Systems Administrator I

Tucson, AZ
Dec 20, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department Website Link:


Main Campus


Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Mathematics at the University of Arizona is seeking candidates for a Systems Administrator I position.
This position works as a member of the Mathematics Department Information Technology Support Team. This jobholder maintains the Linux server system, administers the network and supports information technology in a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux) environment. The primary responsibility for this position is system administration but some Linux workstation end user support will also be required.
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:

Monitors availability, performance and security of computer systems software including operating and network systems and utilities, servers and other hardware and related application systems.
Installs, configures and documents computer systems software, hardware and related applications systems. Adds, removes, and maintains systems software and hardware according to established procedures.
Creates, monitors, modifies and maintains user accounts and implements systems use policies. Responds to basic technical and workstation support requests from users and technical staff. Installs and maintains hardware, software and peripheral equipment for user workstations.
Performs data backup and disaster recovery. Responds to security breaches, service interruptions, and other critical situations.
Participates in the coordination of systems activities and communicates with other internal and external systems staff. Participates in systems planning, design and development and systems hardware and software projects.
Other duties as assigned.

• Some knowledge and experience with building source and/or binary Linux packages and/or Debian and/or Ubuntu systems.

• Some knowledge and experience supporting cross-platform networked file, print and/or email services.

• Some knowledge of very basic Linux scripting skills (e.g. bash, sh, perl).

• Ability to work on a variety of projects at the same time, while making progress on all of them.

• Good documentation skills.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of relevant experience OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Examples of equivalencies would be a High School Diploma plus 5 years of relevant experience OR Vocational/Technical training OR an Associate’s degree plus 3 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with VMWare systems.
  • Experience with configuring any or all of the following services: DNS, DHCP, LDAP, NFS, Apache, MySQL, SSH.
  • Experience with web applications, PHP, HTML, and basic SQL queries.



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Job FTE:


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Job Category:

Information Technology

Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:


Compensation Type:

hourly rate



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:

Christina Carbone
Information Technology Manager
[email protected]
(520) 626-3657

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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