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Security System Engineer, Lanham-Seabrook, MD, US, ID# 16841

Cherokee Nation System Solutions (CNSS) provides a complete line of innovative services, consulting and products to government agencies, including application modernization, data utilization and advanced analytics, geospatial, GIS and remote sensing, information technology infrastructure, program professional services and scientific and research capabilities. CNSS offers an extensive selection of quality services and products at competitive prices. Additionally, CNSS collaborates with partners nationwide to provide even the most complex services to clients.

Job Description:
(Must read as this is not a programming position)

The Security System Engineer Intermediate will be expected to perform all Physical Access Control infrastructure system programming including site door group design, card holder mapping, hardware connection mapping and properties configuration. The successful candidate will perform site system acceptance testing for project buildings and monitor system configurations and system performance daily. The Security System Engineer Intermediate provides reactive and proactive operational support for the customer’s enterprise physical access control system. The successful candidate will have expert knowledge of IDENTIV VELOCITY HARDWARE (or similar system security experience) and the knowledge of how to install, configure, integrate, and test hubs/concentrators, bridges, routers, servers, gateways, network switching devices, and/or multiplexed information systems and command and control systems.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provides the day-to-day technical support services necessary to the operation, maintenance, modification and enhancements of the PAC system.
  • Provides support in the less technical disciplines of IT, such as system operations, system configuration, system diagnosis and checkout, equipment installation, data entry and verification, media duplication, document control and software installation.
  • Participates and validates application content during system field and design document review and online operational checkouts.
  • Performs as a member of a team or as a Team Lead as required.
  • Provides resolution to EPACS Tier 1/2 non-ldentiv related issues as well as demonstrates an expert knowledge of IRS Tier 1/Tier 2 IRS problem ticket management procedures and the use of the IRS KISAM Service Manager on a 24x7x365 basis to troubleshoot and resolve customer incidents.
  • Demonstrates an expert knowledge of ldentiv Velocity Hardware component installation procedures to include: Review and qualitative analysis of complex EPACS Door Group Design documents.
  • Perform all physical access control infrastructure system programming including site door group design, card holder mapping, hardware connection mapping and properties configuration. Perform site system acceptance testing for project buildings. Monitor system configurations and system performance daily.
  • Ensure EPACS infrastructure configurations are maintained at the current sites.
  • Must be available for travel at government direction.
  • Other duties as assigned

Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position does does/not have mgmt. authority or supervisory capacity.

Education and/or Experience:

  • Identiv Certification
  • Knowledge of Identiv systems installation, configuration and startup integrated into overall security systems with IDS and video control.
  • Knowledge of network implementation and network media in the representative areas of ISDN, FDDI, SONET, ATM, Ethernet, and similar network topologies and protocols.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to communicate highly technical information to both technical and nontechnical users.
  • Detailed oriented and has excellent customer Service Skills.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal direction.
  • Team members shall demonstrate previous experience and knowledge of installing, configuring, integrating, and testing hubs/concentrators, bridges, routers, servers, gateways, network switching devices, and/or multiplexed information systems and command and control systems.
  • Proficiency in configuring Microsoft applications, operating systems, and databases or similar systems of network software products.
  • Must possess an excellent knowledge of networks, network management, and computer security practices, processes, and procedures.
  • Experience in practical application of physical security, administrative security and other processes that effect network and physical access control systems’ security.
  • Must be proficient in data communication protocols and standards (e.g. IEEE 802.3, TIA-485-A, DoD Standards.)
  • Ability to analyze the capabilities and deficiencies in security systems and networks.
  • Ability to analyze security system devices and components from multiple vendors
  • Must have prior experience in working in a technical assistance call center environment.
  • Must be certified in Identiv Hardware and Software installation, configuration, diagnostics, and operations.
  • Three years’ operating and maintaining an enterprise class Physical Access Control System and one year working as a service desk assistor.
  • The government may at its discretion waive experience requirements.
  • Ability to successfully pass a Drug Screen and Background Investigation.
  • Familiarity with JIRA Service Desk, AgileIQ Suite, SharePoint, and Microsoft Office applications.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of SLAs.
  • Proficient in creating and maintaining user manuals or help desk guides.

Work Environment:

This work will be performed in a climate-controlled office environment

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected may be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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