Posted by: Central Intelligence Agency on Aug 20, 2020
Washington , DC
As a Field IT Systems Administrator for the CIA, you will act as the on-site point of accountability for Information Technology (IT) in CIA communications centers overseas. You will operate, maintain, install and manage complex LAN and WAN platforms and provide associated IT close support to a diverse and sophisticated customer base charged with advancing national security objectives overseas. Field IT Systems Administrators are also responsible for conventional and tactical voice communication systems, RF communication capabilities (including satellite) and will play a supporting role in the operation and maintenance of emergency power generators and heating/air conditioning systems (HVAC).
The capacity and commitment to serve globally is essential. Field IT Systems Administrators typically spend 60-70% of their career abroad on foreign assignments approximately one to three years in duration and are regularly required to work domestically and abroad in temporary capacities as the mission dictates. Some assignments may be in difficult, harsh and challenging environments. The CIA offers benefits and allowances for travel that positively impact overall compensation.
OFFICES OF THE CIA – DIRECTORATE OF DIGITAL INNOVATION
The Directorate of Digital Innovation (DDI) is at the forefront of defining the future of digital expertise within the CIA. DDI focuses on developing the workforce with cutting-edge skills, investing in IT infrastructure, and modernizing the way the Agency does business. DDI officers help accelerate the integration of innovative methods and tools to enhance the CIA's cyber and digital capabilities on a global scale and ultimately help safeguard our nation.
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include:
Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology
Computer Network Systems
Or, equivalent relevant civilian or military work experience (minimum of four years documented experience) in the management and/or delivery of IT services in an enterprise environment
GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale
Excellent communications skills
Ability to climb ladders, stoop, bend and reach for extended periods of time
Ability to lift up to 75 pounds when supporting installations or special requirements
Ability to work independently and closely with other professionals
Dynamic and flexible professional approach
Strong desire to learn
Accountability for actions
Desired certifications include:
Microsoft Certified Professional
ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE:
A thorough medical and psychological exam
A polygraph interview
A comprehensive background investigation
Bachelors degree or higher
Commensurate with experience
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