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Supervisor, Systems Administration

Fairfax Water
Fairfax, Virginia
Up to $168K + excellent benefits
Closing date
Oct 13, 2023

Job Details

Fairfax Water is seeking a proven technology leader who will work under the supervision of the Manager of Enterprise Systems contributing to the financial and operational performance of the enterprise by applying comprehensive business technology, and cross process expertise to strategically align, design, and define enterprise solutions and initiatives. This position will play a key role in managing and guiding a team of talented SAP technical professionals to ensure the smooth operation, development, and optimization of Fairfax Water’s SAP Landscape.


Some of the responsibilities include but are not limited to oversight and leading a team of SAP System Administrators and Development Specialists, providing guidance, support, and mentoring to ensure their professional growth and productivity; Serving as the conduit between process and technology for large scale process and system related improvement initiatives within Fairfax Water; Delivering strategic roadmaps, directions and initiatives that clearly align with Fairfax Water’s strategy. In addition the incumbent will collaborate with other IT teams, business stakeholders, and vendors to understand requirements, design solutions, and implement changes effectively; Serve as Project Manager for exceptionally large and complex projects, demonstrating expertise with project management tools and techniques; and Manage the SAP landscape, including installations, upgrades, patches, and system configurations to guarantee optimal performances and system availability, and many more responsibilities and tasks.


Possession of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, or related field and 8 years of information technology experience including 5 years SAP ERP / S/4HANA experience in a complex information systems environment; or possession of a master’s degree in computer science, or related field and 6 years of   technology experience including 5 years in SAP ERP / S/4HANA experience in a complex information systems environment and/or any equivalent combination of education, experience, training and knowledge. Significant depth and breadth of information technology experience and business process experience as well as comprehensive knowledge of hardware, software, application, and system engineering. Ability to translate detailed business and technical information into actionable recommendations and roadmaps. Experience analyzing gaps between current state (both technology and business processes) and industry best practices to drive process improvement for the enterprise. Previous experience in a supervisory or team lead role, demonstrating leadership and mentorship abilities. Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot complex technical issues effectively. Proven experience as an SAP System Administrator and Development Specialist with strong S/4 HANA ABAP skills leveraging Eclipse. In-depth knowledge of SAP Service Cloud and Fiori with hands-on experience in implementing and customizing these solutions.  Communication skills, both written and spoken and ability to present in front of audiences at different levels of the organization. Ability to work with vendors and analysts outside of the enterprise to properly assess external trends and impacts to the enterprise. Project management experience, with a track record of successful SAP projects leveraging management tools and techniques. Ability to efficiently monitor program development and thoroughly document system modifications and enhancements. Must be willing to take an SAP technical test to demonstrate skills.  Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment. 

Preferred Qualifications: 

SAP certifications in relevant areas will be a plus.  Working knowledge of Fiori Roles and Authorizations preferred.  Experience with OData modeling, design, and development preferred.  Experience with CDS views preferred.  Experience designing and developing mobile applications preferred.  Experience with FTP applications preferred.  Experience with SAP Service Cloud preferred.  Experience with SAP GuiXT and/or Liquid for SAP ERP preferred. 



Fairfax County Water Authority (Fairfax Water) is Virginia's largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 1.5 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.

That's 1.5 million friends, neighbors and family members. We don't need any other reason to demand the highest in water quality standards!
Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit water utility, Fairfax Water operates four water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 262 million gallons per day. The plants include the Corbalis Treatment Plant, operating on the dependable and free-flowing Potomac River in the northwestern area of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern area. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water's service area through nearly 3,200 miles of water mains.

Fairfax Water produces, on average, 148 million gallons of water per day. More than 235,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 60 percent of total water sales. Approximately 40 percent of total water sales are wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties, the City of Alexandria, the Town of Herndon, Ft. Belvoir and Dulles Airport. Revenues in 2005 were $120 million.

Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens who are appointed by the elected Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County. A General Manager, supported by a senior staff of engineering and business professionals, manages the day-to-day operations of Fairfax Water.
Summary of Benefits
Regular Full-time Employees

? Vacation Days Per Year Service Years
13 0 < 3 years
19 3 < 15 years
26 15+ years

? Sick Leave
13 days per year for you and/or your household dependent's illness and care.

? Holidays
JAN New Year's Day, Inauguration Day & Martin Luther King Day
FEB Presidents' Day
MAY Memorial Day
JULY Independence Day
SEPT Labor Day
OCT Columbus Day
NOV Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day & Day After Thanksgiving
DEC Christmas Eve (1/2 Day) & Christmas Day
** Plus one Discretionary Holiday to be taken during the calendar year.

? Health which also includes Medical / Dental / Vision / Rx
? Life
? Long-Term Disability (effective after 36 months of employment)
? Voluntary Long-Term Care (at employees' cost)


? Fairfax Water Retirement Plan
? 457 Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)


? Tuition Reimbursement
? Professional Development
? Child/Adult Care Reimbursement Plan
? Flexible Spending Accounts
? Holiday Parties and Picnics
? Credit Union Membership
? Direct Deposit

Fairfax Water is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to our employees and their eligible dependents, as well as opportunities for continued education and professional development.

Employee-paid premiums and contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis.

This review is intended to be a brief summary of the major benefits provided by Fairfax Water. In all instances, plan documents and policies govern the eligibility and administration of each benefit plan.

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8570 Executive Park Avenue

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