System Administrator, Department of Technology Services (R-0906)

Location
Hays, Kansas
Posted
Apr 05, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 
The Systems Administrator position is a full time, 12 month, permanent staff position located in the Department of Technology Services at Fort Hays State University. This position will report to the Manager of Server Operations in the Department of Technology Services. Normal work hours are from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday; but occasionally, the job duties will require work to be outside of those normal hours.

Successful applicant will work well independently or within a team setting and own the projects being assigned, while demonstrating strong skills in problem solving, resourcefulness, and risk assessment. The applicant will need to be able to communicate clearly, concisely, and accurately to FHSU faculty, staff, and students.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, a candidate may possess an Associate's degree, along with a combination of technology training or industry certifications, and related experience on a year for year basis.
  • At least 2 years combined experience in the following technologies:
    • Installation, configuration, administration, and supporting Windows Server, Active Directory, and Group Policy Management
    • Managing and supporting Microsoft Exchange and/or Office 365 environments
    • Knowledge and experience implementing and operating VMware environments, specifically vSphere 5.5 or above

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral
  • Familiar with a range of server operating systems such as Windows Server, Redhat, and Debian
  • Basic networking (TCP/IP) skills
  • Experience operating in an enterprise environment and navigating requirements such as PCI, HIPAA, and FERPA
  • Scripting experience, particularly PowerShell, or experience automating tasks and procedures

BENEFITS: Competitive benefit package http://www.fhsu.edu/humanresourceoffice/Prospective-Employees/

REQUIRED APPLICATION DOCUMENTS: 
Applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and names and contact information for three professional reference.  All required application documents should be submitted in PDF format. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

APPLICATION PROCESS:  To apply for this position, please visit https://fhsu.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/CAREERS.  Only electronic applications submitted through the webpage will be accepted. 

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact:
Name: Aaron Roe
Email: agroe@fhsu.edu

ABOUT FORT HAYS STATE UNIVERSITY:
Forward Thinking.  World Ready - Fort Hays State University is a highly entrepreneurial teaching focused institution with major operations on-campus, online and in China.  Providing a high-quality education at an affordable price, FHSU is ranked by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the top ten fastest growing universities in the U.S.  It has an enrollment in excess of 14,000 students (Approximately 5,000 on campus, 3,500 in China, and over 6,000 online) and over 380 full time faculty.  Bachelors, masters and professional doctoral degrees are offered through five colleges, the Graduate School, the Honors College, the Virtual College, and various international partnerships.   Fort Hays State University's award-winning Virtual College coordinates distance education to the U.S. Armed Services and students in over 20 countries.  The Virtual College has received many accolades, including U.S. News & World Report Online Programs rankings, GetEducated.com, Best Buys in Education, among others.  Students at FHSU may select a major field of study from 30 departments.  FHSU is fully accredited by several national agencies, and is one of six state-assisted institutions of higher education governed by a Board of Regents appointed by the governor of the state of Kansas.  The website StateUniversity.com ranked the Fort Hays State campus as the safest in the state of Kansas.

The University has rich sports and cultural programming, all of which enjoy tremendous community support.  The Beach/Schmidt Performing Arts Center is home to the Encore Series, which hosts many travelling Broadway shows, the Hays Symphony, university and other national and world-caliber performances.  Fort Hays State University athletic events provide NCAA Division II athletic entertainment.

ABOUT HAYS, KS:
FHSU is located in Hays, a vibrant university community of approximately 22,000, located half way between Kansas City and Denver on Interstate 70.  Hays has received numerous recent accolades such as being voted an All-American City, second best city in the state to raise children, and also the third best small college town in America.  It is the regional center for education, health care, professional services, shopping, culture, and recreation for the western half of Kansas – serving a population of nearly 400,000.  Hays boasts excellent recreational facilities including the comprehensive Center for Health Improvement, Hays Aquatic Park, the Sternberg Museum of Natural History, Smoky Hill Country Club, Hays Municipal Golf Course, an extensive recreational program, and excellent opportunities for walking, running, and biking.  Hays is within 45 minutes of two large lakes providing boating, fishing, and camping. The Hays Municipal Airport provides connecting service to Denver with several flights daily.  The community has award-winning public and private schools.  With over 60 restaurants, robust retail outlets, one of the lowest unemployment rates and commute times in the U.S., the city provides a safe, very friendly, low-cost, high-quality living environment.

Notice of Non-discrimination – Fort Hays State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, religion, national origin, color, age, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability or veteran status.

Background Check: Final candidate will have consented to and successfully completed a criminal background check.

Notice to KPERS retirees applying for a position: Recent legislation changes working-after-retirement rules for both you and your employer if you go back to work for a KPERS employer. Please contact your KPERS representative or www.kpers.org for further information on how this might affect you.