Network Specialist

Location: Portsmouth, VA
Job Summary
DCS has an for full-time Network Specialist Portsmouth VA. You will provide overall network infrastructure support to routing and switching equipment, firewalls and IDS/IPS, and associated cabling.
The Network Specialist ensures that the LAN/WAN is capable of providing required services by supporting the network infrastructure through the use of troubleshooting and problem resolution in a production environment.
Provides daily operational support for LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls.
Plans, installs and supports hardware and software upgrades; resolves technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through the use of diagnostics and network administration tools such as Hewlett Packard (HP) OpenView, Cisco Works and Tivoli. An understanding of Management
Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies to ensure high performance levels and minimum downtime.
Responsible for maintaining LAN – WAN barrier systems to prevent unauthorized access to MTF systems. In order to meet these requirements, the Network Specialist must be familiar with Cisco firewalls, Cisco, Alcatel, Hewlett-Packard, Nortel and NetScreen VPN devices and IDSs.
Uses diagnostic utilities to identify and isolate problems encountered on different mediums and network protocols, gather latency statistics and find specific network bottlenecks, evaluate problems and implement fix actions through device reconfiguration or replacement depending on the circumstances.
Minimum Requirements
Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Sciences and 3 years related experience - OR - successful completion of certified Tech/Voc school and/or comparable Department of Defense technical training , plus eight (8) years of directly related, progressively complex experience.
  • Current CCNA required.
  • Security+ CE certification required.
  • Requires a self-motivated individual possessing excellent people, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Must have strong network experience maintaining Cisco switches and routers, and trouble-shooting general LAN/WAN problems.
  • Must have good knowledge on general security methodologies such as firewalls, IDS/IPS and access control lists.
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to pass a National Agency Check for Position of Trust (ADPII).Bachelor's Degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Sciences and 3 years related experience - OR - successful completion of certified Tech/Voc school and/or comparable Department of Defense technical training , plus eight (8) years of directly related, progressively complex experience.Current CCNA required.Security+ CE certification required.Requires a self-motivated individual possessing excellent people, verbal and written communication skills.Must have strong network experience maintaining Cisco switches and routers, and trouble-shooting general LAN/WAN problems.Must have good knowledge on general security methodologies such as firewalls, IDS/IPS and access control lists.Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to pass a National Agency Check for Position of Trust (ADPII).
Preferred Qualifications
Previous or current Position of Trust (ADPII)
DOD or medical network experience strongly preferred.

Salary Dependent on Experience; Full Time Employee with benefits.  . 

It is the policy of DCS to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees.  DCS does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, handicap, veteran status, marital status, or any other category protected by applicable federal and state law.  DCS also makes reasonable accommodations for handicapped and disabled employees.

Must Be a U.S. Citizen

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