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Windows System Administrator
Job ID #: 12395 Location: Newport News, VA
Functional Area: Computer Division: Accelerator Ops, R & D
Position Type: Regular Education Required: Bachelors Degree
Experience Required: Less than 1 year Relocation Provided: Yes

As a matter of corporate policy, all JSA employees are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19.  All successful hires will be required to provide COVID-19 vaccination verification as a condition of employment, subject to limited legally recognized exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccination.

SALARY RANGE:  $71,400- $112,800 (SCS I)

The Accelerator Computing Environment Windows Systems Administrator serves as a primary Windows Administrator and Hardware Technician for the Accelerator and Engineering Divisions. This includes all aspects of Systems Administration of systems running Windows devoted to the control and operation of Accelerator Facilities (CEBAF, LERF, SRF and UITF) as well as the systems used in development and testing for these environments. In this role, the incumbent will be architecting solutions, managing resources, troubleshooting problems and leading projects that support and enhance the Accelerator Computing Environment.

Your Role Will: 

  • Provide all aspects of Windows support and will perform the  following tasks as his/her primary focus:
  • Diagnose and resolve all levels of software, hardware, and operating system problems, acting as the primary support person for more than 400 Windows and macOS based workstations and laptops.
  • Provide the primary technical expertise for the design and installation of new windows systems.
  • Manage the requisition process for all PCs and their related hardware.
  • Serve as the divisional Budget Manager for PC hardware and software.
  • Install, support and track of a wide range of software.
  • Provide domain administration for the Accelerator Division’s Active Directory Organizational Unit (OU).
  • Provide logistical and technical assistance to the other administrators on tasks for Linux, macOS and Windows.
  • Administer Windows and Linux Terminal Servers.
  • Author user-level documentation and provide daily on-going user training.

 As a secondary focus, the individual will partner with other administrators in the following tasks:

  • Assist the network administration staff responsible for the accelerator networks in their installation and management tasks.
  • Support critical control room Windows systems such as the Safety Systems Scada workstations and standalone data acquisition systems.
  • Support other operationally critical systems as directed by Accelerator Operations.



Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate will be highly knowledgeable in the system administration of Windows and OSX based computers and have some experience in the administration of Linux based systems. Extensive knowledge in workstation and server hardware installation and troubleshooting is required. She/he must be able to work productively as a member of a team as well as individually on self-directed projects. Demonstrated communication skills and experience in conflict resolution and time management is strongly desired since this individual will work with a wide variety of customers including Technicians, Computer Scientists, Accelerator Operators and Physicists. Finally, experience in programming is highly desired by not required.

Applicant must be a U.S. Citizen



  • Ability to independently manage and prioritize tasks.
  • Capable of analytic reasoning.
  • Ability to understand and satisfy end user requirements.
  • Ability to comprehend, remember and communicate information.


  • Must be able to sit and work at a computer workstation for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift and carry (short distances) standard desktop computer equipment and peripherals generally under 40 pounds




Jefferson Science Associates, LLC (JSA) manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab). JSA is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by federal, state, or local law. As part of the JSA’s equal employment opportunity policy, we also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

JSA is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities (unless doing so will result in an undue hardship). If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please send an e-mail to or call (757) 269-7598 to provide the nature of your request. Reasonable accommodations are considered on a case-by-case basis.

Employment with JSA is conditional upon DOE approval if at any time during your employment you are participating in a Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Program or Affiliated activity. Generally, such programs/activities include any foreign-state-sponsored attempt to acquire U.S.-funded scientific research through programs run or funded by the government that target scientists, engineers, students, academics, researchers, and entrepreneurs of all nationalities working or educated in the United States. This includes positions or appointments, both domestic and foreign, titled academic, professional, or institutional appointments whether or not remuneration is received and whether full-time, part-time or voluntary.

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