1042 Linux Systems Engineer

IS Engineer-Journey

Recruitment #PEX-1042-097893

Introduction

Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately as this recruitment may close at any time but not earlier than August 2, 2019. This position is open until filled.

 

Department:

The Department of Technology is the centralized technology services provider within San Francisco City & county government, delivering technology infrastructure and services to approximately 33,000 employees and 800,000 residents. The department has an annual operating budget of over $130M and contains over 200 employees. Core service areas include: Infrastructure and Operations, Technology Security, Service Delivery & Management, Enterprise Applications, Project Management Office, Public Safety Systems & wiring, Technology Administration, Policy & Governance and IT Public Communications.

Position:

The City and County of San Francisco, Department of Technology (DT), is seeking an experienced Linux Systems Administrator to help support our expanding Linux Infrastructure. This crucial position will be responsible for the effective operation, maintenance of the growing Enterprise Linux deployment & associated subsystems.

 

Essential Duties:

  • Providing Linux OS and Windows Server administration skills to maintain, manage, administer access, control and perform upgrades of the server infrastructure supporting all business and infrastructure host.
  • Installing and hardening Linux operating systems and for applying security and recommended patches on a regularly scheduled basis
  • Manage Linux and Windows VMs utilizing VMWare Vcenter and associated tools
  • Use automation tools such as Ansible
  • Provide technical knowledge and configuration of Linux and Windows OS
  • Install, configure and administration of Linux Virtual Machines
  • Provide Journey level knowledge in configuration and support of Linux OEL, RHEL, CentOS and Solaris Operating System
  • Configure network, vlans, storage and server virtualization technologies.
  • Performing system modifications to accommodate hardware and OS version upgrades
  • Troubleshooting of system performance in collaboration with application support, database administration and network administration groups.
  • Collaborate with other City departments in datacenter disaster recovery plan, including remote hot site replication of critical infrastructure
  • Working in close collaboration with the Department of Technology staff in the support and maintenance of the network, security and hardware support teams to accomplish desired results
  • Participating in on-call rotation and maintenance of server support and performing other duties as assigned
  • Ability to thrive in time-sensitive, results oriented environment
  • Managing storage allocation and back-up/recovery operations
  • Proven ability to automate tasks and maintenance with a combination of custom scripts & other tools.
  • Cross-train in various support areas in order to provide assistance during afterhours on-call rotation
  • Assist in developing best practices and procedures
  • Help support Level 1, 2, 3, troubleshooting with 24x7 support
  • Assist in researching, recommending and implementing systems upgrades and fixes

Job Type:

The Permanent Exempt - Full Time position is excluded by the Charter from the competitive civil service examination process and shall serve at the discretion of the appointment officer. The anticipated duration of this project position is thirty-six (36) months and will not result in an eligible list or permanent civil service hiring.

 

Nature of Work:

Incumbent must be willing to work a 40-hour week as determined by the department.

 

Work Location:

Incumbent will conduct the majority of work at the Department of Technology, One South Van Ness Avenue, 2nd Floor. However, there may be situations where the incumbent will be required to work at other sites throughout the City of San Francisco as necessary.

 

 

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
An associate degree in computer science or a closely related field from an accredited college or university OR its equivalent in terms of total course credits/units [i.e., at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter credits/units with a minimum of twenty (20) semester or thirty (30) quarter credits/units in computer science or a closely-related field].

Experience:
One (1) year of experience analyzing, installing, configuring, enhancing, and/or maintaining the components of an enterprise network.

Substitution:
Additional experience as described above may be substituted for the required degree on a year-for-year basis (up to a maximum of two (2) years). One (1) year is equivalent to thirty (30) semester units/r forty-five (45) quarter units with a minimum of 10 semester / 15 quarter units in computer science or a closely related field.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Linux SysOps Infrastructure Support Engineer background
  • UNIX-related network services
  • TCP/IP networking
  • DHS and HTTP(s)
  • Familiarity with Windows Server OS, WSH, Perl, Visual Basic or other scripting languages
  • Enterprise monitoring experience
  • Written and verbal skills
  • Documentation skills
  • Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in high-pressure environment

 

Note:

1) Medical Testing: Prior to appointment, eligible candidates must successfully pass the TB testing process.

2) Security Clearances & Background Investigations: Positions in this classification may require that successful candidates who become eligible for appointment may be required to go through a background investigation to determine the candidate's suitability for employment in this classification.  Factors considered in the investigation may include employment history, use of illegal/controlled substances.  Reasons for rejection based on this investigation may include, but not limited to applicable convictions, repeated or serious violations of the law, inability to accept supervision, inability to follow rules and regulations, falsification of application materials and/or other relevant factors.  Failure to obtain and maintain security clearance may be basis for termination.

 

 

How To Apply

Applications for City and County of San Francisco jobs are only accepted through an online process. Visit www.jobapscloud.com/sf to register an account (if you have not already done so) and begin the application process.

  • Select the desired job announcement
  • Select "Apply" and read and acknowledge the information
  • Select either "I am a New User" if you have not previously registered, or "I have Registered Previously"
  • Follow instructions on the screen

Computers are available for the public (from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday) to file online applications in the lobby of the Dept. of Human Resources at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor, San Francisco.

