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Job #: R-00031644
Location: Shaw Air Force Base, SC
Category: Network Administration and Ops
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Defense Group of Leidos has a career opportunity for a Network Technician supporting United States Air Forces Central Command (USAFCENT) at Shaw Air Force Base (AFB) in Sumter, South Carolina. Candidates must possess a current DoD TS security clearance with SCI eligibility in order to be considered.  The AFCENT/A2 mission is to manage the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication Systems (JWICS) and administer all other USAFCENT network domains. AFCENT/A2 manages, validates, and coordinates the implementation of multi-domain solutions to satisfy the United States Central Command (USCENTCOM) Area of Responsibility (AOR) and Shaw Air Force Base (AFB) Intelligence mission requirements.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform network operations; provide knowledge transfer for all supported functions, conduct analysis, provide tech refresh/upgrades recommendations, install, configure, document, monitor, and operate and maintain hardware and software to continuously maintain and enhance organizational networks/domains.
  • Provide O&M for the end-to-end system for the network to include but not limited to facility cable plant, layer 2 and 3 devices, intrusion detection system (IDS), encryption devices, modeling and simulation, and configuration management.
  • Support technical staff assistance of all assigned projects pertaining to network inter-operability and integration requirements. Support desktop/server and software network connectivity. 
  • Support software and firmware maintenance on network devices is required.
  • Support account management, work with the Information Systems Management (ISM) and provide support in the detection of network problems.
  • Identify and resolve problems associated with hardware and network systems using USAFCENT network monitoring and analysis tools.
  • Perform and manage all COMSEC related activities required to operate and maintain required encryption devices IAW Air Force Instruction (AFI) 17-130 and AFMAN 17-1302.
  • Support all circuit actions as required IAW USAFCENT Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Monitor network administration access and adherence to established policies and procedures.
  • Develop and submit a Network Support Monthly Status Report. (Deliverable: Network Support Status Report)
  • Respond to OCONUS emergency outages and being on-site IAW AFCENT’s Escalation Matrix except in situations out of the contractor’s control e.g., facility lock down, the dog sits, civil unrest off-base preventing safe travel to work location.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Liberal Arts/Science with 4+ years of experience or Master's degree with 2+ years of experience.  Additional years of related experience accepted in lieu of a degree.
  • Ability to work on several simultaneous tasks, reacting constructively to new and changing intelligence requirements.
  • High level of self-motivation, productiveness and personal organization.
  • DoD Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility required on day one.
  • Must possess excellent written and oral communication skills, be customer service oriented and possess demonstrated analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Networking.
  • Prior AFCENT A2 Program Experience.
  • Prior Classified Program/Networking Experience.
  • Ability to travel CONUS and OCONUS for prolong TDY assignments.
  • Prior experience with extended TDY’s is a plus.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret



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Network Administration and Ops

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 33,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit

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