Systems/Network Administrator

New Mexico Highlands University
New Mexico, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jun 14, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Position Systems/Network Administrator Full Time/Part Time Full Time Job Type Regular Position Summary

Under indirect supervision, provides integrated research, intermediate professional level support in areas of moderately advanced complexity such as system and/or storage and/or network, hardware, system level tools and software initiatives, including, but not limited to installation, configuration, maintenance, and support of these systems and/or networks. Requires intermediate knowledge of systems, storage, security or network analysis. Provides technical or functional guidance to users/departments and IT staff in the planning and implementations of applications, systems or networks projects. May supervise or provide functional direction to assigned student employees.

Duties and Responsibilities

Uses discretionary judgement to consult with users and/or other university departments to collect information/gather requirements for existing or proposed network, security and computing devices, server systems, multiuser applications, and/or databases including capacity planning, security, data safety and integrity, disaster recovery, and upgrade planning. Provides input regarding design and cost, coordinates tasks for the installation/maintenance of networks or systems for projects.
Participates in the development of and provides individual and/or group instruction and/or training on operating systems, security and privacy, and other applications; assists users in maximizing use of networks and computing systems; may supervise or provide functional direction to assigned student employees.
Recommends solutions for network, hardware, software or system security projects in support the unit’s strategic goals; uses judgment in selecting among authorized procedures or alternatives and seeks assistance when guidelines are inadequate, significant deviations are proposed, or when unanticipated problems arise.
Records and maintains hardware and software inventories, site and/or server licensing, and user access and security; researches and recommends hardware and software development, purchase, implementation and use.
Prepares detailed flow charts and diagrams outlining systems, applications, or network capabilities and processes; documents projects and may write user instructions and/or documentation.
Participates in the investigation, planning, implementation, testing, and debugging of network or systems hardware components and applications.
Plans and implements in-depth system security, including building firewalls, applying cryptography to network applications, managing host security, file permissions, and file system integrity, managing and implementing roles, and adding and deleting users according to business rules

Troubleshoots and resolves technical issues of moderately advanced complexity and provides on-call support for network, hardware, software and/or system security services including user access and computer configuration.
Evaluates and tests new or modified software programs and software development procedures used to verify that programs function according to user requirements and conform to established guidelines and best practices.
Assist in the development, configuration, implementation, monitoring, maintenance and management of cloud systems and underlying cloud platforms. Assist in setting up public or private cloud systems. Monitor and maintain balance cloud workloads managing them in automated fashion.
Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
May be responsible for administration and oversight of technology projects.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Job Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least 2 years of progressively responsible experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified or an equivalent combination of education and experience are acceptable

Preferred Qualifications

Must have demonstrated experience in Enterprise Microsoft Domain Network Management, Microsoft, and Linux operating systems. Must have demonstrated experience supporting complex networks, enterprise storage system and virtual server environment. Experience monitoring and managing cloud environments used in the university’s technology stack. Ability to manage projects and prioritize work and meet deadlines, maintain knowledge of rapidly changing industry trends and standards, possess effective communication skills translating technical terminology in terms understandable by diverse user groups, and possess strong documentation skills and policy and procedure writing. Strong analytical skills to perform complex research and analysis. Experience with capacity planning desirable.

Certifications in Microsoft ( MCSA or MCSE ) and/or Cisco ( CCNP or CCNA ) or VMWare ( VCP or DCV ) certifications are preferred qualifications for this position.
Knowledge of relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Knowledge and understanding of university policy, federal and state regulations as they apply to security, privacy, intellectual property and information system management.
Knowledge of systems integration and automation techniques and tools.

Demonstrated skills in the design, development, implementation and testing of complex integrated network, hardware, software and system security solutions to organizational requirements. Skilled in implementing and maintaining inventory keeping systems and methods.
Problem analysis and resolution skills as applied to the installation, maintenance, modification and troubleshooting of network, hardware, software and system security services.
Ability to communicate and/or develop technical documentation for capacity planning, training, service security architecture, software/hardware use, or as required by project deliverables.
Position Requires: a) Provision of moderately advanced technical assistance and support to medium-large scale initiatives as an individual or part of a team; b) Use of judgment in selecting among authorized procedures; c) Analysis, evaluation and resolution of moderately complex problems; and d) Research and/or recommendation of medium-scale hardware and software development, purchase, and use.

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management and public.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Moderate physical effort. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, sit, use hands to manipulate, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. May require occasional lifting, handling, pushing, or moving objects up to 50 lbs.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate (normal office environment).

Working Environment Pay Rate $56,076.80 Salary Work Location/Campus Center Las Vegas, NM Campus EEO Statement

New Mexico Highlands University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. We are committed to the University values of diversity, accessibility, excellence, and responsiveness.

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or email

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Posting Number AS495P Open Date 06/14/2021 Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions to Applicant

A complete online application must include: 1) Letter of interest/cover letter; 2) Resume; 3) Three (3) professional references in online application, and; 4) copies of unofficial transcripts. Candidates who are invited for Zoom or on-campus interviews will be required to submit official transcripts. References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interview. Upload required materials with online application. For disabled access or services, call (505) 454-3242 or contact Human Resources at NMHU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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