Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Assistant Computer Systems Administrator

From: Melissa Dearing


Margaret A. Katze Supervisory Assistant
Albuquerque Office
111 Lomas Blvd NW, Suite 501
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Tel: (505)346-2489 Toll Free: 877-511-4686 Fax: (505)346-2494

Stephen P. McCue Federal Public Defender Albuquerque
Barbara A. Mandel Supervisory Assistant
Las Cruces Office 506 S. Main, Suite
400 Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel: (575)527-6930
Toll Free: 855-527-6930
Fax: (575)527-6933


Assistant Computer Systems Administrator 2017-05

THE FEDERAL PUBLIC DEFENDER for the District of New Mexico is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Computer Systems Administrator. This position will be located in the Las Cruces branch office. The Federal Defender organization operates under authority of the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U. S. C. § 3006A, to provide defense services in federal criminal cases and related matters by appointment from the court.

Must be a high school graduate or equivalent. A bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with concentration in computer or management information systems is desired, but not required. The idea l candidate will have experience in a law firm or with litigation support and software programs. Experience with Microsoft Server environments is highly preferred. Must have strong communication and organizational skills. Three years of technical experience with an emphasis in user support and training is required, along with experience with Microsoft Office and Windows 7 - 10. Experience installing and repairing automation hardware, software, and basic network administration experience is required. Extensive experience with word processing applications such as WordPerfect and Microsoft Word, and converting between the two is ideal. Experience supporting telephone and voice-mail systems is de sired but not required. Candidate must be highly motivated and extremely detail oriented. This position is classified as a high- sensitive position. Appointment and retention is subject to a satisfactory background investigation, including, but not limited to, an FBI fingerprint and name check. Duties include but are not limited to Providing assistance to and receiving technical guidance from the Computer Systems Administrator (CSA); providing specialized and routine user support services including training, resolving hardware, software, peripheral equipment, and data communications systems problems; assisting with the installation, testing and user training on new and updated computer equipment and software; tracing and identifying sources of system failures and errors; perform systems maintenance activities; conducting audits and evaluation of automated systems and existing software applications; assisting staff attorneys and investigators with the preparation of matters for trial using PC- based automation applications. May also be responsible for keeping inventory of all computer equipment and cyclical replacement information. Other duties as assigned. The ACSA reports directly to the CSA and Administrative Officer located in the Albuquerque, New Mexico office. Periodic reports of work activities and regular meetings with supervisors to establish priorities for the office will be required. Regular travel to the Albuquerque office may be required for training, to provide backup support, and to provide assistance with automation- related case preparation work. At least one week per year of travel is required to attend an annual CSA/ACSA training conference.

Salary and Benefits
The starting salary for the position falls within a range of $56,226

(IT- JSP- 9, Step 1) to $72,356(JSP-12, Step 1). The salary of the successful applicant will be commensurate with the person's qualifications and experience. The position is in the excepted service and does not carry the tenure rights of the competitive Civil Service. The position does offer federal government employee benefits, including health and life insurance programs, retirement, and the Thrift Savings Plan. Salary is payable only by Electronic Funds Transfer (direct deposit).

How to Apply: In one PDF document, please e-mail your resumé with cover letter and 3 references to: Melissa Dearing, Administrative Officer:
Reference 2017-05 in the subject.
No phone calls please.
Applications must be received by July 28, 2017.
The Federal Public Defender is an equal-opportunity employer.

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