*** Direct Client Requirement ****
Title: Wireless Network Engineer
Location: Lincoln, NE
Duration: 6 Months
Interview Type: Skype or Phone
Work Status: U.S Citizens only
Job Type: C2C,C2H ,W2,
Experience: 5 YEARS
NEARNG NETWORK ASSOCIATE
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This position is located in the information management organization of the Nebraska Army National Guard (NEARNG) within the GuardNet enclave of the Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN). This position works within the Joint Force Headquarters (JFHQ) G6 Directorate of Information Management (DOIM). This work includes serving as a Layer 2 (switches and hubs) network administrator, managing enterprise network infrastructure, developing, defining, assessing and recommending switch-level network solutions to NEC personnel and assisting the NEC staff in resolving network problems; completing documentation and coordinating with national level (NGB) networking personnel or other information technology staff (e.g., server admins, helpdesk staff). All work performed falls within the constraints of AR 25-1, 25-2 as well as CYBERCOM, NETCOM, NGB and NEARNG NEC directives.
This position supports all members of the NEARNG and Nebraska Military Department (NMD). This position works directly with G6 information technology staff to include Network Enterprise Center (NEC) staff and System Support Help Desk staff. This position also occasionally coordinates with RTI, Aviation and Recruiting & Retention IT staff on issue resolution.
Mandatory Position Requirements
Must be a U.S. Citizen (proof of citizenship required upon selection)
Associate’s Degree in computer science, information technology or related technology field OR 3 year’s equivalent experience in information technology, preferably networking.
Candidates MUST have Cisco Certified Network Associate Wireless (CCNA Wireless) OR Cisco Certified Network Professional Wireless (CCNP Wireless) certification OR CompTIA Network+ OR Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) OR Certified Wireless Security Professional (CWSP) OR College Transcripts OR other documentation that shows formal networking education. Proof of certification must be provided upon candidate selection. This requirement ensures that the candidate has some measure of a formal networking education.
Minimum three years’ experience in providing professional level networking services, preferably specializing in wireless infrastructure.
Must meet DoD 8570.1 IA Workforce Baseline level IAT-II or higher (see attached DoD 8570.1 Approved Baseline Certifications Table at end of position description). IAT-II certifications
required include (but are not limited to) CCNA Security, CySA+, GICSP, GSEC, Security+, CND, or SSCP. All higher-level certifications cover IAT-II requirements (Example: CASP certified individual is certified at IAT-I through III). Proof of certification must be provided upon candidate selection.
Initial Screening: If selected, the candidate must successfully pass a State of Nebraska-processed background investigation of education, Federal criminal record, eVerify, OIG-GSA, drug test and sex offender checks.
Federal Screening: It has been assessed that access as an administrator to NEARNG network systems equipment REQUIRES a completed FAVORABLE SECRET-LEVEL INVESTIGATION. This is NOT the same as a SECRET Clearance. The candidate presented MUST have had a favorable SECRET level investigation completed within the past 8 years (as expiration occurs at 10 years). If a candidate has an existing or current SECRET investigation OR clearance, the NEARNG Personnel Security Manager can check the validity of the investigation or clearance in JPAS (given the SSN of the candidate) ONLY AFTER the candidate has been selected. Additional checks might be required by Federal personnel management prior to issue of contractor CAC card for system access. Per Appendix 10 of DoD 5200.2-R, IT-II individuals must pass a NACI to be appointed as an IAT-II administrator. Upon selection, the selected candidate also must sign an information non-disclosure agreement.
Demonstrate Knowledge of: Installing, configuring and maintaining wireless network equipment, network management and security including 802.11 b/g/n/ac standards and industry best practices for implementing high-density WIFI solutions. Networking concepts, extensive knowledge of OSPF / EIGRP / BGP, network operations, security concepts, RADIUS or TACACS+, SNMPv3, monitoring system management, and network monitoring concepts (i.e. syslog).
Preferred Skillsets: wireless device troubleshooting (determining what is causing an operating error), critical thinking (using logic and analysis to identify the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches), communicating effectively with others in writing, time management (prioritizing assigned project activities).
Abilities: document actions taken; communicate, both orally and in writing, information/ideas to staff; read, listen, and understand written and oral communication from others; apply general rules to specific problems to come up with logical answers.
No travel to locations outside of the Lincoln Airbase Campus duty location is authorized.
Position is housed within the JFHQ building at the Airbase in Lincoln, NE
Contractors must cover living expenses and travel to Lincoln, NE.
Due to Federal Fiscal guidelines, period of performance is until 30 SEP of each fiscal year with annual option renewal periods to begin within 90 days of end date (approximately 1 JULY 2020).
