Position Description

The U.S. District Court, District of New Hampshire, is currently accepting applications for a full-time Systems Administrator. The court has a robust and active IT Department and is looking to add an intelligent, creative, innovative, industrious, positive, loyal, team-orientated, and independent person to help implement its progressive vision and commitment to various information technologies. This position is responsible for assisting in the management of the court’s physical and virtual network and supporting national and local applications, courtroom technology, and desktop support. The incumbent will also be responsible for design, support, and maintenance of the court’s internal and external websites.

Position Duties

• Participate in the operation and maintenance of all automated systems, equipment, and network operations within the court.
• Assist in the day-to-day duties and responsibilities, which include the following: Installing and maintaining PCs, laptops, printers, monitors, iPhones, iPads, and related equipment depending on the needs of the office; troubleshooting OS issues, software and hardware associated problems.
• Manage internal and external websites, including the development and support of web applications developed in HTML, Drupal, XML, and PHP.
• Design, develop, and maintain new and existing relational databases such as SQL Server, MySQL, and Informix.
• Provide courtroom audio and video support including video conferencing, document cameras, recording systems and video distribution.
• Assist in security, operating system patches, database upgrades and continuity of operations.
• Provide backup support for the Network Administrator on servers, switches, routers, and wireless connectivity.
• Assist in monitoring the network to ensure availability to all system users and perform necessary maintenance.
• Assist in disaster recovery plans, implementation, and testing.
• All other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Experience with desktops, laptops and peripheral devices.
• Experience with Apple products, iOS operating system and mobile devices.
• Knowledge of operating systems, servers and workstation products.
• Knowledge of Local Area Networks (LANs) and Wide Area Network (WANs) technology and standards.
• Familiarity with Microsoft Office, Excel, Windows and Adobe Acrobat.
• Ability to design and maintain web sites and applications using Drupal, HTML, PHP and XML.
• Ability to support audio/visual systems hardware and software, including video conference equipment.
• Excellent customer service skills.
• Must be highly self-motivated, extremely detail-oriented and organized.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities, problem solve under pressure and meet deadlines.
• Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Must present a professional demeanor, positive personality, and work well in a team environment.
• Applicants must be U.S. Citizens or meet the exceptions to the statutory restriction on origin non-citizens to work in the federal government in the continental United States.

Preferred Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field is preferred.
• Experience with Windows servers, Linux, Informix and SQL Servers.
• Experience with VMWare server virtualization and VDI.
• Experience with Cisco networking equipment including routers, switches, and wireless technologies.
• Experience with Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and DFS.
• Programming experience in object-oriented languages such as Java.
• Knowledge and experience working with scripting languages such as Javascript.
• Knowledge of relational database fundamentals and experience with database applications such as ColdFusion and MySQL.

Background Checks

The selected applicant will be subject to a background investigation by law enforcement agencies and may be required to provide educational transcripts. Specialized testing of the applicant’s skills may be required.

How To Apply

Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest, a resume, and a salary history for the past ten years in one PDF document to Thomas Van Beaver at:

by the close of business on March 17, 2017. The applicants deemed most qualified will be invited to participate in a personal interview at their own expense. References will not be required until an applicant is considered a finalist. The Clerk reserves the right to modify the conditions of this vacancy announcement at any time or to withdraw it without prior notice.

The United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire is an equal opportunity employer.