Systems Administrator, Lead/Facilities Security Office - 37346 in Reston, VA at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 10/19/2021

Job Snapshot

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    Reston, VA
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    Not Specified
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  • Telework
    Telework - Not Eligible

Job Description

Alion’s expertise in wireless communication is unrivaled.  This includes 50+ years’ of experience performing complex RF Engineering analysis for DoD customers, civilian government agencies, and commercial companies worldwide.  Our expertise in collecting, analyzing, and formatting spectrum data, including RF measurement, frequency assignment, spectrum certification, LiDAR, and other geo-referenced data, enables us to produce refined RF modeling and simulation tools and applications with the reliability and precision needed to assure spectrum access and control.  Alion’s analysis-driven tools support diverse tasks such as spectrum forensics and deconfliction, testing for coverage amid urban clutter, and antenna site planning.  Alion's Radio Frequency and Electromagnetic Spectrum Engineering Directorate (RESED) offers a variety of work, from projects supporting international satellite coordination to countering IEDs.  Our work is increasingly important in a world that depends on well-coordinated, interference-free spectrum access.


  • Alion is seeking a motivated Systems Administrator (SA) with a TS/SCI security clearance to develop and maintain an IT network inside a new SCIF as well as perform some facility security tasks. The SCIF will support a team of 15-20 persons. Initially, the primary responsibility as the SA will be to set up a computer network and servers in a new SCIF and have the system accredited. After initial accreditation responsibilities will include implementation of security controls, perform and document continuous monitoring of security controls, review of audit logs, application of software updates and patches, perform system backups, maintain system documentation, maintain user accounts, and coordinate with the cognizant security approving authorities to build and maintain system accreditation. 
  • These SA tasks will be applied to a networked system of computers comprised of Microsoft Windows servers, Windows workstations, thick clients, and Cisco network switch. Practical application of networked systems will be necessary.
  • The Systems Administrator will need to keep system accreditation, continuous monitoring, and software inventory applications/databases updated, with the opportunity to increase responsibilities to performing Information Security System Officer functions (some ISSO functions will be performed from a different location).
  • Additionally, responsible for assisting in the management and control of an Intelligence Community Program within a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF), to include assisting in maintaining a security program in accordance with applicable regulations, directives and policies, and implementing and enforcing site specific security policies and procedures.
  • Specific duties will include monitoring the intrusion and detection systems to ensure that physical security requirements are met; enforcing approved procedures for safeguarding, transmitting, reproduction, storing and destruction of classified information, material and equipment; and conducting periodic reviews to ensure compliance with the Program security policies as defined in the Program Security Manual, Directives, and Instructions.


  • Must have served as an FSO, CSSO, PSO, ISSO, System Administrator security manager or as a physical security specialist in the DoD arena.
  • Must be familiar with ICD 503 requirements and some knowledge of ICD 705 and ICD 704. Must have the ability to operate under minimal supervision; possess high standards of professional decorum; provide comprehensive, risk-based physical and technical security advice, guidance and general security support to Program and Alion security offices.
  • Bachelor's Degree and 5 plus years of relevant experience
  • In some cases, educational requirements may be adjusted or waived for more than 15 years of applicable work experience.  Work experience may be adjusted based on education, or highly specialized knowledge or uniquely applicable experience for positions involving new technology or labor market shortages as reflected by market survey data.
  • Must possess an active TOP SECRET or SCI clearance with a Single Scope Background Investigation being less than seven years old.  A polygraph examination will also be required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Background in one or more of the following: system administration, computer security, cybersecurity methodology, IT risk management tools, certification and accreditation through ICD-503, ICD-705 or NIST information system security controls.
  • Experience in configuring and maintaining Windows Servers along with Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Remote Desktop Services.  Experience in configuring and maintaining Microsoft Exchange Servers and Windows operating systems.
  • Must possess or being willing to obtain an IT certification.
  • Effective customer and organizational level communication, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

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