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Network Communications Specialist (Task 1)
Ref No.: 18-03387
Location: Washington, District of Columbia
Start Date: 05/11/2018
Job Description
Job Title Network Communications Specialist (Task 1)
Client Office of the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO), Federal client
Place of Performance House Capitol Hill Office Buildings in Washington, D.C.
Resume Due 5/15/2018 EOD
Number of Positions 1
No of Resumes 2
Period of performance 3 base year period and 2 optional years (total 5 yrs)and the contract will begin from November 1 2018
Work hours Normal working hours are between 7am to 6 pm from Monday to Friday.

Since this is a production environment, shift, weekend and holiday work may be required.
Below are the shift timing key personal can opt for:
  • Shift 1: M‐F "Daytime” Shift 1‐6:00am to 10:00pm
  • Shift 2: M‐F "Nighttime” Shift 2‐10:00pm to 6:00am
  • Shift 3: Weekend Shift (from 10pm Friday to 6am Monday)
  • Shift 4: Holiday Shift (from 10pm on the previous day to 6am on the following day
US Citizen U.S citizen
Travel Travel shall be reimbursed
Abacus need to provide technical and coordination services on an as needed basis, to assist House Information Resources (HIR) Network Communications staff with engineering, design, configuration, deployment, and installation of upgrades, enhancements, emerging projects (i.e. Data Center renovations, IPv6, Cannon renovation and additional Business Continuity-Disaster Recovery (BCDR) initiatives), new services implementations for the House campus and wide area networks, as well as their life‐cycle sustainment

Job Duties
  • Specifying requirements for, obtaining quotes and requisitioning network equipment.
  • Inventory of equipment.
  • Coordinate new service (circuits).
  • Coordinate change service (i.e., moving T1 service from one location to another; working vendors to
  • disco old circuits and provision new).
  • Coordinating with service providers on provisioning and orders. Configuring network devices including remote management and security.
  • Developing configuration procedures and guidelines.
  • Upgrading network device hardware and operating system code. Testing network devices before deployment.
  • Assisting engineering staff with design and testing for new products and services.
  • Installing network devices (new equipment and replacing failed devices and components).
  • Installing, testing, labeling, and certifying Cat5/E, Cat6, Singlemode, and Multimode fiber cables and patch cables. (House will supply cable testing equipment.)
  • Labeling and preparing network devices for shipment.
  • Shipping network devices.
  • Coordinating with service providers and District office on‐site personnel to install circuits
  • and equipment and verify that both are operational.
  • Level 2 operational support (troubleshooting and resolving network problems and outages). Providing performance monitoring.
  • Providing customer liaison.
  • Documentation (provisioning, network addressing, circuit IDs, inventory, network


The key personal should have an experience in configuration, testing, deployment, and support for 10Gig, gigabit, and 10/100 Ethernet and L2/L3 switches, access servers, wireless, EIGRP, BGP and MPLS, DSL, and VPN wide area connections, Working knowledge of network management systems (NMS). Following experience and should have be certified in Cisco professional certification at the CCNA level or high
  • 3+ years configuring and implementing Cisco routers and switches (the House currently uses 2811, 2900, ASR1002/4, 7200, 6500 series routers, 1721 and 1841 VPN hardware clients, and ASA VPN concentrators, and Catalyst 2950, 2960, 4000, and 6500 series switches), Cisco IOS and Catalyst OS, routing protocols EIGRP, OSPF, BGP, and TCP/IP, IEEE 802.x Ethernet, and IPSec
  • Troubleshooting complex data networks
  • Configuring and supporting fail‐over and redundancy
  • Implementing best practices and applicable information security/information assurance policies and principles in the delivery of network services.
  • Provisioning wide area circuits, coordinating with service providers and local telcos to order and install local loop and service, troubleshooting wide area service, resolving equipment configuration and network or circuit problems, and monitoring network circuit faults and performance.
  • Providing customer service.
  • Contractor personnel filling this position will be required to:
  • Work across teams and functional areas.
  • Train and/or transfer knowledge. Contractor must train House staff on new technologies and services prior to deployment.
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Listen to customer concerns, be responsive to individual customer needs, and work with customers to answer their service questions.