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Information Assurance (IA) Specialist III

Information Assurance (IA) Specialist III

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Title:  Information Assurance (IA) Specialist III


Job Location:  Qatar


Security Clearance:  Secret

Minimum Qualifications

Position requires a minimum of five (5) years of related experience in data security administration.




  • Lead level of experience in IA technology or design, maintenance, and operation of small to medium networks. 
  • This experience must include administrating corporate or business’ user accounts managing mail servers, printer servers, WWW servers, and/or firewalls. 
  • Must have experience in reviewing and recommending software applications and identifying hardware salient characteristics and any add on devices. 
  • Experience in systems management, monitoring and sustainment; hardware repair for servers, PCs, peripheral equipment; software installation, maintenance and sustainment.




Must have lead level of experience working with the following:


  • Tactical and strategic security issues of systems and networks, and associated requirements  specific to deployed architecture
  • Network security, network and systems intrusion detections, advanced devices, firewalls, and software specific to the Department of Defense
  • Server operations including installation, configuration, optimization, and analyzing logs on Windows operating systems (including Server 2003/2007 and modern desktop versions)
  • Cisco IOS, CAT OS, configuration of Cisco routers and switches
  • Server operations including installation, configuration, optimization, and analyzing logs on Unix operating systems (including Linux and Solaris)
  • Expert in all functions of both DoD 8570-defined IAT Level I and IAT Level II positions




Must meet the certification requirement of DoD 8570.01-M.  The contractor is expected to have, but is not limited to, one or more IT certifications from each group:


Group 1:  Information Technology Certification Requirements


  • Microsoft Certified Master (MCM) – Microsoft Exchange/Windows Server
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP)
  • CompTIA Linux +
  • Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC)
  • Red Hat Certified Engineer (RHCE)


Group 2:  IA Technology Certification Requirements


  • GIAC Certified Firewall Analyst (GCFW)
  • GIAC Certified Intrusion Analyst (GCIA)
  • GIAC Certified Windows Security Administrator (GCWN)
  • GIAC Certified UNIX Security Administrator (GCUX)
  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
  • GIAC IT Security Audit Essentials (GSAE)
  • GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA)
  • GIAC Certified Security Consult ant (GCSC)
  • GIAC Certified Incident Handler (GCIH)


Group 3:  IAT Level II Requirements


  • Global Information Assurance Certification (GIAC) Security Essentials Certification (GSEC)
  • CompTIA Security +
  • Security Certified Network Professional (SCNP)
  • Systems Security, Certified Practitioner (SSCP)


Group 4: IAT Level III Requirements


  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA)
  • GIAC Security Expert (GSE)
  • Security Certified Network Architect (SCNA)
  • Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP) or Associate
  • Certification and Accreditation Professional (CAP)
  • GIAC Information Security Fundamentals (GISF)
  • GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC)
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)



  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, professional training or work experience in lieu of a degree.

Security Clearance

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, an active US Government issued Secret clearance is required.



To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

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