System Administrator

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning, sustainability, and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn how to think, not what to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Our faculty is dedicated to teaching and the academic success of our students. Alfred State seeks educators who are student-centered and engage in the life of the College. Our tenure process emphasizes teaching and university service with a more flexible approach to scholarship and professional growth. For faculty interested in research, the college maintains a teacher-scholar program to support research including applied research that complements our emphasis in experiential learning, civic engagement and sustainability.

Category: Professional

Department: Technology Services- Technology Operations

Location: Alfred, NY

Posted: Aug 04, '17

Type: Full-time

Job Description:

The Systems Administrator will be responsible in the areas of physical and virtual Windows and Linux servers. The duties will include server backup, testing, verification and documentation; server hardware and software installation and upgrading; server repair and maintenance; server migrations and virtualization; creation and maintenance of server inventory documentation; database maintenance of numerous small databases; script creation for automated tasks; and setup and management of storage area networks.

The Systems Administrator will provide support for online applications such as Blackboard, streaming media, web services, license serving, print services, DNS services, DHCP services, SharePoint services and e-mail services.

The Systems Administrator is expected to be fully involved in Systems initiatives, research, and reports and is expected to function as a team member of Technology Services while realizing that most assignments will require a high degree of independent thought and work.

The successful candidate will display strong interpersonal, written communication and customer service skills, be able to work with others and demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects while remaining both focused and organized.

The workday will be approximately eight hours between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. The exact schedule will be arranged with the supervisor and based upon College needs. Work assignments may require travel between the Alfred and Wellsville campuses, a distance of about 15 miles. Some weekend work may be required. This position requires some late afternoon and early evening work.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor's Degree in a computer related field or equivalent work experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous work experience as a Systems Administrator; Previous experience with Microsoft SQL Server, Previous job experience with Linux and Windows Scripting, Enterprise VMware, Active Directory, Dell EqualLogic SANs, Microsoft Exchange with Office 365 and with EMC Avamar backup.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to a criminal, employment, and educational background check.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

All applicants must upload a cover letter and resume.