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Job #: R-00046444
Location: Herndon, VA
Category: Systems Administration
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Intelligence

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Job Description:

The EAMS Program is seeking a TAC Watch Specialist to support the Think Analyze Connect (TAC) Program. This position is located in Herndon, Virginia. The ideal candidate will be joining a highly motivated and focused team supporting intelligence analysis around the globe via a centralized service desk.

The TAC watch is responsible for actively monitoring systems, ensuring continuous availability of data, and providing analytic support to a global user base on a 24/7 basis. TAC is a web based analytic support service used to leverage large datasets and aid in the development of predictive analysis within the Intelligence Community (IC).

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve as primary point of contact for a large and diverse user base

  • Persistently monitor relevant systems and coordinate escalation of trouble tickets

  • Perform initial triage of suspected/reported issues

  • Work closely with TAC Operations/Engineering staff to coordinate issue resolution and to ensure effective utilization of the software

  • Support content administration/quality control of the TAC query database and User Management Service

  • Troubleshoot user access issues

  • Review and approve user generated queries, account requests, and role requests in accordance with policy

  • Provide analytic support to users through the creation of grids and queries to help support the mission success of the IC

  • Receive, respond to, and properly document user requests

  • Support promulgation of information to the TAC community

  • Assist with the development of team SOPs and SharePoint site

  • Responsible for installation, configuration, administration, support and maintenance of systems, including associated hardware. Duties may include updating to new systems, as well as support on current systems by tuning performance, allocating storage space, and implementing critical system patches.  

  • Influences development of solutions that impact strategic project/program goals and business results. Recommends and develops new technical solutions, products, and/or standards in support of function’s strategy and operations. 

  • Leads and manages works of other technical staff that has significant impact on project results/outputs.

  • Resolves highly complex problems using significant application of technical knowledge, conceptualizing, reasoning and interpretation. 

  • Develops solutions that are highly innovative, and achieved through research and integration of best practices.

  • Generally recognized as a leader in the industry in their area of expertise; sought out by others in the area of expertise for advice and guidance

  • Provide expert support, analysis, research, and advice into exceptionally complex problems, and processes relating to the subject matter

  • Serve as technical expert on executive-level project teams providing technical direction, interpretation and alternatives.

  • Perform highly specialized and technical tasks associated with the most current and cutting-edge technologies

  • May serve as a technical consultant to a project or a number projects dealing with area of technical expertise

  • Coordinate with contract management and Government personnel to ensure the problems have been properly defined and the solutions satisfy customer needs

Basic Qualifications

  • Prior experience with TAC

  • Bachelor’s degree and 8-12 years of relevant experience OR Masters’ degree and 6-10 years of relevant experience. Additional experience can used in lieu of a degree.

  • Ability and willingness to work a 24/7 rotating shift

  • Expertise is in a particular area of Information Technology (e.g., Cybersecurity, Information Systems Architecture, Telecommunications Systems Design, Architecture, Implementation, Information Systems Integration, Software Development Methodologies, Security Engineering, Communications and Network Systems Management).

  • Demonstrated experience supporting and maintaining IT systems

  • Prior experience as an analyst within the Intelligence Community (All Source, IMINT, SIGINT, HUMINT)

  • TS/SCI with CI Poly is required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior Unix/Linux experience

  • DOD 8570 IAT level 2 qualifying certification (Security+, SSCP, etc.)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication

  • Excellent customer service skills

  • Ability to learn on the fly and work in a fast paced environment

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Potential for Telework:


Clearance Level Required:

Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph



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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 38,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Va., Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $11.09 billion for the fiscal year ended January 3, 2020. For more information, visit

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