Server Support Techniciian - Seattle, WA

Employer: Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Please note: This position is open until filled and the first review of applications will be conducted on April 15th, 2019. The hiring authority reserves the right to fill this position anytime after the first review date.

The Opportunity:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) Ferries Division has an immediate need for an experienced IT professional to fill the vacancy of Server Support Technician in Seattle, WA. This position is tasked with providing technical support, creating technical documentation, establishing standard operating procedures, and cross-training team members. This is a great opportunity for someone that has technical expertise in server operating system management, active directory administration, VMware administration, Hewlett Packard BladeSystem and Virtual Connect technology, storage area networks, backup and recovery, and system and application monitoring.

At WSDOT, we value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds, and perspectives while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. To learn more, please watch the following video: Why WSDOT?

Note: This is an in-training position that offers a career path and on-the-job training. This position allows you to progress through the Information Technology Specialist field, and achieve the goal class of an Information Technology Specialist 5. Candidates will be considered as an Information Technology Specialist 3, 4 or 5, depending on their qualifications. The salary levels for each are:

Information Technology Specialist 3: $54,924 - $73,908 annually
Information Technology Specialist 4: $60,636 - $81,516 annually
Information Technology Specialist 5: $66,888 - $90,000 annually

This position will perform the following work:
Responsible for the administration, installation, maintenance, monitoring, and troubleshooting of all Ferries Division systems, server applications, and datacenter facilities; including terminal and vessel installations.
Advise customers, managers, and other IT Division staff on matters relevant to the utilization and reliability of services in their area of expertise.
Provides consulting on system design, installation, troubleshooting, new component testing and product recommendations.
Manages asset maintenance agreements and equipment lifecycle replacement planning.
Plans and coordinates implementation and maintenance activities with management, stakeholders and in compliance with established procedures.
Develop and maintain system documentation in designated specialties area. Provide knowledge transfer, training, and mentorship in designated areas of responsibility.

The requirements for this position are:
4 years of experience supporting the operation of an enterprise-level server infrastructure including Windows Operating Systems, Active Directory, and Virtualization Technology.

An ideal candidate for this position will have:
Bachelor of Science in an Information Technology field.
Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert - 2008 or higher.
Expert Level knowledge of Storage area network management.
Expert level knowledge of the Microsoft Windows Server operating systems.
Senior to Expert Level Datacenter management skills.
Senior to Expert Level knowledge of Microsoft SQL Server.
Senior level knowledge of Microsoft's PowerShell scripting language.

How to Apply:
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. To be considered for this position you will need to answer the supplemental questions as well as attach a cover letter and resume. Your cover letter should describe how your experience, training and education make you a viable and competitive candidate for this position.

Contact us:
For inquiries about this position, please contact Erik Lunke at lunkee@wsdot.wa.gov. Please reference recruitment number 19DOT-HQ-04390e.

WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, persons of disability, persons over 40 years of age, disabled and Vietnam era veterans, and people of all sexual orientations and gender identities are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed recruiter. WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit https://www.uscis.gov/.

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Location: Seattle, WA
Application Method: Online
Base Pay: $66,888 - $90,000 YR

Posted on April 29, 2019
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