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Senior Systems Administrator (Windows/Linux)


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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: State of Colorado

Occupational Category: 15-1142.00,Network and Computer Systems Administrators

Date Posted: 2020-05-16

Valid Through: 2020-06-05

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

What We Do:
The Governor's Office of Information Technology (OIT) strives to impact the lives of all Coloradans to create a safer, happier and healthier state. We work to empower the State of Colorado with flexible technology that will drive sustainable and intelligent business decisions. We envision a future where the end-user experience shapes design, and data analytics transform how state government serves its residents.
At OIT, we recognize that "how" we deliver is as important as "what" we deliver. Our core values define our character, and each employee is expected to embody these values in all the work we do:

SERVICE: Serving the people of Colorado
Intentionally and generously serving others for a better Colorado.

INTEGRITY: Demonstrating credibility and sincerity in our work
Inspiring confidence and trust in the Governor's Office of Information Technology through our personal conduct.

TEAMWORK: Collaboratively working together at OIT and across the state
Working cooperatively with others and engaging in constructive dialogue to overcome difficult challenges

RESPECT: Appreciating and acknowledging the role, diversity, and contribution of those with whom we work.
Consistently conducting ourselves in a way that shows regard and thoughtfulness to others.

COURAGE: Pushing boundaries to foster positive change
Proactively and positively pursuing the transformations necessary to address tough issues and drive innovation.

Why We Want You:
We want your expertise, positive energy, drive to succeed and love of this great state as we work to elevate the expectations Coloradans have of their government.

What You'll Get From Us:
At OIT you will find an opportunity to contribute meaningful work to support and serve Colorado residents. It's your chance to combine your love of technology with public service. Plus, you'll have great benefits, motivated team members, and opportunities for flexible work hours and advancement.

Check out this video to see why our employees love working for the Governor's Office of Information Technology:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K07HlT7x0-g

The Senior Systems Administrator is responsible for complex and mission critical server maintenance. They also lead project work and are the liaison between project teams and the system administration work unit. They manage and oversee inventory, metrics, and software licensing. They handle the research, recommendations and day-to-day interactions with vendors that have been partnered with to help meet work unit and organizational objectives.

Primary Job Duties:

Server Maintenance-
• Focus on maintenance of critical and essential server systems for different departments.
• Manage C1 (major incident) service tickets.Project Work
• Subject matter expert for project teams requiring input and work from the Systems Administration team
• Coordinate and define work of System Administrators I and II.Inventory, Metrics, Licensing
• Negotiate license deals
• Track and report inventory
• Report metrics to the leadership teamVendor Engagements
• Research vendor solutions and make recommendations
• Build and maintain relationships with vendors
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment, to include IT/Computer Science, Business, Communications, or other related technology field.

One year of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position, to include previous experience in a professional, enterprise-level environment, as a dedicated Systems Administrator.

Substitutions:

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.

Additional appropriate experience will substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Training or certification related to the work assigned to the position will be considered as a substitution for the required experience and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications:
• 3+ years experience in a professional, large enterprise-level environment (100+ servers), as a dedicated Systems Administrator
• 3+ years experience with both Windows Server and Linux operating systems
• 3+ years of VMWare advanced experience with installation, configuration and operations supporting a large virtual server environment.
• Experience with Google Apps in a professional environment.
• Certifications: ITIL

APPEAL RIGHTS:
If you receive notice that you have been eliminated from consideration for the position, you may protest the action by filing an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the date you receive notice of the elimination.

Also, if you wish to challenge the selection and comparative analysis process, you may file an appeal with the State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director within 10 days from the receipt of notice or knowledge of the action you are challenging.

Refer to Chapters 4 and 8 of the State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures, 4 CCR 801, for more information about the appeals process. The State Personnel Board Rules and Personnel Director's Administrative Procedures are available at www.colorado.gov/spb.

A standard appeal form is available at: www.colorado.gov/spb. If you appeal, your appeal must be submitted in writing on the official appeal form, signed by you or your representative, and received at the following address within 10 days of your receipt of notice or knowledge of the action: Colorado State Personnel Board/State Personnel Director, Attn: Appeals Processing, 1525 Sherman Street, 4th Floor, Denver, CO 80203. Fax: 303-866-5038. Phone: 303-866-3300. The ten-day deadline and these appeal procedures also apply to all charges of discrimination.
• **VISA SPONSORSHIPS - The Governors Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visa's for employment purposes.***i
• **For the purposes of minimum qualification and comparative analysis, ONLY your State of Colorado job application will be reviewed. Therefore, it is paramount that you clearly describe all of your relevant experience on the application itself. Applications left blank or marked "SEE RESUME" will not be considered.***

The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.

The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at OIT_HR@state.co.us or call (303) 764-7900.
• Conditions of employment: A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process, and/or other department-specific screens as required. Felony convictions or conviction of crimes of moral turpitude or conviction of misdemeanors related to job duties may disqualify you from being considered for this position.
• Some details to be aware of: Former employees of the State of Colorado who have not left in good standing will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.
• Comparative Analysis Process: is the selection process used to identify the applicant that fits the job the best from a qualified applicant pool. Applications and applicants are compared to others in the pool to identify a top group. Applicants will be notified of their status in the pool via email.
• Travel- May require travel to locations throughout the Denver Metro area.
• On Call Status - As warranted