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Systems Administrator III in Suitland-Silver Hill, MD at Maximus, Inc.

Date Posted: 7/23/2018

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Job Description

MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.

The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) maintains two primary constellations of environmental satellites: polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites. Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) missions contain sensors that generally support longer-range weather forecasting and climate research. POES spacecraft are in a low-earth orbit which enables the collection of data from remote ocean areas, never more than six hours old, which fill forecast model gaps in data gathered by conventional methods. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions provide imagery and soundings in support of short-range warning and “nowcasting.” GOES spacecraft view of the earth provides for constant monitoring of the atmospheric triggers that forecast such severe weather conditions as tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, and hailstorms. OSPO ingests, processes and distributes environmental data and information received for the POES and GOES satellites to OPSO’s customers.

The MAXIMUS Satellite Missions Operation and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract provides support to OSPO in achieving their mission to manage and direct the operations of NOAA’s GOES and POES satellites; operationally command, control and track NOAA and partnership satellites; ingest, process and distribute satellite products; ensure that security, availability, reliability, timeliness and quality requirements are met; and operate and maintain additional satellites as required to support the overall NOAA mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather and coasts.

MAXIMUS is seeking a Systems Administrator II to join our team in Suitland, MD. This position will install new software releases and system upgrades as well as evaluate and install patches and resolve software-related problems. Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically.

Job Duties:
•Install new software releases and system upgrades
•Evaluate and install patches and resolve software-related problems
•Perform system backups and recovery
•Maintain data files and monitor system configuration to ensure data integrity
•Maintain responsibility for system security and data integrity
•Assign passwords and monitor use of resources
•Produce IT Security artifacts, business reports, data call reports, forms, etc.
•Perform additional duties as assigned

Requirements:
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required, equivalent experience will be considered in lieu of degree
•At least Five (5) years of system administration experience required
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
•Experience managing Windows Domain Controllers and Active Directory
•Experience using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) patch server
•Experience implementing Group Policy
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Highly detail-oriented and productivity-oriented
•Organized, timely, and customer service-oriented
•Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
•Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
•Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills
•Government experience preferred
•Experience with the following software preferred:
oPowershell
oSolarWinds
oTripWire
oSCCM
Physical Requirements:
•Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
•Ability to reach for or file documents up to 10% of time
•Work is performed in a fast-paced Information Technology environment

Additional Requirements as per contract/client:
•Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance
•United States Citizenship The Ideal Candidate will Possess the Following Additional Education and Experience

**Computer Professional Job Profile

  • Typically requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or an advanced degree without experience; or equivalent work experience.
  • Works on problems of moderate scope where analysis of situations or data requires a review of a variety of factors.
  • Exercises judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.
  • Builds productive internal/external working relationships.
EEO Statement EEO Statement: Active military service members, their spouses, and veteran candidates often embody the core competencies MAXIMUS deems essential, and bring a resiliency and dependability that greatly enhances our workforce. We recognize your unique skills and experiences, and want to provide you with a career path that allows you to continue making a difference for our country. We’re proud of our connections to organizations dedicated to serving veterans and their families. If you are transitioning from military to civilian life, have prior service, are a retired veteran or a member of the National Guard or Reserves, or a spouse of an active military service member, we have challenging and rewarding career opportunities available for you. A committed and diverse workforce is our most important resource. MAXIMUS is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. MAXIMUS provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status or disabled status.