Systems Administrator II/I

Oregon, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 08, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Systems Administrator II/I

Posting Number: R0003439
Location: Salem Campus

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Position Summary:
The Systems Administrator II implements and maintains server-based enterprise applications and services, including technologies supporting the centralized management and deployment of desktop computers and applications, and provides network and systems support for other WITS staff and the university at large. Leverages Active Directory and other management services to meet the needs of departments and the university as a whole. The Systems Administrator II will share the responsibility for the successful operation of the systems and network devices which provide file and print, e-mail, web, course management, media, and other infrastructure services in an environment of over 2000 users. Supports servers in a mixed Windows/Linux environment. Works alone and as a team-member on a wide variety of projects that have a distinct impact upon the the university. Provides some end-user support and troubleshooting for service related problems. Involves some contact with students, faculty and staff as well as with individuals and organizations outside of the university.

Reasonable Accommodations Statement:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Job Duties:

The duties and responsibilities of the Systems Administrator II include, but are not limited to, the following functions:
  • Assumes primary responsibility for servers and applications supporting the centralized management of desktop and application deployment, Active Directory integration and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.
  • Designs, implements, documents, and maintains servers, services, and dependent infrastructure.
  • Designs, documents, implements, and maintains processes, scripts, or programs for systems and network management using available application programming interfaces (APIs) and tools.
  • Serves as a resource for identifying and solving computer related hardware and software problems.
  • Serves as a member of the WITS Network Services group which oversees and performs functions pertinent to the implementation of hardware, software and network services on campus.
  • These include but are not limited to:
  • Managing the operation, activities and services of the campus computing networks;
  • Supporting network software, including some application development and maintenance;
  • Maintaining and monitoring the connectivity to off-campus networks, including the Internet;
  • Performing system administration of networked servers and appliances;
  • Maintaining security of the campus computer network;
  • Researching and recommending software and hardware solutions for stated needs;
  • Performing service calls for network related problems on campus;
  • Writing applications using various scripts, macros, and programming languages.

Position Qualifications:


Any combination of education, training, and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential functions of the position. A bachelor's degree is preferred.

For level II: A minimum of five years work experience as a system administrator supporting Windows and Linux systems in a complex heterogeneous networked environment, including resource and account management, software installation and configuration, security configuration, and service upgrades and migrations. A computer or information science degree may be substituted for one year of experience.For level I: A minimum of two years work experience as a system administrator supporting Windows and Linux systems in a complex heterogeneous networked environment, including resource and account management, software installation and configuration, and service upgrades and migrations. A computer or information science degree may be substituted for one year of experience.

Competencies Statements:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of infrastructure systems architecture and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of server virtualization platforms such as VMware vSphere.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of datacenter storage, network and backup architectures and platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer deployment technologies, including Microsoft System Center.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows and Linux servers and architecture and fundamental computer networking concepts and protocols.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform root-cause analysis of issues with systems and applications on Linux and Windows platforms.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory administration including Group Policy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with diverse colleagues, students, and community members, and actively engaging in learning and practicing the principles of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
  • Familiarity with one or more scripting languages, for example: perl, python, ruby, bash, .Net, VBS, PowerShell.
  • Familiarity configuring servers using configuration management software such as puppet, chef, ansible, DSC.
  • Familiarity with software revision control software such as git, svn, cvs.
  • Familiarity with web application programming and relevant technologies: CGI, CSS, javascript, REST, AJAX. Familiarity with a web programming framework (ex. Rails, Django) preferred.
  • Ability to write clear technical documentation.
  • Strong service orientation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish and maintain cooperative and harmonious working relationships with a variety of campus constituencies.
  • A proven ability to make technical issues understandable, and an ability to match technical opportunities to university goals.
  • Preferred skills include experience in Veeam, PowerShell, Perl, SQL, Cisco IOS, iSCSI SAN, enterprise storage arrays and relevant experience beyond the minimum requirement.


Incumbent may be required to travel locally and nationally in the performance of job functions, and is required to carry a cellular telephone and be available for emergency support and after-hours scheduled maintenance.

All University positions require that candidates submit to a criminal conviction record check prior to hire. Conviction does not automatically preclude candidates from being hired. Nature of conviction will be considered relative to the duties of the position.

You will need to upload the following two documents as part of your application materials in the "My Experience" section labeled Resume:
  • Cover letter addressing the required/desired qualifications and presenting any other applicant characteristics which deserve emphasis
  • Current Resume

‚ÄčIncomplete applications will not be considered.

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Believing that diversity contributes to academic excellence and to rich and rewarding communities, WU is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty, staff and student body. We seek candidates, particularly those from historically under-represented groups, whose work furthers diversity and who bring to campus varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.


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