include:
Note: all official drafts, documents and recommendations, as listed below, must be reviewed, finalized and approved / accepted by appropriate manager / or other federal personnel with the authority to do so.
- With oversight and approval from the Manager:
- Install, troubleshoot, and document network equipment.Equipment includes firewalls, intrusion protection systems, routers, switches and terminal servers.
- Monitor the health and security of the FIN systems on a daily basis as required in a NOC (Network Operations Center).
- Coordinate and synergize server room rack arrangements and rack power installations.
- Install and test network physical layer connections such as CAT5 UTP and optical cables.
- Create Visio drawings, webpages, server icons etc. for the following:
- Servers and rack layouts.
- Server floor space management.
- Create documents, procedures, and troubleshooting aids using Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and PowerPoint.Final documents and procedures must be reviewed and approved by the Manager.
- Create Tools by scripting via Batch files, Visual basic, VBscript or other scripting languages.
- Synergize, build, and maintain servers in a Microsoft Windows environment including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, and 2012.
- Maintain the server’s firmware levels and installations, server build documentation, and server build kits.
- Evaluate, test and maintain hardware/software associated with the Field Intranet Network.Current examples are:
- Cisco Network switches, routers etc.
- RSA Authentication Manager
- RSA Authentication Agent’s
- File Replication software
- Symantec End Point software.
- Symantec Ghosting software.
- Microsoft website for the FIN network.
- WSUS (Windows Server Update Service)
- Microsoft based DNS servers, using databases such as Cascade, Sunflower, and special Microsoft Access applications for tracking property and as needed.
- Document procedures, develop reports, using Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Professional and using technical documentation to accomplish the responsibilities listed above.Final documents will be reviewed and approved by Manager/ staff.
- Under federal employee direction, prepare responses to cyber security alerts, data calls, and risk vector/vulnerability assessment of cyber-attacks.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Network Administration/Computer/Information Technology or a closely-related field is highly preferred.
- This is a level 3 position: 10+ years experience and knowledge of network administrator concepts, principals, and practices applicable to communications systems is required.
- 5+ years experience coordinating and maintaining NERC CIP requirements for an electrical utility or comparable public or private utility facilities is required.
- 5+ years experience implementing and maintaining network security in a large enterprise environment is required.
- 5+ years experience performing network management and operations tasks in a large enterprise environment is required.
- 5+ years experience with current programming languages is required.
- Knowledge of the application of Cyber Security practices within the Federal Environment or other electrical utility or comparable public or private utility facilities is highly preferred.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office 2010 Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required.
- Expert level proficiency with Visio sufficient to create drawings, webpages and server icons to document procedures is required.
- Experience with Microsoft Visio and/or Bentley Micro Station sufficient to develop basic CAD drawings is preferred
- Experience coordinating the implementation of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection and procedures is highly preferred.
- Knowledge and skills necessary to utilizeCyber Security laws, regulations and internal policies to draft an Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP) and associated cyber security processes and procedures is preferred
- Experience in monitoring and coordinating the implementation of Information Systems Security plans, processes and procedures.
- Familiarity with common network test applications such as Wireshark, CAT5 certification testers, Nessus scanning, NMAP, and Spirent Ethernet test equipment.
- Carry out assigned tasks with a professional demeanor reflected in excellent written and oral communication skills, listening skills, patience, analytical reasoning and problem solving abilities
- Meet timelines, milestones, deliverables and provide timely status updates
- Participate and perform effectively in a project team environment and effectively manage multiple work assignments.
- Excellent customer contact skills, sufficient to provide technical support over the phone to engineers and craftsmen in the field.
- Self-driven, self-reliant worker, comfortable working with minimal guidance, with proven ability to resolve issues independently.
- Ensure proper identification of self as a contract worker in all communications, correspondence, etc.
- Must be able to pass a Personnel background check pursuant for Public Trust (SF-85P), for which the selected candidate must qualify to hold or continue to hold the position.
- The selected candidate will be required to sign a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) as a condition of the contract assignment.
- This position may be eligible for situational offsite work, subject to the completion of an Offsite Work Memorandum of Understanding.
