System Administrator - Senior (139-1)

Jacobs Engineering Group Inc. Eglin Air Force Base , FL 32542

Posted 3 weeks ago

Mission Statement

Jacobs is seeking a senior systems administrator (SYSAD) to support the United States Air Force's 53rd Wing Technical Support Services (53rd WTSS) contract. This contract supports the 53rd Wing and 96th Test Wing, both headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL and having units CONUS-wide. The 53 WG is the focal point for the Combat Air Forces in electronic warfare and is responsible for operational test and evaluation of advanced equipment and systems. The 96 TW is the USAF's test and evaluation center for advanced air-delivered weapons, navigation and guidance systems, and C2 systems. The 53rd WTSS team partners with military and civilian personnel to provide world-class IT technical support for the 53 WG and 96 TW missions. The 53rd WTSS IT support covers full lifecycle IT from concept, to deployment, day-to-day operations / maintenance, and culminating in system retirement / replacement / upgrade.

Both Wings are headquartered at Eglin AFB, FL, adjacent to the white-sand beaches and crystal-clear waters of Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast.

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Job Description

The successful candidate will support the F-15 & F-16 Operational Flight Program Combined Test Force (OFP CTF), a dual-hatted unit supporting both the 53 WG and the 96 TW. The F-15 & F-16 OFP CTF is composed of active/reserve military, civilian, and contractor personnel who test F-15 & F-16 software upgrades to enhance air-to-air and air-to-ground combat performance, improve weapons-avionics integration, and simplify aircrew displays and controls. The OFP CTF team develops test concepts, prepares test plans, manages test execution, analyzes data, and produces test briefings, reports, and recommendations on F-15 & F-16 developmental and operational tests. The OFP CTF reports to its AFMC chain of command for developmental test issues and its ACC chain of command for operational test issues. The OFP CTF has a combined annual test budget in excess of $60.1 million and evaluates multi-year acquisition programs valued at more than $25 billion.

Typical Duties

  • Determine hardware, software, and systems specifications, and configuration requirements.

  • Execute patching, fixing, and making all assigned systems compliant.

  • Plan, install, configure, and troubleshoot Microsoft Hyper V, Microsoft Server 2008 R2, Server 2012 R2, Server 2016, and client products across multiple networks.

  • Provide support to users in the areas of account management, enterprise applications, desktop applications, and peripherals.

Required Education and Experience

  • A minimum of 7 years of practical / hands-on experience designing, deploying, and maintaining Windows 20008 R2 / 2012 / 2012 R2 systems, AD, DHCP, DNS, NTP, CA, GPO, and related core infrastructure components in an enterprise environment.

Required Skills

  • Strong knowledge of supporting MS tools (WSUS, SCDPM, SOCM, etc.).

  • Experience working with SVMs (Storage Virtual Machines), LIFS (Logical Interfaces), RAID DP, Aggregates, and Volumes.

  • Experience deploying and using System Center Virtualization Manager to manage multiple Hyper-V host clusters.

  • Experience deploying and maintaining Microsoft Failover Clustering.

Required Clearance

  • Active / valid DoD Secret security clearance; must be able to maintain currency of same.

  • Must be able to obtain, and be able to maintain, an active/valid DoD TS/SCI-eligible clearance (i.e. DCID 6/4 eligibility)

  • Clearance investigation close date must be no older than 5 years, 6 months at the time of application.

  • Must be willing to submit to, and be able to pass, a CI polygraph.

Required Certification

  • Active / valid DoD 8570.01-M IAT-II certification; applicant must maintain currency of same.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Practical experience configuring and implementing CIFS/SMB3 and NFS protocols Scripting and/or programming (PowerShell, VB Script or other).

  • Practical experience identifying and implementing automation opportunities to eliminate repetitive tasks.

  • Practical experience with Microsoft Server virtualization deployment and maintenance; specific experience with Hyper-V servers and guests is highly desired.

  • Practical experience implementing MS SQL server solutions.

  • Practical experience with System Center Operations Manager (SCOM).

  • An understanding of basic networking (routing/switching/ VLANS/firewalls.)

  • Practical experience working with 3rd party vendors during development/ troubleshooting.

  • Practical experience developing documentation to ensure continuous and uninterrupted service the network.

  • Practical experience in role where accountable for 247 operational management of Data Core Networks; oversee MMS, SMS, external partners, TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, Frame Relay/ATM Networks, Cisco/Juniper routers/switches, firewalls, and DNS, ensuring optimal functionality.

  • Practical experience patching and securing Cisco products.

  • CCNA/CCNE is a plus.

Essential Functions

Work Environment

Office setting that includes sedentary physical effort. However, may include lifting of weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary. Individual must be able to work well with co-workers and all levels of management. No hazards on job or unusual environmental conditions. Periodic/occasional travel may be required to include both continental US and/or overseas locations. The DoD and USAF have implemented specific COVID-19 mitigation measures and contract employees must comply with established guidance.

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing, and reading from a computer screen. Individual must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work, walking moderate to long distances may be required.

Equipment and Machines

Ability to operate office equipment such as personal computer, printer, copy machine, telephone, fax machine and other equipment including desk supplies and other work related tools as required.


This position supports an operational work center providing 18 hours/day coverage during the standard Monday-Friday work week. Regular attendance during scheduled hours is extremely important, but not critical, with the exceptions of deadlines and meetings. Punctuality and regular attendance are necessary to meet deadlines. Employee may be required to adjust work hours due to surge situations based on critical mission requirements.

Other Essential Functions

Must demonstrate professional behavior at all times when dealing with customers, management and co-workers. Must have clear, concise and accurate communications skills in English, both verbal and written. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk to employees or others. Must maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner. Independent personal transportation to work site is required. Travel to and from customer's locations may be required to support projects. This may involve airline travel. In some cases, accommodations can possibly be made for POV, if necessary. When operating any vehicle for work purposes, must wear seat belt and in addition, no cellular devices are to be used when vehicle is in motion.




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