Windows Systems Administrator

Information Technology
FPS - Force Projection Sector
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You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...

• Possess a BS in an Information Technology field or a combination of equivalent level of relevant experience and education in the information technology domain area.

• Have extensive experience with Windows Server operating systems, including Active Directory, Group Policy, Powershell, Bash other scripting, DNS etc. Experience managing small to medium Exchange implementations.

• Have a familiarity with Linux operating systems and Windows/Linux interoperability.

• Are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal, with good interpersonal skills.

• Have the ability to independently analyze and identify project/program needs and develop high quality cost-effective solutions for addressing use of existing and future computing resources.

• Have an active Secret security clearance with the ability to obtain a Top Secret clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

• Are willing and able to travel to field sites on board Navy or research vessels to install and uninstall field test computer equipment.


• Are willing and able to work full time in a closed area.


• Have a current DoD 8570 certification (Security + or CISSP), or the ability to obtain DoD 8570 certification within six months of employment. 



You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...

• Possess a MS Degree in Information Technology or a related field.

• Are certified in MCSE, Dell, and/or SAN.

• Have extensive experience with virtualization technologies, VDI, Citrix, complex group policies and active directory implementations.

• Have experience with Risk Management Framework (RMF), NISPOM, and DAAPM requirements as they apply to information technology.

• Have previous experience with Splunk management and query/dashboard development, Windows and Linux desktop and server operating systems, dedicated storage, office products, database administration, and scientific applications.

• Have project management or team leadership experience.


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