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Job #: R-00040022
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Secret
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

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Job Description:

The Leidos Defense Group has a career opportunity for a Service Desk Lead, based at Djibouti, Africa.

Are you interested in continuing your career in CJTF HOA/AFRICOM in a mission focused environment?
Leidos has established and upcoming positions throughout the European theater supporting multiple customers for the Department of Defense. We are looking for experienced, innovative and motivated IT Specialists to support enablement CJTF HOA/AFRICOM’s mission objectives.
Leidos has an excellent opportunity for an experienced, self-directed, Service Desk Lead. 
This position is in support of a Department of Defense (DoD) organization, CJTF-HOA located OCONUS in DJIBOUTI, Africa. 
This position is required to travel OCONUS.

Primary Responsibilities:
The Service Desk Lead will supervise and provide technical expertise to Service Desk Technicians.
Responsible for supporting systems, users and applications on a geographically dispersed Windows 10 Enterprise network.
Lead the team in troubleshooting and resolution of complex issues and work with other teams to identify root cause and required remediation actions.
Develop standards and procedures that provide for efficient operation of the infrastructure services and systems.
Create and maintain systems documentation and SOPs. 
Responsible for thorough documentation for all desktop solutions and troubleshooting instructions in the Knowledge Databases.
Supervise a large team, multiple teams, or team leads including scheduling and delegating duties and tasks within the team or across multiple teams.
Ensure proper monitoring of systems or support requests is implemented for optimal uptime, customer service, and support.
Actively monitor and report on systems to track achievement of Critical Success Factors (CSF)Monitor to ensure tickets are addressed within identified CSFs and in alignment with ITIL best practices.
Oversee changes within the environment to ensure proper procedures are followed.
Act as a mentor to members of the Service Desk team and provide direction.
Responsible for employee actions including performance management and development.
Candidates need excellent problem-solving and customer service skills, as well as extensive experience with desktop hardware, software applications, operating systems and network connectivity. 
They must be customer service-oriented and proactive in anticipating and resolving problems while maximizing efficient use of resources.

More About the Role:
The successful candidate must be able to communicate clearly and succinctly both written and orally, have strong leadership skills, and present products and ideas in a business-like manner.  The candidate will be required to work in dynamic fast paced environments that require team interaction and coordination of efforts.  The candidate must be experienced in interfacing with both client managers and system users.
Lead service desk technicians as the primary point of contact between the user and the service in performance of event, incident, problem, or request. Change Management functions. Enhanced Trusted Agent support and multi-factor authentication support for 24x7x365 operations. Operate and manage service desk capabilities. Lead/run the incident management process from recording to final incident closure. Operate and manage remote access capability. Support exercises as needed.
Additionally, the SA will provide remote support and/or travel to customer servers and sites as required. 
The ideal candidate will have experience maintaining and supporting network devices consisting of primarily Cisco routers and switches. 
Using this knowledge the system administrator will be successful in providing necessary administration and maintenance support of this system.

Basic Qualifications:
Must hold an active Secret Clearance and be able to maintain.
BA/BS + 4-8 years relevant experience or additional relevant experience in lieu of degree.
Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (MCSA): Windows 10/Office 365 certification.
CompTIA Security + (IAT Level II or greater), current.

Preferred Qualifications:
ITIL v3 - Foundation.
Automation using Microsoft PowerShell, VBScript, or batch files.
Adaptable to changing circumstances and operational needs.
Experience working with and supporting Cisco Routers and Switches.
Experience with DoD IT security requirements.
Understanding of Department of Defense Military standards.
Experience working with Remedy, Activity Directly, MIN’s, Defense enterprise Provisioning Online (DEPO).
Dameware, Enhanced Trusted Agent (ETA) and the Account Services Desk/Enterprise Service desk (ASD/ESD).
Experience working in a CJTF.

External Referral Bonus:


Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:



Yes, 10% of the time

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Systems Administration


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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