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Internal Application: Systems Administrator #272

Engineering | Springfield, VA | Full Time

Job Description

*****Security Clearance required: Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph*****

Adhering to process and procedural directives, candidates will deliver high quality support to individuals and technical teams in order to facilitate the timely resolution of assignments and meet Service Level Agreements. Contributing to continuous service and quality improvement initiatives will be vital while working as a member of the Service Operations team.

Specific Functions

Performs a variety of activities which contributes the successful delivery of outcomes of the Service Operations Team. Requiring familiarity of the field of IT Service Management and expertise in the domain of ticket management and client engagement, which may include:

•Part of 24/7 shift team

•Interface effectively with the Service Desk, Customer, ITEMS UFS teams, Analysts, Project Managers and other Service Providers

•Triage and if possible resolve incident and service requests coming from Service Desk

•Route incidents and service requests to appropriate ITEMS UFS service queues

•Support request fulfillment management, event management, and incident management in coordination with the ESC. This includes coordination to create or modify ticket workflows within ServiceNow (future ITSM tool-sets) to support UFS

•Manage ITEMS UFS incident, escalations and request fulfillment queues to ensure SLA are met

•Raise, update and resolve specific UFS ticket types under direction from Operations Management 

•Contribute to monitoring the various channels of communications 

•Monitor many different systems using Truesight

•Identify and resolve assigned customer issues in a consultative manner

•Manage multiple work queues and assume responsibility for adhering to quality control practices

•Maintain and update required queue management governance registers

•Support Daily, weekly, monthly reporting on queue levels and ensuring work queues are maintained and controlled

•Source and analyze relevant subject matter documentation

•Participate in continuous service & quality improvement initiatives

•Identify and implement efficiencies to enhance service outcomes 

•Contribute to business improvement initiatives

•Ensure adherence to processes by employees for IT Support

•Other duties as required.


•Appropriate degree from an accredited university or equivalent experience/combined education, with professional experience and specialized training commensurate with assignment

•ITIL V3 Foundations Certificate desirable

•Knowledge of ITSM ticket systems (ServiceNow) and reporting functionality

•Experience in reporting on a variety of business processes and technologies used in service delivery

•Experience with flexible solution design for new and emergent reporting requirements

•High-level of experience using MS Office applications


Coupled with your education and practical experience, you will demonstrate a ‘can-do’, pro-active, approach with the ability to understand the business, identify issues and develop relationships to achieve objectives. 

•Some experience with relevant ITSM technologies and the environment

•Some understanding of ITIL Incident, Problem and Change Management, Request Fulfillment, and Release and Deployment processes

•Demonstrated ability in following direction and working as part of a team of professionals, with particular experience working within Project life-cycles

•Demonstrated ability to consistently produce excellent results in a complex environment

•Demonstrated ability to communicate successfully with internal and external stakeholders

•Experience in adapting to new technologies rapidly.

Skills and abilities

You will have strong communication skills (verbal and written), technical and interpersonal skills combined with the ability to work autonomously as well as contribute as a valued team member including: 

•Strong planning and organizational skills

•An ability to manage the resolution of basic technical issues 

•Strong initiative in developing and improving systems and procedures

•Strong problem solving skills

•Strong analytical skills with attention to detail

•Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective working relationships across all levels

•Ability to work effectively and efficiently in a fast pace environment

•Strong skills with relevant technologies and domains

•Demonstrated ability to follow direction, negotiate effectively, and communicate with excellence

•Proficient with MS Office applications.

Panama Work Schedule: The schedule would be Wed-Sat one week, Thu-Sat the other week. Hours are 0600-1800ET.

Summary Qualifications

Skills & Tasks: Exceptionally Complex - researches and evaluates new concepts and processes to improve performance. Analyzes cross-functional problem sets, identifies root causes and resolves issues. Assists more junior level technicians, specialists, and managers in their activities. Can perform all tasks of lower level technicians, specialists, and/or managers.

Individual Work / Teamwork or Leadership / Management: Leadership/ Management - Works individually, actively participates on integrated teams, and leads multiple tasks, projects or teams. Oversees and monitors performance, and when required, takes steps to resolve issues.

Guidance: Directs multiple teams through to project completion. Provides guidance and direction to lower level technicians, specialists, and managers.

Education/Min Years Experience: HS/GED -- 12 years experience, Associates -- 10 years experience, Bachelors -- 8 years experience, Masters -- 6 years experience, PhD -- 4 years experience