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System Administrator in Tampa, FL at APEX Systems

Date Posted: 12/7/2018

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Job Description

Job #:  911721

Apex Systems, America’s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a Systems Administrator with a DoD client in Tampa, FL. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability.

If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Tessa Moulds, Government Services Recruiter, via
Candidates must be US Citizens and possess an active Top Secret/SCI clearance per a condition of employment. 

Location: Tampa, FL

Terms: Permanent

Job Title: Systems Administrator


The U.S. Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) is responsible for organizing, training, equipping, and employing all U.S. Special Operations Forces. USSOCOM, headquartered at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, FL, and comprised of a headquarters, four Components (U.S. Army Special Operations Command [USASOC]; Naval Special Warfare Command [NAVSPECWARCOM]; Air Force Special Operations Command [AFSOC] and Marine Corps Special Operations Command [MARSOC]), a sub-unified command (Joint Special Operations Command [JSOC]), and Theater Special Operations Commands (TSOCs).

The objective of SITEC II is to provide information technology services for global Special Operations Forces (SOF). The effort will provide specific requirements at the Task Order level, but includes activities such as:

  • Enable and improve IT in support of mission operations and customer satisfaction
  • Provide reliable SIE core services worldwide
  • Provide flexible and scalable services for all SOF site-unique requirements
  • Foster innovation while providing an agile approach to insert new technologies
  • Establish flexible and scalable contracts
  • Align SIE services with the Joint Information Environment


Info Sec Engineer III – Federal (aka Systems Administrator (SA)) performs tier one and two network support in accordance with SOCOM Information Enterprise (SIE) Operational Order (OPORD). SA requirements vary depending on system complexity, types of operating and network systems being supported, and size of organization. A background in the specific types of hardware and software systems used by the Government is required. SA must possess strong problem-solving, analytical and communication skills, in addition to in-depth technical knowledge of the Government’s systems. SA monitors and controls one or more mid-range application servers, studies program operating instructions to determine equipment setup and operations, and continuously observes operation of assigned applications and storage devices to monitor system operation and determines the point of failure. SA manipulates systems in accordance with standard procedures to continue operations when individual units of a system malfunction. SA confers with software systems engineering or applications programming personnel in the event that errors require a change of instructions or sequences of operations. SA maintains operating records such as machine performance and production reports.



  • Strong communication skills and effective listening skills
  • Capable of independent work with little to no supervision
  • Function as part of a team and can follow processes and procedures
  • Self-disciplined, self-starter who can successfully identify, resolve, and communicate issues with systems infrastructure and applications


  • Professional experience with server operating systems, server management, backup systems, and server security software
  • In-depth knowledge of server hardware from vendors such as HP, Dell, IBM, and Cisco to include rack and blade solutions
  • Ability to manage local and remote server environments, to perform system maintenance of applications and infrastructure


  • Installing operating system software, patches, and upgrades
  • Configuring, optimizing, fine-tuning, and monitoring operating system software and hardware
  • Analyzing, troubleshooting and resolving system hardware, software, and networking issues
  • Performing system backups and recovery
  • Conducting server builds


  • Identify and address performance degradations, outages, and risks associated with monitored services
  • Communicate issues to appropriate stakeholders in a clear, concise, and timely manner
  • Engage additional support levels in a timely manner to minimize down time
  •  EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Minimum of four years of Systems Administrator experience
  •  TRAVEL: Some CONUS and OCONUS travel may be required
  •  PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Lifting up to 25lbs. Extended periods of sitting
  •    CompTIA Security+
  • Bachelors or Equivalent in Information Systems
  • Associates or Equivalent in Information Systems









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