Blackwatch International

  • Windows System Administrator

    Job Locations US-CA-Sacramento | US-CA-Sacramento
    Posted Date 5 months ago(11/2/2018 11:00 AM)
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    Information Technology
  • Overview

    Blackwatch International Corporation (Blackwatch), a small business founded in 2010, provides world-wide mission critical services to the Defense, Intelligence and Law Enforcement communities. We’re headquartered in McLean, VA with satellite offices located in Carmichael, CA and O’Fallon, Ill. Additional work locations include: Europe and the Middle East.


                Information Technology                        Cyber Security
                Translation and Interpretation                Intelligence
                Telecom                                                 Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)


    Position location(s): Sacramento, California (multiple locations around McClellan Park). 

    Position Type:  Full-Time

    Education: Any technical Associate’s, Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field; and/or equivalent formal military training and 3+ years of related experience

    Years of Experience: 3-5 years of relevant IT experience

    Minimum Security Clearance Requirement: Active Top Secret with recent Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) within past 5 years.


    Required Certifications:  Mandatory DoD 8570.01-M Certification: IAT Level II (Security +CE or Higher)

    Position Summary

    The Windows 10 System Administrator is a member of a technically skilled team supporting a Department of Defense (DoD) client.  The Windows 10 System Administrator functions within a Network Operations Team and is responsible for a broad set of duties and responsibilities as well as accomplishing all tasks assigned by a Senior System Administrator, Technical Lead or Program/Project Manager.  Under general supervision, the Windows 10 System Administrator performs a variety of network management functions including the administration, installation, maintenance, usage, performance and day-to-day operation of all classified and unclassified client networks.


    • Manage day-to-day IT infrastructure
    • Install, test, monitor and maintain networking equipment, servers and user workstations
    • Monitor network and systems to ensure sustained trouble-free operations
    • Diagnose and fix problems with the network including all hardware, software and infrastructure
    • Evaluate connectivity issues, equipment, and software
    • Modify configurations, utilities, software, command language programs and network start up files, etc.
    • Perform data backups
    • Assist in developing and maintaining system redundancy and fail over plans for assigned networks
    • Manage network E-mail functions
    • Respond to requests for IT support
    • Set up equipment for new users and establish new user accounts on the network granting access to required network files and programs
    • Assist IA team members in maintaining network security by ensuring that security compliance procedures are implemented and enforced
    • Assist IA team members with implementing counter-measures or mitigating controls
    • Assist with fully documenting internal procedures and ensuring all solutions are in compliance with applicable security requirements
    • Assist in the preparation of a variety of network resource reports
    • Keep inventory of equipment, software, and licenses
    • Demonstrate concern for timeliness and attention-to-detail on every task
    • Implement client-established network policies, procedures, and standards
    • Update job knowledge of relevant technology by seeking out training opportunities; reading professional publications; participating in professional organizations
    • Coordinate with Technical Lead to determine additional training requirements
    • Provide on-call and weekend support when needed



    • Position is Full-time (40 hours) and requires non-standard shift [0930 – 1800], Monday – Friday
    • Position requires on-call and weekend support for planned or unplanned system downtime
    • Prior experience with Federal government organizations (DoD, Civilian agencies) mandatory
    • Experience working with network and server management support
    • 2+ years’ experience on multiple platforms preferred (Windows, Unix, Linux – with Microsoft Windows as the primary)
    • Familiarity with the following: Cisco products, Network Monitoring Tools, Windows Domain, Telnet, DHCP, WINS, DNS, TCP/IP, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange Server using Internet Mail Services (SMTP), Virtual Private Networks (VPNs) and Virtual LANs (VLANs)
    • Professional, team‐focused attitude and courteous towards peers, supervisors and customers
    • Able to multi-task, prioritize, and manage time efficiently
    • Ability to physically stand, bend, squat, and lift equipment
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) Routing and Switching certification is preferred
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) Windows Server certification is a big plus
    • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in Messaging is the biggest plus


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