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Aptive Onsite Systems Administrator in Billings, Montana

Aptive is seeking an Onsite Systems Administrator to provide onsite support to the Department of Veterans' Affairs. You will analyze problem areas and opportunities for improvement in this mission critical network.

This position is located onsite at the Veterans' Administration facilities including Medical Centers with daytime hours and potential for weekend hours.


  • Bachelor's degree. An additional 8 years' experience may be substituted for education.

  • Experience in conducting routine system administration tasks and logging data in system admin logs.

  • Experience in administering patches and corrective action under the direction of the system administrator.

  • Experience in interfacing with customers.

  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trust clearance.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S.


  • Performs installation, configuration, maintenance, testing and troubleshooting tasks in support of the IT customers.

  • Diagnose and resolve customer related hardware/software issues utilizing the Service Now tool. Track and document all system changes, problems, issues, and work tasks within Service Now.

  • Provisioning of newly procured endpoints to include desktops, laptops, printers, and mobile devices. Perform imaging, desktop support, adds/moves and changes.

  • Install OS Patch installation/patch removal (if applicable), OS upgrades and Commercially Available Off-the-Shelf (COTS) software.

  • Provide user management account support where Elevated Privileges (EP) may be required.

  • Perform software application installation and configuration based on change order instructions.

  • Utilize log data and system administration tools to diagnose system hardware and software problems, repair, and re-configure or replace defective system components as indicated.

  • Perform system monitoring and analysis on assigned systems to discover risks and inadequacies, and provide recommendations on the need for expansion, enhancement, or revision.

  • Utilize Microsoft System Center Operations Manager (SCOM) and SCOM tools to troubleshoot performance issues and deploy software packages, to include Scripting, McAfee, and other VA standard tools.

  • Performs inventory functions to include managing pagers and turn-ins including performing media sanitization, disposal and/or turn in of equipment.

  • Ability to troubleshoot problems and issues identified by customers and implement corrective actions.

  • Perform routine audits of systems and software to determine utilization and adequacy for demand, and compliance with current hardware and software site license regulations and requirements.

  • Performs general maintenance activities, printer deployment/repair, software installations, EHRM prep and equipment refreshes. May include occasionally pulling old cables from server room as needed.

  • Perform asset management to include asset inventory, audit and tracking, asset administration and reporting, integrated IT asset portfolio, and history and forecasting, automating the asset management process as necessary.

  • May occasionally answer door and escort personnel as needed.

The person in this position needs to frequently traverse around the site campus transporting equipment to various office buildings. Position also requires occasional unpacking/moving & installation of IT equipment weighing up to 25 pounds (or greater with additional assistance). In addition, they may frequently position self to maintain computers/pull cords under desks and in server closets.


  • A+ or related certifications.

  • Hands-on experience working with ticket systems.

  • Prior work experience in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Good interpersonal skills.

  • Must be punctual and dependable.

  • End User friendly attitude with a passion for information services support.

  • Experience with the ServiceNow ticketing system a plus.

  • Experience with the VA.

  • An active Public Trust clearance​.


Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. Our employees receive competitive compensation, along with company-paid health care and short-term disability plans. We also offer a 401K plan with company match, paid time off, flexible savings accounts, commuter benefits and company-sponsored professional education opportunities. Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.


Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability, or any other protected class.