M.C. Dean, Inc.

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M. C. Dean, Inc. Network Administrator 1 in Washington, District Of Columbia

Network Administrator 1

ID 9793

Location Washington, DC

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Position / Candidate Requirements

In this role you will be responsible for monitoring, maintaining and testing of Physical Access Control, CCTV, PSIM and Integrated Electronic Systems. This position is maintained at a single on-site work location. Candidates must be flexibility in schedule, neat in appearance, able to communicate professionally with customers and coworkers. Punctuality, attendance, a willingness to learn, and an ability to work well with others are key to success in this role.

Responsibilities :

• Configure and maintain Cisco network devices such as routers, switches, and firewalls

• Troubleshoot network issues and provide solutions to ensure optimal network performance

• Maintain Windows servers and applications, including Active Directory and Group Policy

• Install, configure, and troubleshoot Windows operating systems and applications

• Implement and maintain backup and recovery processes for Windows systems

• Work with cross-functional teams to resolve network and system-related issues

• Provide technical support and training to end-users

• Stay up-to-date on emerging technologies and industry trends related to network and system administration

Education and Experience:

  • 4-6 Years of Experience with an Associate's Degree in Information Technology, Risk Management, Cybersecurity

  • 6-8 Years of Experience with a High School Diploma

  • Minimum Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) required, higher certifications a plus

Required Progressive Experience:

  • Requires system administrator experience in performing triage on system problems, resolving the system. problems, analyzing system data to prevent problems, implementing new workstations, and system extensions.

  • Requires an understanding of Windows patching and vulnerability remediation.

  • Requires a basic knowledge of Windows active directory hierarchy and implementation.

  • Requires a basic knowledge of large scale networking, VLANS and routing.

  • Requires reliable attendance at customer site during work hours required by customer.

  • Requires the ability to work flexible shifts that may include nights, weekends and holidays

  • Have reliable transportation for purposes of getting to and from work.

  • Implementing various network technologies and end-user support to include some of the following: Systems Requirements, project management and strategic planning, Operational Requirements, Enterprise Strategic Planning and operations, Unix/Linux system software, Test & Evaluation, and Training.

  • Demonstrated experience in advanced system architecture; information assurance; hardware technologies; digital/analog communications technologies.

  • Working knowledge of the following systems: UNIX/LINUX, CISCO IOS, Windows Server, and Microsoft SQL.

  • Experience in the use of routing protocols and switching technologies, LAN/WAN medias and protocols.

  • Ability to plan and organize work and interact with technical and non-technical personnel translating user requirements into responsive applications.

  • Demonstrated detailed knowledge of IA concepts and requirements.

  • Experience working independently and with multidisciplinary teams.

  • Strong communications, time management, and organization skills to meet deadlines and quality objectives.

Required Certifications:

  • At least 5 years experience in Cisco network engineering and Windows system administration

  • Strong understanding of network protocols, architecture, and topology

  • Experience in configuring and troubleshooting Cisco network devices

  • Familiarity with network monitoring and management tools such as Orion

  • Strong understanding of Windows Server OS, Active Directory, and Group Policy

  • Familiarity with virtualization technologies such as VMware

  • Experience in PowerShell scripting or other automation tools

  • Knowledge of backup and recovery processes for Windows systems

  • Ability to work with cross-functional teams to resolve network and system-related issues

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Minimum Cisco Certified Network Administrator (CCNA) required, higher certifications a plus

  • CCure 9000 and Genetec Security Center a plus

  • CCNA, CCNP or Network+ Security + or similar which meet current guidelines such as DOD 8570 Baseline Certification IAT Level II.


  • Exposure to computer screens for an extended period of time.

  • Sitting for extended periods of time.

  • Reach by extending hands or arms in any direction.

  • Have finger dexterity in order to manipulate objects with fingers rather than whole hands or arms, for example, using a keyboard.

  • Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

  • Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

  • Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

  • Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

  • Identify and understand the speech of another person.

Applicants for this position may be required to prove that they have received the COVID-19 vaccine or demonstrate that they have a valid religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated.

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