Systems Administrator, Lead - 32072 in Annapolis Junction, MD at Alion Science and Technology

Date Posted: 3/27/2020

Job Snapshot

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.


The primary responsibilities will be to perform Information System Security Officer (ISSO) tasks related to the 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 maintain system accreditation. 

These ISSO tasks will be applied to a networked system of computers comprised of Microsoft Windows servers, Windows workstations, thin clients, and Cisco network switch. Practical application of networked systems along with any required coordination will be necessary.

The ISSO will need to keep system accreditation, continuous monitoring, and software inventory applications/databases updated


 Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and a minimum of 8 years relevant work experience. Degree(s) must be in engineering, physics, computer science, mathematics or a related discipline. 

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.

U.S. citizenship is required. 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, DISA STIG or NIST information system security controls.

Experience in configuring and maintaining Windows Server 2012 or 2016 along with Active Directory, Group Policy Objects, Remote Desktop Services.  Experience in configuring and maintaining Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 or 2016 and Windows 7 or 10 operating systems.

Must possess or being willing to obtain an IT certification.

Basic knowledge of IT networks.

Effective customer and organizational level communication, written, presentation and interpersonal skills.



Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info

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