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Computer Systems Administrator

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Employee Type:

AP-Administrative Professional

University Title:

Computer Systems Administrator

Working Title:

Computer Systems Administrator


College of Veterinary Medicine


WA Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL)

Department Link:

Veterinary Information Systems
WA Animal Disease Diagnostic Lab (WADDL)

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Summary of Duties:

The Computer Systems Administrator is to operate within the College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Information Systems (VIS), and provide administration and support for production Linux and Windows Servers and applications, network, and security management. This support is provided on all Linux servers and relevant Windows Servers supported by Data Systems and Operations group within Veterinary Information Services. Primary responsibly to Information systems of Washington Animal Disease and Diagnosed Laboratory.

The scope is wide-ranging and includes responsibility for college-wide Linux and Windows Server operating systems and servers. This position has shared impact on results and has directed freedom to act as required to maintain expected service levels.

Physical eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required.

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University Overview
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. In 2015, the University celebrated 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of two public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.
The City
Pullman is one of the biggest little cities you’ll ever visit. Full of cosmopolitan amenities and down-home charm, this eastern Washington gem nestled in the Palouse, is also home to the flagship campus for Washington State University. The city has repeatedly been recognized as one of Washington’s safest cities, one of America’s safest college towns, and one of the best college-town neighborhoods for adults. Whether you’re looking to go to school or relocating to the area, Pullman offers a diverse community committed to inclusion, sustainability, and a high quality of life. Pullman is a dynamic hub for higher education, research, and culture. Pullman is part of the Knowledge Corridor that connects WSU to the University of Idaho in Moscow eight miles to the east and Spokane, Washington’s second-largest city, 75 miles to the north. Just a short drive away excellent outdoor recreation opportunities are abundant as well including golfing, skiing, hiking, and boating.
Benefits Package
Competitive benefits available, more details at hrs.wsu.edu/benefits.

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Monthly Salary:

Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications:

A Bachelor’s degree and three (3) years professional experience. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis.

Additional Requirements:

Relevant experience must include at least two years’ journey level systems administration of enterprise production Linux servers, scripting, and automation.

Ability to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision.

Ability to analyze complex issues, conduct thorough and appropriate fact finding inquiries, reason logically, and articulate sound solutions.

Experience with scripting, task automation, and virtual infrastructures.

Advanced proficiency with Linux systems administration.

Proficiency with Windows Server systems.

Physical eligibility and understanding of BSL-2 and BSL-3 laboratory safety guidelines and work environment is required. See the following link for more information:https://www.cdc.gov/training/QuickLearns/biosafety/

Periodic travel to Puyallup to support the Avian Health and Food Safety Laboratory, seminars, conferences, and manufacturer’s presentations may be required (typically 2 times a year).

Position requires rotating responsibility outside of normal working hours, and may require carrying a cell phone for emergency and after hours contact for systems problems.

Ability to maintain confidentiality to protect the privacy of laboratory test results to the extent allowed by law.

Preferred Qualifications:

Enterprise level experience administering any or all of the following production systems:
•Linux CentOS 6 and 7.
•Proficiency with Windows Server administration.
•Experience with KVM virtual environment
•Apache web services.
•PostgreSQL, MySQL, or Microsoft SQL
•PowerShell, Perl, bash, puppet, Nagios, LATEX, ruby, PHP, Python
•Medical systems such as: VetStar, VADDS, Merge PACS, Fuji Synapse, RIS, or others.
•Active Directory, System Center, IIS, Hyper-V virtual environment.
•Network and firewall configuration.
•Experience designing and deploying cloud-based solutions.

Will this position require a background check?:

This position has been designated by the department to require a background check

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin November 2, 2020, and will continue until the position has been filled.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) resume and 2) cover letter. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements. Applicants are required to include contact information for at least three (3) professional references in the application.

EEO Statement :

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or [email protected]

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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 12/14/2020
Work Type: Full Time