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System Administrator I (Information Technology)

Connecticut State Colleges and Universities
Connecticut, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Computer Sciences & Technology, Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other, Chief Technology & Information Officers
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posted: December 1, 2021
Level: Associate I
Hours: Full-time, 40 hours per week
Job Posting: COSC 21- 13
Closing Date: Applications must be submitted by 5:00 pm (EST) on Friday, December 31, 2021


Charter Oak State College
55 Paul Manafort Drive, New Britain, CT 06053

Telecommuting and remote work arrangements are available at Charter Oak State College and are handled on a situational basis with the candidate.

Anticipated Start Date:

Spring 2022

Position Summary:

The Systems Administrator I assist with the management of the Charter Oak technology infrastructure including resource management, physical and virtual configuration deployment; provides technical support to the end-user community; develops and maintains physical server-based and virtual technologies, and systems maintenance and deployment.

Incumbents must possess a proven ability to effectively work with a culturally, linguistically, and ethnically diverse faculty, staff, and student. They are expected to have excellent oral and written communication skills along with strong Information technology literacy skills such as Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, Teams, etc.)

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in MIS or Computer Science.

Successful Candidate must have or must possess:
  • Knowledge of fundamental computing and networking methodologies and technologies, Microsoft server technologies such as Exchange, SQL, SharePoint, and Active Directory.
Substitutions Allowed:

Applicants who do not meet the minimum qualifications as stated are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them for the responsibilities of this position and by providing appropriate references. Exceptions to the degree requirements may be made for compelling reasons.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with direct virtual technology skills and experience, especially VMware-based technologies such as ESXi, vCenter, and virtual desktop infrastructure VDI using VMware View.
Example of Job Duties:

Under the supervision of the Chair of the Director of Network Operations, the Systems Administrator solves the network needs of the campus community. Solutions range from single to complex and may be independently deployed or implemented through a team or a more formalized project.

The employee will be challenged to be a problem solver and innovator by effective performance in these essential duties:
  • Monitor and respond to helpdesk tickets to work them to a timely resolution.
  • Provides end-user support for MS Windows, Office Suite, and other PC Applications.
  • Responsible for management and maintenance of client endpoints – includes desktops, laptops, tablets, virtual desktops, and all peripherals.
  • Monitors network and data center systems.
  • Supports Windows domain and client computing infrastructure.
  • Assist with management of all ancillary Information Technology resources (Servers, Client computers, telecommunication equipment)
  • Maintains current knowledge of professional issues
  • Performs other duties as assigned
This posting includes qualifications, experience, and skills but is not limited to the full duties and responsibilities that are stated within the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Starting Salary:

$49,805 approximate annual plus excellent State of CT medical insurance, retirement, and related fringe benefits. Salary Range for this level is $49,805-$68,259.

Application Instructions:

To apply you must submit a cover letter and resume.

Incomplete applications or those submitted after the closing date will not be considered and links to other sources to view resumes are not acceptable.

All employment, if offered, is contingent upon proof of citizenship or employability under the requirement of the Immigration and Control Act (IRCA) and the successful passing of a background check. CSCU is committed to providing a safe campus community. Background investigations include reference checks, a criminal history record check, and, when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Prior to extending an offer of employment, the finalists for state employees must prove that they (1 )are fully vaccinated against COVID-19; (2) have received the first dose and has either received a second dose or have an appointment for the second dose in a two-dose series vaccination, such as Pfizer or Moderna vaccines, or has received a single-dose vaccine, such as Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine; or (3) have applied for an exemption from this requirement because a physician, physician’s assistant, or advanced practice registered nurse has determined that the administration of COVID-19 vaccine is likely to be detrimental to their health, or the finalist objects to vaccination on the basis of a sincerely held religious or spiritual belief. Each application for an exemption will be considered on an individualized, case-by-case basis, and any applicant for an exemption must provide appropriate supporting documentation if requested. Executive Order

Continuing Notice of Nondiscrimination

CSCU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following persons have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Nicholas D'Agostino Director of Equal Employment Opportunity


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