Job Overview





IT Specialist (SYSADMIN)

Boise, Idaho

Appointment Type: Indefinite

PD #:D1618000

Series/Grade: GS-2210-11/11

Salary Range: $61,137.00-$79,478.00

*Candidates will have to obtain and maintain a Secret Security Clearance*

*Candidates must initially have a current DoD 8570.01-M IAT III certificate or be able to obtain within 6 months of hire.


*PCS is not authorized*

MEMBERSHIP IN THE NATIONAL GUARD IS REQUIRED FOR DUAL STATUS ONLY:  This is an Excepted Service position that requires membership in the Idaho National Guard as a condition of employment.  Selectee will be required to wear the military uniform.  Acceptance of an Excepted Service position constitutes concurrence with these requirements as a condition of employment.  Loss of military membership will result in immediate loss of your full-time military technician position.


Current members of the Idaho Army National Guard.

Application materials must be received by Monday, April 17, 2017.  Failure to provide complete information may result in your not receiving consideration for this position. Please refer to the Qualifications and Evaluations section to understand the requirements. 


MAJOR DUTIES: (Detailed duties are on the Position Description available at the Human Resources Office)

This position is located in an information management organization.  The purpose of the position is to serve as a systems administrator on one or more of the systems maintained/administered throughout the state.  The systems administered involve multiple computers that use multiple operating systems.  The incumbent is responsible for installing and testing the system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting and maintaining server hardware and software. 


--Develops, modifies, and tests overall system backup and recovery strategies for assigned systems. 

--Serves as a technical focal point for the installation and configuration of hardware and software on personal computers and for personal data assistants associated with assigned systems.

--Serves as a systems administrator responsible for planning, coordinating, modifying, implementing, and troubleshooting in order to meet customer needs.  Work pertains to the administration of all systems, including a myriad of associated hardware platforms, software applications and numerous interfaces included in the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN).

--Serves as a technical focal point on multiple operating systems and computer platforms.  Provides technical assistance and advice to personnel involved in system design, programming, database design, and modifying commercially developed software.  Determines equipment and communications requirements and interfaces with other systems.  Evaluates machine usage and develops plans for the necessary acquisition to support future automation (hardware and software) requirements.

--Analyzes, evaluates, and recommends hardware/software changes to various computer systems.  Considers factors such as compatibility with standard systems, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment.  Installs, configures and tests products and equipment being reviewed.

--Develops guidelines, standard operating procedures (SOPs), bulletins and flyers regarding the operation/use of assigned C4 systems, services, and activities.  Analyzes policies, regulations, and system provisions governing standard operating systems and provides assistance and advisory services to users .

--Implements systems software changes, operating system releases and maintains the operational status of systems.  Coordinates with system developers to resolve solutions to hardware and/or software malfunctions.

--Performs security management in accordance with National Guard Bureau (NGB) regulations and state policies.  Reviews and implements local policies regarding system access, network rights, and physical access to systems and equipment.

--Implements state policy relating to systems storage requirements.  Designs and modifies the storage structure and correlation between systems.  Modifies system parameters on multiple operating systems, integrating the use of Storage Area Networks (SAN), to achieve maximum system efficiency.

--Provides input to the state Continuity of Operation Plan (COOP) procedures for system disaster recovery.  COOP recovery includes reestablishment of systems at multiple sites and locations.

--Troubleshoots problems and implements changes on multiple computer platforms.  Diagnoses system failures to isolate source of problems between equipment, system software, and application programs.

--Plans and schedules the installation of new or modified hardware, operating systems, and software applications.  Considers factors such as compatibility, conversion or implementation costs, and impact on existing equipment.

--Performs other duties as assigned.


Travel Required

  • Not Required

Relocation Authorized

  • No