University

Alert IT Solutions, Inc. is the contract holder for IPHEC2140 for providing Professional IT Recruiting, Temporary Staffing, and Continuous Staffing for entry-level, mid-level, and high-level professional roles. Established in 1994, Alert IT Solutions, Inc. is the trusted leader in providing specialized IT recruitment and temporary staffing services to universities, government agencies, and private-sector businesses in Illinois, Texas, California, Wisconsin, Georgia, and Arizona. Alert IT Solutions, Inc. is an Illinois Corporation headquartered in Woodridge, with branch offices in Downers Grove and Atlanta, Georgia. Alert IT is a BEP vendor certified by CMS for the State of Illinois. We have served more than 300 clients during the past 25 years and successfully completed over 900 projects on time and within budget. Alert IT has recruited and placed more than 1,200 IT professionals with our clients.
How we can help

Alert IT Solutions, Inc. provides recruiting for permanent positions and temporary staffing in the following specialties:


Technical & Technical Support

Universities may require IT recruitment and temporary staffing in the following technical and desktop services, which includes, but is not limited to: virtual solutions (HP, VMware, Microsoft Hype V, Horizon View, etc.) and customized solutions; remote, call center, and on-site desktop services (network, email, integration, and software deployment, configuration, installation, and server migration); desktop standardization; and/or desktop installation. Alert IT is capable of and experienced in providing Help Desk Support Analysts, IT Support Associates, and infrastructure-related roles required for permanent or temporary assignments in this category.

Programming/Application Development

Universities may require IT recruitment and temporary staffing in the following Programming/Application Development services, which includes, but is not limited to: application development (Java, .Net Framework, SharePoint, BizTalk, Power Builder, CRM application, Web/Windows, and LAMP); application maintenance; database application (MS SQL, Oracle, MySQL, DB2); new application training; custom application development and testing; and/or cloud-based solutions.Alert IT is very capable of and experienced in providing Programmers, Software Developers, Application (.NET, Java, SharePoint, BizTalk, PowerBuilder, Python, CRM, Windows) Developers; Game Developers; Database Developers; Business Intelligence Developers; Reports Developers; Portal Developers; Back-end Developers; Mobile Developers; and SDET Engineers required for permanent or temporary assignments in this category.

Web Developers

This section is intended to capture new areas that may emerge in the market place, in addition to areas that may not be identified below.Universities may require IT recruitment and temporary staffing in the following mobile technology services, which includes, but is not limited to, the creation of technology neural interfaces; mobile device management; mobile application development (Android and Windows platforms); mobile device deployment; centralized management of mobile devices; and/or social media integration. Alert IT is capable of and experienced in providing business analysts, software developers, project managers, quality assurance specialists, and technical architects with expertise in web/windows and mobile technology for permanent placement or temporary assignments.

Alert IT is capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements:  Web Developer, Front-End Developer, Web Master, Leads, Manager, and Technical Architect.

Analysts (to include Computer System & Data Analysts)

Universities may require IT recruitment and temporary staffing in the following Computer System & Data Analyst services area. Following are the positions which may be required by Universities in this category: Application Support Analyst, System Analyst, Data Analyst, Data Scientist, Business Analyst, Process Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Digital Marketing Analyst, Web Analyst, Operations Analyst, Social Media Marketing, eCommerce Marketing, Technical Analyst, and Data Modeler. Alert IT is capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements.

IT Security

Universities may require IT staffing in the following Information Security services, which includes, but is not limited to:  IT security risk reporting; analyzing existing environments and identifying deficiencies and gaps in information security; data protection services; infrastructure protocols; disaster recovery services; security vulnerability remediation; risk assessment; and/or developing security operating procedures. Universities need expert help to comply with the controls stipulated by the Consensus Audit Guidelines (CAG) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication 800.53. Following are the positions that are required for this service and for this group: Security Analysts, Security Administrator, Security Engineer, Information Security, Cyber Security, Data Security, Application Security, Network Security, Project Managers, Quality Assurance Specialists, and Technical Architects to ensure infrastructure and platforms align with information systems strategy. Alert IT is capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements.

Network Engineers

Universities may require IT staffing in the following networking services, which includes:
network design; network installation; intelligent video surveillance (security cameras); and/or network infrastructure services. Following are the positions which are required for this type of services and for this group: Network Engineer, VOIP Engineer, Voice Engineer, Storage Engineer specialized in Switches/Routers/Firewalls/AD/VPN/Access Point (Ethernet, and various VoIP standards); VMware; Cisco; Palo Alto networks, SAN/NAS, virtualization, etc.  Alert IT is capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements with highly experienced and certified professionals.

