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Location: Denver CO

Company Name: State of Colorado

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

Date Posted: 2020-04-03

Valid Through: 2020-04-23

Employment Type: FULL_TIME

Description:

About the Colorado Department of Education
Through setting a clear vision for increasing student performance, CDE continually supports the advancement and improvement of the state's education system to prepare all learners for success in a rapidly changing global workplace.
Vision
All students graduate ready for college and careers and are prepared to be productive citizens of Colorado.
Mission
The mission of the Colorado Department of Education is to ensure equity and opportunity for every student, every step of the way.
Why work for the Colorado Department of Education?
We offer a great location and great benefits which include:
• Medical and dental plans
• Strong, secure, yet flexible retirement plans including PERA Defined Benefit Plan or PERA Defined Contribution Plan plus 401K and 457 plans
• Employee wellness programs
• Paid life insurance
• Short and long-term disability coverage
• Free ECO Pass
• 10 paid holidays per year plus vacation and sick leave
• Flexible work schedule options and remote-work options,
• Training opportunities, and more.
ADAAA Accommodations: Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact the Human Resources representative listed on this job announcement by phone or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and the type of accommodations needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date.
Position Summary:
The Information Management Services (IMS) unit provides technology, systems and information to help fulfill the goals of CDE. IMS supports CDE and Colorado School Districts through five teams: Network/Help Desk; Applications Development; Data Services, Project Management, and Data Warehouse.

This position will be within the Network/Help Desk team.
Administer, configure, install, maintain, update, upgrade, and operate Windows infrastructure, email infrastructure, Active Directory, and other underlying systems and applications.

Duties Description:
Administration of Windows server infrastructure and related underlying systems.

Provisioning, installing and configuring Windows servers and underlying systems.
Administration, configuration, installation, maintain, update, upgrade and operate Windows infrastructure, email infrastructure, Active Directory, and other underlying systems and applications:
• Microsoft Active Directory, on premises and Azure hybrid.
• Microsoft Exchange, powershell, DHCP, and DNS
• Microsoft Sharepoint
• Microsoft Office 365
• File sharing
• Print sharing
• Third party Windows applications.
• Microsoft Internet Information Services
• Ensure data retention, availability, scalability, backup and recovery.
• Apply patches and updates to Windows servers and underlying systems.
• Providing technical support for staff and external users.
• Troubleshooting system and server errors.
• Reviewing system error logs and user-reported errors, and remediating issues.
• Managing, provisioning, and configuring user access, group policy, and security settings.
• Monitoring system performance and remediating issues.
• Maintaining server architecture security and creating system backups.
• Briefing management and stakeholders on Windows servers and underlying systems.

Skills and Competencies:
• Windows server 2012 – 2019, including Active Directory, powershell, IIS, DHCP, file sharing, group policy, security groups, print sharing, and DNS
• Microsoft Exchange Server, on premises and cloud
• VMWare based virtual machines
• Microsoft Office 365, including configuration, conditional access security, and license provisioning
• Microsoft Azure Cloud
• Networking and datacenter concepts and troubleshooting
• Storage area network attached servers
• Server and data backup systems
• Server performance monitoring and tuning
• Endpoint, antivirus, and antimalware systems
• Firewall concepts and providing firewall requirements
• Infrastructure documentation
• Server log analysis
• Microsoft Sharepoint
• Configuration and change management
• Incident response and investigations
• Evaluating and implementing user requests and resolving help desk tickets in a defined ticketing system
• Strong organization and communication skills
Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.
One year of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position.

Minimum Education Requirements
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.

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.

HOW TO APPLY:
Only complete applications submitted by the closing date for this announcement will be given consideration. Failure to submit properly completed documents by the closing date of this announcement will result in your application being rejected.

Applicants MUST submit a resume, and attach it to the online application. Applications left blank or marked "See Resume" will not be accepted.

Complete Applications must include the following documents:
• A complete online application.
• A resume (attach to your online application). Note: Current and former employees (transfers, voluntary demotions, and reinstatements) if applying are required to participate in the comparative analysis process.

Comparative Analysis:
Colorado Revised Statutes require that state employees hired and promoted through a comparative analysis. The comparative analysis for this position will include a structured review of your application materials and responses to any supplemental questions. The comparative analysis process may also consist of Telephone Screening, Oral Assessment, Written Assessment, Online Assessment, etc. Candidates who most closely meet the job requirements will move through successive stages of the process.

Conditions of Employment:
A pre-employment criminal background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.
Former employees of the State of Colorado MUST have concluded employment in good standing to be eligible for rehire.

You MUST be a Colorado resident to apply for this position.

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.
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 Colorado Department of Education 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 a reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADAAA Coordinator Susan Jiron-Garcia at human_Resources@cde.state.co.us or call 303-866-6600