Dogwood Management Partners, LLC



Herndon, VA



   Dogwood Management Partners, an SDVOSB, is seeking a Network System Administrator for a key opening we have on an agency initiative located in Herndon, VA. Previous government experience is  highly preferred and the candidate must be able to obtain, and maintain, a minimum background investigation clearance. To be considered for work, a candidate must be a legal resident in the U.S. for 3+ years and either a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. No third parties please.

   The candidate must have 6+ years of hands-on IT experience specializing in system administration. Additionally, the candidate must have a thorough understanding modification and implementation of Firewalls (Checkpoint, SonicWALL and Cisco) and Load Balancer (F5) rules.


   • Hands on experience with Red Hat Linux VM's, Sys Admin skills
   • Working knowledge of Cisco Firewalls, Checkpoint firewalls and F5 Load Balancers
   • Experience with TCP/IP, networking, and DNS, SMTP, and HTTPS
   • Hands on experience with VLANs and routing
   • Strong knowledge of Linux/Unix security (Firewalls, ACLs, Authentication, etc.)
   • Excellent oral and written communication skills
   • Enterprise in Operating Systems tuning and configurations
   • Excellent verbal and written communication skills


• Knowledge of Storage Area Network (SAN)
• Knowledge of Application/Web servers based on Apache
• Basic knowledge of Red Hat Directory Server
• Hands on experience with Dell Blade servers and Brocade Fiber Switches
• Familiar with CIS Benchmark standards

   Dogwood has been consulting on Cyber Security and related IT services for commercial clients and federal agencies since 2001. We owe our success to the professionals we have been fortunate enough to hire and retain to perform to the standards set forth by leadership within our commercial clients and the federal government. For this reason, we seek only those candidates with the highest ethical standards who meet the experience requirements for the obligations we have been entrusted with. We are offering a very competitive salary plus benefits that include healthcare, PTO, and company sponsored 401k with a company match. Or, we can also set this position up on a corp to corp hourly basis as well.

   If you feel you qualify based on the above and would like to be considered, please apply to with an updated resume and use “#1568, Network System Administrator” in the subject line. Within your email response or in a separate attachment, please provide a few bullet points that briefly state your applicable experience from the job description above as well as any other information that you feel may be pertinent to the responsibilities of this key role. Candidates who meet this request will receive full consideration.

All resumes we receive, will be held in the strictest confidence.  We never share your resume with anyone without discussing it with you first.  Our ethics statement.

Dogwood Partners, Dogwood Services & Dogwood Technologies are equal opportunity employers. Minorities, disabled persons, veterans and disabled veterans are especially encouraged to apply.