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CPA - Configuration Management Administrator

at Texas Department of Motor Vehicles

Posted: 7/31/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 00006133

Job Description

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All applications must contain complete job histories, which includes job title, dates of employment, name of employer, supervisor's name and phone number and a description of duties performed.   If this information is not submitted, your application may be rejected because it is incomplete. Resumes do not take the place of this required information.
DIVISION: Information Technology
Performs highly complex (senior-level) computer systems analysis work. Work involves planning and analyzing user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate processing or to improve existing systems.  Primary areas of responsibility include administration of a configuration management database, discovery management and system administration. May assign and/or supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Eight-hour work schedule between 6:00 AM and 6:00 PM, 40-hour week, Monday – Friday with occasional work schedule variance when necessary. Perform on-call duty on a rotational basis. May occasionally work evenings, weekends, or holiday. Hours may change based on business need.
CMDB Administration
Support the management CMDB (Configuration Management Database) component installation, patches, updates and upgrades 
Provide implementation and support packages and physical parts of discovery patterns
Provide architecture and deployment documentation
Monitor stability and performance SLAs, implement associated best practices
Provide administration support of system settings, limits, and configuration items
Maintains events and event configuration 
Provides support to our backups and disaster recovery readiness plan and recovery support activities 
Provides support with the connectivity and communication between server, gateway, probe and client 
Will support the usage of the administration console functions under the guidance of the Senior Configuration Management Administrator
Administers security, users, profiles and permissions
Creates and deploys rules at the system level 
Works with customer support to resolve issues
Discovery Management
Works under the direction of the Senior Configuration Management Administrator with the Discovery Manager and database administration teams on administration, support and incident management
Assist with setting up discovery schedules
Supports the deployments and maintenance of our integration patterns to external applications 
Supports the retrieval and installation of updated discovery patterns and dependency mappings 
Works with the Senior Configuration Administrator, CMDB Configuration Manager (CM) and Asset Manager (AM)
Runs on-demand discovery
System Administration
Document system requirements, configurations, procedures, changes, incidents, and problem resolutions
Recommend procedures, standards and techniques
Maintain security controls over systems
Maintain records of system performance and operations
Analyze, recommend, and implement system changes for efficiency and performance;
Perform capacity planning;
Prepares training materials and conduct training sessions
Perform other related duties as assigned.


Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree.
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or related field.
Four (4) years' experience performing hands on systems administration (Windows, AIX, Linux and/or Macs)
Two (2) years' experience with configuration management
One (1) years' experience administering HPE UCMDB
Two (2) years' administering HPE UCMDB including hands on experience with:
UCMDB TQL (Topology Query Language) 
UCMDB views and reports 
Three (3) years' experience with configuration management
One (1) additional year of experience performing configuration and auto-discovery work may substitute for thirty semester hours of educational requirement with a maximum substitution of 120 semester hours (four years).
HP ATP – Configuration Management System (CMS) v10” certification (or equivalent) is preferred.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
This position requires the incumbent to operate a computer and keyboard; to primarily perform moderate work; to be able to sit for hours at one time; to be able to work on a pc keying program changes as a repetitive function; to have close visual acuity to perform and activity such as:  viewing a computer terminal, extensive reading, and visual inspection of equipment; and to be capable of lifting between 15 and 44 pounds.
CMDB and Configuration Management Systems (CMS) concepts 
TCP/IP network topology and configuration
Operating system configuration and client installation (Windows, VMware, AIX and Linux)
Basic database administration and connection
Application discovery
IT Service Management (ITSM)
Windows administration (WMI, Domains, NETBIOS/drive mapping/windows networking, and connectivity) 
AIX/Linux administration (Shells and scripting, Networking concepts,  Administration commands used for discovery)
Database administration and connectivity
Basic MSSQL or Oracle user skills, ability to interpret system-level SQL statements used for discovery 
SQL knowledge, SQLPlus for Oracle, Enterprise Manager for MSSQL 
Basic understanding of basic database architectures and protocols, e.g., table spaces, allocated disk space, etc. discovered database resources, ODBC and JDBC
J2EE: Basic understanding of java and J2EE application architectures, EJB, administration consoles, J2EE servers and domains, and JDBC
effectively conveying information and encouraging an exchange of ideas (Communication)
identifying, defining and solving problems (Problem Solving)
architect and deploy discovery processes 
trace transaction flow and use logging facilities for problem-solving
work with others to achieve a common goal (Teamwork)
adjust to changing workplace demands (Adaptability)
meet the needs and expectations of internal and external customers (Customer Service) 
effectively demonstrate skill and ability to perform the specific job duties and tasks as defined by a job description (Technical Competence)
be dependable, meet deadlines and produce high-quality work (Workload Management/Productivity)
In order to receive veteran's preference a copy of your DD214, VA disability rating (if applicable) or a DD1300 must be attached to your application.
Veterans, Reservist or Guardsmen with an MOS or additional duties that fall in the fields of 25B, IT, 275, 3A1X1, 3A or other related fields pertaining to the minimum experience requirements may meet the minimum qualifications. Please call Human Resources, CPA Veterans Liaison at 512-475-3560/800-531-5441 for more information or assistance. 
Go to http://www.texasskillstowork.com, http://www.onetonline.org, or www.careeronestop.org for assistance translating your military experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets. 
Additional Military Crosswalk information can be found at: http://www.hr.sao.state.tx.us/Compensation/JobDescriptions.aspx  
We fully recognize, honor and enforce the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) and encourage opportunities to hire Veterans, Reservists and Guardsmen. 
Candidates may be asked to participate in a skills demonstration and/or presentation.
Salary is contingent upon qualifications and is subject to salary administration and budgetary restrictions.
CPA employees in the same job classification, if selected, will be laterally transferred with no increase in salary. (An example might be an Accounts Examiner III in Revenue Administration who moves to an Accounts Examiner III in the Enforcement division.)
Complete copies of college transcripts must be furnished to the divisional hiring representative at the time of the interview for positions requiring a college degree, and/or specific educational credits.
Unless otherwise indicated on specific postings, regular attendance is an essential job requirement of all positions. Your application for employment with the Comptroller of Public Accounts may subject you to a criminal background check. All positions requiring a degree and/or licensing require proof of degree and/or license at time of interview. If you are scheduled for an interview and require any reasonable accommodation in our interview process, please inform the hiring representative who calls you to schedule your interview. Whenever possible, please give the hiring representative sufficient time to consider and respond to your request. Only applicants scheduled for interviews will be contacted. 
Thank you for considering employment at the Comptroller of Public Accounts! The Comptroller's office is an equal employment opportunity employer.