Planned Systems International

Network Operations Specialist

Location US-TN-Oak Ridge
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(3/29/2024 4:32 PM)
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  • Overview:

Advanced Technologies & Lab International, Inc. (ATL) is hiring a Network Operations Specialist for a position at the Department of Energy (DOE) Y-12 plant which is a DOE and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) site in support of the Information Solutions & Services (ISS) and Cybersecurity Program (CSP).


This job description reflects the critical role you’ll play in maintaining the network infrastructure at Y-12. If you’re ready to contribute to national security and work in a dynamic environment, we encourage you to apply!

Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities

  • Essential Functions and Job Responsibilities:

As a Network Operations Specialist at Y-12, you will play a critical role in maintaining the integrity, security, and efficiency of our network infrastructure. You will plan, implement, and operate network services/systems, to include hardware and virtual environments.


Your responsibilities will include:

  • Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting:
    • Monitor network performance, identify anomalies, and promptly address issues to ensure uninterrupted operations.
    • Troubleshoot connectivity, latency, and bandwidth problems.
  • Network Infrastructure Management:
    • Maintain and optimize network devices, including routers, switches, firewalls, and load balancers.
    • Collaborate with system administrators to ensure seamless integration of network components.
  • Security and Compliance:
    • Implement and enforce network security policies, ensuring compliance with DOE guidelines.
    • Conduct regular security assessments and vulnerability scans.
  • Documentation and Diagramming:
    • Create and maintain accurate network diagrams using tools like Microsoft Visio.
    • Document network configurations, IP addresses, and VLAN assignments.
  • Cable Management and Tracing:
    • Trace and identify physical network cables, ensuring proper labeling and organization.
    • Collaborate with facilities and cabling teams to maintain a clean and efficient cable infrastructure.
  • Project Coordination:
    • Work closely with project managers and cross-functional teams to coordinate network-related projects.
    • Ensure timely completion of network upgrades, expansions, and migrations.
  • Network Walkdowns and Mapping:
    • Conduct physical walkdowns of network areas to verify cabling, equipment, and connections.
    • Create accurate maps of network layouts, including cable routes and patch panels.

Minimum Requirements

Minimum Requirements:


Education/Years of Experience

  • Bachelors degree in a technical field with limited experience or
  • Associates degree in a technical field and 2 to 5 years of related experience or
  • Masters degree in a technical field with limited experience
  • Requires general knowledge and understanding in area of expertise and associated equipment, processes or systems.


  • Active DOE Q Clearance: You must possess an active DOE Q clearance.

Required Experience

  • Cisco Networking Expertise: Proficiency in configuring and managing Cisco routers and switches.
  • Layer 1 Cable Infrastructure: Understanding of physical layer components, including cables, connectors, and patch panels.
  • Cable Tracing Skills: Ability to trace and identify network cables efficiently.
  • Network Diagramming: Experience using Microsoft Visio or similar tools to create clear network diagrams.
  • Project Management Experience: Familiarity with project management principles and practices.
  • Coordination Skills: Ability to coordinate efforts across multiple teams during network walkdowns and upgrades.

Company Benefits

PSI offers full-time, benefits eligible employees a competitive total compensation package that includes paid leave, and options for employer sponsored group medical, dental, vision, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, AD&D coverage, legal services, identity theft, and accident insurance. Flexible spending account and health saving account options offer pre-tax savings for qualified medical, dental, and vision expenses. The company sponsored 401(k) retirement plan has an employer contribution match that is immediately vested. We invest in the professional growth of our employees through professional courses, certifications, and tuition reimbursement programs.

EEO Commitment

It is company policy to promote equal employment opportunities. All personnel decisions, including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, and termination, are made without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, citizenship status, veteran status, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

Reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities will be provided. If a reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact Human Resources by emailing, or by dialing 703-575-8400.


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