Assistant Systems Administrator

Washington, D.C
Sep 28, 2022
Oct 01, 2022
Full Time

The Office of the Legislative Counsel (Office) is a nonpartisan office of the United States House of Representatives that assists the Members and committees of the House with the drafting of legislation and related activities. The Office does not advocate the adoption or rejection of any particular proposal or policy and provides assistance on an impartial and confidential basis. The Office is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment with the Office is at-will.

Job Summary:

The Assistant Systems Administrator works primarily with the Systems Administrator and the Senior Systems Analyst of the information technology (IT) team within the Office. Together, the IT team supports the mission of the Office through the development, implementation, and maintenance of IT systems necessary to meet a wide variety of operational requirements.

Duties of the Assistant Systems Administrator include the following:

· Providing first-, second-, and third-tier support to users experiencing software and hardware issues.

· Imaging, distributing, setting up, and supporting Microsoft systems for users, including related troubleshooting.

· Creating new users, system accounts, groups, and other security principals in Active Directory.

· Reading, writing, interpreting, and modifying batch files.

· Installing and positioning IT equipment, including the moving and lifting of such equipment.

· Communicating information on the status of systems to IT team members, users, and management.

· Supporting administrative processes to ensure the IT team's ability to support users, maintain inventory, track the status of systems, and deploy software.

· Maintaining basic to intermediate troubleshooting and operational knowledge with respect to all the software implemented within the Office.

· Resolving issues regarding network and internet security.

· Integrating Office systems and operations with the systems and operations of other House organizations.

· Working, as directed, with House Information Resources server owners on the management, design, development, building, and maintenance of servers (including VMware and Windows servers), server applications, and systems software.

· Communicating with contractors and other external entities who interact with the Office.

· Escalating problems that merit additional support through the proper channels.

· Additional tasks as assigned.

This position does not include supervisory duties.


To be eligible for the position of Assistant Systems Administrator, an applicant must (1) be a U.S. citizen and (2) have a bachelor's degree in Management Information Systems (or similar field) or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

In addition, a successful applicant must (1) have a willingness to work a flexible schedule, including late evenings and occasional weekends, given the varying demands of the congressional schedule, and (2) have an ability to be impartial, in appearance as well as in fact, on matters of politics and public policy.


Employment with the Office provides access to a wide variety of benefits, including a three-tiered retirement plan, health insurance, student loan repayment assistance, life and long-term care insurance, competitively priced on-site childcare, generous annual and sick leave, weekly telework opportunities, and a parking space or public transportation assistance.

Applicant Instructions:

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, a resume, applicable transcripts and certifications, and the names and telephone numbers of at least 3 references to with "Assistant Systems Administrator job opportunity" in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Conditions of Employment

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A successful candidate for the position of Assistant Systems Administrator should possess the following:

Technical abilities:

· Demonstrated technical skills and the ability to develop solutions to complex technical problems.

· Experience, including basic to intermediate troubleshooting and operational knowledge, with respect to the following: DNS|DHCP|TCP/IP, Windows Server 2016/2019, Windows 10, Microsoft Office 365, and internet and communication protocols.

· Experience reading, writing, interpreting, and modifying batch files.

· An understanding of PowerShell.

· An understanding of Hyper-V.

Personal skills:

· A willingness to pursue training, as necessary, to acquire and maximize skills.

· Excellent written and oral communication skills, including the ability to effectively communicate IT concepts to individuals with varying levels of experience and knowledge.

· Strong attention to detail.

· Ability to self-start, multitask, and effectively prioritize under tight deadlines.

· Ability to work both independently and cooperatively.

A candidate with one, or more, of the following certifications is encouraged to apply:

· CompTIA A+

· CompTIA Network+

· CompTIA ITF+

· Microsoft 365 Certified: Fundamentals

· MCSE or equivalent