Systems Administrator II

Tucson, AZ
Nov 30, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Posting Number:



Arizona Geological Survey

Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Arizona Geological Survey (AZGS), a non-academic unit within the College of Sciences at the University of Arizona, is looking for a qualified Network Technician to install, maintain, and secure its computer systems and networks. The network topology of the AZGS consists of multiple operating systems and hardware that includes, but is not limited to, personal workstations, on-site server nodes, public-facing webservers, and its off-site domain controllers and hypervisor servers. A successful candidate will be able to work with this diverse array of system-types to support AZGS researchers and services.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Set up workstations with computers and necessary peripheral devices (routers, printers etc.) for AZGS staff and install and configure appropriate software and functions according to specifications.
  • Troubleshoot workstation problems with staff and redirect them to appropriate external resources for repair or replacement as required.
  • Update operating systems and other firmware or software on a regular basis, with minimum disruption to AZGS services, to maintain appropriate network security. Review network logs and adjust firewall settings and ports accordingly.
  • Configure new servers (virtual or physical) on demand with Windows or Linux based operating systems and other supporting software. Conversely, must also sunset old servers (virtual or physical) on demand when projects end, operating systems expire, or the server otherwise needs to be deprecated.
  • Liaise with University of Arizona Campus IT services to ensure that AZGS is compliant with all university-wide security and IT mandates, and to communicate any unique AZGS needs to campus IT leadership.
  • Maintain a proactive list of upcoming warranty updates and needed equipment replacements and provide budgeting recommendations to AZGS leadership accordingly.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience Linux and Windows operating systems
  • Knowledgeable in configuring new servers and virtual machines.
  • Prior experience setting up workstations for individual employees
  • Excellent customer service and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week:


Job FTE:


Work Calendar:


Job Category:

Information Technology

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Systems Admin

Job Function:

Information Technology

Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:


Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Randi Bellassai
Assistant Director, Business-Finance
email [email protected] or call 520-621-2432

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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