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IT Network Administrator


Bethesda, MD 20814
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Job Details


Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an exciting growth oriented company, dedicated to providing mission critical scientific and technical services to the Federal Government. We have a distinguished history of supporting the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other government agencies. MSC offers a dynamic and upbeat work environment, excellent benefits and career growth opportunities.


We attract the best people in the business with our competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, 401k plan with employer contribution, paid holidays, vacation, Medical and Flexible Spending Accounts, Pre-Tax Transit Assistance and tuition reimbursement. If you enjoy being a part of a high performing, professional service and technology focused organization, please apply today!


Duties & Responsibilities

MSC is searching for a IT Network Administrator to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC and it is on-site in Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Install, configure, operate, maintain, and optimize networking equipment including, but not limited to Cisco SourceFire IDS/IRP, Cisco Nexus 5672 and 9000 series switches, and Cisco C3650 edge switches
  • Know of networking, including experience implementing switch stacks in an enterprise environment, subnetting, implementation of network access control on edge switches and creation/modification of VLANs to modify network infrastructure
  • Configure and implement network printers
  • Test fiber connections using fiber testing equipment
  • Know routers and intrusion detection/intrusion prevention systems
  • Assist with managing complex network projects, preparing project plans, contingency plans, objectives, and schedules, all within provided resources
  • Troubleshoot and remediate network connectivity issues in all areas of the Institutes IRP programs, including the VoIP system
  • Troubleshoot desktop connectivity issues in all areas of the Institutes IRP
  • Assist in developing network standards and processes for maintaining a sound network architecture and infrastructure
  • Provide potential solutions to mitigate downtime for critical infrastructure within existing resources
  • Securely configure, implement and maintain HP-branded servers with Windows-based server products and services, such as Active Directory configuration and maintenance, print services, dhcp services, and authentication services as requested
  • Securely configure, implement and maintain HP-branded storage solutions, such as 3PAR storage
  • Configure and administer secure file services on all devices, including the implementation of encryption to meet federal security mandates
  • Securely install and configure *nix-based servers
  • Securely install and configure network attached storage devices, such as QNAP and Buffalo
  • As needed, draft systems security packages and prepare them to be assessed by security officials within the Section
  • Draft new policies and procedures for the related security systems, ensure compliance with applicable Federal regulatory requirements
  • Evaluate established policies and recommend new methods or procedures if needed
  • Collaborate with other section staff to conduct periodic and continuous reviews of IT systems and assist with the maintenance of proper documentation
  • As needed, assist with information assurance, cybersecurity requirements, and enforce managerial and operational security controls in accordance with principles established by NIST


  • Bachelors Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or other related field.
  • Minimum of four (4) years of experience supporting network systems.
  • Experience with Cisco components, including Cisco SourceFire IDS/IRP, Cisco Nexus 5672 and 9000 series switches, and Cisco C3650 edge switches.
  • Experience developing and executing project plans.
  • Detail oriented and organized; able to understand network evaluation criteria and be exact in assessments.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with staff on complex client/server problems.



Medical Science & Computing (MSC), a Dovel company, is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

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