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IT Specialist

Company: EK Fox
Location: Chantilly
Posted on: June 19, 2022

Job Description:

Title: IT Specialist (Security Clearance)

Reports to: IT and IMCS Manager

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt ($35-50/hour)


* The IT Specialist will be part of a team responsible for safeguarding information systems by identifying and solving potential and actual security issues. The candidate will assist in support and troubleshooting of current network environments, hardware configurations, and design and implement new systems.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

* Identify critical flaws in applications and systems that cyber attackers could exploit.
* Conduct vulnerability assessments for networks, applications, and operating systems.
* Conduct network security audits and scanning on a predetermined basis.

Minimum Requirements

* Solid understanding of Windows and UNIX/Linux operating systems.
* 3-8 experience implementing, operating, and supporting Tenable, Rapid7, or similar technologies in Classified environments using RMF processes.
* Strong communications skills, both written and oral.
* Advanced proficiency at self-management within a team environment.
* Strong sense of customer service
* Willingness to learn, self-starter; able to work independently.
* Active Security Clearance.


* Certifications: CompTIA A+ CE, Cisco CCNA-Security, CompTIA Network+ CE, (ISC)2 SSCP.
* BS or Associates degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field preferred.

Core Competencies

Leading Through Vision and Values

* Performs all IT and non-IT related duties in alignment with E K Fox Core values.
* Supports efforts to make E.K. Fox a global leader of innovative and creative solutions and applications.
* Expresses passion and enthusiasm about the new and/or challenging projects.

Strategic Perspective

* Understands how the IT tasks fit into the larger goals and priorities of each project.
* Anticipates how the IT requirements of a project will affect other aspects of project milestones and deliverables.

Social Sensitivity

* Recognizes the individual work habits motivations of each team member and is objective and open-minded when discussing task goals and responsibilities.
* Seeks to understand the particular work styles of other project team members as well as understand the impact of his/her behavior and actions on others.
* Deals with any conflicting opinions about drawings or other assignments productively and professionally to reach a positive resolution.
* Completes assigned tasks while respecting and responding to other team members obligations and workload.


* Seeks out opportunities to collaborate with other members of design team in order to create opportunities for improving tasks of the project.
* Willing to ask others for input on drafting tasks in order to improve quality and compliance with specifications.
* Actively participates in project team meetings to ensure that any needs or constraints are known to other team members.
* Works productively with all project team members and does whatever it takes to get the job done the right way and meet deadlines.


* Follows through on commitments to project team, can always be counted on to get the job done.
* Avoids blaming others, admits mistakes and takes responsibility for drafting tasks.
* Takes his or her professional development seriously and strives to further his or her career through internal and external development opportunities.
* Monitors his or her own progress towards specific goals and objectives at the project level as well as against the performance review.


* Brings sound forethought to programs and anticipates issues.
* Receptive to discussing alternative approaches with the team modifies approach appropriately when given new information.
* Adopts a solution-oriented approach to any other tasks assigned in the office, finding ways to overcome obstacles.


* Takes pride in meeting deadlines of projects and organizes time of self effectively to meet deadlines.
* Carries out drafting tasks in a thoughtful and timely manner, involving other members of the project team as appropriate.
* Continuously attempts to achieve the best outcomes for the project, and productively works to remove any barriers that would impede such a result.

Customer Commitment

* Understands how IT tasks affect the ability of employees to fulfill their obligations for the end-user.
* Takes pride in setting up tasks to meet project deadlines in keeping with IT standards.
* Responsive to internal clients needs (designers, engineers, project managers) and works with each in a productive fashion to exceed project goals.

Effective Communication

* Provides clear and complete information, verbal or written form, related to status of drafting tasks when asked.
* Proactively asks questions to ensure understanding of drafting tasks to be completed and the deadlines for completing them.
* Uses email effectively to communicate with team members.


* Straightforward and honest in communication with other members of the project team.
* Takes personal responsibility for the quality of drawings that he or she creates.
* Readily acknowledges his/her own mistakes or limitations on a particular drawing task and avoids blaming others for potential shortcomings.
* Adheres to all EKFox policies and procedures, as well as the Code of Conduct and EKFox Core Values.

Quality and Resourcefulness

* Learns new knowledge and skills as needed to meet the standards and improvements in IT practices.
* Seeks out input from other project team members in looking for better ways of completing tasks.
* Suggests opportunities for improving the IT function at EKFox and open and receptive to exploring different alternatives.

About EKFox Specialized Design Group:

The Specialized Design Group was formed with the specific objective of addressing the more complex and specialized infrastructure requirements of a select group of confidential clientele which includes work of national interest. In the course of supporting our clients, the Specialized Design Group continues to grow, offering significant opportunities for development and advancement. Contributing to the success of several mission critical markets, the Specialized Design Group allows creative mangers, intuitive engineers and technical experts to grow in a fast paced, team based, broad spectrum, hands on environment.

The Specialized Design Group works in close coordination with our clients to identify and resolve technical and operational challenges from inception, identification and definition to fabrication, integration, testing, implementation and continuing support for the life of the system. One day may be designing and troubleshooting satellite based command and control systems for OCONUS facilities and the next may be hands on testing of a specific COTS power system to determine its feasibility for a specific application.

Offering proven expertise to our clients in the form of strategic consulting, engineering design, systems integration, testing and commissioning, construction, operations and maintenance, training, research and development and forensic analysis, we know and do what it takes to ensure the mission succeeds and enjoy great satisfaction from knowing the difference our work makes.

Keywords: EK Fox, Chantilly , IT Specialist, Other , Chantilly, Virginia

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