Systems Administrator (CSC)

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Job Title: Systems Administrator (CSC)

Job Location:  Ft Meade, MD

Security Clearance: Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI with the ability to obtain TS/SCI eligibility

Due to the nature of the work and contract requirements, US Citizenship is required. 

Job Responsibilities:

Trace Systems is actively recruiting for a cleared Systems Administrator (CSC) to join our team on-site in Ft. Meade, MD. This role organizes and directs the configuration and operation of information management systems. Responsible for directing the work of other system administrators to provide the day-to-day system administration to include system and resource optimization, and user assistance. Conducts capacity and performance analysis, and provides system configuration change and upgrade recommendations. Increases system administrator efficiency and accuracy via the use of automated tools and scripts, develops system administrator procedures, and conducts system administrator training and skills assessment.


Daily Job Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the initial point of contact for troubleshooting hardware/software PC problems.
  • Provides phone support to users in the areas of e-mail/exchange, print services, directories, standard Windows desktop applications, chat, and SharePoint.
  • Provides 2nd level support for DNS, Group Policies, Domain Services, Database Servers, VOIP, XMPP, McAfee Anti-Virus, ACAS, vCenter, WSUS, SolarWinds, and File Servers.
  • Provides 2nd level support for routers, switches, firewalls, and network infrastructure.
  • Answering trouble calls from Customers and Tier I organizations.
  • Creating/Updating trouble tickets in DISA's Global Ticketing Management System (Remedy trouble ticket system).
  • Compiling analysis of trouble tickets to provide monthly trending reports.
  • Monitoring status of open tickets and reporting progress at the weekly operations meeting with the customer.
  • Building briefing slides concerning trouble ticket progress as required.
  • When Tier 2 can’t fix the issue, ensure the trouble ticket gets escalated to a third level engineer.
  • Candidate will be trained for basic network and system administration duties in anticipation of taking on more technical assignments.
  • 24 by 7 call center support.
  • Perform other duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Five years direct experience in the last seven years.
  • Position requires a current DoD 8570 IAT Level II certification.
  • Technical certification: Microsoft/OS, VMware, CCNA, Juniper, or SolarWinds certification.
  • Active, in-scope US Government issued Secret/SSBI with the ability to obtain TS/SCI eligibility.

  • Due to the nature of the work and contract, US Citizenship is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • ITIL Foundations certificate (v3 or ITIL 4).


  • Bachelor's Degree in a related discipline (e.g. Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Network Engineering, Math).
  • With at least ten years of general experience of which eight years is directly related experience, a degree is not required.

Trace Systems

Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded 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.


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      #jointracesystems


Trace Systems is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.


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