Network Engineer

District of Columbia, DC

Posted: 01/19/2023 Division: Government/DOD Job Number: JN -012023-16271

Job Description

Network Engineer

Salary: Up to $72/hr.

Industry: Department of Defense

Clearance: TS/SCI

Location: Washington, D.C.

  • Bachelor s Degree from an accredited college or university. (Experience may be substituted for education.
  • Six years of relevant IT work experience.
  • Four years experience with Cisco enterprise grade products to include: Nexus 7000, 6500, 4500, ISR G2, ACE/GSS, ASA, IPS/IDS, TACACS+, TACLanes, CUCM, Meeting Place/WebEX, Anyconnect, VSOM/VSM, NAC.
  • Strong working familiarity with Cisco IOS with hands-on experience configuring Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP), or Voice Professional (CCVP), or Wireless (CCNP Wireless), or Network Security (CCSP). Candidates who do not currently possess the CCNP certification, but meet all other minimum requirements, may be considered for this position. If selected, the candidate will be required to obtain the required certification within a twelve (12) month time period.
  • Knowledge of enterprise system monitoring and management tools such as Netcordia NetMRI, Cisco MARS, Splunk, What s Up Gold, Wireshark, Websense, MRTG, and NMAP.
  • Knowledge of commercial enterprise-level tools and products to provide network services, including: firewalls, IPS/IDS, DNS, DHCP, web security, TACACS+, VPN, and NAC.
  • Requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Must have the ability to provide a clear explanation of technology for nontechnical managers, directors, and above.

  • Troubleshooting, installing, implementing, and administering network systems.
  • Providing Tier III support.
  • Analyzing capacity issues and developing capacity planning models as directed.
  • Ensuring planned testing activities are executed.
  • Developing network security guidelines. This includes administration, monitoring, change management, configuration, release management, provisioning, security, performance and capacity planning, and incident and disaster recovery functions.
  • Conducts short- and long-term planning to meet network requirements.
  • Provides network system design and implementation support.
  • Provides support for network connectivity or related network issues for the user community.
  • Plans, monitors, and installs of network components including voice (VoIP), video, and data.
  • Analyzes network activity and network problems to discover and prevent systematic errors. Recommends network design changes/enhancements for improved systems availability and performance.
  • Troubleshoots, diagnoses, and resolves network problems.
  • Analyzes facilities bandwidth requirements and system interdependencies to develop capacity planning models.
  • Assesses network performance to ensure that it meets the present and future needs of the business. Provides network planning recommendations to management.
  • Ensures that the Disaster Recovery (DR) and Continuity of Operations (COOP) sites are maintained and ready for use at all times to include documented procedures.
  • Supports the COOP exercises by providing installation, setup, user support, and service desk support for the network switches, printers, faxes, and laptops before and during the exercises
  • Keeps equipment at the DR site current with the latest patches, versions of software and identified special user software, and operating procedures (user laptop signing on, configuring email, printing, and accessing applications).
  • Tests the DR site and all procedures periodically.


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