Systems Administrator Specialist

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number S02975P Working Title Systems Administrator Specialist Department D.A.R. Information Technology About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Division of Development and Alumni Relations
The Division of Development and Alumni Relations at the University of Georgia advances the goals, objectives and priorities of the university by generating private financial support, building and maintaining relationships with alumni and donors, and assisting students with career development opportunities.

College/Unit/Department website and Posting Type External Retirement Plan TRS or ORP Employment Type Employee Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible Full/Part time Full Time Work Schedule Additional Schedule Information


Advertised Salary $49,000-$59,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience Posting Date 04/18/2019 Open until filled Yes Closing Date Proposed Starting Date 06/01/2019 Special Instructions to Applicants Location of Vacancy Athens Area EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Position Information

Classification Title IT Systems Support Professional Pay Grade FLSA Exempt Job Family IT FTE 1.0 Minimum Qualifications

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications

•PMI certification
•Knowledge of DevOps environments

Position Summary

This position reports to the Database Administrator Manager and provides oversight of and maintenance for the functionality of Development & Alumni Relations’ (DAR) computing systems. This includes maintaining configuring and setting up servers, user setup and data access into the Donor System, has database management responsibilities to ensure availability and integrity of all donor and alumni data, as well as ensuring data backups are viable. The position also includes maintenance of web servers, SQL Server administration, troubleshooting report errors, and assistance with help desk calls pertaining to users as well as system problems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

•Understanding of TCP/IP and networking.
•Knowledgeable and skilled with at least one server operating system (Linux, Windows).
•Knowledge of at least one hypervisor (VMware, Hyper-V, Citrix).
•Experience with change management.
•Knowledgeable and skilled with SQL Server (2008 R2+)
•Knowledgeable with application development methodologies
•Knowledgeable and skilled with a scripting language (PowerShell, Bash, etc..)
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with internal staff, campus units, and alumni
•Good verbal and written communication skills required
•Sponsorship not available for position
•Through open, honest, and respectful communication, all staff, supervisors, and colleagues of the Division of Development & Alumni Relations are expected to interact with fairness, compassion, and decency. All employees will be held accountable for meeting the expectation of promoting a stable, productive, and healthy work environment.
•Adherence to CASE standards and commonly accepted industry standards relating to fundraising reporting are expected of all fundraisers. All fundraisers will be held accountable for meeting this expectation.

Physical Demands

•Work in a standard office environment
•Sit and/or stand for extended periods of time
•Lift, carry, move items up to 75 pounds

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. Does this position have financial responsibilities? No Does this position require a P-Card? No Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.



•Administer production Windows, Linux, load balance appliances, and application software
•Monitor servers and systems availability and performance
•Administer multiple production and development SQL instances
•Patch/upgrade operating and application systems
•Assist with developing standards for critical functions and services; execute recovery operations when necessary
•Ensure best practice security is followed for systems and applications
•Write and maintain documentation for setup, administration, and troubleshooting
•Develop and maintain procedures and scripts for change management
•Troubleshooting hardware and software
•Manage the imaging system associated with the donor system
•Manage project and support requests

Percentage of time 55 Duties/Responsibilities


•Provide day to day technical support for other IT team members, internal application developers, campus users, manage user access for the GAIL Donor system, and participate in meetings/committees relevant to position and functional need

Percentage of time 25 Duties/Responsibilities


•Work in cross functional teams to meet departmental and division technology requirements
•Develop solutions for report or data access needs, explore or recommend technology solutions

Percentage of time 10 Duties/Responsibilities


•Serve as backup to senior colleague and assist with day to day operations for the Division’s virtual (VMWare) and storage environments
•Assist with infrastructure changes or configurations

Percentage of time 5 Duties/Responsibilities


•Other duties as assigned to include, but not limited to, developing technical specifications for hardware need/upgrades, assisting with end user device support, and identifying emergency technologies

Percentage of time 5 Posting Specific Questions

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  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 4/19/2019
    Application Due: 6/30/2019
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