Senior System Administrator


Montgomery, AL

Industry: Professional, Scientific & Technical Services


5 - 7 years

Posted 112 days ago

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Job Purpose:

Serves as a Senior System Administrator for DISA Operations, DECC-Montgomery located at Maxwell Air Force Base – Gunter Annex, Montgomery Alabama responsible for managing the functionality and efficiency of multiple Windows based Operating Systems. This individual performs duties that include setting up administrator and service accounts, maintaining system documentation, tuning system performance, installing system wide software, validating and implementing critical system patches, and allocating mass storage space. Interacts with users and evaluates vendor products. Makes recommendations to purchase hardware and software, coordinates installation and provides backup recovery. Develops policies, procedures and standards related to the use of Windows based resources. Assists in strategy, design, implementation, and operational aspects of multiple Windows based systems, operating environments, and related software. Schedules, plans and oversees system upgrades. Develops functional requirements through daily interactions with customers and coordinates with the development teams on systematic enhancements or changes.


1. Demonstrates technical expertise and comprehensive knowledge in Windows based operating systems to include performing a variety of complex assignments associated with installation, configuring, managing, monitoring and controlling Windows operating and supporting system software; analyzing system faults, troubleshooting incidents, and conducting series of diagnostic tests on both operating systems and hardware to detect and resolve problems effectively and efficiently.

2. Demonstrated experience in reviewing and preparing technical documentation, testing and installing software, researching and recommending methods and techniques to improve operations, conducting preventive maintenance, and managing/administering multiple technical projects with varying schedules.

3. DoD 8570:


- Information Assurance Technical Level II (IAT-II) Certification: CompTIA Security+ preferred.

- Computing Environment (CE) Certification: • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) Certification preferred.


- Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) version 3 Foundation certification.

4. Required: Minimum active Secret Clearance with the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance/Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) indoctrinated.

5. Must have Bachelor’s or higher Degree in Computer Science or related discipline and 5-8 years of experience or 8+ years experience providing Windows system administration support in network and software development environments ensuring mission success in support of DoD unclassified/classified networking environments.

Performance Elements:

  1. Act as the a lead/senior Windows system administration expert within the DISA DECC?Montgomery environment; ensure all support is provided in a professional manner 100% of the time; ensure all support is accomplished IAW applicable ICS and customer documentation, policy and procedures and is documented in appropriate documentation or as otherwise directed, 95% of the time; provide systems administration, systems analysis, troubleshooting and integration support for a series of Windows systems and associated tools without the assistance from other team members for normal operations 95% of the time in support of DISA’s mission, and DISA’s Mission Assurance partners’ missions while helping to maintain 98.5% uptime per Service Level Agreement (SLA) requirements.
  2. Develop and maintain work-related documentation following ICS, DISA and DECC-Montgomery provided formats 90% of the time, ensuring 95% accuracy, and meeting deadlines for each delivered item 95% of the time. Review 10% of previously published documentation on a monthly basis and provide updates as necessary in support of system and network certification efforts.
  3. Provide technical Windows system administrative support for customers/partners; ensure support is provided in a professional manner 100% of the time; ensure support is documented accurately and accomplished within deadlines 95% of the time.
  4. Acquire certifications as required by DoD Directive 8570 and DECC?Montgomery, complete specialized IA-related training and maintain 100% compliance throughout assignment by actively participating in the Continuing Education programs as required per certification and/or specialized training.
  5. Accurately record hours worked in ICS’ time accounting system each day worked or as otherwise directed by ICS Leadership, with 100% compliance, and provide appropriate inputs to the Weekly and Monthly Activity Reports on time as directed by ICS Task Lead and/or Team Lead, with 100% compliance.


  1. Provide technical expertise in Windows system administrative subjects, concepts and tool sets supporting DECC?Montgomery operations, specific tasks include but are not limited to the following:

    1. Setting up and maintaining multiple different types/versions of Windows operating systems;

    2. Troubleshoot and actively work incident management responses related to Windows operating systems and related tool sets;

    3. Provide integration support, when requested, to integrate systems and tool sets into overall processes, procedures and systems;

    4. Support cybersecurity and IA policy efforts to maintain the cybersecurity posture of Windows systems, related hardware and support tools;

    5. Exercise independent judgement in developing methods, techniques and evaluation criteria associated with obtaining results under this contract; and

    6. Interacts with both customer and contract leadership relating complex technical issues/solutions in such a metter as to gain understanding and acceptance from others.

  1. Improve the customer’s operating environment by providing expert support while also maintaining the cybersecurity/IA posture of systems/hardware managed/administered for both DECC?Montgomery and DISA Mission Partners’ assets.
  2. Special projects as assigned.

Physical Demands:

These physical demands are representative of the physical requirements necessary for an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable people with disabilities to perform the described essential functions of the position.

While performing the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear. The employee is often required to sit and use hands and fingers, to handle or feel and to manipulate keys on a keyboard. The work is generally sedentary in nature, but may occasionally require the employee to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, and to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to exert up to 10 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. The employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform activities such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures, viewing a computer terminal, and extensive reading.

Work Environment:

The work environment is a general office environment and the employee. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are no hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.