IT Systems Administrator

Are you looking for an opportunity to join a supportive team of local government professionals in a community with an excellent quality of life?  Powhatan County is the Richmond region’s best kept secret for work-life balance while being a short drive from the capital city’s amenities. We are seeking a IT Systems Administrator to join our creative team of local government innovators. This position is  a full time, benefit eligible position with a starting salary of $47,279.

Position Details

  • Department: IT
  • Compensation: $47,279 - $59,098 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Hours: Full-time
  • Deadline:  This position will be open until filled.


The County of Powhatan is currently recruiting for the position of IT Systems Administrator.  This position will be part of a small team with multiple support responsibilities.  The County has many different functional areas.  The successful candidate will be need to be comfortable with and able to prioritize multiple tasks or projects.  The position will be responsible for managing standard IT help desk tickets as well as Active Directory, Exchange, SAN, disaster recovery and business continuity tasks.  

Environment Overview:

230 Employees. 
Server Virtualization using VMware
Microsoft Active Directory
On-premises Microsoft Exchange and Office
Barracuda Technologies
Cisco Networking and VOIP Call Manager

Preferred Skills / Experience

Proficient in building, deploying and maintaining desktops and laptops
Configure, install and maintain Windows (2008+) and Linux (RHEL 7) Servers
Proficient with Active Directory
Network fundamentals
Exceptional troubleshooting skills
Excellent customer service skills
Ability to define problems, collect and analyze information
Research, diagnose and resolve complex computer system software and hardware issues as they arise
Powershell Scripting
2+ years providing helpdesk support
2+ years managing Windows Server and VMWare
Experience managing Active Directory, Microsoft Exchange. 
Experience working with Cisco networking and VOIP


A valid driver's license is required. Click HERE to Submit completed County application through the County's website.  Hard copies of the application may also be obtained in person at 3834 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139 or through email


Equal Opportunity and Drug Free Workplace


Powhatan County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and encourages women, veterans and minorities to apply.  Powhatan County is a  Drug Free Workplace.