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Junior IT Specialist (Top Secret)

Junior IT Specialist (Top Secret)

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US-MD-Fort Meade
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The Information Technology Specialist is responsible for performing daily Macintosh & Window systems administration, information assurance, and customer support work to support IT architecture for graphics, photo, digital video, and multimedia systems.


By Light is an IT products and services firm specializing in software development, satellite/terrestrial communications, cyber security, and network engineering/design. Headquartered in Arlington, VA, we provide support worldwide to DOD, Federal Civilian, and Health IT customers.


  • Coordinates and implements the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware and software on servers and desktop systems. The task involves the management of systems resources including performance, capacity, availability, serviceability, and recoverability as well as technical support for customers who need advice, assistance, and training in applying hardware and software systems.
  • Provides technical support and guidance in matters relating to information technology (IT) security issues that involve a wide range of IT and Information Assurance for entire systems. This includes work that involves ensuring the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of systems, networks, and data through the planning, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security programs, policies, procedures, and tools.
  • Implements Information Assurance measures to ensure information systems reliability and accessibility and to prevent and defend against unauthorized access to systems, networks, and data; conducting risk and vulnerability assessments of planned and installed information systems to identify vulnerabilities, risks, and protection needs; promoting awareness of security issues among users.
  • Conducts systems security evaluations, audits, and reviews; develops systems security contingency plans and disaster recovery procedures; develops and implements programs to ensure that systems, network, and data users are aware of, understand, and adhere to systems security policies and procedures.
  • Serves as an IT Specialist (INFOSEC) that implements, maintains, and conducts on-site and remote analyses of information system standard security products and associated systems in order to determine overall technical features and standard security protection required for information systems and networks processing at all levels of information security.
  • All other duties as assigned by management.

Required Experience/Qualifications

  • DoD 8570.01 compliant certification – IAT level II. This will be required to within earn in 120 days from starting.
  • System Administration for Windows, Apple (Unix) and Networks.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office SharePoint.
  • Apple Certified Macintosh Technician (ACMT) Certification highly desirable.
  • Security+, Net+, and CISSP highly desirable.
  • Exceptional customer service skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Cisco TelePresence (codecs, TMS, VCS, etc.) Systems Administration desirable.

Special Requirements/Security Clearance

  • Must have an active Top Secret clearance and be able to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI government security clearance.


An Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities