Senior Information System Support Specialist - SQL Server Team

Office of Information Technology | Augusta, ME

Posted Date 9/14/2017

OPEN FOR RECRUITMENT: September 14, 2017 – September 29, 2017


Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference?  Do you enjoy working in a team environment?  Most importantly, do you want to live, work, and play in the beautiful State of Maine?



The Office of Information Technology provides a full range of enterprise technologies to support the Citizens of Maine.  This is an exciting position that will require an individual who has demonstrated experience with a successful track record in providing support and administration of Windows OS and all aspects of SQL Server services.  We touch data that helps to inform those who make decisions and ultimately leads to support programs to serve the citizens of Maine. This is a complex position that demands technical, communication and collaboration skills.  Work is performed under limited supervision. 



This is your chance to show off your skills, and work in a collaborative team environment with highly skilled technical and business minded individuals. You will have opportunities to grow and develop, learn new skills as we advance to newly developing technologies. You will be in a work environment that cares about people and in a place where we have fun doing our work.



You will be a member of a team that is responsible for providing support, administration of Windows OS, Microsoft SQL servers and COTS applications that utilize Microsoft SQL.   This position is responsible for managing and administering the following:  development, test and production servers for Microsoft SQL Server services and current windows operating system.  Performs advanced troubleshooting and vendor technical liaison functions. 

This is a technical position that will require an individual who can manage their work at the highest technical level with limited supervision. A sample of work and/or demonstrated use will be required of selected candidates for consideration during the interview. Other duties may be assigned.

The ability to perform job duties will require lifting at least 30 pounds, repetitive hand to eye coordination to include movement and motion between multiple monitors, and may require the ability to grasp, kneel, and reach to maneuver around equipment. This position is based in Augusta.



Eight (8) years’ experience performing systems administration functions in a LAN/WAN environment -OR- an Associate Degree in computer information systems or directly related field and six (6) years’ experience performing systems administration functions in a LAN/WAN environment -OR- a Bachelor’s Degree in computer information systems or directly related field and four (4) years’ experience performing systems administration functions in a LAN/WAN environment. 


PREFERRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES -  The ideal candidate possesses the following: 

  • Minimum of 4 years’ experience performing SQL Server systems administration functions
  • Supportive coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Logical/analytical thinking
  • Strong process thinking
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing



To apply, please visit the following website and apply online:

Veterans and Gold Star Members, please alert us of your status in your cover letter.    The selected candidate will be required to complete an official job application and pass the required background checks as a condition of employment. *Maine State Government is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.   

We provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. Only U.S. Citizens or aliens who have a legal right to permanently work in the United States are eligible for employment.   We cannot sponsor applicants requiring work visas.   Resume’ and Cover Letter must be submitted by: September 29, 2017


SALARY:       CODE: 0929                    PAY GRADE: 26 - $48,900.80 - $66,372.80 Annually

*Includes a 15% recruitment and retention salary adjustment and eligibility for a 5% annual training bonus



The value of State’s share of Employee’s Retirement:  15.12% of salary for BU positions.  The value of State-paid Dental Insurance:  $13.13 biweekly.  The value* of State-paid Health Insurance: 

  • Level 1:  100% State Contribution (employee pays nothing):  $427.57 biweekly
  • Level 2:    95% State Contribution (employee pays 5%):  $406.19 biweekly
  • Level 3:    90% State Contribution (employee pays 10%):  $384.81 biweekly
  • Level 4:      85% State Contribution (employee pays 15%):  $363.43 biweekly 

*The level of the actual value of state paid Health Insurance will be based on the employee’s wage rate and status with regard to the health credit premium program.

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