Windows Systems Administrator Job
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Fort Belvoir, VA 22060, US
Contract to Perm
Blackstone Talent Group, an award-winning technology consulting and talent agency is seeking a Windows Systems Administrator to join our team at our client s site in Fort Belvoir, Virginia.
With minimum guidance provides technical expertise, including performing in-depth and complex software systems programming and analysis. Assists in the design of architectures to include software, hardware, and communications to support the total requirements as well as provide for present and future cross-functional requirements and interfaces.
Ensures these systems are compatible and in compliance with the standards for open systems and DoD architectures.
Determines and identifies high level functional and technical requirements based on interactions with the user community and knowledge of the enterprise architecture.
Identifies, assesses, and presents options for meeting the functional and technical requirements including hardware and software updates or upgrades.
Formulates and defines specifications for operating system applications or modifies and maintains existing applications using engineering releases and utilities from the manufacturer.
Interacts with project management to plan project schedules and technical direction.
Backup and recovery
o Develop, document, and apply procedures for systems and database backup and recovery
o Assist with establishing procedures for COOP
o Backup, restore, configure, manipulate, and restructure databases as required
o Monitor and validate database backups
o Perform test recoveries on a regular basis
Security and STIGs
o Support the Certification and Accreditation process - run scans; resolve findings; document solutions, workarounds or provide justifications for exceptions
o Document, implement, and maintain system and database security policies in accordance with DISA STIG requirements
o Implement mitigations of security vulnerabilities in response to IAVAs
o Support auditing requirements
o Participate in Active Directory design and manage Group Policy
o Maintain the integrity and security of servers and systems.
o Define and oversee database standards, controls, procedures, and documentation
o Create documentation required for Risk Management Framework (RMF)
o Complete planning and documentation prior to new integration or implementation
o Ensure that documentation is complete and up-to-date
o Maintain and document scripts and batch processes
o Provide weekly and monthly status reports
RMF experience a PLUS!!!
Bachelor s Degree in Computer Science or a related technical discipline, or the equivalent combination of education, technical certifications or training, or work experience.
DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Certification (e.g., CompTIA Security+ ce) at date of hire
DoD 8570.01-M IAT Level II Computing Environment (CE) Certification as determined by the Program Manager (e.g.., Microsoft Server 2012R2 or higher (MCSA or MCSE)).
If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional Windows certification within 3 months after your start date.
CND-IS Certification (i.e. CEH, CySA+, GICSP, or SSCP only one is required)
If you start only with a Security+ ce, continued employment will be contingent on receiving the additional CND-IS certificate within 3 months after your start date.
3-5 years work experience as Systems Administrator
Experience with Microsoft s Windows 10 and Windows Server 2012 R2
Operation, maintenance of software/network on virtual and physical hosts supporting the Windows operating systems
Accounts management in Active Directory
Database tuning, backup and recovery
Troubleshooting database problems, failures, and performance issues.
Experience with administering systems in a government environment a plus
Experience with VMWare is a plus
Excellent problem solving, analytical, and decision-making capabilities, including understanding user requirements, troubleshooting technical issues, successfully resolving issues and challenges, and developing creative solutions for process improvement
Excellent communication skills
Excellent documentation skills
Strong organizational and collaborative skills
Strong teamwork and engagement as a project team member.
Ability to assimilate information rapidly, motivated to self-study new requirements
Maintain current industry knowledge of relevant concepts; practices and procedures
Ability to work under time constraints
Willing to perform other duties as assigned
Adapt to changes in requirements and new projects
Maintain and upgrade PKI Certificates
Experience applying STIGs to Windows servers, laptops, desktops, printers, GPOs
Experience in SharePoint administration a plus
Experience with technologies such as SCCM, WSUS, virtual environments, NAS, and Windows clustering service
May program in an administrative language (PowerShell, VBS, etc.)
Familiarity with HBSS applications
ACAS scanning and reporting
SCAP scanning and remediation
Remote support to end users and servers
Experience with Server and Workstation image creating and updating
Must have a minimum of a Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility on hire and confirmed within JPAS.
EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disabilities
Blackstone Talent Group is a division of Blackstone Technology Group, a global IT services and solutions firm that implements technological solutions across commercial industry verticals and the US Federal Government. Blackstone s global talent augmentation practice was founded in 1998. Blackstone Talent Group has offices in San Francisco, Denver, Houston, Colorado Springs, and Washington, DC. We specialize in providing clients the best talent across a variety of industries and sectors.
Who We Are
Founded in 1998, Blackstone Talent Group is one of three divisions of Blackstone Technology Group. The other two divisions are Blackstone Federal, a premier engineering + transformation agency that serves the federal government, and Trellis Energy, the largest transaction management software firm fully dedicated to serving the natural gas industry. Blackstone Technology Group is a privately-held global IT services, solutions and resourcing firm. Headquartered in San Francisco, Blackstone now has more than 300+ employees across five offices nationwide. Blackstone Technology Group’s mission is to help clients adapt to the demands of a digital world, and has garnered an impressive track record of delivering successful results to a client list that includes Fortune 100 businesses and US federal, state and local government.
WHAT WE DO
We provide contract, permanent and managed resource services to our clients. We source for commercial businesses and non-profits, as well as government clients requiring security clearances from public trust through multiple levels of top secret. Some of our skill specialties are IT, IT Operations, Engineering, Accounting and Finance, and Executive Search.
HOW WE DO IT
Our team never stops building connections with talent. And our network of fully-vetted, ready-to-work professionals allows us to provide exceptional speed and accuracy in our resource delivery that is unmatched in the industry. With a relationship-first engagement approach, we most often become a trusted partner with our clients and operate as an extension of their organizations.