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Leidos Network Specialist in Fort Riley, Kansas


Are you looking for your next “great mission” professionally? Do you feel like you have more to give, want to learn new skills and be part of a team with a rewarding mission? Leidos has the perfect job for you!

The BEST and BRIGHTEST come to Leidos, where we take pride in making a difference for every person we support! Leidos offers great benefits: competitive PTO packages, 10 paid federal holidays, flexible schedules, college tuition and technical certification assistance, on the job training support, paid parental leave, paid disability leave AND an incredible internal/external referral bonus program that rewards you for knowing and sharing great talent with us!

As part of the Leidos team as a Network Specialist, you will provide support at a customer site in Fort Riley, KS to ensure that customer site networks operate effectively. This position supports the network infrastructure through troubleshooting and problem resolution in a production environment. Provides daily operational support for LAN/WAN networks, including firewalls while planning, installing, and supporting hardware and software upgrades.

The successful candidate will be required to resolve technical issues associated with network and routing protocols at all levels of the OSI model through diagnostics and utilizing network administration tools such as and Tivoli. Qualified candidates will possess experience with Management Information Blocks (MIB) and MRTG to measure, plan and execute methodologies ensuring high performance levels and minimum downtime. You will also be responsible for maintaining LAN – WAN barrier systems to prevent unauthorized access to MTF systems.

To meet the requirements for this position, the Network Specialist must be familiar with:

  • Cisco Devices

  • Cisco Switches

  • Port Security

  • Cisco IOS, CLI

  • VLANs

  • VPN devices and IDSs

  • SolarWinds


  • Respond to ticket requests for network related issues.

  • Using diagnostic utilities to identify and isolate problems encountered on different mediums and network protocols, find specific network bottlenecks, evaluate problems and implement fix actions through device reconfiguration or replacement depending on the circumstances.

  • Possess a clear understanding of TCP/IP, HTTP, network switches.

  • Be able to address issues related to synchronous and asynchronous communications, Ethernet, Fast Ethernet, Gigabit Ethernet communications.

  • Possess experience in routed, switched and shared LAN environments that operate various routers, switches, hubs as well as various local and WAN connectivity.

  • Act as POC and SME for Medical Network administration at the hospital.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline such as Computer Sciences and 1 years related experience; or successful completion of a certified technical/vocational school and 2 years related experience

  • Must be a self-starter and problem solver.

  • Be able to communicate to all levels of leadership.

  • Hold a current DoD Security Clearance (Minimum Public Trust)

  • Successful crossover of current Security Clearance

  • Meet the DOD 8570 certification requirement by obtaining and verifying your Security+ certification prior to your start date

  • Must attain Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) within 3 months.


  • Experience and skills shall include a range of assignments in technical tasks directly related to the proposed area of responsibility. Expertise in Windows networks, Cisco Systems.

  • Certifications aligned to site network architecture: Security+ and Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent (i.e., BCNE for Brocade, etc.)

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $55,250.00 - $99,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline onlyand not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

REQNUMBER: R-00128815

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. Leidos will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories for employment in accordance with relevant Laws. Leidos is an equal opportunity employer/disability/vet.