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Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator

Job ID 6346
Job Location Grand Forks AFB - ND
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time

The Systems Administrator provides systems administrations support to the Air Combat Command (ACC), Communication Support Squadron (CSS), within the United States Air Force (USAF) product data environments. This position ensures servers, workstations, peripherals; communications devices and operating system/applications software are configured properly for network operation, are on-line, and are available to customers. Additionally, the Systems Administrator is responsible for Network Operations (Cyber Operations), Performance and Configuration Management.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned.


Responsible for the integration of CNI Core Competencies into daily functions, including: commitment to integrity, knowledge / quality of work, supporting financial goals of the company, initiative / motivation, cooperation / relationships, problem analysis / discretion, accomplishing goals through organization, positive oral / written communication skills, leadership abilities, commitment to Affirmative Action, reliability / dependability, flexibility and ownership / accountability of actions taken.

Ensures compliance with established policies and procedures.


Configuration Management

Configuration Management services IAW AFI 17-100.


Fault Management

Monitors and responds to Fault Monitoring Management services.


Collects data by monitoring and analysis of network behavior and reports such data as required by Air Force/DoD customers.


Provides monthly input to the Network Services Outage Report.


Air Force Unique IT Systems Support

Assists the government in the performance of system administration and database

configuration control and documentation support for customer support for unique systems.


Provides hardware maintenance of unique systems.


Executes technology insertion and system refresh required for unique systems as determined

by the Government.


System Administration (SA)

Provides SA for systems, servers, workstations, peripherals, communications devices and

software are on-line and supported.


Complies with the policies IAW AFI 17-100.

Performs the responsibilities delegated by the Network Ops Center (NOC)/Network Control

Center (NCC) to optimize performance and quality of service.


Ensures servers, workstations, peripherals, communications devices and operating

system/application software are properly configured for network operation, are on-line and are

available to customers.


Assigns and maintains user IDs and passwords. Administers user privileges on the system.

Performs routine system maintenance.


Works with the NOC/NCC to implement network security policies and procedures. 


Implements software patches and security fixes as required by the Air Force Network Operation and Security Center (AFNOSC) or program management office. 


Tests and validates the proper operation and configuration with appropriate patches and fixes,

as required above, prior to restoring any device to the network.


Ensures physical security of DoD Information Network (DoDIN) components.


Monitors difficulty reports, heads-up messages and system advisory notices.


Network Operations (Cyber Operations)

Includes administration/operations of network enterprise services.


Performance Management Services 

Provides Performance Management services IAW AFI 17-100, such as trend analysis, predictive modeling and use of other diagnostic tools.


Collects data to develop and report metrics that are approved by Air Force/DoD customers.


Provides input to monthly network services outage report that should include network service

outages, their duration, number of users impacted, etc.


Provides real-time system operational statistics for proactive management of network services.


Responsible for aiding in own self-development by being available and receptive to all training made available by the company.


Plans daily activities within the guidelines of company policy, job description and supervisor’s instruction in such a way as to maximize personal output. 


Responsible for keeping own immediate work area in a neat and orderly condition to ensure safety of self and coworkers.  Will report any unsafe conditions and/or practices to the appropriate supervisor and human resources.  Will immediately correct any unsafe conditions to the best of own ability.



Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum years of relevant experience as listed below; or an equivalent combination of experience/education.


Experience with Information Technology (IT) concepts, practices and procedures and be

certified IAW DoD 8570.01-M IAT II and industry standards.


Systems Administrator – 9B – Level 3 (required degree + 6 years of experience)

Systems Administrator – 8B – Level 2 (required degree + 4 years of experience)

Systems Administrator – 7B – Level 1 (required degree + 2 years of experience)



Must possess Department of Defense Top Secret Clearance

Must have MCSA or MCSE Certification



Working knowledge of systems administration processes and hardware and software components

Knowledge and understanding of the tools, concepts, practices and procedures of security incident management, threat intelligence and continuous monitoring

Knowledgeable of hardware and software capabilities and limitations supporting the functional system

Ability to troubleshoot basic computer hardware / software installations and issues, including Windows 7 and Windows 10 desktop operating systems

Skilled proficiency using and troubleshooting Microsoft Office Suite, Internet Explorer, and Adobe Acrobat

Verbal and written communication skills with solid reporting skills

Excellent customer service skills with ability to use tact in handling difficult individuals and/or situations

Detail-oriented with proven analytical and problem-solving skills

Ability to administer highly reliable systems solutions for delivering required business capabilities

Ability to utilize available tools and resources to resolve issues

Ability to clearly and concisely communicate / explain technical information to a broad range of people with varying levels of technical expertise

Ability to manage multiple projects and priorities as well as to meet specified deadlines

Ability to work effectively, both individually and in a team environment


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.



Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.



Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables iin situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.