Network Engineer

Fort Devens, MA
Work Type: On-Site
  • Job Category: Information Technology
  • Travel: None
  • Clearance: SECRET
  • Req ID: 2024-8419


Job Summary:

As the major Army Reserve presence in New England, Devens Reserve Forces Training Area (RFTA) provides operational, training and logistic resources to tenant, transient training and stationed units and area customers; provides standardized, effective and efficient services, facilities, infrastructure and quality of life to Soldiers, Family Members, Retirees and Civilian Employees as applicable to support the training, readiness and operational capability for all components and branches of the joint force, accomplished through responsible execution of funds and effective conservation of natural resources. On order, provides Defense Support to Civil Authorities, as directed.

The US Army Signal Network Enterprise Center (NEC) Devens RFTA, Massachusetts provides Command, Control, Communications, Computers, and Information Management (C4IM) Services to the United States Army Garrison (USAG) Devens RFTA and its headquarters, the Reserve Command and Installation Management Command. Devens RFTA Installation Campus Area Network (ICAN) is comprised of seven major nodes interconnected in a redundant hybrid mesh/tree configuration over single and multimode fiber optic cable that is connected to the Defense Information Systems Network (DISN) through the Top-Level Architecture (TLA) stack via two separate redundant survivable high speed circuits, providing access to the NIPRNET and the Internet. Deny-All-Permit by Exception (DAPE) firewalls, Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS) and Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS) protect all logical entrances and Defense-In-Depth firewall protection is deployed throughout the ICAN and is primarily comprised of a Windows 10 and any other Windows-based Operating System environment with Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone devices.

Our Network Engineer will perform as a member of our comprehensive team supporting the various aspects of computer network engineering, administration and management within the disciplines of overarching network management, C4IM services, Cybersecurity services and automation for the customer within a primarily Juniper based environment.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Reports directly to the onsite Project Manager.

  • Performs overarching Unclassified Server Administration.

  • Manages and maintains approved connections.

  • Operates and maintains LAN and domain connectivity between computers and associated devices.

  • Operates and maintains connectivity and operate ICAN between LANs and computer resources.

  • Manages dynamic allocation of unclassified internet protocol (IP) address space.

  • Assigns and maintains unclassified IP address database using DHCP or Static IP Addressing and monitor IP Address utilization. Manage IP address blocks to tenant organizations and accomplish appropriate administrative registrations.

  • Develops and modifies unclassified IP Assignment Schema.

  • Establishes perimeter boundaries for IPs.

  • Maintains and updatse DNS tables. Maintain records and set standard naming conventions for DNS registrations

  • Monitors the ICAN and LAN by utilizing enterprise management software to monitor network performance, analyze network activity, and maintain network availability. Perform network discovery and conduct fault analysis.

  • Conducts event management on network infrastructure and monitor services.

  • Provides network utilization reports.

  • Manages network equipment/software to include configuration management and capacity management.

  • Operates and maintains common core (backbone infrastructure) network infrastructure equipment.

  • Provides port authentication (ex.: 802.1x).

  • Reports circuit outages.

  • Provides local touch labor (troubleshooting, repairing, etc.) for Cyber Center assets within a NEC controlled facility.

  • Provides local common-user, LAN and ICAN touch labor (troubleshooting, repairing, etc.).

  • Implements Ports, Protocols, Services (PPS) change requests for Army organizations.

  • Monitors Wireless Intrusion Detection System (WIDS).

  • Analyzes information systems logs for security anomalies and unauthorized activities.

  • Performs Information Systems vulnerability scans IAW all DoD published regulations and policies.

  • Performs compliance checks upon entry to the network.

  • Analyzes event and time-based scans.

  • Reports event and time-based incidents IAW all DoD published regulations and policies.

  • Performs research analysis to assess known or potential threats to all information systems.

  • Reports compliance IAW applicable vulnerability management process.

  • Manages compliance reporting to ensure that vulnerability messages are acknowledged, corrective action implemented, extensions requested, compliance verified, and reporting data entered into required database/system.

  • Develops Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) to mitigate vulnerabilities.

  • Develops Operational Impact Statements for vulnerable machines which are non-compliant IAW all DoD published regulations and policies.

  • Provides local touch labor (troubleshooting, repairing, changing cable pairs, etc.)

  • Performs as an escalation entity for Help Desk trouble tickets to solve Tier II and Tier III user issues.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3 years’ experience as a Network Administrator/Engineer with demonstrated experience in network management, troubleshooting, maintenance, and security.

  • Demonstrated experience with Juniper or Cisco based networks and network devices.

  • Bachelor's degree. In lieu of a degree, substitute 2 years' experience.

  • SECRET Clearance Required

  • DOD 8570.01-M IAT II Certified in at least one of the following certifications:


  1. CCNA Security

  2. CSA3. GICSP

  3. GSEC

  4. Security+ CE

  5. SSCP

  6. CASP+ CE

  7. CCNP Security

  8. CISA

  9. CISSP

  10. GCED

  11. GCIH

  • Current Juniper Networks Certification Program (JNCP) certification in any of the certification paths or within 6 months of hire

  • Excellent customer service skills.

  • Able to work independently or as part of a team.

  • Clearance and DoD 8750.01-M IAT II certification must be delivered and validated at the time of application.

Job: Information Technology

Travel: None

Organization: RiverTech

Clearance: SECRET

Work Type: On-Site

Remote: No

ReqID: 2024-8419