Windows Systems Administrator

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Posting title
Windows Systems Administrator

Roles and responsibilities
Must be US Citizen and Registered for Selective Service
On going contract position
W2 with full benefits
Must be able to pass background check and drug screen

Job Description:
•Installs new software releases, system upgrades
•Evaluates and installs patches and resolves software related problems
•Performs system backups and recovery
•Maintains data files and monitors system configuration to ensure data integrity
•Performs system hardening using Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs)
•Relies on limited experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals
•Performs a variety of technical Systems Administration tasks
•Works under general supervision; typically reports to a project leader or manager
•A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required
•May lead or direct others
•Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically
•Performs a variety of other tasks as needed.

Required Skills:
•BS/BA degree in a related area 
•US Citizenship Required - No Green Cards or Visa's for this position. 
•Must have a minimum of 6 years of IT related experience
•Must have experience in an enterprise environment building and maintaining domain controllers, configuring Active directory servers and configuring WSUS
•Must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a system administrator managing Enterprise level MS Windows.
•Experience with MS server 2008, MS server 2012, Windows 7 Enterprise Edition, WSUS based patching is needed.
•Must have experience with Commvault, Altiris, and Tripwire
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Must be highly detail-oriented
•Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
•Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
•Goal-driven and self-motivated attributes are a must
•Excellent verbal and written communications skills
•Requires outstanding interpersonal skills

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