**IMPORTANT NOTE: There is a supplemental questionnaire that must be completed by each applicant and attached back with their resume upon submission.
1. Devise, plan, deploy, and improve wireless networks from the beginning to implementation by collaborating with vendors, managers, and network engineers.
2. Understand client requirements to be able to cater to their appropriate needs.
3. Assists with installation, configuration, management and support of all wireless infrastructure in accordance with the Senior Network Engineer’s overall design.
4. Use tools to evaluate to test and tweak wireless products, such as routers, switches, hubs, bridges, virtual private networks (VPNs), and network amplifiers, among others.
5. Coordinates with ISSM for implementing, monitoring and logging wireless security requirements and is responsible for meeting wireless STIG requirements.
6. Documents all wireless network infrastructure changes for record.
7. Provides documentation and configuration work in network engineering meetings.
8. Optimize network performance by supervising performance, addressing network problems and breakdowns, and partnering with network engineers to optimize the network.
9. Assists in small scale planning projects in coordination with other directorates.
10. Coordinates with G6 staff for network problem resolution.
11. Make sure that all equipment, including servers and the other network products, are well-connected.
12. Devise and support radio frequencies (RF) link performance, reliability, and quality.
13. Promotes complex issues to technical specialists at CenturyLink/Verizon/ISP or National Guard Bureau as appropriate.
14. Collaborate with different teams to ensure the optimized performance of VoIP and other wireless telecommunication devices.
15. Work with security team to evaluate threats, troubleshoot issues, and comply with appropriate security configuration standards of their organizations.
16. Resolves complex wireless problems where analysis of situation requires in-depth evaluation of various factors to include DNS/DHCP services.
17. Design and deploy changes to the configurations of clients as per the applicable change management process.
18. Make use of testing and diagnostic tools to assess and modify equipment.
19. Manage NEARNG network requests via tickets submitted by users/supervisors.
Time of Duty
Hours of operation of the Network Enterprise Center: 0730 to 1600 Monday through Friday.
A 30 minute lunch period is provided from 1130 to 1200. The NEC is closed on all Federal Holidays.
Location of Duty
NEARNG JFHQ Building, G6 Directorate Network Enterprise Center
2433 NW 24th Street
Lincoln, NE 68524
** IMPORTANT NOTE: This is located on the Air National Guard Airbase near the Lincoln Airport. Candidates must pass initial screening mentioned in “Mandatory Requirements” section to be admitted to the base (unless in “visitor” status). No travel beyond primary duty location is required.
NEANRG staff require premier network support to complete their mission. Staff include NMD staff and NEARNG agency staff at thirty different armory locations throughout the State. Travel to these physical locations, outside of primary duty station at JFHQ, is NOT required.
The current NEARNG network environment uses Cisco networking equipment through an Army Joint Enterprise License Agreement (JELA). Almost all network devices are Cisco products with Cisco iOS. Candidates are expected to be able to research solutions about other makes/models as required. NEARNG systems are primarily Windows utilizing Windows-based domain services.
A selected candidate will be provided both a DoD Contractor Common Access Card (CAC) for user access as well as an Alternate Smart Card Logon (ASCL) token for administrative rights. Due to ASCL time delivery, a secure username and password may be issued in the interim. All hardware, software, tools and proprietary training (example: ACAS or Cisco ACS training) will be resourced for assigned task completion.
The selected candidate will follow the State of Nebraska’s authorized dress code. Due to working in a Federal facility, the selected candidate will also be subject to Federal dress code policy as set by the Nebraska Military Department under the Adjutant General. Non-compliance with dress code policies will result in contract termination.
DoD 8570 Baseline Certifications (Retrieved from http://iase.disa.mil)
Personnel performing IA functions must obtain one of the certifications required for their position category or specialty and level. Refer to Appendix 3 of 8570.01-M for further implementation guidance. (See below Table)
The above table provides a list of DoD approved IA baseline certifications aligned to each category and level of the IA Workforce. Personnel performing IA functions must obtain one of the certifications required for their position, category/specialty and level to fulfill the IA baseline certification requirement. Most IA levels within a category or specialty have more than one approved certification and a certification may apply to more than one level.
Higher level IAT and IAM certifications satisfy lower level requirements. Certifications listed in Level II or III cells can be used to qualify for Level I. However, Level I certifications cannot be used for Level II or III unless the certification is also listed in the Level II or III cell. For example:
The A+ or Network+ certification qualify only for Technical Level I and cannot be used for Technical Level II positions.
04/06/2020 – 09/30/2020
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Pay Rate: DOE
Job Duration: 6 Months
% Travel Required: None
Job Posted by: Consulting Services
Job ID: 55465
Work Authorization: Successful applicants must be legally authorized to work in the U.S