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Systems Administrator

Washington, DC 20004
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Civilian, State and Local

Perspectas Civilian, State and Local segment partners with the U.S. Federal Civilian State and Local governments to provide infrastructure services, business solutions, and digital transformation services that help them achieve policy objectives and integrate citizen-centric services.


Perspecta is supporting the Federal Protective Service agency of the Department of Homeland Security. We are supporting law enforcement personnel in their mission to keep federal employees and civilians safe and secure.

We are seeking an experience Systems Administrator to provide administrative and engineering services and support to DHS FPS applications. Will work with users to define requirements; write specifications to document application requirements; create requirement traceability matrix to aide testers during development; and validate code design and ensure code written to DHS or industry best practices. Will aid developers to ensure they understand user requirements and deliver a system that meets the user needs.

Will support Project Managers and provide application information needed to support systems development, maintenance and fielding; will create documentation to support milestone approvals, application management and ATO approval; will support operating system and services upgrades and server patching needed to maintain the system security posture; and develop plans and support tasks to move applications from development to production in a virtual cloud environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Applying SCCM pushed patches and rebooting servers during off-peak hours
  • Patching servers manually when they dont get updates from the SCCM servers
  • Conducting vulnerability assessments of FPS applications and servers
  • Collaborating with ISSOs, Sys Admins, Developers, test team and DBAs to identify and resolve application issues
  • Maintain and build VMWARE VSphere virtual cloud servers for FPS systems.
  • Provide systems engineering support to hardware and software refresh projects, project planning and preparation of scope of work
  • Maintain on SharePoint, a detailed, up to date and easily accessible hardware/software inventory FPS systems for which Perspectais responsible
  • Coach, train and mentor teams members to ensure delivery of quality products using DHS and industry best practices
  • Work closely with the project management team, along with the onsite team partners, to identify solutions to increase efficiency and better secure FPS systems.
  • Notify the government when it is time to upgrade hardware or software that is at end of life due to warranty expiration or discontinuation of software support
  • Ensure client operations are in compliance including working with management to achieve compliance when new DHS or industry guidelines are issued
  • Diagnose, resolve, monitor, and validate systems during software deployments
  • Maintain production applications and managed SOAs and monitor metric performance
  • Develop business continuity plans for client including recommendations for data redundancy, backup and archival solutions
  • Assist with the migration of applications from physical to virtual server environments
  • Maintain the Concept of Operations (CONOPS) and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) associated with the use of the network operations tools
  • Participate in the administration and maintenance of the remote monitoring and management system:
    • Update agent scripts
    • Respond to alerts
    • Monitor dashboard
    • Periodic system review



  • Requires minimum of 5+ years experience in the IT field and 2+ years performing systems administration and systems engineering tasks, Bachelors Degree in a technical discipline is desired.
  • Experience applying SCCM pushed patches and rebooting servers; experience patching servers manually when they dont get updates from the SCCM servers
  • Experience conducting vulnerability assessments of applications and servers
  • Experience maintaining and building VMWARE VSphere virtual cloud servers
  • Experience developing business continuity plans to include making recommendations for data redundancy, backup and archival solutions.
  • Experience reviewing CONOPS and reviewing processes
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Should have strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interface effectively with a broad range of people and roles.
  • US Citizenship required and eligibility to obtain DHS Public Trust Security Clearance.
  • Current DHS EOD is preferred.

About Perspecta

What matters to our nation, is what matters to us. At Perspecta, everything we do, from conducting innovative research to cultivating strong relationships, supports one imperative: ensuring that your work succeeds. Our company was formed to bring a broad array of capabilities to all parts of the public sectorfrom investigative services and IT strategy to systems work and next-generation engineering.

Our promise is simple: never stop solving our nations most complex challenges. And with a workforce of approximately 14,000, more than 48 percent of which is cleared, we have been trusted to do just that, as a partner of choice across the entire sector.

Perspecta is anAA/EEOEmployer - Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

As a government contractor, Perspecta abides by the following provision

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of the other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractors legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c).



  • Information Technology
Posted: 2020-06-30 Expires: 2020-07-30

With offerings in mission services, digital transformation and enterprise operations, our team of 14,000 engineers, analysts, investigators and architects work tirelessly to create innovative solutions. We have the expertise and experience not only to devise solutions, but to execute on them successfully.

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