Enterprise Network Administrator in Kwajalein, Marshall Islands at KaiHonua

Date Posted: 8/31/2020

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Location: Kwajalein Atoll

We have an immediate opening for an Enterprise Network Administrator to join our team to provide monitoring, maintenance, and support of the enterprise network infrastructure. This position provides support for the development, configuration, management, and administration of all Information Technology (IT) network security hardware and software resources and working in a cohesive team environment to support a large government client with multiple locations in a secure operational environment.

The enterprise network administrator is responsible for maintaining industry and government IT compliance standards via scheduled deployments, patching managing and maintaining, configuring, monitoring, and troubleshooting network routers, switches and encryption devices in Windows Active Directory environment. This position focuses on ensuring production systems are secure, tuned for optimum performance, delivering required information to end-users, and interacting properly with Wide Area networks (WANs).

Maximize network environment monitoring performance; troubleshooting network problems and outages; scheduling upgrades; collaborating with System Integration network architects. This position will interface with other stakeholders and attend meetings, generate reports, and provide recommendations for enhancements and improvements.

This position reports to the section lead and carries the following responsibilities:

  • Provides support for the development, configuration, management, and administration of all Information Technology (IT) network security hardware and software resources.

  • Performs network security support, including system design, security, testing, and implementation.

  • Prepares specifications affecting material or equipment changes for implementing Government-approved network segments to the current configuration or new/additional network segments.

  • Assists Government representatives in determining the criteria and needs of justification for addition/enhancements to the WLAN/LAN/WAN and associated hardware.

  • Assists in the design, implementation, and evaluation of security in network operating systems to ensure compliance.

  • Responds and evaluates network incidents and corrective measures.

  • Analyzes and diagnoses complex computer and communication problems to determine causes and make recommendations as to necessary corrective actions.

  • Provides support to perform installation of various network equipment/hardware (including wireless, wired, data systems, and VoIP).

  • Manages, operates, and supports the secure and non-secure Virtual Private Network (VPN) access and gateways.

  • Reviews and stores the systems, security, and application event logs from servers and network infrastructure.

  • Implements and manages a wide range of network security systems (including firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems, Vulnerability Management Systems, and Intrusion Detection Systems).

  • Supports firewall administration (including building, configuring, implementing, and monitoring network firewalls; configuring rules and monitoring and troubleshooting the network traffic traversing through the firewall) is a plus

Job Requirements


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education / Experience / Certifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related discipline preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in network administration working with networking equipment specifically, including maintenance and upgrades, and be familiar with the applicable NIST Special Publications 800-37 Revision 1, 800-53 Revision 3 or 4, and 800-53A Revision 1
  • Must possess and maintain an IT I level certification IAW AR 25-2 and an IAT II certifications IAW DoD 8570.01-M and BBP 05-PR-M-0002
  • CCNA Security or Security+CE or SSCP or GSEC or GICSP
  • CISCO Certified Network Associate Routing and Switching (CCNA R&S) Certification


  • Strong technical aptitude and ability to research & solve complex issues independently.
  • Willingness and ability to learn new skills and apply them as needed.
  • Ability to effectively communicate issues and resolutions to all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality with sensitive customer and internal information.
  • Significant experience working with Linux and Windows servers and network monitoring tools.
  • Strong knowledge of networking, including TCP/IP, VLANS, Ethernet, SONET, switching, routing and routing protocols (BGP/OSPF), 802.1Q, and DNS.
  • Proven experience in a network administrator role
  • Hands on experience in networking, routing and switching
  • Excellent knowledge of best practices around management, control, and monitoring of server infrastructure
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies
  • Candidate must have solid knowledge of information security principles and practices, as well as an advanced understanding of security protocols and standards.
  • Experience and basic knowledge of networking components and various operating systems in a cloud environment, including UNIX and Microsoft is a plus.
  • Expertise in other Security Frameworks (ISO, NIST, COBIT, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.) and regulatory requirements is a plus


  • Ability to organize, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Capable of conveying complex information in a simplistic manner
  • Strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Strong self-starter requiring minimal supervision
  • Able to take proactive measures to prevent problems rather than reactive by nature
  • Strong verbal and written communication to effectively express concepts, plans, and proposals
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen

Security Clearance

DoD security clearance may be required

Physical Requirements

Work may involve sitting or standing for extended periods of time. Position may require typing and reading from a computer screen. Must have sufficient mobility, including but not limited to bending, reaching, and kneeling to complete daily duties in a timely and efficient manner. May include lifting weight up to thirty (30) pounds as necessary.

Company Summary

Headquartered in Hawaii, KaiHonua, LLC is an SBA Certified NHO 8(a) Small Business specializing in global information technology and offering professional solutions in IT Design & Installation, Cybersecurity Engineering & Support, Application Integration & Development, Software & Hardware Engineering, Network & Systems Management, Information Systems Security, and Business Management Services.

Leveraging over 30 years of providing IT services to the federal & commercial market with projects located around the world, our team possesses innovative expertise in the development of a wide range of technology solutions. KaiHonua, LLC is an equal opportunity employer.

Our service commitment is simple - "Quality IT Solutions... On Time & On Budget."

KaiHonua LLC reserves the right to change or modify job duties and assignments at any time.  The above job description is not all encompassing.  Positions functions and qualifications may vary depending on business needs.

KaiHonua LLC is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against applicants based on race, color, creed, religion, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, age, disability, or Vietnam era, or other eligible veteran status or legally protected characteristics.