System Administrator Unix, Principal #4195


  • US-MN-Eagan
  • Information Technology
  • Suitability/Public Trust
  • On-site only
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GovCIO is hiring for System Administrators UNIX to support the USPS onsite at multiple locations. 


  • Provide day to day full life cycle support of Unix and Linux servers, including installation, build, hosting design and service deployment, on-site and remote administration, user support, performance monitoring and tuning, and capacity planning
  • Perform a technical leadership role in planning, development, implementation, maintenance, documentation, and support of a large, complex, distributed server environment
  • Develop growth plans to ensure that the hosting environment is capable of supporting the projected growth
  • Develop and implement procedures that support proactive problem detection and avoidance, including disaster recovery planning and implementation
  • Create and maintain project plans as necessary in accordance with US Postal Service standards then keeps USPS management notified of critical failures or potential missed milestones
  • Works with Program Manager, Project Managers, Engineering staff, USPS staff and vendors to manage projects, drive outcomes and lead teams
  • Analyzes and resolves complex hardware and software problems issues
  • Assists USPS development community to perform tests and implement software, adds, and changes
  • Installs and maintains the operating system and related software products
  • Develops and implements operational management process and procedures
  • Tracks inventory and completes and provides documentation required for deploying servers
  • Uses alert monitoring tools chosen by USPS Management
  • Uses systems management and software distribution tools chosen by USPS Management
  • Uses security management systems and facilitates in backups and restores of data and application code
  • Escalates unusual or unexpected findings to USPS
  • Provides reports to users and managers of systems status on an as requested basis
  • Provides weekly status reports and maintains hours worked on projects
  • Uses change and case management procedures as required
  • Provides action plan for resolution of any/all faults detected
  • Performs isolation testing of problem equipment and or software
  • Provides documentation of all solutions to problems and document all application guidelines and issues
  • Provides reports to USPS Management to share solutions found
  • Provides and implements escalation process and or procedures
  • Follows the appropriate quality assurance program chosen by USPS Management
  • Provides on-site system or application support for deployment/installation as required
  • Tracks inventory and completes and provides documentation required for deploying servers
  • Interacts with all USPS functional groups to accomplish objectives
  • Creates and edits computer-based documentation and trouble ticket systems to document equipment configurations, track changes and problems, and compiles performance data
  • Performs assistance, training and information sharing to users and other administrators
  • Maintains leadership qualities and attitude in keeping with the standards of the USPS


  • Bachelors degree with 12+ years of system administration experience (or commensurate experience)
  • Clearance Required: Ability to maintain a public trust clearance

Company Overview

GovCIO is a team of transformers--people who are passionate about transforming government IT. Every day, we make a positive impact by delivering innovative IT services and solutions that improve how government agencies operate and serve our citizens.

But we can't do it alone. We need great people to help us do great things - for our customers, our culture, and our ability to attract other great people. We are changing the face of government IT and building a workforce that fuels this mission. Are you ready to be a transformer?

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. EOE, including disability/vets.


Posted Pay Range


The posted pay range, if referenced, reflects the range expected for this position at the commencement of employment, however, base pay offered may vary depending on multiple individualized factors, including market location, job-related knowledge, skills, education, experience, and internal equity. The total compensation package for this position may also include other compensation elements, to be discussed during the hiring process. If hired, employee will be in an “at-will position” and the GovCIO reserves the right to modify base salary (as well as any other discretionary payment or compensation program) at any time, including for reasons related to individual performance, GovCIO or individual department/team performance, and market factors.

Pay range: $143,230 - $174,000 Annually

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