Principal Technician, Systems

Langley AFB, VA
Apr 19, 2017
May 11, 2017
Specialty Trades
Full Time
Provides installation, maintenance and troubleshooting support of information systems applications and related peripheral hardware.


 1. Monitors and responds to hardware and software problems utilizing a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques.

 2. Installs and configures applications software and related hardware (such as desktops, servers, and related peripherals like printers, scanners, drives, monitors and video teleconferencing hardware).

 3. Provides software and system troubleshooting and support.

 4. Provides technical support and training to end-users.

 5. Provides guidance and work leadership to less-experienced technicians, and may have limited supervisory responsibilities.

 6. Maintains current knowledge of relevant technology as assigned.

 7. Participates in special projects as required.


8.  Security + Required



Leads the AFIN infrastructure O&M, including implementation of two person integrity. Leads activities related to change management, release and deployment, or boundary management.  If assigned to boundary, they will administer and manage network boundary devices and technologies. Tasks include: working with Communications Squadrons and other base-level authorities to maintain and administer security boundary components at locations IAW DoD and AF standards and guidance, using industry best practices; changing, upgrading, and patching boundary devices requiring two-person compliance through established change management procedures; participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture; identifying potential threats; and managing resolution of security violations.
Operates and maintains network boundary devices and technologies to include, but not limited to, maintaining and operating Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS);  troubleshooting and correcting IPS induced service issues; maintaining physical infrastructure to include troubleshooting, operating system patching and identifying potential threats; and managing resolution of security violations.
Installs and configures network boundary devices and technologies such as granting and restricting administrative access to boundary devices according to authorization rules. Responsible for installing, configuring, operating, maintaining, monitoring, administering, and troubleshooting network and network defense technologies (e.g., firewalls, application-based firewalls, intrusion detection systems, web proxy devices and servers, and associated software) and participating in project management, planning, implementation and installation to ensure configuration and integration conforms to baseline architecture. Coordinates the implementation of security policies and execution of threat mitigation and patch management. Validates changes to meet the operational mission, ensuring  AFIN personnel are cognizant and trained to operate in the changed environment.   Provides detailed reporting of the network's operational status.  Tracks compliance with TCNOs/TCTOs/NTOs.   May support network computing environment  operations and maintenance by identifying network requirements, installing upgrades, and monitoring network performance.  Often times, provides support on a shift work basis.  Performs supervisory duties as needed. By requisition level of 8570 Certification and OEM/Industry, Certifications will be added to be in compliance


Education Associates Degree in a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.

Qualifications 8-10 years of directly related experience supporting information systems operations.


Active secret security clearance at a minimum is required.

Current CompTIA Security+ CE certification

  As a trusted systems integrator for more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology provides information technology (IT), systems engineering, professional services and simulation and training to customers in the defense, federal civilian government, health, homeland security, intelligence, state and local government and commercial sectors.With approximately 32,000 professionals worldwide, the company delivers IT enterprise solutions, manages large-scale, mission-critical IT programs and provides mission support services.GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer - Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.