Quality Assurance

User experience (UX) design is the process design teams use to create products that provide meaningful and relevant experiences to users. This involves the design of the entire process of acquiring and integrating the product, including aspects of branding, design, usability, and function. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for Web Designer, Interaction Designer, Graphic Designer, UI Designer, UX Designer, and Learning Designer. Alert IT is very capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements: UX Design, Product Design, digital solutions, and complex web application designing; specializing in prototype, wireframes, InDesign, Keynote, etc.

Database Administration

A Database Administrator (DBA) is responsible for maintaining a successful database environment by directing or performing all related activities to keep the data secure. The top responsibility of a DBA professional is to maintain data integrity. This means the DBA will ensure that data is secure from unauthorized access but is available to users. Database administrators will often have a working knowledge and experience with a wide range of database management products such as Oracle-based software, SAP, and SQL, in addition to having obtained a degree in Computer Science and practical field experience and additional related IT certifications. In addition to being responsible for backing up systems in case of power outages or other disasters, a DBA is also frequently involved in tasks related to: training employees in database management; using, designing, implementing, and maintaining the database system; and establishing policies and procedures related to the organization's data management policy. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for Oracle DBA, SQL DBA, DB2 Administrator, and Big Data Engineer. Alert IT is very capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements.

Cloud Engineer

Cloud Engineers are responsible for the design, planning, management, maintenance, support, and any other technological duties associated with an organization’s cloud computing environment. Cloud engineers are responsible for assessing the existing infrastructure of a business and researching solutions for moving different functions (like database storage) to a cloud-based system. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for Cloud Automation Engineer, Cloud Developer, and DevOps experienced with cloud computing (IAC, Microsoft Azure, AWS) to design and develop multi-platform cloud solutions for business applications. Alert IT is very capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for these requirements.

Enterprise Architect

Enterprise Architects conduct enterprise analysis, design, planning, and implementation, always using a comprehensive approach for the successful development and execution of strategy. Enterprise architecture applies architectural principles and practices to guide organizations through the business, information, process, and technology changes necessary to execute their strategies. Enterprise Architects work closely with stakeholders, including management and subject matter experts (SME), to develop a view of an organization’s architecture that will be needed to support that strategy. Enterprise Architects cover all technical aspects and, to a degree, business aspects as well. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for the services of Enterprise Architects. Alert IT is very capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for this category.

System Administrators

System administrators maintain operating systems, business applications, security tools, web servers, email, laptop, and desktop PCs. In an organization, every task performed by the system administrator requires an uninterrupted internet connection, which is maintained by the system administrator. System administrators are responsible for the maintenance, configuration, and reliable operation of computer systems and servers. They install hardware and software and participate in research and development to continuously improve and keep up with the IT business needs of their organization. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for the services of System Administrators. Alert IT is capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing for this category with and without certifications.

Project Management

A Project Manager provides direction for the technology development components of IT projects for the full project lifecycle. Project Managers provide resource projections and budget management, formulate project delivery strategies, establish milestones and/or schedules, report on project status, and monitor progress of all team members. Universities may require recruiting and temporary staffing for the services of technical/functional and infrastructure Project Manager, Product Manager, Program Manager, Project Coordinator, Project Analyst, Scrum Masters, Product Owner, etc.  Alert IT is very capable of and well experienced in providing recruitment and temporary staffing with individuals who are certified in project management.

General (to include recruiting)

This section is intended to capture new areas that may emerge in the market place, in addition to areas that may not be identified below.Universities may require IT recruitment and temporary staffing in the following mobile technology services, which includes, but is not limited to, the creation of technology neural interfaces; mobile device management; mobile application development (Android and Windows platforms); mobile device deployment; centralized management of mobile devices; and/or social media integration. Alert IT is capable of and experienced in providing business analysts, software developers, project managers, quality assurance specialists, and technical architects with expertise in web/windows and mobile technology for permanent placement or temporary assignments.

NOTABLE STAFFING ACHIEVEMENTS

Alert IT Solutions, Inc. is a current contract holder for IT Consulting and Staff Augmentation Services (KRS102) for University of Illinois System - Urbana-Champaign, Chicago, and Springfield. This is an ongoing, 5-year contract that started in 2016 to meet the IT staffing needs of the various departments of the University of Illinois System. Under this contract, we provide IT professional services in the following areas:

  • IT Planning Services     Customer Support Services
  • Information Security Services
  • Software / Application Development Services
  • Mobile Technology Services
  • Web Content and Development Services
  • Desktop Services
  • Networking Services
  • Infrastructure Services
  • Customer Support Services
  • Java Application Development/Management
  • .Net Application Development/Management
  • COBOL, DB2 Application Development/Management
  • LAN Engineering
  • Information Security Engineer/Analyst
  • Mobile Development
  • User Experience (UX) Design
  • Database Administration

Alert IT Solutions, Inc. has more than 12 years of a contractual relationship with the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) to meet its temporary professional staffing needs. ISBE has 850 school districts and 4,000 schools under its administration. We have provided business analysts to work on school district grant applications, and provided software developers who specialized in Microsoft Technologies (.Net Framework 4.5, Vb.Net, ASP.Net 4.5, Visual Studio 2017, Microsoft SQL Server, SSRS and related technologies) to work on the Educator Licensure Information System and Educator Effectiveness System.

