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System Administrator III, Virtualization

Lone Star College
LSC-System Office UP

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Job Title: System Administrator III, Virtualization
Location: LSC-System Office UP
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 36266
Commitment to Mission

This job carries with it the obligation to uphold the Mission of Lone Star College (LSC) in carrying out the duties of the position. A commitment to positive interpersonal behaviors, professional communication, diversity, integrity, leadership, stewardship, respect and accountability to LSC students and employees is essential.

Cultural Beliefs

  • One LSC
  • Student Focused
  • Own It
  • Advance Equity
  • Cultivate Community
  • Choose Learning

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For” is designed to recognize colleges that have been successful in creating great workplaces and to further research and understanding of the factors, dynamics and influences that have the most impact on organizational culture at higher education institutions.

Lone Star College was recognized in five areas: Confidence in Senior Leadership; Diversity; Facilities, Workspace & Security; Job Satisfaction; and Work/Life Balance.

Campus Marketing Statement

Lone Star College-System Office, University Park

Lone Star College offers high-quality, low-cost academic transfer and career training education to 93,000+ students each semester. LSC has been named a 2021 Great Colleges to Work For® institution by the Chronicle of Higher Education and ranked 35th in Texas in the Forbes ‘America’s Best Employers By State’ list.

LSC consists of eight colleges, seven centers, eight Workforce Centers of Excellence and Lone Star Corporate College.

Lone Star College-System Office employees are based at one of two System Office locations; The Woodlands and University Park. Both are the site for multiple administrative departments and system-wide training programs.

Location address is 20515 SH 249 (SH 249 and Louetta Road) Houston, Texas 77070-2607.

Job Description


The System Administrator III, Virtualization maintains the integrity of the OS environment. Responsible for installing, configuring and maintaining operating system workstations and servers, including web mail and application servers, in support of complex processing requirements. Provides extensive operational support, file restorations, backups, disk space management and problem resolution for OS platforms. Researches, evaluates and recommends software and hardware products. Supports Web access and electronic messaging services and maintains a secure systems environment for the enterprise. Maintains the integrity of the Operating system environment delete this it is in the first sentence. This position is a member of a 24/7/365 global department.


    Designs and deploys the server and desktop virtualization layersDevelops and implements business continuity practices for virtualization management, including RTO/RPOs and defining recovery plansResearches, recommends, installs, and configures, tests and implements infrastructure software and hardwareMonitors use and availability of resourcesMaintains and modifies backup and recovery procedures to meet high availability and mission critical business needsTroubleshoots virtualization related issues and takes appropriate actions. Generates reports and analysis on resource usageMaintains storage configurations to provide capacity planning and performance monitoring/tuning of systemsBenchmarks, evaluates and makes recommendations for the selection of storage management software and hardware productsAnalyzes system requirements and performance of hardware/software systems, and develops specific measures to increase the overall efficiency of these systemsEnsures workstation/server data integrity by evaluating, implementing and managing appropriate software and hardware solutionsEnsures data/media recoverability by implementing a schedule of backups and database archive operationsMaintains tasks, projects and activities in the IT system of Record (S-NOW). Responsible for other reasonable, related duties assigned


  • Requires full working knowledge of job responsibilities, procedures, practices; advanced training, or basic knowledge in a professional field, requires general understanding of purpose and operations outside own work unit
  • Ability to help others in clarifying somewhat complex problems; adapts or modifies established approaches, identifies and selects appropriate tools, data, and analysis techniques to diagnose problems and develop solutions, balances competing short- and long-term goals within one's area in alignment with the larger area's direction and objectives
  • Ability to lead groups through process of problem solving, soliciting ideas and opinions to form recommendations or action plans
  • Ability to write and present reports, contracts and/or proposals for internal and/or external audiences, interprets other viewpoints and assimilates them into work processes, formally transfers technical or administrative knowledge to others
  • Ability to convey technical or complex information to others in non- technical terms
  • Ability to document enterprise systems and procedures
  • Demonstrated decision making guided by general instructions and practices requiring interpretation
  • Ability to assist in formulating recommendations on difficult problems
  • Ability to serve as a mentor/ developmental advisor and/or training resource to less experienced staff
  • Ability to seek opportunities and sets some goals for own development
  • Ability to follow IT procedures to complete work, but may recommend changes to departmental processes
  • Ability to often prioritizes own work; work is reviewed at key stages by manager/administrative officer or team, anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for change
  • Ability to know and follow standard operating procedures


The work is sedentary. Typically, the employee sits comfortably to do the work. However, there may be some walking; standing; bending; carrying of light items, such as papers, books, or small parts; or driving an automobile. No special physical demands are required to perform the work.


