Systems Administrator

Fort Lewis College
Colorado, United States
$67,000.00 - $67,000.00
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Summary 

The Systems Administrator primary role is to design, install, administer, and optimize college servers and related components to achieve high performance, reliability and availability.  This includes ensuring the availability of operating systems and layered applications, configuring new implementations, and developing processes and procedures for ongoing management of the server environment.  The Systems Administrator assists in overseeing the security, integrity, and operations of the college server environment.    

Minimum Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s Degree and two or more years of related work experience as a Systems Administrator in a VMware, Windows, or Linux environment.    
  • Four or more years of closely related work experience may substitute for a Bachelor’s Degree.   
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Windows Server. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Active Directory. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Microsoft Exchange. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with VMware Virtualization. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Enterprise backup systems. 
  • Working knowledge and experience with Enterprise Storage Area Networks. 
  • Proficiency in scripting languages such as Windows Power Shell and Linux Shell script. 


Major Responsibilities 

  • Manage operating systems, server-based application software, virtual appliances, application containers, server hardware, and SAN Storage. 
  • Implement and maintain the VMware VSphere server virtualization environment. 
  • Install, configure, and maintain Microsoft Windows Server, and Linux Server based operating systems. 
  • Analyze system stability, performance, and security utilizing local system logs, and the centralized log management solution. 
  • Manage Windows Active Directory, DHCP, DNS, DFS, and domain Group Policy. 
  • Install, configure, maintain and allocate SAN storage. 
  • Monitor servers and server applications with built-in and third-party tools like: Event Viewer, HP OneView, Veeam One, and Microsoft Systems Center Operations Manager. 
  • Manage the Load Balancer infrastructure, including the services, settings, and certificate management. 
  • Innovate with new technologies and solutions (i.e., application container platforms (Docker), infrastructure automation (Puppet, Chef, Ansible), and Cloud Computing etc.) 
  • Install and upgrade server operating systems and application software. Examples of programs to be upgraded might include: 
  • Email server software (i.e., Microsoft Exchange, antispam software) 
  • Database software (i.e., MySQL and Microsoft SQL Server) 
  • Special-purpose software (i.e., Footprints, SCCM, Trend Micro Deep Security, VMware, Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft System Center Operations Manager, ADFS, Windows Active Directory, Graylog, etc.) 
  • Demonstrates a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities 
  • Maintains knowledge and awareness of digital accessibility including the American with Disabilities Act and Section 508. 
  • Produces and remediates digitally accessible materials in accordance with FLC standards. 
  • Perform other duties as assigned 


Work Conditions 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that an employee can expect while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

  • Moderate noise (i.e. business office with computers, phone, and printers, light traffic). 
  • Ability to work in a confined area. 
  • Ability to sit at a computer terminal for an extended period of time. 
  • The Systems Administrator will participate in on call schedules.   
  • Working hours may include early morning hours, nights and weekends as necessary to apply upgrades, patches and services which impact the production environments. 



Salary is $67,000 plus a comprehensive benefits package.  

Application Process 
A complete application packet includes: 

  • Cover letter addressing interest and qualifications for the position 
  • Include details regarding how your personal and professional experiences allow you to encourage an environment grounded in equity and inclusion.  “How do you envision contributing to Fort Lewis College’s commitment to equity and inclusion?” 
  • Resume  
  • Names and contact information for three current, professional references 

Submit materials as one PDF file via email to: 


Application materials received by November 28, 2021, will receive full consideration. 

Position will remain open until filled. 


The successful candidate will be required to submit original, official college transcripts,  

and pass a background check. 


The College and the Community  

Fort Lewis College, a public institution located in Durango, Colorado, offers degree programs in arts, business, education, health fields, humanities, social and natural sciences, and teacher education. Our inspiring mountain campus is located atop a scenic mesa overlooking historic Durango and situated between the San Juan Mountains and the desert Southwest. We are committed to accessible and high-quality baccalaureate education, and our hallmarks are remarkably close relationships between students and faculty, the freedom of intellectual exploration, and the challenge of experiential learning. Our 3,300 students come from 48 states, 17 countries, with 36% Native American and Alaska Native backgrounds, and 11% Hispanic backgrounds. Durango is a thriving multicultural community of 18,500 set along the beautiful Animas River Valley. Averaging 300 sunny days per year, the community is known for its outdoor lifestyle and friendly, festive atmosphere. Durango is also the cultural and economic hub of the Four Corners region, rich in dining, shopping, and entertainment, and linked with airline service to hubs in Denver, Phoenix, and Dallas. 


Equal Opportunity  

Fort Lewis College does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin, sex*, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, family or domestic status, political beliefs, veteran status, pregnancy, or genetic information. Accordingly, equal opportunity for employment shall be extended to all persons. The College shall promote equal opportunity, equal treatment, and affirmative action efforts to increase the diversity of students, faculty, and staff. The College is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. 

To file a report, get resources, read policies, or make an appointment, See

Questions about Title IX sex discrimination? 

Office of the Title 9 Coordinator 

Molly Wieser 

230 Skyhawk Station 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7241 

Other discrimination questions?  

Office of the Equal Opportunity Coordinator 

David Pirrone 

192 Education Business Hall 

1000 Rim Drive 

Durango, Colorado 81301 

(970) 247-7182 

  * Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and Part 106 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, including in admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and CFR 106 to Fort Lewis College may be directed to FLC's Title IX Coordinator and/or to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the Department of Education. 

ADAA Accommodations  

Any person with a disability as defined by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) may be provided a reasonable accommodation upon request to enable the person to complete an employment assessment. To request an accommodation, please contact Kristin Polens by phone 970-247-7459 or email at least five business days before the assessment date to allow us to evaluate your request and prepare for the accommodation. You may be asked to provide additional information, including medical documentation, regarding functional limitations and type of accommodation needed. Please ensure that you have this information available well in advance of the assessment date. 

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