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Reference # : 19-01207 Title : System Administrator 2
Location : Portland, OR
Experience Level : Start Date / End Date : 02/03/2020 / 02/06/2021  
NOTE: See Additional Position Information document (attached) for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.

The role of the System Administrator is to provide operating system support in order to provide sustainable, stable and secure enterprise level servers including backup recovery, performance tuning, upgrades/patches, maintenance, troubleshooting, permissions and file sharing.

The System Administrator installs, configures, and supports BPA management approved local area network (LAN), wide area network (WAN), and Internet systems or a segment of a network system. This role monitors the network to verify network availability to all system users and may perform necessary maintenance to support network availability.

Education & Applicable Fields:
Bachelor?s Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Engineering, or a related technical field is preferred.

Education & Experience Requirements:
Level 2
? With an Associate?s or Bachelor?s Degree in applicable fields, 3 years of experience is required.
? With an Associate?s or Bachelor?s Degree not in applicable fields or without a degree, 5 years of experience is required.
? Applicable Certifications may count for 1 year of experience
? Experience must include direct work experience in Information Technology performing System Administration.

Note: Applicable Certifications must be identified in the API under either the ?Required Technical Skills and Experience? or the ?Preferred Skills & Experience?.

Typical Tasks may include but are not limited to:
? Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
? Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
? Diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems, and replace defective components when necessary.
? Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware.
? Configure, monitor, and maintain email applications or virus protection software.
? Operate master consoles to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
? Load computer tapes and disks, and install software and printer paper or forms.
? Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
? Monitor network performance to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.
? Confer with network users about how to solve existing system problems.
? Monitor and test Web site performance to verify Web sites operate correctly and without interruption.
? May assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.
? Administer network security measures.
? Implement and integrate new system architecture into an existing environment
? Deploy highly available technologies such as replication, load balancing, geographic clustering
? Install and configure server hardware including operating system and additional software to configure for optimal use.
? Identify standard monitoring requirements and scripting or applying additional setting requirements.
? Troubleshoot hardware and system level problems.
? Interpret architecture and design configurations from vendors or other teams to enable clear implementation standards and guidelines.
? Document implementation guidelines and installation guidance.

Note: Final drafts, documents or other products must be reviewed and approved by a BPA Federal employee with the authority to do so.