Applicants may be contacted by email about this announcement and, therefore, it is their responsibility to ensure that their registered email address is accurate and kept up-to-date. Also, applicants must ensure that email from CCSF is not blocked on their computer by a spam filter. To prevent blocking, applicants should set up their email to accept CCSF mail from the following addresses (@sfgov.org, @sfdpw.org, @sfport.com, @flysfo.com, @sfwater.org, @sfdph.org, @asianart.org, @sfmta.com, @sfpl.org, @dcyf.org, @first5sf.org).

Applicants will receive a confirmation email that their online applicants has been received in response to every announcement for which they file. Applicants should retains this confirmation email for their records. Failure to receive this email means that the online application was not submitted or received.

All work experience, education, training and other information substantiating how you meet the minimum qualifications must be included on your applications by the filing deadline. Information submitted after the filing deadline will be not considered in determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. Resumes may be attached to the application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed City and County of San Francisco application.

Applications completed improperly may be cause for ineligibility, disqualification or may lead to lower scores.

Note: Falsifying one's education, training or work experience or attempted deception on the application may result in disqualification for this and future job opportunities with the City and County of San Francisco.

If you have any questions regarding this recruitment or application process, please contact the exam analyst, Carol Wong, by telephone at 628-652-5045, or by email at carol.x.wong@sfgov.org.

 

 

 

Selection Procedures

Supplemental Questionnaire (Qualifying and Informational):

Applicants will be promoted to complete a supplemental questionnaire as part of the online employment application. It is essential that applicants provide complete information in identifying their education, experience, training and licensure, consistent with the information provided on their application. The supplemental questionnaire will be used to assess the applicant's knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to this position. Applicants must also complete the official application. The information in the supplemental questionnaire will not be scored and is collected for informational purposes.

The Department may establish and implement additional screening mechanisms to comparatively evaluate qualifications of candidates. if this become necessary, only those applicants whose qualifications most closed meet the needs of the Department will be invited for an interview.

Note: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications are not guaranteed to advance through all of the steps in the selection process.

verification:

Applicants may be required to submit verification of qualifying education and experience at any point during the recruitment and selection process. if education verification is required, information on how to verify education requirements, including verifying foreign education credits or degree equivalency, can be found at http://sfdhr.org/index.aspx?page=456

The City and County of San Francisco is an equal opportunity employer. Minorities, women and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

 

 

 

 

Conviction History

As a selected candidate for a job, you will be fingerprinted, and your fingerprints will be sent to the California Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The resulting report of your conviction history (if any) will be used to determine whether the nature of your conviction (or arrest, in limited circumstances) conflicts with the specific duties and responsibilities of the job for which you are a selected candidate. If a conflict exists, you will be asked to present any evidence of rehabilitation that may mitigate the conflict, except when federal or state regulations bar employment in specific circumstances, such as:

  • Candidates for positions with the Unified School District and the Community College District may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under the California Education Code.
  • Candidates for positions with the Recreation and Park Department may be disqualified from consideration should their conviction history not meet the standards established under California Public Resources Code 5164.

Having a conviction history does not automatically preclude you from a job with the City.

If you are a selected candidate, the hiring department will contact you to schedule a fingerprinting appointment.

 

Disaster Service Workers

All City and County of San Francisco employees are designated Disaster Service Workers through state and local law (California Government Code Section 3100-3109). Employment with the City requires the affirmation of a loyalty oath to this effect. Employees are required to complete all Disaster Service Worker-related training as assigned, and to return to work as ordered in the event of an emergency.

Conclusion

Terms of Announcement:

Applicants must be guided solely by the provisions of this announcement, including requirements, time periods and other particulars, except when superseded by federal, state or local laws, rules or regulations. Clerical errors may be corrected by the posting the correction on the Department of Human Resources website at www.jobapscloud.com/sf

Requests:

Applicants with disabilities who meet the minimum eligibility requirements for this job announcement can find information on requesting a reasonable ADA Accommodation at: http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process#applicantswithdisabilities

General Information concerning City and County of San Francisco Employment Policies and Procedures: Important Employment Information for the City and County of San Francisco can be obtained at http://sfdhr.org/information-about-hiring-process or hard copy at 1 South Van Ness Avenue, 4th Floor.

Copies of Application Documents:

Applicants should keep copies of all documents submitted, as these will not be returned.

Right to Work:

All persons entering the City and County of San Francisco workforce are required to provide verification of authorization to work in the United States. Please be informed that the Department of Technology will not sponsor visa applications/transfer.

 

 

Issued: July 18, 2019

Micki Callahan

Human Resources Director

Recruitment ID Number: PEX-1042-097893

DT/CW/628-652-5045

 

 

 

Benefits

All employees hired on or after January 10, 2009 will be required (pursuant to San Francisco Charter Section A8.432) to contribute 2% of pre-tax compensation to fund retiree healthcare. In addition, most employees are required to make a member contribution towards retirement, ranging from 7.5%-13.25% of compensation. For more information on these provisions, please contact the personnel office of the hiring agency.

For more information about benefits, please click here.

 

 

 



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