Linux System Administrator

Location: Ft. Meade, MD

Job Description

The Linux System Administrator shall perform sustainment activities across multiple remote locations for Air Force Distributed Common Ground Station – National Mission Partner (AF DCGS-NMP) systems.

  • Provide System Administration and sustainment support to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) mission systems, workstations, and associated infrastructure
  • Experience providing help desk and sustainment support for Linux systems and workstations
  • Familiarity with trouble ticket reporting systems like JIRA and/or SERENA
  • Understanding of cyber security tools and methods
  • Install, integrate, test, and validate operating system and application updates and patches including operating system vulnerability patches
  • Configure and manage RHEL operating systems; troubleshoot and maintain system integrity along with implementing operating system updates and vulnerability patches to improve reliability and performance
  • Provide support to IT system end users to ensure accessibility and availability for continuous operations
  • Utilize monitoring and alerting services to identify issues, enable troubleshooting, and ensure successful resolution
  • Provide Tier 1 (Help Desk) and Tier 2 (Escalation) support for problem identification, diagnosis, and resolution


  • 5+ years of experience in contracts of similar scope, type, and complexity
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, information technology, or related discipline from an accredited college or university and recent experience with administration of Linux-based systems and workstations
  • In lieu of degree, 12+ years of experience in the field of computer system administration and recent experience with administration of Linux-based systems and workstations

Clearance: TS/SCI clearance with polygraph

Place of Performance: The primary place(s) of performance shall be Ft. Meade, MD