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Jr. Sys Admin/Desktop Support in Williamsville, NY at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 3/15/2019

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Job Description

Job #:  886577

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Position: Desktop Support
Location: Williamsville, NY 

Duration: 6 months - Opportunity to go permanent 

Clearance: Must be able to obtain and hold a DHS EOD Clearance (will take 8-12 weeks to obtain)

Experience: 2-4 years of professional IT experience required 


Associate Systems Administrator reports to a Supervisor and/or Technical Manager and provides IT Field Operations support for 24x7 LANs and associated applications, peripherals, connectivity and end-users in a Service Desk - Tier II environment.  This position relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job while working independently or under immediate supervision.  A certain degree of creativity and latitude is required. 


  • Monitor the Remedy ticket queues, troubleshoot and resolve assigned hardware, software and LAN/WAN trouble tickets.
  • Fulfill Service Requests such as workstation moves, software installations and equipment configuration changes.
  • Verify with the customer that the issue has been resolved to their satisfaction.
  • Update tickets following a documentation standard template, stating or restating the Issue, Actions Taken, and Next Actions Needed.
  • Create Active Directory computer and user accounts.
  • Assist in managing Windows Server 2008-2012 configurations, security patches and applications.
  • Provide support for VPN connectivity via Cisco VPN client and RSA token and/or smartcard.
  • Consult and coordinate activities with Engineering, Security, and Service Desk personnel.
  • Communicate plans, progress, and issues in a timely manner.
  • Participate in the weekly on-call duty rotation, providing after-hours support to customers and supported equipment.
  • Support peripheral devices including scanners and printers.
  • Support mobile devices such as iPhones, iPads, Androids, Tablets and Air Cards.
  • Support business continuity plans and site readiness.
  • Maintain system backups utilizing Symantec NetBackup, and regularly conduct testing of restored data.
  • Documents, tracks and monitors all problems and requests to ensure a timely resolution.
  • Consistently meets the service target objectives and ticket resolution rates.
  • Performs other duties or special projects as assigned.


Knowledge and Skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with management and all levels of the customer’s organization to identify needs, evaluate solutions, identify opportunities for improvement and build customer relationships.
  • Demonstrated initiative with a strong sense of urgency and purpose.
  • Proven success in the development of customer-centric solutions.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of industry best practices and the ability to understand complex and advanced technical concepts.
  • Demonstrated success in customer service and relationship building.
  • Ability to complete multiple projects simultaneously, and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of operating systems and office productivity software (Preferred: Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office, SharePoint, and Adobe Acrobat)
  • Familiarity with WAN devices, circuits, cabling, voice communication systems and facilities management.
  • Working knowledge of operating endpoint management tools (Preferred: SCCM, BigFix, Tivoli, LANDesk, or Altiris)
  • Experience using IT Service Management software (Preferred: Remedy, HEAT, Siebel, Unicenter or ServiceNow)
  • Must be able to bend, kneel, stretch, crawl and lift or move up to 50 pounds.


  • Required Education: High School (Desired: Associates Degree in Information Technology or related field)
  • Required Work Experience:  2-4 years of experience providing technical support
  • Desired Professional Certifications: MCSE, MCITP, A+, Security+ and/or Network+ 









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