Obsidian Solutions Group GCCS Tactical Common Operational Picture Server Systems Administrator in  Twentynine Palms, California

GCCS Tactical Common Operational Picture Server Systems Administrator

Department: Mission Support

Location: Twentynine Palms, CA


GCCS Tactical Common Operational Picture Server Systems Administrator


Primary Location: Twentynine Palms, CA, US

Must be a U.S citizen

Security Clearance: Secret

(This position is contingent upon contract award)

Job Summary

The Marine Corps Tactics and Operations Group (MCTOG) mission is to provide standardized advanced training and certification to Ground Combat Element (GCE) Operations Officers, Operations Chiefs, and select other GCE training specialists in GCE operations, combined arms planning and integration, and unit readiness planning at the company, battalion, and regiment levels to support GCE Training and Readiness (T&R) events.

The GCCS Tactical Common Operational Picture Server System Administrator will establish and maintain the visualization and collaboration link between the vast arrays of simulation systems and Command and Control C2/C4 systems necessary to empower the training audience. The preferred candidate will provide the means to view a common operational picture (COP) that bridges simulations and live events into command and control exercises. Additionally, provide automation for MCTOG-s business processes through the use of distributed data systems by maintaining a vast number of C2/C4 systems across multiple networks. This allows the integration of the C2, Maneuver, and Intelligence systems into MCTOG-s enterprise networks. Provide MCTOG resident training capabilities at the system operator and administrator levels, while also providing helpdesk support. Furthermore, the candidate will ensure that the training staff and students can experience a realistic exercise that incorporates the current C2 support systems they can expect to use in future operations and that MCTOG will be able to field the most up-to-date networks with all the current and emerging C2 system programs of record.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain Combat Operations Center systems and associated workstations by installing, configuring, and troubleshooting each respective system in accordance with supporting technical documentation.

  • Rebuild C2 systems for future exercises.

  • Install IAVAs and ensures that the operating system and C2 servers are IA compliant.

  • Provide subject matter expertise, feedback, and input to PMs for the following C4 systems: TSOA, GLOBAL-LITE, IOS v1, IOS v2, GCCS, LOTS, JTCW, FBCB2-BFT, TCS, IOW (Operations and Intel) Client Workstations, and GCCS Client Workstations.

  • Develop instructional material and instruct the installation, operation, maintenance, and interoperability of UNIX (Solaris), TSOA, GLOBAL-LITE, IOS v1, IOS v2, GCCS, LOTS, JTCW, FBCB2-BFT, TCS, IOW (Operations and Intel) Client Workstations, and GCCS Client Workstation. Develop, test, and evaluate interoperability procedures for these systems.

  • Develop C4 Systems Integration plan in support of MCTOG exercises and based on the currently fielded C2 Systems in use at MCTOG.

  • Install, operate, and maintain the following C2 operating systems:

  • Unix (Solaris)

  • Windows Client and Server Operating Systems

  • VMware - vCenter

  • Provide system administration and network support for C4 systems, including but not limited to:

  • IAS FoS

  • Command Post of the Future (CPOF) Master/Mid-Tier/Backup Server

  • Joint Automated Deep Operations Coordination System (JADOCS).

  • Global Command and Control System (GCCS)

  • C2PC Client and Gateway

  • Joint Tactical Command and Control Workstation (JTCW)


  • IOW (Operations and Intel) Client Workstations

  • FalconView

  • Analysts Notebook

  • LOTS

Knowledge and Skills

  • Must have excellent written and oral communications skills.

  • Must possess self-motivation and a high level of discretion to work effectively.

  • Must be able to multi-task efficiently, work in a fast-paced environment on multiple projects and have a strong attention for detail.

Experience and Education

  • Associate-s Degree in relevant field required. Bachelor-s degree in Computer Information Systems or Electrical Engineering desired.

  • A minimum of 3 years of experience with the installation, operation and maintenance of the following but not limited to:

  • Unix (Solaris)

  • Windows

  • IOS

  • IOW

  • GCCS Client Workstation

  • Formal training at one of the following courses required, including but not limited to:

  • GCCS System Administrator

  • IOS V2 System Administrator Course

  • IOW System Administrator Course, Command Post of the Future Systems Administration Course

  • Military service is desired; USMC is preferred with 4 years of experience in command and control systems administration and networking administration.

  • One of the following certifications required per DODINST 8570:

  • CompTIA Network +

  • Comp TIA Security

    • UNIX Systems Administrator - Level I
  • MCSA: Windows 7

  • MCSA: Windows Server 2008

  • Certifications desired:

  • Microsoft Certified IT Professional - SQL

  • Cisco Certified Network Associate

Physical Requirements and Work Environment

  • Garrison work environment including but not limited to:

  • occasional field/tactical environments

  • occasional extended working hours will be required

  • schedule: M-F 0700 to 1700


  • Domestic travel may be required for training and program coordination.

  • May be required to travel OCONUS to conduct installation, training or maintenance. Accordingly, a valid passport is required.

  • Travel is estimated to be up to 30%.


The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

Company Overview

Obsidian Solutions Group (OSG) is a diversified consulting and technology company providing flexible and responsive solutions to federal, state, and local agencies and organizations. Our core domains are overseas and domestic mission support operations, collection/analysis/identification, and information technology. Obsidian Solutions Group is comprised of strategic and operational personnel who provide its clients deep domain expertise across a comprehensive spectrum of skill sets, allowing mission accomplishment and development of long-term capabilities.

Obsidian Solutions Group is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, any other non-merit factor, or any other characteristic protected by law.