Systems Administrator (Linux)

Washington D.C.
Apr 22, 2019
Apr 22, 2019
Full Time

Not required

Relocation expenses reimbursed No

  • This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.

    Applicants must have four (4) years of specialized work experience as a systems administrator or equivalent position. One (1) year of specialized work experience equivalent to the previous level in the federal service is required. For example, one (1) year of specialized experience at the GS-12 level is required to qualify for appointment at the GS-13 level.
    Specialized experience is defined as progressively responsible work experience that has equipped the applicant with the particular knowledge, skills, and abilities that will enable the individual to successfully perform the duties of this position, and that is typically in or related to the work of this position.


    Applicants must have:

    1. Advanced knowledge of the Linux operating system;

    2. Extensive experience with Linux servers in production (physical and virtualized) environments;

    3. Advanced knowledge of Network tools and utilities (e.g., Nagios, nmap, ngrep, iptables);

    4. Solid understanding of TCP/IP networks;

    5. Demonstrated experience with production operations, servers, storage, network, systems management, and DR/Business recovery practices;

    6. Demonstrated on-the-job experience monitoring, diagnosing, and resolving complex system and network problems;

    7. Experience and knowledge regarding Server and Network security standards and measures;

    8. Experience supporting enterprise server hardware;

    9. Ability to write and modify existing scripts;

    10. Experience managing environments with 50+ Linux servers;

    11. Experience with implementing stringent system security controls; and,

    12. Understanding of Linux-HA (clustering).


    Highly competitive applicants will have the following:

    1. Cisco experience/certifications (e.g., CCENT, CCT, CCNA);

    2. Linux certifications/credentials (e.g., GCUX, Linux+, LPIC);

    3. IT Security certifications/credentials (e.g., CISSP, CISA, CISM, SSCP); and/or,

    4. Microsoft Windows/Active Directory experience/certifications (e.g., MCSE, MCSA, MTA)

    Applicants must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university in information technology or a related field of study, and/or equivalent professional certifications and training.

    - This position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of positions in the competitive Civil Service.
    - All information is subject to verification. Applicants are advised that false answers or omissions of information on application materials or inability to meet the following conditions may be grounds for non-selection, withdrawal of an offer of employment, or dismissal after being employed.
    - Selection for this position is contingent upon completion of OF-306, Declaration for Federal Employment during the pre-employment process and proof of U.S. citizenship or, for noncitizens, proof of authorization to work in the United States and proof of entitlement to receive compensation. Additional information on the employment of non-citizens can be found at: For a list of documents that may be used to provide proof of citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, please refer to
    - A background security investigation is required for all selectees. Appointment will be subject to a selectee's successful completion of a background security investigation and favorable adjudication. Failure to successfully meet these requirements may be grounds for appropriate personnel action. A background security reinvestigation or supplemental investigation may be required at a later time.
    - All new Commission employees must identify a financial institution for direct deposit of pay before appointment, mandated by the Federal Compensation Act.
    - All new Commission employees, those converted from a temporary appointment to a permanent appointment, and all rehired former Commission employees are required to serve a one year probationary period. The probationary period begins on the effective date of the employee's appointment, conversion, or rehire.
    - If appointed to a temporary position, management may have the discretion of converting the position to permanent depending upon funding and staffing allocation.

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    You will be evaluated for this job based on how well you meet the qualifications above.

    The Commission evaluates applicants through a structured interview. Applicants may also be screened for some jobs through a narrative/application review, and/or a preliminary telephone interview. Applicants who do not address the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) in his or her application materials as stated in the vacancy announcement are automatically disqualified from consideration and must re-apply before the closing date to be considered for employment.

    The Office of Human Resources:

    - Reviews the applicant's application to ensure the proper materials are submitted.
    - Ensures that the application addresses all of the qualification requirements (mandatory and preferred) as stated in the vacancy announcement.
    - Determines whether the applicant meets the qualification requirements for the particular position and notifies the applicant about the status of his or her application.

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    Drug test required No

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