System Administrator III

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Job location: San Antonio TAMUSA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-06-03
Req: R-038532
Job Title

System Administrator III


Texas A&M University - San Antonio


College Of Education And Human Development

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Systems Administrator III, is responsible for providing technical leadership for systems administration projects or services. Routinely provides technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards. They may coordinate the technical activities of a systems administration support team and complete reports and summaries for management and/or users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries. The primary tool for this role will be Tableau and the selected candidate will lead the development of data dashboards and data cleaning efforts. This role serves the administrative office for the College of Education and Human Development to assist all administrative staff to optimize their time using Tableau and to facilitate their use of data.

This position will report directly to the Dean and supports the entire Administrative staff and Faculty. This position is instrumental in deploying data dashboards that represent the impact of the COEHD, the departments, and related operations. The selected individual will meet with and support the Admins as well as Departmental faculty on a regular basis to ensure deployed solutions are working. There will be frequent and seamless opportunities for feedback and planning. An extensive knowledge of database structures and the format with which to arrange periodic importing of information is a must. There are several data systems used by the University where standardizing the structure and resulting data will be needed and should be automated. This resource will coordinate with the IT department to vet system tools, assist in automated reporting from embedded software systems like Blackboard, Banner and Cognos.

This is a grant-funded position. Grant funded positions are time-limited and are contingent upon sufficient grant funding.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a data analysis expert with responsibility for developing standards and college-wide best practices and for engineering complex, largescale data display solutions to address highly complex and cross-organizational issues. Design, code, test, debug and document programs using standard development practices.

  • Maintain a broad knowledge of other technology engineering disciplines and collaborate with other key experts to ensure we are making the right data analytic decisions.

  • Translate advanced technology experience, an in-depth knowledge of the organizations tactical and strategic business objectives, the enterprise technological environment, the organization structure, and strategic technological opportunities and requirements into technical engineering solutions.

  • Maintain knowledge of industry best practices and new technologies and recommend innovations that enhance operations and/or provide a competitive advantage to the organization.

  • Provides expert counsel to leadership and advise and mentor others with the goal of knowledge transfer.

  • Perform additional duties as assigned by the Dean of the College.

Required Education and Experience:

  • BS/BA degree.

  • Five years of Hands-on Tableau experience building complex visualizations

  • Experience with Agile project methodologies

  • Ability to work as an independent member of a small and highly interdependent team

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Good analytical skills with high attention to detail and accuracy

  • Ability to be flexible and adjust plans quickly to meet changing business needs

  • Ability to grasp complex business issues quickly, recommend solutions, and drive for resolutions

  • Ability to influence, partner, and negotiate with senior leaders to gain commitment to accomplish business goals

  • Ability to quickly and accurately execute tactical deliverables

  • Ability to lead during times of ambiguity and change

  • Ability to partner as a team member resource

  • Ability to take initiative, identify opportunities and implement change

  • Ability to translate business needs into complex analysis, designs and recommendations. Uses analysis to identify and define business requirements, while supporting the validity of the final product.

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, must be able to connect with a wide range of stakeholders

  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations.

Special Skills and Information

  • Preference given to data/evaluation-oriented individuals with highly effective facilitation skills

  • Preference given to candidates who have documented experience with communities of color

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by associates assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by A&M-SA.

Application Process:

Please provide the following documents:
1) Application
2) A resume/curriculum vitae (CV)
3) A cover letter
4) Contact information for up to three references that will provide letters of recommendation, if requested.

Finalists will be required to provide up to three current letters of recommendation to the Search Committee Chair. Unofficial transcripts issued directly to the candidate will only be accepted for initial screening. Before issuing a letter of appointment, official transcripts must be received directly from each degree-granting institution. If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcript translated by an approved credential evaluator.

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. TAMUSA participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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Please ensure that all required documents are uploaded prior to submitting the application. Once application is submitted, no changes or revisions can be made. If you have issues with adding documents with your application, please contact HR at 210-784-2058.

Summary of Employee Benefits

In compliance with ADA, if accommodations are needed for the application process, please contact HR at (210) 784-2058.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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Job No:
Posted: 6/5/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time