SUMMARY: We are looking for an innovative Network Engineer/Communications Specialist for Hurricane Relief Efforts when activated. As the Network Engineer, your duties will include evaluating organizational needs and recommending suitable technical solutions during deployment to Hurricane impacted areas within Texas and Louisiana.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
All candidates must be able to deploy with little or no advance notice to support logistics operations for Hurricane events within Texas or Louisiana for an extended period of time.
Deployments may include working in excess of eight hours a day, or in excess of 40 hours per week, including weekends and holidays, and under stressful, physically demanding, and extreme weather conditions.
When activated and deployed, you are entitled to lodging, transportation, and per diem reimbursements for authorized expenses
Overseeing and supporting Network/Communication management functions in support of Incident Command Center Operations
Assist in establishing Incident Command Facilities including Branch Operations setup. Track maintain Network/Communications support required to sustain site operations.
Coordinating with internal and external stakeholders on network/communications management issues and provide guidance when required
Assist in the development of plans, goals, and objectives for emergency site operations
Track and maintain accountability of government-owned equipment and materials assigned during operations
Assists users to achieve optimum use of their computer networks by performing needs analysis, procurement support, installation, and problem resolution for the local and wide area networks.
Defines and implements solutions to integrate desktop and shared devices into local and wide area networks and/or other host-based networks.
Recommends appropriate computer tools to users, including equipment software, documentation, and training.
Acts as software support, providing technical assistance to end-users; responds to user requests for service and determines nature and extent of support required; provides support of refers to appropriate staff member.
Installs, configures, maintains and troubleshoots a wide range of software; performs hardware/software upgrades to existing computer equipment as needed.
Responds to software problem calls on site or over the phone for users; investigates error messages and determines resolution; reinstalls programs or replaces files that are causing errors; investigates appropriate areas of potential problem and determines resolution.
Analyze users’ needs; recommends appropriate network configurations to meet users needs and departmental standards.
Implements and maintains bridges, routers, gateways, remote access servers, domain servers, security firewalls, application and device servers and Internet or Intranet devices and connections.
Designs, configures, monitors and optimizes local and wide area networks and printers for optimal performance, maximum availability, minimal maintenance, and reasonable costs.
Performs preventative and fault isolation maintenance on the local and wide area networks.
Performs file maintenance on servers, domains, electronic post offices, and user files and/or databases.
Designs, configures, maintains, and manages network security features for local and wide area networks.
Configures, monitors, and maintains anti-virus programs to ensure network and systems integrity; adds and deletes users as required on network servers and applications.
Maintains up-to-date expertise in the operation and application of standard microcomputer software and a working knowledge of a variety of commonly used hardware and software.
Performs other related duties as assigned by management.
Bachelor’s degree (B.S.) in related field or equivalent preferred but not required.
8 years related experience or equivalent. Must possess experience with troubleshooting; routing, bridging, gateways and MESH systems.
Commitment to excellence and high standards.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
Ability to manage priorities and workflow.
Versatility, flexibility, and a willingness to work within constantly changing priorities with enthusiasm.
Acute attention to detail.
Ability to work independently and as a member of various teams and committees
Proven ability to handle multiple projects and meet deadlines.
Creative, flexible, and innovative team player.
Problem Solving--Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; Gathers and analyzes information skillfully; Develops alternative solutions; Works well in group problem solving situations; Uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics.
Teamwork--Balances team and individual responsibilities; Exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; Gives and welcomes feedback; Contributes to building a positive team spirit; Puts success of team above own interests; Able to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; Supports everyone's efforts to succeed.
Planning/Organizing--Prioritizes and plans work activities; Uses time efficiently; Plans for additional resources; Sets goals and objectives; Organizes or schedules other people and their tasks; Develops realistic action plans.
Professionalism--Approaches others in a tactful manner; Reacts well under pressure; Treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; Accepts responsibility for own actions; Follows through on commitments.
Dependability--Follows instructions, responds to management direction; Takes responsibility for own actions; Keeps commitments; Commits to long hours of work when necessary to reach goals; Completes tasks on time or notifies appropriate person with an alternate plan.
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Do you have the passion to grow and succeed professionally?
As one of the fastest-growing small business Department of Defense (DoD) contractors, we offer career opportunities across the nation and seek talented individuals who have the drive and enthusiasm to continually challenge themselves in a collaborative and diverse environment that contributes to the mission success that serves our nation’s interests. Explore our Career Center to learn more about the great benefits of joining our team.
Established in 1995, HCI is a privately-owned company with a focus on delivering quality staffing and technology solutions. Our employees’ commitment to “making it happen” , has established HCI as one of the top small business DOD contractors.
The company’s management team has over 100 years of business experience providing services to the Federal Government. HCI is headquartered in Fairfax, Virginia.
Presently, we have professionals employed across the United States and around the world providing professional services to the Federal Government. HCI is a Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB), Veteran-Owned Small Business (VOSB), and a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business (SDVOSB).