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Job Specifications
Classification Level: 
CL 28
Salary Range: 
$72,976 - $118,671
Los Angeles
Opening Date: 
Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Closing Date: 
Until filled (preference given to applications received by March 9, 2022)
Number of Positions: 
Vacancy Number: 
Job Type: 
Full Time
Position Overview: 
The United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office for the Central District of California is recruiting for a Network Systems Administrator to join our Information Technology team. If you enjoy working in a dynamic environment, are passionate about technology, and want to work at an agency that is growing and investing in its people, this is the right place for you!
The Network Systems Administrator conducts and oversees the court unit’s networks and systems. The incumbent performs routine network administration as well as more complex network administration duties, including developing standards, recommending network infrastructure changes, and coordinating and implementing network security measures. The Network Systems Administrator is responsible for high level and long-term design and analysis of the court’s network systems. In addition, the incumbent also assists with supporting and maintaining VDI and virtual server environments.
Representative Responsibilities: 

• Plan, design, deploy, maintain, and support the court’s local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs) and virtual LANs (VLANs), including routers, firewalls, switches, wiring and other hardware as assigned.

• Administer and manage network security solutions, including firewalls, Virtual Private Networks, and wireless intrusion protection systems.

• Monitor the network to ensure security of data and access privileges.

• Analyze and resolve network hardware and software problems in a timely and accurate fashion and provide end- user assistance and training where required.

• Manage Microsoft Active Directory on a Windows Server platform. Administer and maintain network end-user accounts and access rights.

• Conduct research on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.

• Plan and implement network hardware upgrades, maintenance fixes, and vendor-supplied patches.

• Define metrics, monitor, test and troubleshoot network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports.

• Recommend, schedule, and perform network improvements, upgrades, and repairs.

• Collaborate with IT management and staff, departments, and other agencies in the development, deployment, and support of new network-based programs and applications.

• Provide guidance and technical support to peers and serve as an escalation point for help desk related issues.

• Develop, maintain, and ensure the accuracy and completeness of network related technical documentation as needed. Help drive a consistent set of standards for equipment, configuration, and operational procedures.

• Operate and maintain VMware software for virtual servers and hosts.

• Responsible for operating and maintaining the growing virtualized desktop infrastructure based on hyperconverged systems within the court environment.

• Developing, testing, and implementing virtualized workstation images on laptops, desktops, and tablets.

• Updates disaster recovery plan and processes as related to network services and server virtualization.

• Troubleshoot and resolve major and minor issues with the virtualized infrastructure as needed.


• Two years of specialized experience, including at least one-year equivalent to work at the CL 27.


• Completion of a master’s degree or two years of graduate study (27 semester or 54 quarter hours) in an accredited university in computer science, or other field closely related to the subject matter of the position.


• Minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience with data center solution design and configuration within customer environments.

• Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) or Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) certification.

• Network+ certification.

• A Bachelor of Arts or Sciences Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, or equivalent.


• Experience using the following tools: Quest Kace, Forcepoint Security Manager, Apex One, Trend Micro Security Manager, and Splunk.

• Proven experience in all areas of Local and Wide-Area Network (LAN/WAN), Internet, and Wireless systems management and administration including system configuration, setup, troubleshooting, planning, designing, implementation, and user support; experience supporting network hardware (e.g., core switch, network routers and switches, firewalls, access points) and telecommunications/VoIP equipment.

• A strong understanding of Windows Servers.

• Demonstrate an expertise in the installation, configuration and administration of VMWare vSphere, VMware vCenter. Will have knowledge of VMware applications and physical infrastructure services and their integration within the virtual infrastructure.

• Have an understanding of Windows Desktop operating systems to include design considerations for desktop, laptop and VDI hardware (Zero and Thin clients).

• Proven experience with network capacity planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.

• Working technical knowledge of current network hardware, protocols, and Internet standards.

• Proven experience with telephony systems (VoIP) and administration. Cisco VoIP experience a plus.

• Understand networking, including TCP/IP and QoS.

• Eagerness to learn and work outside your technology comfort zone.

• Ability to be self-motivated, independent, and detail oriented.

• Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills.

• Knowledge of sound business practices and a proven track record of anticipating and exceeding customer expectations.

• Attention to detail.

• Strong critical thinking, complex problem solving, appropriate judgment, and decision-making skills.

• Ability to perform tasks with minor supervision.

• Solid documentation experience with Visio and Excel.

• Ambitious and goal oriented, with initiative to work until job is complete.

• Knowledge and experience of data center technology design, configuration, and troubleshooting, and usage of Dell servers, Cisco switches, and hyperconverged infrastructure.


• United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office employees are entitled to federal benefits such as a defined benefit pension plan; a retirement savings plan including generous matching contributions; paid vacation and sick leave; eleven paid holidays per year; and choosing from an array of insurance plans including health, life, dental, vision, long term disability, and long-term care.

• Commuter subsidies are available to employees who utilize transportation to and from work.

• Extensive on-line training options. Travel for in-person training and professional conferences is available, funds permitting.

Information for Applicants: 

• As a condition of employment, the successful candidate is required to undergo an FBI background check.

• The successful candidate must be a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident of the United States currently seeking citizenship or intending to become a citizen immediately after meeting the eligibility requirements.

• This position is subject to mandatory electronic fund transfer (direct deposit) participation for payment of Net pay.

• The United States District Court and the Probation and Pretrial Services Office requires employees to adhere to the Code of Conduct for Federal Judicial Employees, which is available on the Court’s website:

• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be requested of the candidate selected for this position.


For priority consideration, applications should be submitted by email to Attached documents must be in PDF format and the email should reference the position title and Vacancy No. 22-36. Complete application packets must include the following:

1. a cover letter;

2. a resume; and

3. an application for Federal Branch Employment (visit the court’s website at to download the job application).

This recruitment is for a position considered “high-sensitive.” To determine suitability for the position, applicants must provide criminal history information on the Federal Judicial Branch Application for Employment (AO78). Therefore, all questions requesting criminal history information must be answered even if identified as optional. This requirement also applies to any other employment-related forms when requested.

Due to the volume of applications received, the Court will communicate only with those individuals who will be interviewed. Expenses associated with interviews or relocation will not be reimbursed. Applicants scheduled to interview should advise the Human Resources staff if any accommodation will be necessary to interview.

The Court reserves the right to modify the conditions of this announcement, commence interviews immediately, withdraw the announcement, or fill the position at any time, any of which actions may occur without notice.

The Federal Judiciary is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer