Short Description: The Product Specialist is the expert for a technical development or execution environment product or set of products. Primary responsibility is to ensure availability and facilitate productive use of a product for Application Teams or end users. Complete Description: The contractor’s primary responsibilities will be to assist with and provide network security support for 3 departments.
TASKS TO BE PERFORMED
Specific tasks for the contractor from September 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011 1. Support the ongoing day to day maintenance and support of the agencies network Security devices to include Checkpoint Firewalls, IBM ISS intrusion Prevention Systems, and Blue Coat outbound proxy devices. 2. Work on the transition from Surf Control content filtering to Blue Coat content filtering software. 3. Tighten agency’s network security posture by performing firewall policy review and closing security gaps identified. 4. Work with Verizon on the upgrade of the agencies core firewall equipment which includes the introduction of a new set of Checkpoint firewalls to introduce a Web Zone DMZ into agency’s environment. 5. Perform high level network troubleshooting when problems arise.
CONTRACTOR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS
The selected vendor shall provide a consultant who will possess minimum of ten (10) years network telecommunications experience and five (5) years experience in Network Security Solutions which include the support of Checkpoint firewalls. The vendor shall supply a consultant who does not require training and who has supported the referenced technologies in the past two years. The consultant will have superior communication skills, both verbal and written. The consultant, and vendor, will be able to exchange information with all levels of agency staff (management to end-user). Additionally, the consultant must demonstrate a skill set and experienced background in the following areas: • Experience in Network Security (Checkpoint Firewall) technologies • Experience with Network Intrusion Prevention Systems. • Experience with VPN gateways • Experience troubleshooting and working on complex network environments to include knowledge of Cisco routers, routing protocols, Ethernet technology, Windows Server 2003, 2008, and desktop operating systems to include, windows 2000, XP and 7
The vendor shall supply a consultant who does not require training and who has developed in the referenced technologies in the past. The consultant will have superior communication skills, both verbal and written. The consultant, and vendor, will be able to exchange information with all levels of agency staff (management to end-user). Checkpoint Firewall Config & Admin Experience- Required 5 Years IBM ISS intrusion Prevention Systems Experience- Required 5 Years Cisco Router Experience & Routing Protocols- Required 5 Years General Data & Experience with Blue Coat outbound proxy devices- Required 2 Years Telecom Experience- Required- 5 Years Experience with VPN gateways Required -5 Years Experience troubleshooting and working on complex network environments -Required 5 Years Superior communication skills, both verbal and written Surf Control content filtering to Blue Coat content filtering software- Highly desired 1 Years