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Information Technology Specialist 3 (Special Expertise) Item # 09932

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Applications accepted from current State employees and former permanent competitive class employees eligible for reinstatement. You must meet the minimum qualification.

Information Technology Specialist 3 (Special Expertise) - Item #09932
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Title Information Technology Specialist 3 (Special Expertise) - Item #09932
Location: City DEC Region Division/Bureau
Work Hours Days
Work Days Mon. - Fri.
Employment Type Temporary Budgeted Item
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Jurisdictional Class Competitive
Bargaining Unit/MC PS&T 05 (PEF)

Under the direction of the Unix Admin Unit Manager, the position is responsible for all aspects of Unix/Linux system administration for Agency systems, including but not limited to: product specification, design, installation, configuration, testing, monitoring, performance analysis, and troubleshooting. The position supports critical servers up to the enterprise class level, providing services related to GIS, Database (including Oracle), security (including firewall, proxy, and virus protection), web environment, Java and Cold Fusion development environments, enterprise backup solutions, and financial systems.

Additional duties include:

Protects DEC's network and data by working in conjunction with the ISO, Data Communications Unit and Network Operations in areas such as DNS, Agency Internet Connections, Firewall, and Virus protection.

Automates processes by writing scripts, scheduled jobs, and configuring machines of all kinds.

Establishes and implements standards for computer operations for compatibility between hardware and software, according to specifications and parameters.

Troubleshoots and resolves software, Unix/Linux operating systems, firewall, proxy, and networking problems.

Schedules, performs, and monitors enterprise-wide backup system and performs data recoveries.

Participates as a team member for projects such as new product evaluations, new server selections, server consolidations, regional distributions of equipment, server virtualization projects, power savings projects, operating system conversions, and implementation of new software.

Schedules, plans, and performs system upgrades, including coordinating the transition from test to production environments.

Creates and maintains work environments used for GIS, Oracle, Java, Cold Fusion, and other types of application development.

Researches vendor solutions and applicable technologies.

Provides technical support for users quickly and efficiently by diagnosing issues and finding solutions in conjunction with the DEC HelpDesk. Many user issues are related to data flow, information exchanges, application environments, and data security. Help to provide individual users and groups with the disk space and software they need to work efficiently.

Minimum Qualifications

Strictly adhered to based on
Civil Service requirements

5+ years of directly applicable Unix/Linux System Management experience, including expert knowledge of Unix/Linux: Operating Systems (emphasis on SUN Solaris and SUSE SLES with OES2), Software, Server Hardware, Tape Libraries, Workstation Hardware, and Server Virtualization.

Also requires in-depth knowledge of: DHCP, DNS, RAID, Backup/Recovery Infrastructure and Design, Check Point Firewall (Hardware and Software), Internet Proxy, ZFS, Virus-Checkers, Solaris-based Java and Cold Fusion environments, Solaris-Based Oracle environments, Novell, Windows, FTP, SSH, HTTP, NIS+, LDAP, SendMail, SNMP, Samba, PERL, Apache, Tomcat, SQL, WebSphere, Active Directory, Arc GIS, ArcGIS Server, Xiotech SAN, Cisco, and Shell Scripting

Additional Comments

Travel, overnight travel, and overtime may be required. Weekends and holidays may be required.Must be available for emergency response and after- hours emergencies.

To Apply

Qualified candidates should forward a resume and/or Employment Application which clearly indicates how the minimum qualifications are met and includes the Control Number. If you are applying for more than one posting, you must submit a separate resume or Employment Application for each control number. Send to:

Department of Environmental Conservation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-5060

Fax: (518) 402-9038

E-Mail: personnel@dec.ny.gov

Additional Notes:

If you are a permanent NYS employee not employed by the Department of Environmental Conservation or applying for reinstatement, please provide your social security number so that appointment eligibility may be verified.

State Employees: If you wish to receive an acknowledgement that your application for this posting was received by the Bureau of Personnel and then receive information on the disposition of the position, please attach two self-addressed stamped envelopes (preferably inter-office or inter-agency) to the application. If you are applying for more than one position, you must include two envelopes for each position.

Some vacancies may be anticipated and may not result in an appointment. Application for any position listed may not result in an interview