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Active Directory Engineer - Subject Matter Expert ( SME )

Posting Date: 8/16/2017
Job Number: 1156004
Location: Fort Huachuca, AZ
Shift: 1st
Security Clearance Status:                 Active
Security Clearance Type: Secret
US Citizenship Required: Yes
Job Level: Individual Contributor
Employment Status: Regular Full-Time
Travel: 25%

Designated a 2016 Military Friendly® Employer

NCI: As an Active Directory Engineer - Subject Matter Expert ( Advisory Staff Specialist III ), you will provide services in support of the U.S. Army Network Enterprise Technology Command (NETCOM). You will provide operational and technical engineering support for the implementation, testing, integration, interoperability, and sustainment of information technologies comprising NETCOM Enterprise capabilities. You will support engineering support, testing and technical support in the implementation of the Network Operations (NetOps) capabilities. You will also support government efforts in continued deployment of enterprise NetOps capabilities that directly support the Army's maturing transformation and modularity concepts, doctrine, architecture, and organizations. In assuming this position, you will be a critical contributor to meeting NCI's mission: To deliver innovative, cost-effective solutions and services that enable our customers to rapidly adapt to dynamic environments. This position is located in Fort Huachuca, AZ. Relocation, while not guaranteed, may be available. 

Highlights of Responsibilities:

  • Providing security engineering and analysis supporting the implementation of Enterprise Directory Services & Authentication (EDS&A) across the Army Enterprise Infostructure (AEI).
  • Conducting and documenting security risk threat assessments, prepare recommendations for countermeasures.
  • Providing security-related technical expertise for the hardware and software components. 
  • Advising on the processes and procedures, input determination and analysis to the security policies, risk analysis, accreditation package analysis, and engineering change proposal analysis.
  • Providing security expertise to support development of Operational Change Management (CM) baselines for EDS&A tools and systems.
  • Developing procedural documentation, such as an implementation guide.
  • Implementing and standardizing Directory Service, Identity Management, and Active Directory (AD) structures on the NIPRNet, SIPRNet, and Department of Defense Information Network (DoDIN) in the AEI in support of the Enterprise initiative.
  • Supporting the Enterprise AD architecture design and migration fielding. 
  • Performing NIPRNet/SIPRNet/DoDIN AD migration support to an AD and Enterprise Directory Service (EDS) environment.
  • Providing operational engineering and supporting the establishment of the Army Enterprise AD/EDS system.
  • Support AD infrastructure design and migration.
  • Identifying and providing enterprise hardware and software requirements for Identity and Access Management (IdAM).
  • Verifying and validating the Army Directory Services architecture in accordance with industry best business practices. 
  • Reviewing and recommending alignment of project requirements with related AD applications, and EDS enterprise designs and plans. Provide engineering integration support to mitigate unforeseen technical issues during Change, Configuration and Release Managemet (CCRM).
  • Developing standardized Group Policy Object (GPO), and IPSec model, design and management in support of the multiple AD/EDS environments across the Army, and develop programmatic scripts as necessary.
  • Identify and confirm that derived enterprise solutions are consistent, are without redundancy, and do not negatively impact operations.
  • Conducting AD and enterprise testing for related operational Requests for Change (RFC) submitted to NETCOM. Provide and document design integration of proposed technologies for the Army Enterprise.
  • Providing EDS/RDS system sustainment engineering and analysis support for the legacy EDS.
  • Contributing input for Project RFC submissions for Configuration Management Board (CMB) review.
  • Providing technical support in defining, documenting, and sustaining system internal (Army) and external (DISA) Common Interfaces (CIs) for consistent and persistent delivery of Exchange services as delivered from the DISA Defense Enterprise Computing Center (DECC) environment.

  • Current Information Assurance (IA) certification (required at performance start date): IAT Level III/ IASAE Level II (CISA, GCIH, GCED, CSSLP, CISSP (or Associate), CASP). 
  • Clearance (required at performance start date): Secret SSBI (in accordance with AR 25-2)
  • Bachelor's Degree in an Information Technology related field with eight years of practical experience or twelve years of direct relevant technical experience may be substituted for education.
  • Current Computing Environment (CE) certification (attainable within 6 months of performance start date): Microsoft Cerified Solutions Expert MCSE certification
  • Seven years of hands-on experience with how Directory Services products and services interrelate in order to ensure NetOps capability integration in support of the LWN mission.
  • Working knowledge and understanding of all aspects of Microsoft Windows operating systems to include implementing directory services, messaging, and application servers into the enterprise environment.


It is the policy of NCI to provide equal opportunity in recruiting, hiring, training, and promoting individuals in all job categories without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected class or category as may be defined by federal, state, or local laws or regulations. In addition, we affirm that all compensation, benefits, company-sponsored training, educational assistance, social, and recreational programs are administered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. It is our firm intent to support equal employment opportunity and affirmative action in keeping with applicable federal, state, and local laws and regulations. 

The information above has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within the classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this position. 

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