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Employer (NYSE: CTL) is a global communications, hosting, cloud and IT services company enabling millions of customers to transform their businesses and their lives through innovative technology solutions. Employer offers network and data systems management, Big Data analytics and IT consulting, and operates more than 55 data centers in North America, Europe and Asia. The company provides broadband, voice, video, data and managed services over a robust 250,000-route-mile U.S. fiber network and a 300,000-route-mile international transport network. Job Overview: The Systems Administrator III performs tier one and two network support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. Candidates must possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Governments systems hardware and software. Candidate requirements vary depending on system complexity, the types of operating and network systems being supported, and the size of the organization. A background in the specific types of hardware and software systems used by the Government is required. Candidates monitor and control one or more mid-range application servers. The SA studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and operations. The SA continuously observes the operation of assigned applications and storage devices to monitor system operation and determines the point of hardware or software failure. The SA manipulates systems in accordance with standard procedures to continue operations when individual units of a system malfunction. The SA confers with software systems engineering or applications programming personnel in the event that errors require a change of instructions or sequences of operations. The SA maintains operating records such as machine performance and production reports. Mission Supported: USSOCOM's mission is to Provide fully capable Special Operations Forces (SOF) to defend the United States and its interests and synchronize planning for global operations against terrorist networks. As a member of our team, you will partner with SOF military and civilian members to directly support this mission by providing world-class Information Technology services and support that connect over 60,000 users around the world. Position Description: The Systems Administrator (SA) performs tier one and two network support in accordance with the SIE OPORD. Candidate requirements vary depending on system complexity, the types of operating and network systems being supported, and the size of the organization. A background in the specific types of hardware and software systems used by the Government is required. Candidate monitors and controls one or more mid-range application servers. The SA studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and operations. The SA continuously observes the operation of assigned applications and storage devices to monitor system operation and determines the point of hardware or software failure. The SA manipulates systems in accordance with standard procedures to continue operations when individual units of a system malfunction. The SA confers with software systems engineering or applications programming personnel in the event that errors require a change of instructions or sequences of operations. The SA maintains operating records such as machine performance and production reports. Expertise Requirements: General Expertise Requirement: Strong communication skills and effective listening skills. Capable of independent work with little to no supervision. Function as part of a team and follow processes and procedures. Self-disciplined, self-starter who can successfully identify, resolve, and communicate and issues with systems infrastructure and applications. Technical Expertise Requirements: Professional experience with server operating systems, server management, back-up systems, and server security software. In-depth knowledge of server hardware from vendors such as HP, Dell, IBM, and Cisco to include rack and blade solutions. Competence to work at a high technical level on monitoring and maintenance activities. Ability to manage local and remote server environments, to perform system maintenance of applications and infrastructure. Candidate must possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Governments systems hardware and software. Labor Category Roles and Responsibilities (R&Rs): Installing operating system software, patches, and upgrades Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system hardware, software, and networking issues Configuring, optimizing, fine-tuning, and monitoring operating system software and hardware Certification Requirements: An MCSA current and relevant to the candidates work area Experience Requirements: A minimum of four years of SA experience. Clearance Requirement: TS/SCI Security investigations must be less than 5 years old Alternate Location: US-California-San Diego; US-Colorado-Colorado Springs; US-District of Columbia-Washington; US-Florida-Fort Walton Beach; US-Florida-Tampa; US-Georgia-Savannah; US-North Carolina-Fayetteville; US-North Carolina-Jacksonville; US-Tennessee-Clarskville; US-Virginia-Norfolk; US-Washington-Tacoma Requisition #: 129728 This job may require successful completion of an online assessment. A brief description of the assessments can be viewed on our website at http://find.centurylink.jobs/testguides/ EEOStatement No Discrimination. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all persons regardless of race, color, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic characteristic or information, age, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, family status, pregnancy, or other legally protected status (collectively, protected statuses). We do not tolerate unlawful discrimination in any employment decisions, including recruiting, hiring, compensation, promotion, benefits, discipline, termination, job assignments or training. Any offer of employment is contingent upon the results of a pre-employment drug test and background check. Disclaimer The above job definition information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job. Job duties and responsibilities are subject to change based on changing business needs and conditions. read more