System Administrator

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College of the Sequoias
System Administrator

SALARY: $78,684.00 - $105,420.00 Annually
DEPARTMENT: Technology Services
OPENING DATE: 09/06/18
CLOSING DATE: 09/28/18 11:59 PM

Under the direction of the Manager of Infrastructure and Security, the System Administrator is responsible for designing, developing, testing, implementing and administering the District's systems infrastructure. Perform associated technical and support functions for the district's server farm.

College of the Sequoias Community College District serves a diverse community of learners and is a designated Hispanic Serving Institution. COS provides a wide range of opportunities in transfer, general education, career and technical programs for our students. We are dedicated to recruiting employees who are committed to helping a diverse population of students achieve their educational goals. We seek candidates who exhibit an understanding and commitment to the community college mission, and who have a passion for student success.

Job duties of the System Administrator include:
• Manage Windows and Unix/Linux servers in support of instructional and administrative technology and Internet/Intranet services.
• Maintain servers and server security for keeping the day-to-day operations of COS viable.
• In conjunction with the Infrastructure and Security Manager, develop and implement recommendations for server and network security.
• Manage Internet/Intranet services including DNS, IIS, File Sharing, Print, email, etc.
• Maintain backup strategy of all instructional and administrative servers to ensure services resume in a timely manner.
• Implement disaster recovery plan for resuming operational functionality in a timely manner.
• Maintain File, Print, and Email servers for keeping electronic communications operational.
• Maintain active directory functionality and oversee instructional and administrative active directory administration.
• In conjunction with the Infrastructure and Security Manager, develop and implement recommendations for infrastructure upgrades and improvements.
• Maintain web servers as part of the overall web presence effort.
• Monitor network and systems health.
• Utilize database-programming methodology, when appropriate and necessary.
• Maintain currency in new and emerging computing and e–technologies, including software, data storage, etc.
• Maintain the District's Identity Management framework.
• Utilize various scripting languages to automate tasks on Linux and Windows platforms.
• Utilize the District's integrated software in performing the required duties of the position.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Any combination equivalent to:
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Management Information System or related field and
• Two years of responsible related experience.

Desirable Qualifications
• Microsoft Exchange/Office 365
• Microsoft Server/Active Directory
• Linux
• VMware
• System Center Configuration Manager
• Industry Standard Certifications

Working Conditions:

• Indoor environment.
• Frequent contact in person and on the telephone with management, supervisory, academic and classified staff.

Physical Abilities
• Ability to move from one work site to another site as necessary.
• Ability to remember key information and concentrate for long periods of time.
• Ability to communicate with students/employees/ public.
• Ability to read documents with normal and fine print.
• Ability to sit for extended period of time.
• Ability to reach in all directions.
• Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
• Ability to operate a computer and office equipment.

Knowledge and Abilities
The hiring committee is seeking evidence of the following:

Knowledge of:
• Server operating systems software (i.e. Unix/Linux/MS Server)
• Server software systems (i.e. IIS, Exchange, Apache)
• Network Operating Systems support (i.e. Active Directory)
• Network Transport Protocols (TCP/IP, SMTP, HTTP, etc.)
• San Technologies
• Federation Technologies
• Server Security practices
• Network Security practices
• Microsoft Office Suite
• Current databases system such as Oracle, MySQL and MSSQL
• JavaScript, PowerShell and Bash
• Web encryption and security strategies
• Web presentation tools and methodologies
• Interpersonal communication skills

Ability to:
• Work in a team environment where results come before personalities
• Document standard operating procedures.
• Act as a Level 2 support for departmental staff.
• Train staff in the use of various server based application systems
• Understand and independently carry out oral and written instructions
• Communicate effectively in both oral and written form
• Operate and install software
• Assimilate new software releases
• Write documentation and understand computer manuals
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Meet schedules and timelines.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit:
• An online job application.
• Letter of interest which addresses how the applicant's experience and/or education enables him/her to be able to perform the job duties.
• Resume
• Unofficial copies of transcripts of all college/university work. Official transcripts required upon employment.

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Posted: 9/7/2018
Application Due: 11/7/2018
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