Linux Systems Administrator Sr.

Job Summary:

Support all aspects of the FCC’s IT Infrastructure by delivering and maintaining a robust, flexible, secure, and efficient technology portfolio while tracking all efforts performed in the FCC’s IT Service Management System.


  • Provide network and infrastructure management and operations support, tracking all work in FCC’s ITSM system
  • Responsible for preventative and corrective maintenance within Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs)
  • Perform routine operational maintenance for the HFDF facility at least once a week during its normal business hours unless otherwise coordinated with the HFDF director in advance to change the weekly schedule or hours of Contractor performance
  • Implement and maintain the approved SOPs for HFDF Center Support
  • Provide cybersecurity support
  • Coordinate with the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and other security personnel as per FCC policy and procedures
  • Manage and support firewalls (internal and external) located in Gettysburg, DC, and Cloud Services (i.e. Amazon AWS, Microsoft Azure, and others). Includes creating, modifying rules, upgrading, and troubleshooting issues
  • Manage and support Network Access Control (NAC) across HQ and Gettysburg. Work closely with NSOC and other teams on supporting and updating services.
  • Deploy security patches in accordance with FCC patching guidelines and within required and approved time frames
  • Respond to Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) documentation requests to include, at a minimum, FCC/GSS and FCC Net GSS within specified time frames
  • Attend vulnerability and plan of action and milestones (POAM) meetings and remediating vulnerabilities and POAMs that are assigned to the team
  • Assist with the operation and maintenance of security tools (e.g., Tanium, Splunk, etc.) (OS and below only)
  • Coordinate with the security team to clearly define the security and O&M functions of security tools (e.g., Firewalls, FireEye, Bluecoat, IronPort, etc.)
  • Follow FCC Incident response procedures in accordance to United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (USCERT) and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) guidelines
  • Follow Change Control procedures
  • Follow FCC architectural guidelines and standards
  • Follow configuration management procedures
  • Respond to FCC audit requirements
  • Document FCC processes in policies, procedures, inventories, and architecture diagrams
  • Complete FCC mandated user awareness training and specialized user awareness training
  • Follow FCC procedures on account creation, maintenance, and disposal
  • Follow FCC Cybersecurity Policy
  • Follow FCC baseline configurations
  • Notify FCC security of exemptions to Policy and procedures and obtaining approval before deviation
  • Adhere to the NIST, FISMA, FCC, and other Industry accepted standards
  • Provide Auctions Program Support; complete all checklists, procedures, and processes as per the Auction Program Support SOP
  • Implement and maintain approved auction support SOPs, checklists, and forms
  • Provide COOP and disaster recovery (DR) support; manage COOP related activities immediately upon notification by executing the COOP plan and checklists

Requirements: (Clearance/Citizenship)

  • Must possess active TS/SCI
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to perform Linux Administrator activities on a large program


  • 5-7 Years Relevant experience


  • Bachelor’s in Information Technology or relevant area

Shift information:

  • 6:00am – 6:00pm Monday – Friday
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