Desktop Support Administrator at Apex Systems, Inc. in Radford, VA

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Apex Systems, America’s second largest technical staffing firm, has an opportunity for a Desktop Systems Support with a DoD client in beautiful Southwest Virginia. This is a fast-paced, cutting edge data center offering room for advancement, professional and technical growth and long term stability.

If interested in this, or any other opportunities in the DoD space, please send a resume and best contact information to Tia Bracken, Sr. Professional Recruiter, via

Candidates must be US Citizens and able to obtain and maintain at minimum an interim secret clearance, per a condition of employment.

Location: Radford, VA (Low cost of living, beautiful scenery)

Terms: Long Term W2 Contract

Benefits for this project: PTO and Paid Holidays, Short/Long term disability, 401k plan, Health/Dental/Vision, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Discounts

Certifications Required:

1. CompTIA Security+ or otherwise 8570 compliant certification

2. Computing Environment (CE) Certification (i.e., MCSE, Server+, etc.) – can be waived for 30 days after project join date.

Key Aspects:

  • Project Details: Support a mixed customer environment of Windows/VMware/Citrix servers
  • Salary Range: $60-70,000
  • Tech Stacks: Windows 08r2/12, VMware, Citrix, Linux, Unix, Solaris, Cisco Networks
  • Environment: Large, multifaceted data center – cutting edge technologies
  • Team: heavily silo’d teams that play to one another’s strengths
  • Additional Aspects: Strong growth potential (transition towards lead/architecure down the road), technical training (i.e. Pluralsight license), certification discounts (CompTIA and Cisco), potential remote work flexibility


  • We offer weekly pay, direct deposit, competitive pay rates
  • Health/Medical benefits, Life Insurance, 401k, Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Discounts to most major certification programs, access to multiple technical training platforms and programs

Why SW Virginia?

  • Beautiful scenery, access to the famous Blue Ridge Parkway
  • Low cost of living
  • Very little traffic
  • Access to many major cities on the east coast within a few hours ((2hr 20 min to Charlotte, 4hr to DC, 3hr to Richmond)

Position Requirements:

This position is for a Desktop Systems Administrator for a mixed and growing environment of VMWare View, Windows 7, Windows Server 2008, Solaris and Red Hat. This position will work with the existing Enterprise Systems Operations Branch administrative teams (Desktop Support, Windows and Unix Administration) to design, implement, manage, maintain, deploy, troubleshoot and support customer environments. This position will require implementing new system hardware and software, and developing local operating procedures and policies as needed or requested. This position will need to be adept at monitoring the ongoing operation of the desktops and servers while providing utilization reports to identify problems and corrective actions as needed.

Required skills:

· Minimum 3 years of experience in supporting desktops, laptops, thin client, and zero client hardware as well as Windows 7 and Server 2008r2.

· Base knowledge of support of VMWare View and Citrix Presentation Server required.

EEO Employer

Apex Systems is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate or allow discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, or related medical conditions), age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, genetic information, registered domestic partner status, marital status, disability, status as a crime victim, protected veteran status, political affiliation, union membership, or any other characteristic protected by law. Apex will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable law. If you have visited our website in search of information on employment opportunities or to apply for a position, and you require an accommodation in using our website for a search or application, please contact our Employee Services Department at or 844-463-6178.

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