Computer Systems Administrator

Federal Public Defender   Kansas City, KS   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 28, 2021

Kansas Federal Public Defender

Computer Systems Administrator

Location: Kansas City, KS or Wichita, KS

Deadline: October 22, 2021; open until filled Posted

Who We Are
We work to keep people out of prison through representation, collaboration, and education. Our clients
are people accused of federal crimes who cannot afford private legal counsel. Our holistic approach to
defense lawyering is designed to protect our clients’ rights and center their humanity at every stage of the
criminal case and beyond. The Kansas FPD is a high-performing workforce in an environment that
promotes diversity, collaboration, flexibility, and fairness.

Join Our Team
We need an applicant with strong technical skills to fill a Computer Systems Administrator position.
Starting salary is JSP 11/1 at $64,649 to JSP 13/1 at $93,081. Additional compensation includes a highly
competitive federal benefits package, with health and life insurance, retirement, and a Thrift Savings

The Job
The Computer Systems Administrator will be assigned a wide range of challenging duties and a
satisfying workload, which requires specialized knowledge and experience. This includes, but is not
limited to:
• providing technical assistance with network infrastructure, installation, administration and
• providing user support services (troubleshooting, administering hardware, and assisting with
software applications);
• maintain and manage various user accounts including MS Exchange.
• IT budget development, research and implementation of new technologies;
• preparing and updating technical and user documentation, including standard operating
procedures for all installed IT systems and applications;
• assisting attorneys and staff with case related electronic discovery, and litigation support;
• ability and desire to work well with a wide variety of end users with differing needs and
• Microsoft, CompTIA, and other relevant certifications preferred;
• experience with law-office IT and litigation-support tools are highly desirable, such as Trial
Director, Eclipse, and Case Map;
• ability to immediately step-in and understand relational database management systems is
required, such as SQL, MySQL, and/or Oracle;
• working knowledge of forensic software including Cellbrite Reader, Magnet AXIOM, FTK
Tookkit and EnCase would be beneficial;
• ability to monitor for security vulnerabilities with tools, such as Splunk and Netwrix;
• skill and judgment in the analysis of system problems;
• ability to identify and evaluate pertinent facts, regulations, policies and procedures;

• direct experience with network and systems Administration within a Microsoft Windows Server environment required;
• maintaining and supporting the telecommunications systems;
• cybersecurity, familiar with firewall administration and logs;
• providing setup and support for training events; and Commitment to every person’s right to a defense is required.

It Would Be Great If You
Have a proven commitment to our mission;
Have experience in the criminal defense field; and/or
Have experience working in or with the federal courts.

Equal Opportunity Employer
The Federal Public Defender for the District of Kansas is an equal opportunity employer. No personnel
actions or practices (including hiring, termination, promotion, demotion, advancement or terms and
conditions of employment) are based on an individual’s race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin,
religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, height, weight, veteran status, military
obligations, or marital or parental status.

Apply Now

Please send your letter of interest, resume, and three professional references in a single pdf document

Preference will be given to resumes received by October 22nd, 2021.

The Federal Public Defender’s Office may fill current and future positions from this vacancy announcement. No phone calls, please.