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Systems Administrator

at Jacobs

Posted: 10/1/2019
Job Reference #: ATE0004IP

Job Description

Mission Statement
Jacobs is seeking a qualified Information Technology (IT) professional to support the USSOCOM SITEC II Enterprise Operations and Maintenance (EOM) contract. Your career at Jacobs enables USSOCOM to fulfill its mission 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 support the vice president of the Enterprise Operations Group (EOG) as we partner with SOF military and civilian members to provide world-class IT services and support that connects over 60,000 users around the world in the areas of software development/maintenance, network services, security, end-user computing, and test and evaluation.
Job Description
The Systems Administrator 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 Government's 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.
Typical Duties
  • 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
  • Performing system backups and recovery
  • Conducting server builds
  • Provides systems Administrator support to systems hosting complex operational databases, software configuration control, and system interfaces for computer systems
  • Maintains file servers, network access; documents, analyzes and troubleshoots systems anomalies to ensure optimum equipment performance 

Required Clearance:TS/SCI

Required Education:  Associate degree;significant relevant experience will be considered in lieu of formal education.

Required Experience:

Years: 4

Description: Systems Administrator experience or8 years supporting complex end user desktop and mobile device support.


Required Certification: Employment is contingent upon obtainingall required certifications within the timeframe specified in a waiver by thegovernment (if applicable) and maintaining required certifications through theduration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintain required certificationswill result in disqualification for this position and could result intermination.

  • MCSArelevant to the candidate's work area or VMware Certified Associate (VCA)
  • DoDD8570.01-M IAT II or higher
Preferred Qualifications: None
Essential Functions


  • Workwill be performed inside a large facility. An inside environment may be acubicle (considerations: close quarters, low to moderate noise, bright or dimlighting).
  • Positionwill require some night and weekend work. 


  • Sittingat desk. Phone use and PC or laptop. Filing required. May require lifting andcarrying computer equipment, boxes of supplies or files up to 50 lbs.  Extended periods of sitting while onPC/laptop or phone.

Equipmentand Machines

  • Generaloffice equipment, which includes: telephone, fax machine, copier, PC/laptop,and other miscellaneous office equipment. Servers, switches and other computerequipment used to support network operations.
  • Workassignments dependent on requirements by the client. It is important to be ableto work at least 8 hours a day for 5 days per week (Monday through Friday).
  • Positioncould require after hours' support. 
  • Youmay be asked to continue performance during inclement weather or otherconditions when others are not permitted to work
  • Youmay be asked to continue performance in support of a war, contingency orexercises
  • Continentaland Oversees travel may be required.  Itis important to maintain a current passport.

OtherEssential Functions

  • Employmentis contingent upon obtaining all required certifications within the timeframespecified in a waiver by the government (if applicable) and maintainingrequired certifications through the duration of the contract. Failure to obtain/maintainrequired certifications will result in disqualification for this position andcould result in termination.
  • Candidatemust exhibit a professional behavior that promotes teamwork, fosterscooperation, and enhances productivity in the workplace. Must be well organizedwith the ability to coordinate, prioritize and execute multiple taskssimultaneously in a high-pressure environment. Ability to communicateverbally and in writing to work effectively with a variety of government,military and contractor personnel at all levels. Must be able to interfaceeffectively with individuals at all levels of the organization. Grooming anddress usually business casual, but dependent on client's standards. Must notpose a safety hazard to employees working in the same general area.
  • Theposition for which you are applying for requires a US government securityclearance. This is to advise you, that should you be extended an offer, if youpossess a dual citizenship (i.e., citizen of the US and another country), inorder to be granted a clearance you will be required to relinquish yourcitizenship in the foreign country.



Jacobs is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law. Jacobs is a background screening, drug-free workplace.