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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  
Description
NOTE: See Additional Position Information document (attached) for supplemental information regarding specific requirements for the advertised position.

Summary:
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.