Utah Retirement Systems

  • Sr. System Center Engineer/ System Admin.

    Location UT-Salt Lake City
    Posted Date 1 week ago(7/6/2018 3:12 PM)
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    USD $64,183.00/Yr.
    USD $81,834.00/Yr.
  • About The Company

    Utah Retirement Systems (URS) provides benefits for state and other Utah public employees.  It has two divisions.  The Retirement Office administers pension and retirement savings plans.  PEHP specializes in medical, dental, life, and other benefits.

    Job Description


    Performs a variety of duties related to installing, maintaining, troubleshooting and administering Operating System Deployments (OSD) using System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Deployments are generally associated with, but not limited to: desktop and server hardware, security and software. Evaluates, tests, and recommends desktop hardware and software in relation to identified agency needs. 



    1. Maintain hardware and software updates recommendations from US-CERT for Microsoft and all third party applications. Deploy the needed updates to all desktop/laptops via SCCM and make the updates available for servers.
    2. Create and maintain OSD for the current Operating system(s). Make sure the OSD has all current updates and patches. OSD must have the latest security recommendations available. Example: UEFI, EMET, SCAP standards, device guard, Application Controller etc.. OSD has to be compatible with VM images for standardization.
    3. Implement, support, and track industry best practices and standards (e.g. ITIL, SANS and HIPAA) associated with areas of responsibility. Areas include, but not limited to; hard drive encryption, software updates, policy settings, administrative rights, browser settings, hardware and software settings.
    4. Implement, maintain, and support all areas associated with software updates, imaging, and registry deployments. This includes but is not limited to;
      1. Maintains and supports distribution points for SCCM.
      2. WIM image environment via SCCM.
      3. WSUS for both desktop and server.
      4. WIM image via WAIK/ADK toolset.
      5. USB/PXE booting environment for SCCM imaging.
      6. Creates, deploys and administers advertisements, programs, and collections.
      7. Manages and administers SCCM client health.
      8. Writes scripts to maintain systems with Power Shell, VB Scripts, WMI and Batch as needed.
      9. Integrates SCCM with USMT for user Migration from OS to OS and computer to computer.
      10. Maintains overall SCCM to communicate with all System Center applications.
      11. Writes custom SQL reports to report on SCCM data.
      12. Writes custom packages.
      13. Makes SCCM available for all of IT for Remote Desktop Support.
      14. Performs general SCCM administration and trouble shooting.
    5. Install, maintain, and support Application Control / White Listing for all desktop, laptops and VM Desktops. Make the White Listing controls and features available to all servers as requested.
    6. Configure, install, troubleshoot and maintain all IO / USB communications. Ensure the communications are secure and audited for policy compliance.
    7. Troubleshoots and diagnoses problems, makes adjustments, repairs and/or performs preventative maintenance on computers, printers, and telecommuting equipment, etc.
    8. Maintains, supports, and trouble shoots Active Directory for desktops and items associated with SCCM.
    9. Determines security, file structures, menus, and user access to System Center and desktop applications.
    10. Provides instructions and training on System Center and desktop hardware/software installed on the network.
    11. Administer desktops in Microsoft Active directory, DNS, DHCP and A/D desktop configuration policies.
    12. Maintains desktop machines at disaster recovery site.
    13. Evaluates new hardware and software products.
    14. Attends training and reviews trade journals to maintain technical knowledge of the field.
    15. Maintains strict confidentiality.
    16. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Required Experience

    Education and Experience

    Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or a computer related field and four (4) years of responsible experience performing related duties; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


    CISCO certification, Microsoft certifications, Vmware certifications preferred.


    Specific experience in SCCM Administration is preferred.


    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    This list contains knowledge, skills, and abilities that are typically associated with the job. It is not all-inclusive and may vary from position to position:


    Required technical skills include the working knowledge and ability of:

    • Computer hardware and software, including desktop software applications.
    • Computer configuration and design.
    • Computer maintenance and troubleshooting.
    • Computer specifications, compatibilities, and testing.
    • LAN topologies.
    • System networking procedures.
    • SMS/SCCM administration.
    • Working with OSD, administrating group policy, administrating Active Directory.
    • Ability to analyze a variety of computer issues and problems and make recommendations


    Required mathematical skills include working knowledge of:

    • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
    • Binary and hexadecimal number systems.
    • Metric system.


    Must possess excellent communication skills:

    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret technical documentation.
    • Ability to draft reports, business correspondence, and technical documentation.
    • Present technical ideas, concepts, and procedures to end users and top management.
    • Conduct presentations demonstrating how software will impact users and their security implications.
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with professionals, executives (internal), department heads, co‑workers, and vendors.
    • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
    • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.


    Must have the ability to:

    • Prioritize work.
    • Perform within deadlines.
    • Work well in a team environment as well as independently.
    • Multi-task by handling a variety of duties in a timely and efficient manner.
    • Follow through with assignments.
    • Deal effectively with stress caused by workload and time deadlines.


    The incumbent must always demonstrate judgment, high integrity, and personal values consistent with the values of URS.


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