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Systems Administrator Senior

Company:  Ball Aerospace

Fairborn, OH, US, 45432

Date:  Nov 14, 2021
Job Category:  IT Administration
Req. ID:  12297

At Ball Aerospace, we care about the health and safety of our team members, their families and our communities. Ball Aerospace will comply with Executive Order 14042 and all team members will be required to provide proof of completed vaccination status as a condition of employment as stated within the Order, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations.


Clearance Requirement:   A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.


Powered by endlessly curious people with an unwavering mission focus, Ball Aerospace pioneers discoveries that enable our customers to perform beyond expectation and protect what matters most.


We create innovative space solutions, enable more accurate weather forecasts, drive insightful observations of our planet, deliver actionable data and intelligence, and ensure those who defend our freedom go forward bravely and return home safely. For more information, visit Ball Aerospace Career Site or connect with us on LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


The Systems Engineering Solutions Strategic Business Unit provides advanced systems engineering and technology applications for intelligence and information enterprises. These applications and solutions deliver enterprise data management, data analytics, modeling and simulation, and technology assessment capabilities that are used to create products that offer actionable information in support of warfighters and decision makers.


Contingent upon contract award to Ball Aerospace and subsequent task orders


Systems Administrator Senior


Provide LO ISR Enterprise Support to various units located at Creech AFB, NV. 


What You’ll Do:


  • The task will provide “day-to-day” network and security activities for 432WG units and Forward Operating Locations (FOLs).  Network personnel responsibilities will cover Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.  The contractor shall:
  • Provide daily network administration and access control to operations, test and training personnel/students for networks and systems ranging in classification from unclassified to Top Secret SAP/SCI. 
  • Support operations to provide mission connectivity between multiple locations including, FOLs, Air and Space Operations Centers (AOC), CONUS locations, and higher headquarters.
  • Provide support, to include building, installing, testing and maintaining communications network software and hardware infrastructure for all systems required for operation within the locations specified in paragraph 2.0, assume a zero/thin client or equivalent virtualized environment.  Estimate 250 total users, using 8 networks.
  • Support COMSEC program management to include coordinating completion of weekly and monthly tasks with three FTEs assigned as COMSEC Responsible Officers (CROs), one FTE for each primary unit.
  • Research regulations, directives and policy for compliance against existing unit level OIs, AF, and DoD directives.
  • Draft and recommend changes to COMSEC policy.
  • Assist with monitoring the state of health of program security and make suggestions for improvements as necessary.
  • Establish and maintain configuration management plan for multiple facilities, to include Special Access Program Facilities (SAPFs) and Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs).
  • Must comply with the JSIG.
  • Execute data transfer requests between networks/systems of congruent and/or disparate classifications IAW established information assurance policies.
  • Validate the accuracy of accountable records and property locations.
  • Properly identify, report, and recommend the correct disposition of unserviceable, reparable, or excess property.
  • Perform inventories of accountable property under their purview at periods prescribed by government personnel and/or in applicable directives.
  • Record property transactions and maintain all appropriate records.
  • Initiate Reports of Survey as required, IAW AFMAN 23-220.
  • Report automated and/or manual property book adjustments to the designated accountable officer.
  • Perform tactical and strategic market research to assist in sustainment/modernization efforts for mission support and execution networks. Assist government personnel with the procurement of hardware/software in support of these efforts.
  • Assist in the relocation of network equipment as required/dictated by unit operations
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans for all networks, information systems equipment, and user data.
  • Maintain a regular and predictable work schedule.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships within the department, the Strategic Business Units, Strategic Support Units and the Company.  Interact appropriately with others in order to maintain a positive and productive work environment.
  • Perform other duties as necessary.


What You’ll Need:


  • Related Bachelor’s and 8 or more years of related experience; or HS Diploma and 14 or more years of related experience.
  • Each higher-level degree, i.e., Associate’s, Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree or Ph.D., may substitute for additional years of experience.
  • Related certifications may count towards years of related experience.
  • Related technical experience may be considered in lieu of education. Degree must be from a university, college, or school which is accredited by an agency recognized by the US Secretary of Education, US Department of Education.
  • Must possess and maintain current DoD 8570.01-M certification for IAT Level II and IAM Level I.
  • Minimum six (6) years of experience in network administration and oversight.
  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in application of the Joint Air Force Anny Navy 6/3 (JAFAN 6/3) or JSIG. Intelligence Community Directive 705 (ICD 705) and Intelligence Community Standard 705 (ICS 705).
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience and recent (within one (1) year) network management experience to include computer server and switch administration, and experience with Virtual Machine operations.
  • A current, active TS/SCI security clearance is required.  


Working Conditions:

  • Ball Aerospace is a drug-free workplace, which is imperative to the health and safety of all employees and is required as a condition of receiving contracts from federal agencies.  Please remember that regardless of the legalization of marijuana in Colorado and other states, possession and use continues to be illegal under the federal Controlled Substances Act.  This includes the use of some CBD products.  A post-offer, pre-employment drug test is a condition of employment.
  • Work is performed in an office environment, laboratory, cleanroom, or production floor. 
  • Travel and local commute between Ball campuses and other possible non-Ball locations may be required.


Verification that your current security clearance or government customer access meets the requirement for this position will be required.


Relocation for this position is not available.


Compensation & Benefits:


  • HIRING SALARY RANGE: $120,833 - $143,667 (Salary to be determined by the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities of the applicant, internal equity, and alignment with market data.)
  • This position includes a competitive benefits package. For details, copy and paste into your browser or visit our careers site.




Ball Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity/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.

Nearest Major Market: Dayton

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