Systems Administrator Senior

Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 03-28-2018
6 - 12 month contract - 1099 or w2
looking for hires that are interested in 
conversion after contract
Rate is DOE per hour
Public Trust is Required

JOB DESCRIPTION:
Responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of one or more operating systems. Duties may include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches, and allocating mass storage space. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. At the more senior (exempt) levels, this family evolves into the development of policies and standards related to the use of computing resources, overall strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple systems, operating environments, and related software. Schedules, plans, and oversees system upgrades. Develops functional requirements through interaction with end-users and coordinates with development team on systematic enhancements or changes.

SCOPE:
Performs a variety of complex assignments associated with managing and controlling computer operating systems. Sets up and maintains more than one type of computer system. Analyzes system faults and troubleshoots and runs diagnostic tests on operating systems and hardware to detect problems. Evaluates and installs developed software during various phases of testing. Reviews and prepares documentation for systems, tests and installation of software. Investigates and recommends methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. Initiates preventive maintenance on the operating systems as well as repair to system/environment problems. Administers and/or oversees systems/environment solutions for multiple projects with varying schedules which are critical to the success of programs. Plans system/environment requirements for individual projects. May participate in the creation/maintenance of the overall management plan. May provide work direction and technical guidance to others.

PROBLEM COMPLEXITY:
Works on complex problems where analysis of situations or data requires an evaluation of intangible variables. Exercises independent judgment in developing methods, techniques, and evaluation criteria for obtaining results.

IMPACT:
Erroneous recommendations or failure to obtain outcomes would normally result in project delays and considerable expenditure of resources. LIAISON: Interacts with management on matters concerning several functional areas, divisions, and/or customers. Requires the ability to change the thinking of, or gain acceptance of others.

FREEDOM TO ACT:
May be responsible for the technical direction, leadership, and training of less experienced staff. Acts independently to determine methods and procedures on new assignments.

LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT: - KNOWLEDGE/SKILLS AND ABILITY:
Having complete knowledge of this field and is able to handle seldom and unusual occurring job events. Ability to handle complex system administrator issues, with planning at the project/product level. May determine methods and procedures on new assignments and provide guidance to nonexempt personnel.

TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor's degree in related technical discipline and 8+ years of operating systems experience. Viewed as a well-developed technical resource capable of handling moderately complex assignment.
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