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Windows System Administrator (Backup)

Idaho National Laboratory

Location: US
Position Type:
Rqd Education:
Rqd Experience: 5+ years
Date Posted: December 6, 2022
Reference Code: 18815
Does a career focused on changing the world's energy future intrigue you? If so, we might have just the opportunity you're looking for!
Idaho National Laboratory's (INL) Infrastructure group is seeking forward-thinking professionals interested in exploring a career as a Windows System Administrator (Backup)! This team works a hybrid 9x80 schedule located at our Idaho Falls facility with every other Friday off.
Responsibilities Include:
  • Support over 600 Windows 2016, 2019, and current servers OS environments running SQL Server, Microsoft IIS, and standalone applications. Administer and maintain both physical and virtual servers. Use technical skills to build new servers per standard practices.
  • Manage Active Directory groups, permissions, and file shares. Monitor server performance for maximum availability. Maintain server security through vulnerability monitoring, resolving vulnerabilities, and patching server.
  • Administrator of the enterprise backup systems. Ensure all servers are backed up each night. Solve issues that arise. Maintain and upgrade the backup systems to ensure they operate correct.
  • Backup the VMWare SME in the support of the virtual server environment. Help maintain the security of the environment through activities such as monthly patching.
  • Coordinate the DMZ server request process, which includes the request, configuration review, server build, security hardening, solve, approvals, and deployment. Track request as it progresses through each stage. Coordinate and communicate with the requesters and those performing each task.
  • Assuming responsibilities for coordinating data centers. Coordinate with customers across the lab on the placement of their servers in the data center to ensure optimization of space and power. Respond to emerging issues, such as, power loss.
  • Provides solutions to a diverse scope of problems. Knowledgeable in the intricacies of the Windows servers and virtual environments.
  • Possess sound technical judgement in the selection of methods and techniques. Provides input into complex issues.
  • Responsible for completing specific projects and efforts on time and within budget.
  • Responsible for organizing own work based on Lab and organizational priories and with minimal supervision.
Minimum Requirements:
  • Level 2- Bachelor of Science degree and 2 years' relevant experience, Master's degree and 1 year experience or 10 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree.
  • Level 3- Bachelor of Science degree and 5 years' relevant experience, Master's degree and 3 years' experience or 13 years relevant work experience in lieu of degree.
  • This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy "L" clearance, which requires US Citizenship.
  • Must have at least two years' experience administering Windows servers.
  • Experience in Active Directory managing groups, permissions, and file shares.
  • Experience patching servers and remediating vulnerabilities.
  • Experience working with customers to meet their requests or resolve their problems.
  • Must have two years' experience with scripting languages
  • Experience working with enterprise backup solutions
  • Experience working with data center hardware
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills for working customers.
Job Information
  • Salary Grade 190 ($68,820 - $113,644) / Salary Grade 210 ($91,032 - $150,156)
  • Chosen applicants are required to show a demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • TDP: Testing designated position; It will be required to submit to a pre-employment drug screen and periodic drug testing throughout the term of employment.
  • Multi-Level: This is a multi-level posting, and the selected candidate will be placed at the appropriate level dependent on depth and breadth of demonstrable experience and skills.
INL Overview:
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities, and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
INL Mission:
Our mission is to discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy solutions, other clean energy options and critical infrastructure.
INL Vision:
Our vision is to change the world's energy future and secure our nation's critical infrastructure.
Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL men born after December 31, 1959, must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). For more information see www.sss.gov.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
INL is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide EEO to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
Reasonable Accommodation:
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Other Information:
When applying to positions please provide your resume and answer all questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for consideration.
INL does not accept resumes from third party vendors unsolicited.
Benefits & Salary:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and a phenomenal benefits package. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview
About this Employer

Part of the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s complex of national laboratories, INL performs work in each of the strategic goal areas: energy, national security, science & environment. INL is the nation’s leading center for nuclear energy research & development.