Systems Administrator, Senior - 37583 in Air Force Academy, CO at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 9/13/2021

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Job Description

Alion is looking for a System Administrator to support the Office of Labor and Economic Analysis at the USAF Academy in Colorado Springs, Co. This position will support the installation, maintenance, configuration and administration of the OLEA information systems and network servers. Additionally, the System Administrator will be required to support minimal database operations such as database back-up and recovery, installation, configuration, some development work, and resolving performance and capacity issues.

Location: Colorado Springs


  • Must have relevant experience in enterprise systems administration, data analysis and solution assessment, and validation techniques and can quickly adapt to the OLEA custom Agile framework. .
  • Manage, administer, and support the local servers, applications, hardware operation, operating system software, and system/user support for OLEA systems
  • Architect, implement, configure and monitor security mechanisms appropriate to enforce AF, DoD, Defense Research and Engineering Network (DREN) and local network security policies. 
  • Determine and apply appropriate permissions and/or privileges to user accounts in accordance with AF regulations and OLEA policies
  • Install software in coordination with the AF regulations and OLEA policies.
  • Perform and maintain a log of both daily and weekly system back-ups and verify data integrity.
  • Maintain audit logs for servers and clients IAW the OLEA vulnerability management plan.
  • Apply security patches/fixes as identified and approved by Air Force, DoD, and Vendors.
  • Work with third party auditors and inspectors, ensure OLEA’s core research system and attached systems appropriately security configured and scanned.
  • Catalog service and support functions provided to OLEA personnel and collaborators, including problem description, severity, fix action and duration of support required to resolve, reporting results semi-annually. 
  • Develop and maintain Windows and Linux operating system images for OLEA environment. 
  • Develop and maintain documentation on server and client administration processes, policies, procedures and configurations to include server/client configurations, software and hardware lists. 
  • Must be able to demonstrate direct experience administering database servers (e.g Oracle, SQL Server or MySQL). Experience should include database back-up and recovery, installation, configuration, some development work, and resolving performance and potential capacity issues.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, Data Analytics or relevant discipline.
  • Information Assurance Technical (IAT) level II certification (as defined in AFMAN 33-285, Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program) via a reputable industry resource.
  • UNIX or Linux Operating System certification such as Red Hat Certified System Administrator (preferred) or CompTIA Linux+.
  • Experience with Enterprise Information Management products, services and solutions that enable digital workspaces such as OpenText, VMware, and Oracle preferred.
  • Manage, monitor, update and maintain servers and clients in accordance with the current DoD Cybersecurity policy.
  • Define, develop, implement and automate tools and techniques that enable and enhance the use of computational resources as needed. 
  • Ability to create and manage new and current user accounts.
  • Current understanding of best practices regarding enterprise level system security measures preferred.
  • Must have excellent logic, situational awareness, attention to detail, a strong sense of ownership, and an urgent drive to make a difference

Security Clearance: Secret or eligible to obtain a Secret clearance

Salary: $85k-$115k

Security Clearance: Secret
Telework - Not Eligible

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