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Secret Cleared Principal Windows Systems Administrator

Our client, a large government contractor with offices located in Linthicum, MD, is in need of a Secret Cleared Principal Windows Systems Administrator to work onsite for a 6-month contract with great chance of extension and/or full-time conversion.


  • Perform as a Windows systems administrator for a classified government contract.
  • Adhere to strict Information Systems security guidelines in all cases.
  • Analyze internal and external customer requirements to determine appropriate hardware and software requirements for solutions to problems, by means of automated systems.
  • Create and maintain user and computer accounts and modify file permissions and security access lists in a Microsoft Active Directory environment.
  • Develop and document technical processes and procedures as needed.
  • Interact, meet, discuss, and troubleshoot issues with vendors and evaluate vendor products, services, and suggestions.
  • Maintain security audit and logging information on all classified networked and standalone computers as directed by the Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM).
  • Maintain smooth operation of multi-user computer systems, including coordination with network, software, and system engineers, PC desktop technicians, project managers, end users, customer, and IT management.
  • Make recommendations to purchase hardware, software, and system components.
  • Prepare security documentation for input to Computer Security.
  • Provide backup and recovery services, manage file systems and disk space, and manage virus protection on a routine basis.
  • Recommend and implement system enhancements that will improve the performance and reliability of the system including installing, upgrading/patching, monitoring, problem resolution, and configuration management.
  • Report project status as required for all recurring and non-recurring efforts.
  • Support multiple networks while ensuring necessary administration tasks are completed in a timely manner.
  • Test new releases of products to ensure compatibility and minimize user impact.

Required Skills

  • Associate’s degree and 7 years of experience, or Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience, or Master’s degree and 3 years of experience; a High School diploma or equivalent with 9 years of experience may be considered in lieu of a completed degree.
  • Active DoD Secret Clearance or Higher
  • The selected candidate will be required to obtain and maintain a Special Access Program (SAP/SAR) clearance as a condition of continued employment.
  • Current Security+ CE, CISSP, CASP, or similar certification, or the ability to acquire certification within 6 months of hire date; maintaining the required certification will be a condition of continued employment.
  • Experience managing Windows Server OS and domain architecture.
  • Proven ability to work under minimal direction and independently determine and develop approach to solutions.

Nice to have

  • An active DoD Top Secret or Top Secret/SCI security clearance.
  • Currently valid Security+ CE, CASP, CISSP, or similar security certification.
  • Experience operating under and managing systems within NISPOM Chapter 8, DCID 6/3-ICD 503, RMF, STIG, JAFAN, or JSIG information system environments.
  • Experience installing, configuring, and maintaining computer hardware in a networked environment.
  • Microsoft Active Directory domain architecture experience.
  • Understanding of basic networking, including subnets, routing, and VLANs; Cisco experience and/or certification a plus.
  • Knowledge of SAN storage systems.
  • Linux Operating System experience and/or certification for current versions.
  • VMWare Virtualization technology experience with current version.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring tools (HBSS/Solar Winds/Splunk).
  • Rudimentary Scripting experience.
  • Experience with the creation and deployment of system images in an enterprise environment.
  • Experience with Systems Certification & Accreditation process (under DCSA’s STIG and/or JSIG requirements).
  • DoD 8570 Certification in a primary OS (Windows, Linux, Cisco).