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Classified Windows Systems Administrator

Company: RAND
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Type:

Classified Windows Systems Administrator

The RAND Corporation seeks a Classified Windows Systems Administrator who will work as an integral part of the Classified Information Technology Operations Team providing technical expertise in the support of RAND's classified local area network services. This position will operate and maintain various IT technologies including Windows based server operating systems, Cisco hardware, VMWare, and network storage.

* With management approval, relocation assistance is available.

The range of duties and tasks for this Classified Windows Systems Administrator entail:

  • Installation and maintenance of Microsoft Server Operating Systems.
  • Configure and maintain Active Directory settings including Group Policy Objects, DNS, DHCP, and Sites - Services (replication).
  • Perform server and desktop administration tasks.
  • Assist with Installation and maintenance of Cisco networking equipment with basic network configurations such as VLANs and Access Control Lists.
  • Implementation of technical controls, regulations and processes required by organizational security practices and Department of Defense Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs).
  • Analysis and providing network and system performance monitoring and reporting.
  • Diagnosis and troubleshooting of server and desktop hardware and software problems. Act as an escalation resource for problem resolution, solving difficult and complicated of technical problems in the field of expertise.
  • Completion of a wide range of systems and network service requests; ensure the highest levels of customer satisfaction and network availability.
  • Implementation of multiple and simultaneous new technology related initiatives and solutions.
  • Collaboration with other Information Services groups and RAND departments in the evaluations, customization, adaptation, implementation and security of infrastructure hardware and software systems, services, and networks.
  • Adherence to ITIL best practices including Change Management, Problem Management and Service and Support standards.
  • Preparation of network, servers, and workstations for announced and unannounced audits from regulators agencies; account for and report on thousands of auditable technical configurations and controls.
  • Provide services including data transfers, meeting assistance, computer deliveries, SVTC support, and inventory-related tasks.
  • Other duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS
    • High skill level with Windows Servers, SAN & NAS storage, ESX.
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience with Windows servers in environments that follow strict security and compliance requirements.
    • Solid understanding of DNS, TCP/IP, HTTP, DHCP, server virtualization, and Active Directory.
    • Knowledge of resources and practices in the security community and current on changing requirements a plus.
    • Ability to adjust quickly, adapt to changing priorities and take initiative and own the task.
    • Strong attention to detail with excellent communications skills, both verbal and written.
    • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team and with strong organization skills. EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
      • High School Diploma of GED is required.
      • BA/BS degree is preferred.
      • Exceptional related work experience and skills will be highly considered.
      • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain security and technical certifications including Security+ and Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator (RAND provided). EXPERIENCE
        • Minimum of 5 years' experience CLEARANCE
          • This position requires an Active Secret clearance and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top-Secret security clearance. LOCATION
            • Santa Monica.

              Salary range:

              $95,100 - $144,800

              RAND considers a variety of factors when formulating an offer, including but not limited to, the specific role and associated responsibilities; a candidate's work experience, education/training, skills, expertise; and internal equity. The salary range includes base pay plus RAND's sabbatic pay (which provides additional compensation above base pay when vacation is taken). In addition, RAND provides strong benefits including health insurance coverage, life and disability insurance, savings plan, paid time-off and more.

              Equal Opportunity Employer: race/color/religion/sex/sexual orientation/gender identity/national origin/disability/vet

Keywords: RAND, Santa Monica , Classified Windows Systems Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Santa Monica, California

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