JP 8701 – Network Administrator III

Located in Vancouver, WA. Duration start 12 months, lead to multi years contract

Application due 10/04/2018

This position will provide field support for client’s operational telecommunication facilities and associated equipment. The FIN Network Administrator function supports the Field Information Network (FIN) administration, security, and data integrity.

Organization & Culture

Responsible for applying technical and engineering best practices to maintenance and corrective work on PSC equipment. This is done by ensuring engineering best practices are incorporated in Standards, Work Guides, Planning and Design for maintenance of, and corrections on, PSC equipment.


  • Install, troubleshoot, and document network equipment. The equipment includes firewalls, intrusion protection systems, server clients, routers, switches and terminal servers.
  • Monitor the health and security of the FIN systems on a daily basis as required in a NOC (Network Operations Center).
  • Coordinate and synergize server room rack arrangements and rack power installations.
  • Install and test network physical layer connections such as CAT5 UTP and optical cables.

Create Visio drawings, webpages, server icons etc. for the following:

  • Servers and rack layouts.
  • Server floor space management.
  • Network drawings
  • Create documents, procedures, and troubleshooting aids using Microsoft Word, Excel, Visio and Power Point. Final documents and procedures must be reviewed and approved by the Manager.
  • Create Tools by scripting via Batch files, Visual basic, Python, VBscript or other scripting languages.
Synergize, build, and maintain servers in a Microsoft Windows environment including Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, etc., and Linux environments. Maintain the server’s firmware levels and installations, server build documentation, and server build kits. With oversight and approval of the Manager, evaluate, test and maintain hardware/software associated with the Field Information Network. Current examples are: Hardware
  • HP Proliant type servers
  • Laptops
  • Power controllers
  • KVM over CAT5
  • Server racks
  • Seismic Platforms
  • Cisco Network switches, routers etc.
  • Time servers
  • RSA Authentication Manager
  • RSA Authentication Agent’s
  • File Replication software
  • Symantec End Point software.
  • Symantec Ghosting software.
  • Microsoft website for the FIN network.
  • WSUS (Windows Server Update Service)
  • CISCO’s Access Control Server Microsoft based DNS servers, using databases such as Cascade, Sunflower, and special Microsoft Access applications for tracking property and as needed.
Document procedures, develop reports, using Word, Excel, and Adobe Acrobat Professional and using technical documentation to accomplish the responsibilities listed above. Final documents will be reviewed and approved by Manager staff. Gather and format data for FISMA/NERC-CIP/DOE/and other data calls as assigned within the prescribed timeframe.


  • Education & Corresponding Experience (required on matrix)
    1. Associate’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a directly-related technical discipline is preferred. Associate’s degree in specified or directly-related field can substitute for 2 years related experience.
    2. Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a directly-related technical discipline is highly preferred Bachelor’s degree in specified or directly-related field can substitute for 2 years related experience.
    3. This is a level 3 position: 10 years combination of education and/or work experience in Network Administration or related field is required without a degree.
  • Related Experience: A minimum combination of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training is required. Experience should be consistent with the specific requirements of Network Administration, Computer Technology, or related field and progressively more technical in nature. Associates, or Bachelor’s degrees, as defined above, can be substituted for a portion of the experience requirements.

Required Technical Skills & Experience (required on matrix)

  • 5 years experience implementing and maintaining network security in a large enterprise environment.
  • 5 years experience performing network management and operations tasks in a large enterprise environment.
  • 5 years experience with current programming languages.
  • Knowledge of the application of Cyber Security practices within the Federal Environment or other electrical utility or comparable public or private utility facilities.
  • Proficiency using Visio software.

  • Preferred Skills & Experience (optional on matrix)
  • 5 years’ experience coordinating and maintaining NERC CIP or FISMA requirements for an electrical utility or comparable public or private utility facilities.
  • Experience coordinating the implementation of NERC Critical Infrastructure Protection and procedures.
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to utilize Cyber Security laws, regulations and internal policies to draft an Information Systems Security Plan (ISSP) and associated cyber security processes and procedures.
  • Experience in monitoring and coordinating the implementation of Information Systems Security plans, processes and procedures.
  • Familiarity with common network test applications such as Wireshark, CAT5 certification testers, Nessus scanning, NMAP, and Spirent Ethernet test equipment.
  • Additional Requirements (not required on matrix)


  • Valid U.S. Driver’s License is required.
  • Travel Up to 10% for meetings and trainings

PPE Requirements

  • White Hard Hat
  • Dust Mask
  • Eye Protection/ Hand protection (gloves) / Hearing Protection
  • Additional PPE required by State or Federal OSHA for the work being performed.
  • Other Position Considerations
  • Works as part of a team that needs to provide coverage from 7:00am to 4:00pm Monday thru Friday. Work schedule of team members are shifted to maintain coverage.

Training Expectations

  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • Shock & Arc Flash Awareness Training