Systems Network Engineer

Washington, D.C
Jul 14, 2019
Jul 16, 2019
Full Time


The Systems Network Engineer is mainly responsible for the support & management of the server & network infrastructure. This position will support Microsoft technologies such as Windows Server 2008/2012/2016 operating systems within the VMware infrastructure & cloud environments, Exchange Server, Active Directory & Office 365 (O365). Please view the original announcement by following the link below:
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Provide support & management of the court's server & network infrastructure. Oversee the design, maintenance, & planning of all new, & existing server environments. Identify server requirements, develop technical solutions, & implement new projects in a timely manner. Install, configure, maintain, & monitor server infrastructure to ensure high availability, security & performance.

Develop, maintain & revise all documentation necessary to design, develop, modify, install, implement & support new &/or existing infrastructure.

Maintain & monitor backup jobs to ensure all the required file systems & system data are successfully backed up. Assess the impacts of security patches & perform monthly security patches on the servers.

Help prepare & architect the migration of the existing Exchange environment into an O365 cloud. Replicate mission critical systems into a cloud environment.

Assist the Help Desk & Application Development teams with IT technical support in a Windows/Linux environment on an as-needed basis.

Additional position information:

After the completion of an initial evaluation period of one year, this position will have the option of teleworking one day per week. Duties will occasionally require working non-business hours (weekends & after hours). Physical effort will be involved in equipment installation, determining proper cable routes & connections, & moving, connecting & troubleshooting equipment. The ability to lift a minimum of twenty pounds is required.

Travel Required

Occasional travel - (Training, Conferences, etc.).

Supervisory status

Promotion Potential


Conditions of Employment

This is an Excepted Appointment and At Will position. Federal government civil service classifications or regulations do not apply. All offers of employment are provisional pending successful completion of a background check or investigation and a favorable employment suitability determination. This position is subject to Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) for payroll deposit. The incumbent selected for this position will be subject to a one year probationary period after which telework opportunities may be considered, at the manager's discretion.

Must be a U. S. citizen or eligible to work in the United States. Non-citizens may be interviewed and considered for employment, but employment offers will only be made to individuals who qualify under one of the exceptions in 8 U.S.C.§ 1324b(a)(3)(B). Under 8 U.S.C.§1324b(a)(3)(B), a lawful permanent resident seeking citizenship may not apply for citizenship until he or she has been a permanent resident for at least five years (three years if seeking naturalization as a spouse of a citizen), at which point he or she must apply for citizenship within six months of becoming eligible, and must complete the process within two years of applying (unless there is a delay caused by the processors of the application). Non-citizens who have not been permanent residents for five years will be required to execute an affidavit that they intend to apply for citizenship when they become eligible to do so.


Required Qualifications

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible IT experience that provided thorough knowledge of the theories, principles, practices, & skills required in server & desktop virtualization & Windows/Linux server support & maintenance, including the latest developments in systems hardware & software, systems security.
  • To be considered for the CL 28 (GS 12) level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CL 27 (GS 11).
  • To be considered for the CL 29 (GS 13) level, applicants must possess at least one year of specialized experience at or equivalent to the CL 28 (GS 12).
The successful candidate will possess the following competencies:
  • A strong background & working experience with virtualization & VDI deployments (VMware vSphere 6.X & Horizon View 6.X).
  • A strong working knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server OS environment.
  • Excellent communication (both oral & written) & organizational skills.
  • The ability to exercise innovative & creative skills to solve challenging issues.
  • The ability to multi-task & work effectively under pressure as well the ability to work both independently & in a team environment.
Preferred Education & Experience

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Engineering, Computer Science, Information Systems or a Telecommunications related field.

Working experience with Linux systems (Red Hat OS) & any networking experience related to Cisco network infrastructure, wireless access points, VLANs, VOIP, firewalls & LAN/WAN connectivity is desired. MCSE & VMware certifications are also desired.


Please read the "Qualifications" section.

Additional information

The court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

How You Will Be Evaluated

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

Applicants will be evaluated based upon review of their qualifications and the application package.

Background checks and security clearance

Security clearance
Not Required

Drug test required

Required Documents

Please read the "How To Apply" section.

If you are relying on your education to meet qualification requirements:

Education must be accredited by an accrediting institution recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in order for it to be credited towards qualifications. Therefore, provide only the attendance and/or degrees from schools accredited by accrediting institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education .

Failure to provide all of the required information as stated in this vacancy announcement may result in an ineligible rating or may affect the overall rating.

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