- RSA token shall only be utilized when conducting work directly related to the API. Any other work is unauthorized. Contract worker is responsible for the safe-keeping of the issued RSA token at all times. If the RSA token is lost or compromised, immediately contact the COTR. All information associated with work performed offsite must be maintained in the network environment. No client information will be allowed to be transmitted, stored and created, etc., on the contract worker's personal devices. Contract personnel must follow all client and government-wide security, asset management, and cyber security policies and procedures.
- Offsite work may only be performed within the client service area unless approved by the Management Office (our client).Contract personnel must keep their employer informed of their work location at all times and must coordinate any changes with their employer and our client before the change occurs.
- Approximately 10% travel is anticipated. Travel will primarily be for meetings and/or training attendance, but may also include occasional visits to districts in the client’s operations region that include field locations where Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is required (see below)
- Valid driver’s license required.
- Up to 5% Overtime may be required.
- Must obtain and/or maintain a Access Worker Permit (see appendix below)
- First Aid/AED/CPR Certification required within 30 days of assignment start. The worker/employer is responsible for maintaining current certification.
- Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) is required for all field travel:
- ASTM F2413-11, Class 75EH rated footwear with over the ankle lace up and rigid sole and heel
- White Hard Hat required for Access Worker Permit holder
- Electrical and Arc Flash protective clothing and PPE as required by OSHA and consistent with our client’s Safety and health policy for electric work inside and around our client’s substation facilities (Extremely Rare user – one pair of coveralls required)
- Eye protection
- Hearing protection
- Dust Mask
- Hand protection (work gloves) as needed
- Other appropriate/required PPE, as required by State or Federal OSHA for the work to be performed.
Required Client-Provided Training:
- NERC CIP
- Arc Flash Work Standards Training (2 hrs)
*Note: Attendance at all conferences, workshops, training, etc. must be pre-approved by our client. For any such events, requests will be reviewed on a case by case basis; approval is subject to the most current guidance provided by our client or DOE and is subject to change. Our client reserves the right to negotiate attendance on billable/non-billable hours and reimbursement of travel costs with the supplier. Reimbursable travel costs must adhere to the Federal Travel Regulations and be submitted via an expense sheet.
This Permit allows unescorted access in to, out of and movement within energized facilities, for the purpose of observation only, by persons who have received appropriate instructions, training and demonstrated a level of understanding necessary to safely move about within energized facilities.
Access Permit holders may only perform work when escorted by someone with an appropriate level Permit for the work being performed.
Examples: district managers, electrical engineers or structural engineers who need to look at a facility only occasionally, administrative or clerical support, project managers who need to visit a facility, new-hire apprentices until they can qualify for a Restricted Electrical Worker Permit, field planner schedulers.
· Need for unescorted access and movement within energized facilities for observation only.
- Knowledge and understanding of the Rules of Conduct Handbook.
- NERC-CIP training.
· For Employees and contractors, knowledge and understanding of APM safety rules defined in section 10.1.
- For Project Contractors, knowledge and understanding of the contract Safety and Health Requirements.
Minimum rules governing Access Permit holder conduct while in energized facilities:
· May perform observations only, must remain on the ground at all times, and shall not open any cabinet doors or access panels on electrical equipment, or manipulate any equipment in any manner unless escorted by a qualified individual.
· May perform work for which they are qualified when escorted by a person Permitted at or above the level for the work to be performed.
· May escort an unpermitted person for observations only.
· Shall adhere to all safety requirements and substation security policies as provided by the Rules of Conduct Handbook.
To obtain or renew this Permit:
· For employees and contractors:
O The applicant must possess an active badge/proximity card.
O The applicant must demonstrate an understanding of the Rules of Conduct Handbook and Accident Prevention Manual rules defined in section 10.1 by passing an Access Permit Exam. The applicant must schedule the Access Permit Exam with a district Chief Substation Operator or designee who will administer the exam.
o Applicants for their first Permit who have passed the exam must also schedule and complete a Substation Tour with a District Chief Operator or designee who will conduct the tour. See section 9.3.
o After successfully passing the Access Permit exam, the new applicant, as defined in section 4.2, must complete an Application for Energized Facilities Permit form
6500.11e. The form must be signed by the TOZ-approved responsible work group manager/supervisor and sent to the Substation Operations Group for verification and processing.
The Substation Operations Group, TOZ, will review and verify the submitted information. If approved, the Access Permit will be issued by adding the applicants name to the Permit Directory.