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Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 5Working Title: Server Support/Administrator
Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
Date Posted: 09/28/2018
Closing Date: 10/08/2018
Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
Work Shift/Work Hours: Day
Days of Work: Monday
Travel Required: No
Salary Range: $32.24 - $55.13/hourly; $67,317 - $115,111/annually
Job Class Option: Systems Software
Classified Status: Classified
Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 - MN Assoc of Professional Empl/MAPE
Connect 700 Program Eligible: Yes
This senior level position gives technical direction to and professional guidance and leadership to IT counterparts, management, and other staff as it relates to the design, evolution, and continuous adaptation of the high availability technology infrastructure, server infrastructure, and the integrated hardware/software that houses and operates the agency's data systems and applications.
The incumbent serves as a sophisticated interface between network engineers and designers and all groups that support stakeholders in the various supported systems and solutions. You will apply your highly technical understanding of how technology fits within the overall architecture of the infrastructure and network of servers and other technology devices that service the agency, its campuses, remote users, security constraints, strategic goals and partners.
This position is the highest level of internal support, providing Tier III expertise to other engineers particularly with regards to active directory design, domain name service design, dynamic host configuration protocol design, distributed file system utilization, disaster recovery planning, system life cycle maintenance, security enhancement, and operational support. You will set the standards and review design specifications for new solutions involving server infrastructure, active directory, or other infrastructure services.
Responsibilities include supporting technologies as follows:
Design, reconfiguration, and performance management of technology hardware
Set standards for and incorporate and/or design new technical solutions in response to agency changes and technology trends
Analyze, design, and implement configurations that meet user needs within defined MNIT Services and state standards
Provide MNIT Services input to design of the State's implementation of Active Directory and other enterprise class solutions
Evaluate, install, test, modify, maintain, upgrade, and monitor technology components
Ensure and maintain physical and logical security
Maintain documentation of network topology, infrastructure and device configuration of technology within MNIT Services infrastructure
Troubleshoot, diagnose, and provide Tier III support to problem escalated from other teams or from team members
Lead the elicitation of needs, establishment of project plans and build consensus with project sponsors on strategies
Evaluate security recommendations for server build standards
Provide independent on-call support of system infrastructure
Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:
This position requires a minimum of five (5) years of experience involved in server administration that includes:
Experience with Microsoft server/desktop operating systems
Server management components (i.e. ADAC, ADUC, SNMP, DNS, DHCP, WINS, DCs, and CPU utilitzation)
Active Directory Management
PowerShell scripting experience
Lead work experience
A Master's degree in Information Technology or a related field substitutes for three years of experience, OR a related Bachelor's degree substitutes for two years, OR a related Associate's substitutes for one year.
Successful candidate must pass past-employer reference checks and a criminal history verification
It is the policy of the Minnesota IT Services that all employees submit to a background investigation prior to employment. The background check may consist of the following components:
SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
Criminal History Check
Employment Reference Check
Social Security and Address Verification
CJIS Background Check
Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.
Project management experience
Policy and procedure development experience
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Why Work For Us
Minnesota IT Services offers a comprehensive benefits package including low cost medical and dental insurance, employer paid life insurance, short and long term disability, pre-tax flexible spending accounts, defined benefit pension plan, tax-deferred compensation plan (457), generous vacation and sick leave, and 11 paid holidays each year. In addition, at the management's discretion, Minnesota IT Services offers flexible work scheduling, telework options, mentorship opportunities, employee recognition and reward programs, and paid training and development. Join Minnesota IT Services now and stay for a career!
How to Apply
This vacancy is open for bids and all qualified applicants simultaneously. Contractual obligations will be considered prior to filling the position via other means.
Click "Apply" at the bottom of this page. If you are unable to apply online, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637.
For additional information about the application process, go to http://www.mn.gov/careers.
To be considered for any Veteran's Status, you MUST indicate this on your application.
RECENTLY SEPARATED VETERANS (RSV): Effective July 1, 2009, legislation provides that the top five RSV applicants who apply and meet the qualifications for a vacancy shall be granted an interview. To qualify, you must meet the following: 1) have separated under honorable conditions from any branch of the armed forces of the United States; 2) have served on active duty for 181 consecutive days or more or for the full period ordered to active duty or have separated by reason of disability incurred while serving on active duty; 3) be a United States citizen or resident alien; and 4) have served in active military service at any time on or after September 11, 2001, as shown on your DD-214 form.
To be considered under this legislation, you must: 1) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting; 2) meet all of the above RSV criteria; and 3) submit a copy of your DD-214 form by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us. Failure to submit your DD-214 form will affect your consideration for an interview under this legislation.
CERTAIN DISABLED VETERANS: Effective August 1, 2012, legislation provides state agencies with the option to appoint certain disabled veterans on a noncompetitive basis if you: 1) meet service requirements and have a verified service-connected disability rating of at least 30%; 2) provide qualifying documentation verifying the disability; and 3) meet all Minimum Qualifications identified in this posting.
To be considered under this legislation you must submit all documentation by the closing date to: MNIT.Recruitment@state.mn.us.
If you have questions about the position, contact Jenny Hickey at email@example.com.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
Minnesota IT Services is an equal opportunity, affirmative action, and veteran-friendly employer. We are committed to providing culturally responsive services to all Minnesotans. Minnesota IT Services recognizes that a diverse workforce is essential and strongly encourages qualified women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans to apply.
It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified candidates and employees. If you are an individual with a disability who needs assistance or cannot access the online job application system, please contact the job information line at 651.259.3637 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please indicate what assistance you need. To request an accommodation for an interview, please contact Jenny Hickey at email@example.com.
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