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SC Department of Public Safety IT Consultant I - 60015992 in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities

The Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office (RFA) is seeking applicants for an IT Consultant with a desire to develop and expand their UNIX/Linux, VMware, and network experience. This is an opportunity to work with an exciting and diverse state agency coordinating technical activities and providing support in the administration of UNIX/Linux, VMware, and Windows networking, firewalls, and storage systems. Under limited supervision of the CIO you will work with the Linux Systems Engineer to provide critical services in support of the RFA’s mission to provide independent research, analysis, and resources to their customers.

RFA encourages employee professional development and training. Benefits offered for eligible employees include flexible schedules and telecommute options. For more information about the RFA visit our website at

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Provides administration of the UNIX/Linux system

  • Provides Linux support for agency staff

  • Analyzes and troubleshoots issues related to connectivity and access to data

  • Documents and maintains work in compliance with state information security policies

  • Provides administration of the UNIX/Linux and Windows environment for the SAS user groups

  • Upgrades operating systems and related patches and solves office user issues related to connectivity and access to data

  • Maintains the SAS Software Depot

  • Assists in the administration of the VMware hardware/software environment including the network, SANS hardware as well as updates and upgrades

  • Installs, configures, manages, troubleshoots, and repairs network devices such as printers, workstations, servers, Firewalls, telephones, and switches

  • Monitors network resources to detect and resolve issues

  • Maintains accurate documentation of network resources (printers, workstations, and servers, switches) to include IP addresses, OS, patch level, warranties, and service tags

  • Ensures that the system, network, and user security are in compliance and accordance with federal HIPAA regulations, state InfoSec policies, and agency standards

  • Creates and updates documents and procedures for server-based systems, networks and data flow/access for agency compliance with state InfoSec policies

  • Documents changes and creates any supporting documentation required to meet the above federal/state/agency requirements

  • Participates in agency meetings to include Change Control Board meetings and makes recommendations as necessary

  • Provides support for applications (SAS, PHP, ESRI, etc…) used by the RFA staff

Minimum and Additional Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree and experience in automated information or communication system design, installation, operation, and repair

  • An equivalent combination of education and work experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degree on a year-for-year basis

  • Experience in IT problem management methods and practices and new and innovative customer support methods and technologies

  • The ability to communicate effectively both written and orally with non-technical users in a customer service environment

  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision

  • This position includes routine driving and may fall under state routine driver requirements.

  • Ability to work some evenings/weekends.

  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds, assembly and move equipment, and maneuver in and around stacked computer equipment

  • Technical training in relevant technologies is required as determined by management

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preferred skills or the ability to learn;

  • Knowledge of Networking and Firewall configuration

  • Knowledge of Windows servers and desktop operating systems like Windows 10

  • Knowledge of virtual server environments like VMWare / vSphere as well as Storage Area Networks

Additional Comments

Candidates must specifically meet the Agency Minimum Requirements or an equivalent combination of education and experience in accordance with State Human Resources Regulations to be considered for this position. If you certify on your application that you have an Associate’s Degree or higher, you will be required to provide a certified official college transcript upon job offer. Failure to produce an official college transcript may result in termination. If you are selected as a finalist, job references and a background check may be conducted. The interview process may require a skills and knowledge test applicable to the positions job duties. RFA is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employing agency. We are committed to a diverse workforce. SC RFA does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information.

Salary: $40,759.00 - $75,413.00 Annually

Location: Richland County, SC

Job Type: FTE - Full-Time

Job Number: 108697

Closing: 1/20/2021 11:59 PM Eastern

Class Code: AM65

Position Number: 60015992

Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00)

Pay Band: Band 6

Hiring Range - Min.: $40,759.00

Hiring Range - Max.: $58,000.00

Opening Date: 01/07/2021

EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer

Agency Specific Application Procedures: APPLICANT MUST APPLY ONLINE. VETERAN APPLICANTS: Per SC §1-1-550 Veterans Preference: To claim Veteran's Preference, all eligible persons shall submit a DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty, along with the State Application for Employment to the appointing authority.

Agency: State of South Carolina Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Office

Address: 1000 Assembly Street, Suite 421 Columbia, South Carolina, 29201

Phone: 803-734-3793