Spherion Staffing has a Direct Hire opportunity for a Systems Administrator in Bismarck, ND. As part of our Information Technology team, you will provide technology and support needed for all employees to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently. Qualified applicants must be located in the Bismarck ND area and have 5+ years' of related work experience. Monday to Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm; some nights, weekends, and on call rotationSalary $70-85k/year DOEResponsibilities:- Work with IT team members to support Cisco products implemented in the company- Implement and maintain technology solutions to meet business, technical, and regulatory requirements- System monitoring of hardware and software for availability and peak performance including servers, routers, storage, virtual infrastructure, firewalls and circuits and responding to alerts in a timely manner- Support users in a Microsoft AD environment to include group policy updates, user and group maintenance and AD integration with various applications to support business needs- Test updates, patches, and new software to verify functionality and compatibility prior to implementation for network, server, and desktop devices using centralized management software- Administer servers, desktop computers, printers, switches, phones, software deployment, security updates and patches- Monitor for the completion of scheduled jobs such as backups and patching, and investigate and resolve job errors/completion issues- Provide tier 2/3 technical support for various business applications and IT infrastructure, working closely with application administrators and vendor support as required- Work cooperatively with the Information Security Team (ISO, engineers, analysts) to implement and maintain proper security protocols and services- Maintain documentation including but not limited to: tickets, change control, configurations, and project plans- Be available during non-production hours to implement systems and upgrades- Be on rotational call 24/7 for emergency outagesResponsibilities:See aboveWorking hours: Various Shifts AvailableSkills:Requirements:-5+ years' related work experience-Experience providing technical support to various business applications-Experience with implementation and maintenance of Microsoft Windows Server OS and Active Directory environment-Basic understanding of Citrix virtual desktop solutions-Working experience with VMWare virtualization-Strong troubleshooting, research, and deductive thinking to investigate issues and learn & document support procedures for business applications-Must be well organized, detail oriented, and strong verbal and written communication skills-Self-motivated with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively while prioritizing heavy workloads and meeting time-sensitive deadlines-Team player with a strong work ethic-Demonstrated critical thinking and problem-solving skills with the ability to understand complex concepts and projectsEducation:BachelorsExperience:4-7 yearsQualifications:See above To be considered, please apply online at www.spherion.com/apply or if you have questions you can reach out to John Funk at 701-298-8300Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. No one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.