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Senior Systems Engineer

HRSD Hampton Roads Sanitation Dist.

Virginia Beach, Virginia 23454
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Typically the IT staff's schedule varies between 7am-5pm with 8 hour shifts

Under broad guidance, the Senior Systems Engineer is responsible for:
a. Designing, configuring, maintaining and supporting the HRSD Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure
b. Serving as subject matter expert in the research, identification, implementation and support of IT based solutions that meet HRSD business needs, goals and objectives
c. Communicating the HRSD Mission, Vision and Values; provide long-term vision, strategic planning, and implementation of innovative programs to continually improve HRSD performance


a) Bachelors degree in Computer Science or related discipline, or acceptable combination of education and experience
b) Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certification commensurate with HRSD’s established standard (no more than one version behind current)
b. Experience
1. Required
a) Minimum of 5 years as a senior networking systems engineer including project management responsibilities, extensive customer/end-user interaction as well as supervisory experience with systems engineers and desktop support/help desk staff as well as designing and deploying enhancements and modifications within a multi-protocol, client/server, mid-tier, Wide Area Network (WAN) infrastructure
b) Exceptional technical knowledge and organizational skill in researching, planning and managing various IT projects and initiatives; ability to effectively communicate both verbally and in writing to convey technical information to technical and non-technical audiences; strong interpersonal, analytical, and problem solving skills
c) Experience working in a team environment both as a member and a leader; must possess a detailed understanding of automated systems hardware and software, best-practice policies and procedures as well as fundamental business principles and processes in an automated environment; functional knowledge of ACH and off-site payment/transaction processing
2. Desired
a) Familiarity with Utility-specific enterprise applications including: SCADA, GIS, CIS, HMI, CMMS and other relevant automation technologies
b) Experience working with Microsoft ASP and .NET
c) Process automation via scripting (e.g. VBscript, Powershell)
c. Training Levels
Personnel in this category are fully qualified at Grade 9 with appropriate BS degree, MCSE: Server Infrastructure 2012, and 5 years of experience. The following training levels and years of experience are established for personnel who are not fully qualified:
    Grade 9a – Four tests from MCSE or completion of the above MCITP, appropriate BS degree or acceptable combination of education and experience and 4 years relevant experience
    Grade 9b–Three tests from MCSE or completion of the above MCITP, ¾ appropriate BS degree or acceptable combination of education and 3 years relevant experience
    Grade 9c – Two tests from the MCSE 2012 or completion of the above MCITP, appropriate AS degree and 2 years relevant experience
Grade 9d – AS degree and 2 years relevant experience
d. Job-specific Technical Competencies
a) Broad functional knowledge of computer hardware and software platforms, network topologies and solutions architecture including Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2008 R2, 2012, and 2012 R2
b) Effective management of technical professionals, IT strategic planning, quality/process improvement and basic principles of business administration; basic knowledge of electrical circuits, power distribution, electrical code, network cabling standards
c) Knowledge of RF fundamentals applying to wireless networking technologies, propagation characteristics and antenna installation techniques and practices
d) Ability to manage/maintain Cisco routers, switches, ASA firewalls, VPN and VLAN connectivity.
e) Ability to troubleshoot TCP/IP errors/issues; configure and support Relational Database Management and connectivity via ODBC; manage and support enterprise email (MS-Exchange  2010 or current version), enterprise backup and recovery software, web filtering and email scanning software,  and current wireless networking technologies
f) Ability to make quick decisions based upon large amounts of information from multiple sources in order to protect the security and integrity of the IT infrastructure
g) Ability to visualize a conceptual image of a project, then develop a plan for its implementation, and execute the plan
h) Ability to manage a variety of complex tasks/projects simultaneously
i) Ability to use MS Office products at an advanced level of proficiency
e. Special Licenses
1. Required
a) Valid Driver’s License from state of residence
b) Microsoft Systems Engineer Certification (current or no more than one version behind current)
2. Desired
 Cisco Systems certification
f. HRSD Universal Competencies (see previous page)


HRSD is committed to being an equal opportunity employer. HRSD does not discriminate against individuals in employment on the basis of race, sex, including sexual orientation, pregnancy, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, engaging in protected activity or any additional protected characteristics recognized by federal, state and local law.

HRSD is a Drug Free Workplace.

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