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Systems Administrator Intermediate – Springfield, VA (#14260)

Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions (CNOS) provides a complete line of medical equipment and supplies along with innovative office products and services to businesses and health care facilities throughout North America. Wholly owned by Cherokee Nation, Cherokee Nation Operational Solutions is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses’ family of companies.

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We are seeking a Systems Administrator Intermediate who is responsible for assisting leadership in determining tactical and strategic direction of the organization as it relates to emerging system support technologies; researches, analyzes, and recommends new system support technologies, tools, and techniques; and provides technical support for operational initiatives through participation in proposals and operational studies.  The position will be responsible for the administration and support of our existing Windows OS, SCCM, in-house applications and MSSQL servers; possess an understanding of VMware infrastructure and VDI administration; and experience in building and maintaining virtual servers.

Systems Administrator Intermediate

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Plan, architect, implement, document and maintain system infrastructure enhancements and new technologies.
  • Support customers and employees via email, telephone, and face-to-face interaction.
  • Provide software maintenance (updates, installation, security patches).
  • Maintain system backup procedures.
  • On-call and after-hours duties.
  • Train users in conversion of systems.
  • Performs troubleshooting for servers and related resources; gathers the information, assess the problem, determine the resources, and leads the resolution.
  • Implements maintenance on assigned server hardware/software; applies upgrades, services packs, and repairs.
  • Manage backups for recovery purposes.
  • Participates in project planning for system services.
  • Build/Administer virtual servers and virtual desktops through VMware ESX server.
  • Provide administration, documentation, and implementation expertise in OS best practices, including managing highly available servers (web, application, database and application clustering) and writing administration policies.
  • Configure/administer primarily Windows servers and Internet Technologies and protocols such as DNS, Mail, HTTP, and DHCP.
  • On-call availability on a team rotation. 
  • Performs other job related duties as required.

Supervisory/Management Authority

  • No supervisory or management authority.

Education and/or Experience

  • Requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems, or related field of study and 2 years of IT experience in a mid- to large-sized environment.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Possess knowledge of basic networking protocols and methodologies.
  • Must have understanding of VMware infrastructure and VDI administration.
  • Communication skills, highly organized, work well under pressure and handle multiple projects at once.
  • Possess strong organizational and prioritization skills.
  • Be self-motivated, positive, can-do approach and team player.
  • Will involve physical labor, mental and visual efforts due to the nature of the job.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods.
  • Must have dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, power tools, and to handle other computer components.
  • Needs to be able to lift and transport moderately heavy objects, such as chassis, blades, physical servers and other compute/storage related equipment.
  • Valid driver’s license and insurance required.

Work Environment

  • This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.  

With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!

Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, gender identity and sexual orientation. If you’d like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please copy and paste the links to the following two sites: EEO Statement | EEO Poster

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We maintain an Affirmative Action Plan for the purpose of proactively seeking employment and advancement for qualified protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Upon request, we will schedule time to make our Affirmative Action Plan accessible. If you are interested, please submit a written request with the email subject line: 2018 Request to View Affirmative Action Plan to the Compliance Administrator at “” This email box is not for resumes or follow up on job applications.