Lead Systems Administrator / Engineer
Company: United States Military Academy
Location: West Point
Posted on: September 20, 2022
About the Position:
The U.S. Military Academy, West Point, NY is an academic
institution located in the Hudson River Valley, 50 miles from New
York City. The historic site is the oldest continuously occupied
military post in America. West Point is a self-contained city with
housing, a Department of Public Works, libraries, hospital, fire
department, chapels, and restaurants. Employees have access to
Eisenhower Hall Theater, Hudson Valley's performing arts center,
and recreational facilities.
Perform a variety of functions relating to technical support and
guidance in the areas of web development, database development,
system administration, and technological innovation.
Serve as Lead Software Developer responsible for managing ongoing
web and database development projects, as well as, maintaining
existing web applications.
Coordinate, prioritize, and delegate web development tasks among
web development team to ensure on-time delivery of each web
development or maintenance project.
Develop and maintain MySQL/PostgreSQL databases supporting numerous
web applications, data collection, and data integration
Serve as Lead System Administrator responsible for deploying and
maintaining an on-premise and cloud enterprise architecture of over
25 Red Hat Enterprise, Windows Server, Linux and VMWare
ESXi/vSphere servers and enterprise storage. Implement enterprise
services including Apache web servers, MySQL database servers, SFTP
servers, statistical computing (R, SAS, and Stata) servers, and
NetApp network file storage.
Enforce compliance with Department of the Army and Department of
Defense information security and assurance standards to ensure
operational confidentiality, availability, and integrity of
Information Technology resources.
Evaluate hardware/software capabilities to satisfy automation
Investigate and analyze emerging information technologies and
commercial hardware/software products to identify and recommend
those appearing to have good potential for successful application
to current and projected operational requirements.
Conditions of Employment:
This position requires the incumbent be able to obtain and maintain
a determination of eligibility for a Secret security clearance or
access for the duration of employment. A background investigation
and credit check are required.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain
required certifications in accordance with Department of Defense
Publication 8570.01-M Information Assurance Workshop Improvement
Program within 6 months of entry into the position.
This position requires the incumbent to obtain and maintain Red Hat
Certified System Administrator or Red Hat Certified Engineer
certification within agency prescribed timeframes.
This position has a Temporary Duty (TDY) or business travel
requirement of 5% of the time.
Appointment to this position is subject to a two year probationary
period unless the appointee has previously met the requirements as
described in 5 CFR Part 315.
In order to qualify, you must meet the education and/or experience
requirements described below. Experience refers to paid and unpaid
experience, including volunteer work done through National Service
programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations
(e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual;
community; student; social). You will receive credit for all
qualifying experience, including volunteer experience. Your resume
must clearly describe your relevant experience; if qualifying based
on education, your transcripts will be required as part of your
Basic Requirement for Information Technology Specialist
(Internet/Data Management) :
Specialized and Other Experience: One year of specialized
experience which includes 1) managing, administrating, developing,
delivering, and/ or supporting information technology (IT) systems
or services; 2) planning, developing, and/or implementing systems
for the acquisition, storage, or retrieval of data; and, 3)
planning, designing, developing, testing, implementing, and/or
managing large scale web applications, data collection, and other
web-based initiatives. This definition of specialized experience is
typical of work performed at the next lower grade/level position in
the federal service (GS-12).
_The specialized experience must include, or be supplemented by,
information technology related experience (paid or unpaid
experience and/or completion of specific, intensive training, as
appropriate) which demonstrates each of the four competencies, as
(1) Attention to Detail - Is thorough when performing work and
conscientious about attending to detail. Examples of IT-related
experience demonstrating this competency include: completing
thorough and accurate work independently, even in the most
difficult or stressful situations; occasionally reviewing work
completed by others.
(2) Customer Service - Works with clients and customers (that is,
any individuals who use or receive the services or products that
your work unit produces, including the general public, individuals
who work in the agency, other agencies, or organizations outside
the Government) to assess their needs, provide information or
assistance, resolve their problems, or satisfy their expectations;
knows about available products and services; is committed to
providing quality products and services. Examples of IT-related
experience demonstrating this competency include: resolving routine
and non-routine problems, questions, or complaints; developing and
maintaining strong, mutually supportive working relationships with
customers; conducting evaluation of support to determine quality of
services and customer satisfaction, and recommending procedural
changes based on customer need or changes in policy and/or
(3) Oral Communication - Expresses information (for example, ideas
or facts) to individuals or groups effectively, taking into account
the audience and nature of the information (for example, technical,
sensitive, controversial); makes clear and convincing oral
presentations; listens to others, attends to nonverbal cues, and
responds appropriately. Examples of IT-related experience
demonstrating this competency include: convincingly conveying
complex information to customers; presenting thoughts that are
well-organized and demonstrating confidence in the facts and ideas;
adjusting style when working with individuals with different levels
of understanding; using various methods to explain and convey
(4) Problem Solving - Identifies problems; determines accuracy and
relevance of information; uses sound judgment to generate and
evaluate alternatives, and to make recommendations. Examples of
IT-related experience demonstrating this competency include:
solving complex or sensitive problems by developing and proposing
strategic alternatives; identifying possible conflicts and shared
benefits; helping team anticipate problems and identifying and
evaluating potential sources of information; providing feedback and
coaching to others to help solve problems; engaging appropriate
stakeholders when developing solutions in order to understand and
incorporate multiple perspectives and needs; evaluating the
effectiveness of decisions and adjusting future decisions as
Some federal jobs allow you to substitute your education for the
required experience in order to qualify. For this job, you must
meet the qualification requirement using experience alone--no
substitution of education for experience is permitted.
Male applicants born after December 31, 1959, must complete a
Pre-Employment Certification Statement for Selective Service
You will be required to provide proof of U.S. Citizenship.
Two year trial/probationary period may be required.
Direct Deposit of Pay is required.
This position is not eligible for regular and recurring telework.
This position is eligible for situational telework only, including
emergency and OPM prescribed "unscheduled telework". Situational
telework is approved on a case-by-case basis, where the hours
worked were not part of a previously approved, ongoing, and regular
telework schedule. Situational telework is sometimes also referred
to as episodic, intermittent, unscheduled, or ad-hoc telework.
This is a Career Program (CP) 34 - Information Technology/Cyber
Multiple positions may be filled from this announcement.
Salary includes applicable locality pay or Local Market
Veterans and Military Spouses will be considered along with all
Payment of Permanent Change of Station (PCS) costs is not
authorized, based on a determination that a PCS move is not in the
Information may be requested regarding the vaccination status of
selectees for the purposes of implementing workplace safety
protocols. For more information, visit
1. Your resume:
Your resume may be submitted in any format and must support the
specialized experience described in this announcement.
If your resume includes a photograph or other inappropriate
material or content, it will not be used to make eligibility and
qualification determinations and you may not be considered for this
For qualifications determinations your resume must contain hours
worked per week and the dates of employment (i.e., HRS per week and
month/year to month/year or month/year to present). If your resume
does not contain this information..... click apply for full job
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