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1 Oct 2016
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About the Role:

Jacobs ISG provides information technology solutions and services to a broad range of both Government and private industry, including Department of Defense, Federal Civilian agencies, healthcare, education, and small/medium business market. Our analysts, engineers, and technicians are highly trained, qualified subject matter experts, understanding each segments specialized business processes, requirements, and functions. Combined with an extensive IT background, Information Solutions Group's enhanced IT services enable our clients to analyze existing business processes, identify process improvements, evaluate associated risks, and develop operational solutions.

A System Administrator provides technical oversight of hardware and software systems. Normally a SA provides services on systems that affect a number of users. A few examples of these systems would include servers, switches, routers, and firewalls.

Duties may include but are not limited to activities such as implementing and maintaining system security and data recovery processes, providing technical support, utilizing automation tools for delivering applications, managing assets, monitoring performance, event notifications, and automating desktop support.

In addition to the technical knowledge and skills, a SA must exhibit excellent communication skills. Often working in a team environment with clients and other IT personnel, a system administrator must coordinate and communicate activities, status updates, outage notifications and schedule information.

Customer Service:

A System Administrator must provide proactive customer-oriented service. Specifically, a SA must:

  • Provide professional service within the parameters specified in the site's service level agreement and/or that meet or exceed the customer requirements
  • Respond to assigned task orders within the time allotted in the site's service level agreement and/or that meet or exceed the customer requirements

Technology: A System Administrator's main technology emphasis should be to:

  • Maintain skill set required to do job
  • Maintain an awareness of trends within the technology industry
  • Install, configure, administer and optimize servers (hardware and operating systems)
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 2012 Server, Microsoft Active Directory and/or LINUX Network Operating Systems
  • Install, configure and maintain LAN system hardware (switches, hubs, etc.)
  • Install, configure network printing devices
  • Design, maintain and document LAN cabling plant
  • Install, configure and maintain network applications and application distribution systems
  • Understand, implement and properly maintain network directory services
  • Ensure system security in compliance with customer policy including virus protection
  • Implement and maintain network standards and guidelines
  • Monitor system utilization including data storage management, performance metrics and service levels
  • Ensure reliable backup and recovery of necessary data
  • Develop and maintain an automated environment including reporting, event notifications and actions, software updates and service packs

This position requires a Bachelors degree in a Technical Discipline or related field or an Associates degree in a Technical Discipline or related field with 2 years of relevant experience or 4 years of relevant experience. The following certifications are required:

  • CompTIA Security+CE, CompTIA CASP, or CISSP
  • Microsoft MCSA or MCSE within 6 months of hire
  • (VCP) VMware Certified Professional within 6 months of hire

Essential Functions

Physical Requirements

Requires sitting for extended periods of time at a desk (90%). Requires sitting at a computer terminal for long periods of time (90%). There is a possibility that due to parking availability and location of work area walking moderate to long distances can sometimes be required.

Work Environment

Inside office/cubicle environment. Requires ability to interact professionally with co-workers and all levels of management (100%).

Equipment and Machines

Requires ability to operate a personal computer, a telephone, copier, and other general office equipment (100%). Ability to conduct evaluation of third and fourth generation or current state of the art computer hardware and software and its ability to support specific requirements, interfacing with other equipment and systems.


Attendance is critical. Work hours are normally 8 hours per day and 5 days per week, Monday through Friday. Being prompt is important to provide continuous and on-going service to customers. Attendance is important to maintain continuity of service. Work outside of normal duty hours may be required with as little as one hour advance notice. Overtime is infrequent, but important when required (1%).

Other Essential Functions

Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Must be able to interface with individuals at all levels of the organization. Must be able to obtain and retain a security clearance. Must be a U.S. citizen. Must be able to obtain unescorted access to work areas. Grooming and dress must be appropriate for the position and must not impose a safety risk/hazard to the employee or others.

The following certifications are required:

  • CompTIA Security+CE, CompTIA CASP, or CISSP
  • Microsoft MCSA or MCSE within 6 months of hire
  • (VCP) VMware Certified Professional within 6 months of hire


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