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Salary: $6,416.00 - $8,433.00
Posted: 12/18/2013

Job Description:
The Department of Technology’s Office of Technology Services (OTech) is one of the largest suppliers of information technology services to state, county, federal, and local government entities throughout California. Through the use of a scalable, reliable and secure statewide network, combined with expertise in voice and data technologies, OTech delivers comprehensive, cost-effective computing, networking, electronic messaging and training solutions to benefit the people of California. We are one of the few state entities with a state of the art Tier 3 Datacenter. Our services help ensure that critical information technology applications Californians depend on every day are available and secure.

We provide excellent health benefits, generous vacation and sick leave accrual, exceptional retirement benefits, 11 paid state holidays, and two paid professional development days per year and value the importance of your work life balance. We are committed to growing all of our talented staff. This position is located in Rancho Cordova with free parking.

The Linux & Solaris Support Unit install and maintain the Linux & Solaris operating systems and related hardware and software subsystems. As a Systems Software Specialist III (Supervisory) you will plan, organize, supervise and manage work assignments, monitor progress on schedules, determine staffing needs, and provide assistance and support to staff promoting maximum productivity. Provide supervision and technical leadership for the Unit and fulfill technical responsibilities ensuring a highly available, highly reliable UNIX server computing environment.

If you enjoy working as part of a team environment, love a challenge, are a self-starter, and want to put your critical thinking, technical, and analytical skills to work, this could be the position for you.

We’re looking for dedicated, talented individuals who possess the following skills, abilities, and can work in the following environment: Knowledge of the department’s quality culture, core values, vision and mission; Knowledge of IT project management practices and techniques; Knowledge of Linux and Solaris concepts, components and processing techniques; Knowledge of server virtualization and Hypervisor programs like VMware and OVM; Additional knowledge and experience with other UNIX operating system environments (e.g. other Linux distributions, AIX, HP/UX) and Hypervisors; Working knowledge of UNIX scripting and procedures; Working knowledge of Red Hat Linux and/or Oracle Solaris commands along with miscellaneous system tools or applications such as Virtualization with VMware, LVM and file subsystems, boot processes and OVM/LDOM, etc.; Familiar with IT security principles and industry best practices for their implementation; Good technical writing skills and verbal communication skills; Ability to lead a team and develop staffs professional skills; Must carry a cell phone and/or smartphone to respond to queries and issues; Required to respond to after-hours support calls; May be required to travel for meetings, training and conferences; Must maintain consistent and predictable attendance.

When applying for a Job Opening, you must be sure to submit one state application per RPA #. You must indicate RPA #13-120 on your application; otherwise, your application will not be processed.

If you are not currently in state service, you must take, pass, and place within a reachable rank of the exam which corresponds with the Systems Software Specialist III (Supervisory) classification. These exams can be accessed at the California Department of Human Resources’ website at

Applications will be accepted only from individuals currently at the Systems Software Specialist III (Supervisory) level, or applicants who have transfer or list eligibility. Applications will be screened and only the most qualified will be scheduled for an interview. All appointments are subject to SROA/Surplus provisions. Training and Development Assignments may be considered.

Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
None Specified 695 - 362 - 1559 - 120
Location County
Rancho Cordova SACRAMENTO
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources/Attn: Sally Hemingway/RPA 13-120
P.O. Box 1810
Rancho Cordova 95741-1810
Fran Cochran

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Notice: If you are not a current or former State employee, you must first take an examination to obtain list eligibility. This does not apply to Student Assistant vacancies. Learn all about it.

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