MAXIMUS is a leading operator of government health and human services programs and has partnered with state, federal and local governments to provide critical, high quality health and human service programs to a diverse array of communities. Operating under MAXIMUS’s founding mission of Helping Government Serve the People® since 1975, MAXIMUS Federal Services is entirely focused on helping government agencies run programs cost-effectively and serve program constituents with improved outcomes. By being a responsible steward for government programs, we help the federal government deliver on its promises through our people, process and technology. Our focus is always on outcomes and results that connect citizens more effectively with government services.
The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA’s) Office of Satellite and Product Operations (OSPO) maintains two primary constellations of environmental satellites: polar-orbiting and geostationary satellites. Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellites (POES) missions contain sensors that generally support longer-range weather forecasting and climate research. POES spacecraft are in a low-earth orbit which enables the collection of data from remote ocean areas, never more than six hours old, which fill forecast model gaps in data gathered by conventional methods. Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) missions provide imagery and soundings in support of short-range warning and “nowcasting.” GOES spacecraft view of the earth provides for constant monitoring of the atmospheric triggers that forecast such severe weather conditions as tornadoes, flash floods, hurricanes, and hailstorms. OSPO ingests, processes and distributes environmental data and information received for the POES and GOES satellites to OPSO’s customers.
The MAXIMUS Satellite Missions Operation and Maintenance Support (SMOMS) contract provides support to OSPO in achieving their mission to manage and direct the operations of NOAA’s GOES and POES satellites; operationally command, control and track NOAA and partnership satellites; ingest, process and distribute satellite products; ensure that security, availability, reliability, timeliness and quality requirements are met; and operate and maintain additional satellites as required to support the overall NOAA mission to understand and predict changes in climate, weather and coasts.
MAXIMUS is seeking a Systems Administrator II to join our team in Suitland, MD. This position will install new software releases and system upgrades as well as evaluate and install patches and resolve software-related problems. Work after hours and at other NOAA facilities may be required periodically.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
•Install new software releases and system upgrades
•Evaluate and install patches and resolve software-related problems
•Perform system backups and recovery
•Maintain data files and monitor system configuration to ensure data integrity
•Maintain responsibility for system security and data integrity
•Assign passwords and monitor use of resources
•Produce IT Security artifacts, business reports, data call reports, forms, etc.
•Perform additional duties as assigned
Education and Experience Requirements:
•Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university required, equivalent years of experience will be considered in lieu of degree
•At least four (4) years of system administration experience required
•At least four (4) years of system upgrade and evaluating and installing patches experience required
•At least four (4) years of system backup recovery experience required
•Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio and Project)
•Experience managing Windows Domain Controllers
•Experience managing Active Directory
•Experience using Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) patch server
•Experience implementing Group Policy
•Strong verbal and written communication skills
•Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
•Highly detail-oriented and productivity-oriented
•Organized, timely, and customer service-oriented
•Ability to work well independently and in a team setting
•Adaptability, flexibility and ability to deal with ambiguity and change
•Excellent attention to detail and good analytical skills
•Government experience preferred
•Experience with the following preferred: Gluster administration, Logical Volume Manager (LVM), Stornext Filesystem, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Satellite Server, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5, 6, 7, Red Hat Certified System Administrator (RHCSA), SolarWinds - TripWire
•Ability to sit for up to 80% of time
•Ability to lift or carry objects up to 5 lbs.
•Work is performed in an office environment with a low to moderate noise level
Additional requirements as per contract/client:
•Ability to obtain and maintain a Public Trust Security Clearance