We Are Hiring!

We Are Hiring!

Title: Information Technology Administrator

Location: Knoxville Tennessee

Job description:
Under the direction of our IT Manager, the focus of this role is on system administration, maintenance, and networking, including managing databases and security to support our customers hosted in our AWS GovCloud using Deltek Costpoint. The role in each area can be strategic, tactical, or a mix of both. The IT Administrator will also be responsible for installing, maintaining, and supporting the organization’s computer systems and networks, individual computers, mobile devices, and more. The role overlaps with other groups depending on the organization’s complexity and needs. This position will be located at PDS’s corporate offices in Knoxville, Tennessee and remote. The successful candidate will be a US Citizen and will have proven skills, a proven professional experience, and a detailed knowledge of industry’s best practice processes. It requires the individual to manage solutions containing government restricted data.

Key Responsibilities

• Manage information technology and computer systems
• Plan, organize, control, and evaluate IT and electronic data operations
• Design, develop, implement, and coordinate systems, policies, and procedures
• Ensure security of data, network access and backup systems
• Act in alignment with user needs and system functionality
• Identify problematic areas and implement strategic solutions in time
• Audit systems and assess their outcomes
• Preserve assets, information security and control structure
• Maintain essential IT operations, including operating systems, security tools, applications, servers, email systems, laptops, desktops, software, and hardware
• Maintain helpdesk and ticketing system
• Maintain technical documentation on issues and resolutions
• Own projects, solutions, and key responsibilities within a larger business initiative
• Handle business-critical IT tasks and systems administration
• Research and evaluate emerging technologies, hardware, and software
• Track and maintain hardware and software inventory
• Ensure network components meet needs and work together seamlessly, using the full range of capabilities, and stay informed about new features and competitive solutions
• Prepare cost benefits analysis reports when upgrades are necessary, continuously analyzing vendors to ensure they offer the best possible service and value
• Interface with clients and employees on both software and hardware, troubleshoot, and provide technical support when needed
• Develop and execute disaster procedures, and maintain data backups

Key Requirements

• Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering, Information Systems, Technology, or related field; MA/MBA preferred
• 5+ year of relevant and progressive experience
• Strong communication skills, both verbal and technical, for interaction with clients and internal staff
• Strong troubleshooting skills
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Database backups and recoveries, server backups for disaster recovery
• SQL scripting experience a plus
• Deltek Costpoint Technical and Database management experience: Installing, configuring, troubleshooting Costpoint, Time & Expense, B&P, CER and BI, experience applying Hot Fixes and Maintenance Releases.
• AWS GovCloud experience, knowledge of AWS Workspace VDI’s a plus
• Excellent knowledge in technical management of computer hardware/software system
• Knowledgeable of network infrastructure architectures and implementations
• Proven hands-on management style in a lean environment
• After hours support as needed

At PDS, we understand the value of your work and are deeply invested in your success.

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New Hire Announcement – Jesse Kepner, CSCP

New Hire Announcement – Jesse Kepner, CSCP

Jesse Kepner, a 17 year veteran of aerospace and defense manufacturing supply chain leadership, has joined PDS Consulting Solutions, LLC. Jesse will bring his extensive knowledge and expertise to PDS as we expand our Materials and Advanced Manufacturing practice in 2022.

Jesse will lead our team of consultants across the government contracting community in delivery of Costpoint assessments of current use of materials management, manufacturing and supply chain tools; development of actionable project plans for improvement; redress of manufacturing organizational challenges as well as rationalization of applications. In the coming months Jesse will deliver webinars on various topics related to Costpoint Materials Management, Manufacturing and Advanced Manufacturing as well as short videos on best practices across a variety of applications within Costpoint. 

Jesse began his career at ATK in design engineering, rapidly growing into a Sr. Supply Chain Leadership role. He played critical roles in major Costpoint implementations and is a respected member of the Costpoint community, including presenting at numerous Insight conferences. He regularly is sought out as a business systems & processes advisor to executive leadership, including helping the team to navigate the business systems/processes integration that was necessary when merging with Orbital Sciences in 2016 and later through their acquisition by Northrop Grumman. Throughout his career Jesse has led teams that played critical roles in division specific and broader company success.

Most recently, Jesse was responsible for all Supply Chain Management for the NGAS Dayton Site & 3 offsite locations.  This role required oversight and management of strategic sourcing, procurement and subcontracting, Master scheduling, material & production planning, logistics/stores, government property and production control.

Jesse will bring a “real life” understanding of aerospace and defense manufacturing to our clients and will deliver unparalleled value to their businesses. Jesse holds a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MBA with a concentration in Project Management, and his APICS CSCP Certification. 

Kenneth Parsons, Co-Founder and CEO said PDS is both proud and excited to have Mr. Kepner join our team and we look forward to our practice expansion under his leadership.

Stratolaunch launches “World’s Largest Plane!”

Stratolaunch launches “World’s Largest Plane!”

Our client Stratolaunch made headlines in the news recently with their 2nd launch of the World’s Largest Airplane!  PDS has handled numerous Costpoint Implementations for Stratolaunch over the years and we look forward to reaching new heights with them continuing into the future!  Check out NASA’s coverage of the launch in the video below!

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Announcing New Quarterly Webinar Series

Announcing New Quarterly Webinar Series

WASHINGTON, March 3, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — In this series PDS Consulting Solutions will be hosting industry experts to discuss challenges and opportunities facing Government Contractors, including Costpoint Materials Management and Advance Manufacturing, Mission Critical Business Intelligence and Reporting, Small Business Solutions in Costpoint and Secure Cloud Hosting in our AWS GovCloud ITAR Space.

This webinar series will be available ON DEMAND beginning March 10th with PDS’ own industry expert Tommy Brittain kicking us off discussing Costpoint Materials.  Each webinar will be a 30-minute information packed resource which includes answers to your questions with new webinars coming each quarter.


Wed., March 10th: PDS Consulting Solutions:  Webinar on Costpoint Procurement, “Purchase Reqs to P.O.s”
Speaker(s): Kenneth Parsons, CEO-PDS, Tommy Brittain, Owner-TBCS & PDS Sr. Materials SME, Jennifer Vinson, PDS Dir. Of Marketing
Description: In this webinar you will hear GovCon industry experts discuss the Costpoint procurement processes – The generation of a Purchase Order from a Requisition.


  • Procurement Cycle – Focus on Requisition to Purchase Order
  • The Requisition – Content Reviewed by The Buyer
  • The Purchase Order – Initiated & Managed by The Buyer
  • Variations on the Process – Buyer Discretion
  • Observe Various Reports
  • Procurement Features – Future Session


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