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Systems Administrator Associate

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Nature of Work

At the University of West Georgia, we’re in the business of transforming lives and changing perspectives. From success in the classroom and chosen career fields to success on the athletic field and the total college experience, UWG has more than 1100 full-time faculty and staff members dedicated to helping you succeed. Over 13,000 students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees attend UWG presently.

Additionally, UWG is a qualifying employer under the Department of Education Public Service Loan Forgiveness program (PSLF). This program provides student loan repayment and forgiveness for qualifying loans for eligible full-time employees. See https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/repay-loans/forgiveness-cancellation/public-service for more information.

This position performs the role of a Systems Administrator and is responsible for installing and maintaining servers, storage systems, network services and applications. Responsibilities include administering systems running Unix, /Linux, and Windows operating systems that provide services such as backups, disaster response/recovery, database, and web applications. Assists in the specification, development, installation, and maintenance of information technology such as servers, storage systems, network services, and applications. Assists in the technological solutions for process improvement, or to satisfy identified needs, through research, specification of hardware or software, creation of scripts and methods, and the production of documentation. Provide technical coordination between disparate groups. Coordinates activities with the ISO, ITS service desk, network services, or other information systems groups as required.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in an IT related field, or a 2-year degree in an IT related field from an accredited technical college and 2 years related experience. At least 1 year of full-time work experience in systems administration in a UNIX-like/Linux environment. Knowledge of scripting, and experience with TCP/IP networking systems. Technical server management such as system specification, hardware installation, software configuration, security administration, and system documentation. Must be familiar with Window OS, Active Directory Domains, system backups, server hardware and peripherals, printers, network trouble shooting from cabling to TCP/IP and database management in general. A general understanding of virtual environments as it applies to servers and storage. Good written and verbal communications skills. Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret technical instruction in diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Preferred Qualifications

2 years as a systems administrator 
Knowledge of Puppet and Git 
Knowledge of shell scripting, Active Directory, networking, and security 
Knowledge of PowerShell scripting 
Demonstrable knowledge of at least one cross-platform programming language 
Experience with VMware, Hyper-V, AWS, KVM, and / or Xen

Salary $21.81 minimum - $22.92 midpoint (Hourly) Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

This position must be able to lift 40 pounds and work under somewhat adverse conditions at times. Office environment. This position is expected to comply with the University’s standard working hours. In addition, this position must be available outside of normal working hours, including nights and weekends, to complete routine maintenance, or respond to emergency system outages.

Notice to Applicants

Please be advised that should you be recommended for a position, University System of Georgia Board of Regents policy requires the completion of a background check as a prior condition of employment.

It is the policy of the University of West Georgia to follow federal law in regards to affirmative action and equal opportunity. The University of West Georgia.s affirmative action program and related policies are developed in compliance with Executive Orders 11246 and 11375, as amended; Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (Sections 503 & 504) and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Title II) and their implementing regulations; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967; and the Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, as it amends 38 U.S.C. 4212.




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Posted: 11/14/2018
Application Due: 11/20/2018
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