  • Equipment used includes, PC workstation running on a LAN in a Microsoft Windows environment, calculator, phone and other general office equipment
  • Interface with internal and external contacts as needed to carry out the functions of the position
  • Work is performed in a climate-controlled office with minimal exposure to safety hazards


  • Bachelor’s degree and at least 4 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Intermediate certification in area of responsibility


  • Advance Certifications in areas of responsibility
  • Experience in VMWare vSphere and View, Hyper Converge Systems, EMC Storage and Backup Systems, Cisco UCS, HPE Compute, Brocade FC Networking, CIFS and NFS File System a plus

Hiring salary range is $74,911 - $86,148

Lone Star College provides a hiring salary range for all posted full-time non-faculty positions. Where your salary offer would fall in that range is determined by your related experience and education. Should you receive an offer of employment from Lone Star College, the resume submitted in the application process will be utilized to calculate your salary offer. The information outlined below will provide the Office of Human Resources everything needed to determine an accurate starting salary.

Your resume should provide a complete picture of your work experience. The resume should include the following information for each position listed:

  1. Length of time (specific months and years) of employment
  2. If the position was full time or part time
  3. If the position was paid or unpaid
  4. Unofficial transcript for highest earned degree

Additionally, any certifications listed as required or preferred in the Lone Star College job description should be included in the resume submitted.

Benefits Marketing Statement

By joining our top-notch institution, you will enjoy being a part of an organization that offers a supportive, collegial work environment and excellent work/life balance. This includes a full comprehensive and competitive benefits package, a generous number of paid holidays and vacation days, wellness programs, tuition waiver, professional development opportunities and more.

Special Instructions

Go to the Job Search page, click on ‘My Activities’ at the top of the page. Under My Cover Letters and Attachments you will click on ‘Add Attachment.’ Please be sure to put the Job ID# in the title once you name your file for cover letters only, unless you attached your cover letter with your resume.

If you are applying for an Instructional position (i.e. Faculty, Adjunct Faculty, Instructor), please ensure you include the following to be considered: Resume/CV, Cover Letter, Teaching Philosophy, and unofficial transcripts.

You must limit your file name for any attachment to 40 characters or less.

How to Apply


We will not accept application material received via fax, email, mail, or hand delivered.

Postings for part-time and adjunct positions are active for the academic year. By selecting the option to receive notifications on your profile, you will begin receiving electronic communication regarding new opportunities with Lone Star College (LSC).

If selected for an interview, a recruiter will contact you by phone, or email to schedule an interview.

Lone Star College participates in the E-Verify program, under which Lone Star College provides the federal government with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm that the employee is authorized to work in the United States.

More information on the E-Verify program is available at

Lone Star College is an EEO Employer. All positions are subject to a criminal background check.

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Working at Lone Star College

Lone Star College continues to be a leader in higher education while experiencing unpreceded growth. Lone Star College is the largest institution of higher education in the Houston area and one of the fastest-growing community colleges in the nation and is always seeking qualified and dedicated people to join our team. Our employees take advantage of state of the art learning and technology centers that focus on student success. It’s no wonder LSC continues to be recognized as a Top 10 degree producer by Community College Week.

It’s an exciting time to be a part of Lone Star College. We’re redefining the community college experience for our students, and our community. LSC created the Honors College for high achieving students in 2013 to push beyond just offering a limited number of honors courses. The Center for Civic Engagement launched in 2015 to increase student civic responsibility and help make our community a better place to live. We continue to expand and refine our workforce education and career training programs in partnership with regional and global employers and a rigorous alignment to their needs. LSC leads statewide reverse transfer, student success and pathway projects to increase student completion rates and improve learning outcomes.

And we’re increasing our international focus to support the increasingly global nature of our workforce.

At Lone Star College, tomorrow starts today.  LSC is building the community college of tomorrow by taking action today.

Visit to learn more about how LSC is changing the way people think about community colleges.

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