Systems Administrator
Feb 21, 2024
Government IT Division
Sioux Falls, South Dakota, United States

MKS2 Technologies, LLC, an award-winning high growth small business, creates innovative and customer-centric technology solutions in the areas of Cyber Security, Instructional Design and Training, Software Engineering and IT Support Services to improve the security and well-being of our clients. Our commitment to excellence and our “Mission First” orientation has resulted in steady growth and an expanding client base across government agencies. We have employees nationwide and for the past three consecutive years were named one of the fastest growing Veteran-owned companies in the nation. Please take a moment to browse through our website and learn more about what it means to serve with MKS2.


 

Systems Administrator: $40,000- $50,000 with benefits, PTO, holidays, and 401K!

 

As an onsite Systems Administrator on our project, you will be supporting the Department of Veterans’ Affairs.  You’ll analyze problem areas and opportunities for improvement in this mission critical network. This position is located 100% onsite at the Veterans’ Administration facilities, including Medical Centers, with daytime hours and potential for evening and/or weekend hours.

 

MUST HAVE: Computer Science/IT or STEM related Bachelor’s Degree, OR 8+ years of relevant IT experience.

 

Duties include:

  • Performs installation, configuration, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting tasks in support of the IT customers.
  • Diagnose and resolve customer related hardware/software issues utilizing the ServiceNow tool. Track and document all system changes, problems, issues, and work tasks within ServiceNow.
  • Provisioning of newly procured endpoints to include desktops, laptops, printers, and mobile devices. Perform imaging, desktop support, adds/moves and changes.
  • Install OS Patch installation/patch removal (if applicable), OS upgrades and Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software.
  • Provide user management account support where Elevated Privileges (EP) may be required.
  • Perform software application installation and configuration based on change order instructions.
  • Utilize log data and system administration tools to diagnose system hardware and software problems, repair, and re-configure or replace defective system components as indicated.
  • Perform system monitoring and analysis on assigned systems to discover risks and inadequacies, and provide recommendations on the need for expansion, enhancement or revision.
  • Utilize Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and SCOM tools to troubleshoot performance issues and deploy software packages, to include Scripting, McAfee and other VA standard tools.
  • Performs inventory functions to include managing pagers and turn-ins including performing media sanitization, disposal and/or turn in of equipment.
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and issues identified by customers and implement corrective actions.
  • Perform routine audits of systems and software to determine utilization and adequacy for demand, and compliance with current hardware and software site license regulations and requirements.
  • Performs general maintenance activities, printer deployment/repair, software installations, EHRM prep and equipment refreshes. May include occasionally pulling old cables from server room as needed.
  • Perform asset management to include asset inventory, audit and tracking, asset administration and reporting, integrated IT asset portfolio, and history and forecasting, automating the asset management process as necessary.
  • May occasionally answer door and escort personnel as needed.

 

 Experience:

  • Experience in maintaining troubleshooting a wide variety of systems and networks to include high volume/high availability systems.  Must have knowledge of debugging protocols and processes.
  • Experience with conducting routine system administration tasks and logging data in system admin logs.
  • Experience with maintaining troubleshooting a wide variety of systems and networks, including high volume or high availability systems.
  • Knowledge of debugging protocols and processes
  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and issues identified by customers and implement corrective actions

 

 

The person in this position needs to frequently traverse around the site campus transporting equipment to various office buildings. Position also requires occasional unpacking/moving & installation of IT equipment weighing up to 25 pounds (or greater with additional assistance). In addition, they may frequently position self to maintain computers/pull cords under desks and in server closets.

 


 

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: MKS2 Technologies is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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