As a Field IT Systems Administrator for the Central Intelligence Agency (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.
US citizenship required (dual-national US citizens eligible). All positions require relocation to the Washington, DC metro area.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor's degree preferably in a STEM discipline to include: Electronics and Communications Engineering Technology Computer Network Systems Computer Science Information Technology 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 QUALIFICATIONS: Desired certifications include: A+ Network+ Security+ CCNA CCENT Microsoft Certified Professional ALL APPLICANTS MUST SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETE: A thorough medical and psychological exam A polygraph interview A comprehensive background investigation To be considered suitable for Agency employment, applicants must generally not have used illegal drugs within the last 12 months. The issue of illegal drug use prior to 12 months ago is carefully evaluated during the medical and security processing.