On November 29, 2012, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) awarded a multi-year contract (613Z0179001) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide 13 IT consultants to assist with the business and technical elements for the implementation of the International Statistical Classification of Diseases (ICD-10) and the Health Plan Identifier (HPID) federally-mandated initiatives. The award amount of this multi-year contract was $5,865,000. Alert IT’s Project Manager, Business Analysts, Technical Analysts, and Medical Coding Experts, by collaborating with the HFS Project Manager, successfully implemented one of the most complex federally-mandated solutions for the Illinois State Medicaid Agency. Alert IT’s experts worked with the state team and successfully completed ICD-10 implementation ahead of schedule and within budget. This was a major achievement for our client, HFS, and for Alert IT Solutions, which had an impact on the entire healthcare system in Illinois.

In the year 2012, the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES) awarded a contract (60000013C39) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide Project Managers, Business Analysts, Software Developers, and QA Analysts for the IDES Benefit Information System (IBIS) and Illinois Job Link System (IJL) maintenance and support. Alert IT completed this multi-year, multimillion-dollar project successfully in 2015. Alert IT staff consistently exceeded client expectations to meet its ongoing business goals, including the timely delivery of benefits and job placements for Illinois citizens.  

In 2015, the IDES awarded another multi-year contract (80000016C19) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide 18 qualified Information Technology (IT) Specialists to complete and implement needed enhancements and upgrades to its Unemployment Insurance Benefit System [Illinois Benefit Information System (IBIS)].  IT Specialists included 4 IT Business Analysts, 4 User Acceptance Testers, 2 Legacy System Developers, 7 Senior Java Developers, and 1 DB2/WebSphere Database Administrator. Alert IT Solutions, Inc. was the primary vendor and was awarded a contract up to $4,377,700 for a maximum of 57,000 consulting service hours. This project was successfully completed on time and within budget on September 7, 2018.

In 2012, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded a multi-year contract (22024083) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. for supplying specialized temporary ESPX employees by service title for services not currently covered by the CMS master contract. The initial award was for $420,000. The amount was increased several times during the contract period when EPA needed services of more specialized employees. This contract was successfully completed on June 30, 2015.  

On July 1, 2015, the EPA awarded a repeat multi-year contract (22036546) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. for supplying specialized temporary employees by service title for services not covered by the CMS master contract. The initial award was for $1.2 million. Later the amount was increased to $2 million. This contract was completed on December 31, 2019. This client, like others, has expressed extreme satisfaction with our performance on this contract.

On October 26, 2018, the Illinois Department of Innovation and Technology (DOIT) awarded a multi-year contract (CIT9472220) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide two Project Managers to manage IT-Transformation activities for the state. The resources we provided were responsible for managing short-term enhancements of the State’s IT-Transformation activities, with an emphasis on project management. The project managers we provided were PMP-certified and possessed excellent communication and project management skills. This contract was successfully completed on June 30, 2020.

On September 20, 2018, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) awarded a multi-year contract (IPB#22041957) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide two Senior .Net and SharePoint developers to provide specialized software development services for IDOT’s SharePoint and Intranet platforms. The resources have been responsible for performing maintenance, development, and project tasks as well as mentoring Department Staff when needed. This is an ongoing project and client managers are extremely satisfied with the performance of our .NET/SharePoint developers.  

On October 15, 2019, the IDOT awarded a multi-year contract (PO #20-494DOT-FINAD-B-9677) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. to provide two Business Analysts for the Bureau of Design and Environment. The resources have been working with the IDOT team in identifying and reviewing all necessary business processes, documenting as-is and to-be business processes, identifying and documenting gaps, and creating requirements documentation as instructed. Deliverables include as-is process flows, to-be process flows, status reports, gap identification and documentation, and business requirements. This is an ongoing project and client managers are very satisfied with the performance of our Business Analysts.

On June 29, 2020, the Illinois Arts Council Agency (IAC) awarded a contract (20-503IAC-IAC50P-18920) to Alert IT Solutions, Inc. for the services of a Project Manager to oversee the complete development, setup, and installation of the Illinois Arts Council Agency’s new Grants Management System. Our PMP-certified Project Manager has been providing the requested project management services on this ongoing project, meeting and exceeding client expectations.

Review a full list of technical positions we can fill

Download PDF