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Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 5)

Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Portland, Oregon

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/02/2019

Please consider joining an innovative team, and work to advance our agency’s mission to protect and improve Oregon’s environmental quality. The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality currently has a full-time opportunity for a Systems Administrator (Information Systems Specialist 5). This position will be located in Portland, Oregon.

The mission of the Department of Environmental Quality is to be a leader in restoring, maintaining, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. The Information Technology (IT) section supports the Agency by planning, developing, implementing, and providing technical support for the DEQ’s computer systems, such as hardware, operating systems, networking, e-mail, databases, and other core systems. The IT section does planning, acquisition, and maintenance for the department-wide computer network, including setting hardware and software standards. The section makes policy recommendations related to computer systems and their usage.

What you will do!
The Systems Administrator provides and maintains a stable and highly dependable Active Directory services and e-mail messaging system. You will be responsible for research, design, setting of standards, implementation, and support of current e-mail and Active Directory services technologies, and for updating systems to keep the agency current in a cloud based environment and compatible with the rest of the state agencies as well as the public. You are responsible for the research, design, implementation, and support of systems to defend against spam mail, computer viruses, and other cyber threats.

What’s in it for you!
The opportunity to join a dynamic team of mission focused individuals tasked with maintaining, restoring, and enhancing the quality of Oregon’s air, water, and land. We offer medical, dental, and vision health benefits with paid sick leave, vacation, personal leave, and 10 paid holidays a year. Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program: If you are employed by a government or not-for-profit organization, you may be able to receive loan forgiveness under the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program (PSLF). Learn more to see whether you qualify at PSLF Program. If you are passionate about Oregon's environment, apply today!

This is a full-time, AFSCME represented position.

What are we looking for?

4 years of information systems experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field may substitute for the years of experience requirement).
Information systems experience in communications, software, hardware, and data.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Experience with Microsoft Exchange administration, Active Directory administration, and Microsoft365/Office365 administration.
Experience with Active Directory administration toolsets and auditing tools.
Experience with Virtual Server environments and administration.
Experience providing technical consultation and advice to managers, technical and professional IT staff, and system users.
Experience analyzing and diagnosing user problems, and implementing solutions.

How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please go to and complete the online application and all supplemental questions.
Please be sure to attach a resume and cover letter. You must submit these at the beginning of the application process when it asks for a resume. You may attach more than 1 item in this section.

Veterans Information:
DEQ provides veterans’ preference points to all eligible veterans. For more information, please go here: For privacy reasons, please do not attach veterans’ preference documents when initially applying. You will be asked to submit those once you’ve submitted your application via a pop-up with a veterans’ preference questionnaire.

Questions/Need Help?
If you have questions about the recruitment or need assistance to participate in the application process, please contact Maddy Ouye, Human Resources Analyst, at or (503) 229-5107.
DEQ strives to create inclusive environments that welcome and value the diversity of the people we serve. DEQ fosters fairness, equity, and inclusion to create workplace environments where everyone is treated with respect and dignity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, disability, physical stature, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, political affiliation, and any other factor applicable by state or federal law.

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