Windows System Administrator (Job S#250)

Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, AL

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Posting Date: March 10, 2022 REPOSTING Posting End Date: June 10, 2022

Position Title: Windows Systems Administrator Department: Office of Information Technology

Status: Full-Time

Special Qualifications:
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University Becoming “One Tuskegee”, the ideal Windows Systems Administrator will possess the willingness to use their expertise in transforming Tuskegee into a leading 21st century living and learning environment.

The primary focus of this position is to perform daily enterprise-wide server administration tasks and provide tier 3 escalation support for enterprise systems and services on the Microsoft Windows Server platform, including but not limited to monitoring and maintaining Office 365 services, hybrid infrastructure including Azure Active Directory sync, applications, and related technologies. In addition, demonstrate in day-to-day work adherence to security best practices for identity asset management.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
• Responsible for the installation, configuration, testing, management, maintenance, monitoring and support of Windows based servers, Unix, NetApp Storage, VMware, SQL databases, and Active Directory
• Maintain DNS, DHCP, ADS, DFS, Email services in the Cloud and Endpoint Security (Antivirus etc.)
• Maintain and support as well as troubleshoot application, network, server and desktop (tier 3 support) issues across platforms.
• Collaborates with other IT staff to resolve tier 3 support issues.
• Manages workflows to include installing new software releases, server patching, backups and storage management.
• Develop and maintain system procedures and technical documentation for applying patches to major subsystems and services, roles, and filesystem components within a Windows Systems environment and perform operating system and patch testing on all changes prior to installation.
• Support and maintain Identity Asset Management (IAM).
• Provide Intune Administration and configuration
• Monitor and maintain Office 365 services, performing root cause analysis to prevent recurring issues and troubleshoot email authentication to detect email spoofing.
• Maintain and support third party applications such as ProofPoint, DLP, Self-Service Password Reset, etc.
• Conduct post-incident investigations to identify root cause and propose corrective actions for preventing hardware or software failures
• Implement enhancements to optimize system performance as well as write system scripts to automate repetitive tasks
• Manage and deploy Compute, Storage and Virtualization technologies in support of the University's strategic teaching, research, and business objectives.
• Perform regular audits of Systems performance and technology services access.
• Collaborate with CIO to implement end-user security education programs around compliance and social engineering cyber attacks.
• May perform other duties as assigned by the CIO

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Worker Characteristics:
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills, attentiveness to detail, patience, diplomacy, customer service and strong analytical abilities
• Ability to build strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders
• Ability to learn and understand complex topics
• Knowledge and experience with various cloud technologies


  • A bachelors degree in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering or a related discipline or combined work experience(s), training, certification(s) equivalent.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with Windows OS, Unix/Linux
  • Minimum 5 years of experience with VMware hosts, MySQL, and Active Directory
  • Working knowledge of current security best practices and trends in (IAM)
  • Minimum 3 years experience utilizing a desktop management and application delivery program such as SCCM Minimum 5 years of experience in Higher Education setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
Commensurate with education, training and experience

Additional Position Information:
This position requires the ability to work flexible hours as required including weekend and after hours during campus outages or maintenance periods

Applications are available at the following link:

Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints. Application packets with missing information will be considered incomplete and will not be processed.

Human Resources Department
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
[email protected]
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a background check.


Working at Tuskegee University

Tuskegee University is an independent and state-related institution of higher education. Its programs serve a student body that is coeducational as well as racially, ethnically and religiously diverse. With a strong orientation toward disciplines which highlight the relationship between education and work force preparation in the sciences, professions and technical areas, Tuskegee University also emphasizes the importance of the liberal arts as a foundation for successful careers in all areas. Accordingly, all academic majors stress the mastery of a required core of liberal arts courses.

Tuskegee University is located in Tuskegee, Alabama, which is 40 miles east of the Alabama State Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and 20 miles west of the city of Auburn, Alabama. It is also within easy driving distance to the cities of Birmingham, Alabama and Atlanta, Georgia.

The academic programs are organized into five colleges and two schools:

(1) The College of Agriculture, Environment and Nutrition Sciences;

(2) The Andrew F. Brimmer College of Business and Information Science;

(3) The College of Engineering;

(4) The College of Arts and Sciences; 

(5) The College of Veterinary Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health;

(6) The Robert R. Taylor School of Architecture and Construction Science; and

(7) The School of Education.

The curricula for these colleges and schools currently offer over 50 degrees including 39 Bachelor's, 13 Master's, 2 Doctor's of Philosophy: one in Materials Science and Engineering, and one in Integrative BioSciences, and the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

Graduate instruction leading to the Master's degree and Doctor of Philosophy Degree is offered in three of the five colleges.

The University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS); and the following programs are accredited by national agencies: Architecture, Business, Education, Engineering, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Veterinary Medicine. Of special note is the fact that Tuskegee University is the only independent, historically black university with four engineering programs that are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET), the major accrediting body for the engineering sciences. Also, Tuskegee University's Chemistry program is one of only a few among Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU's) that is approved by the American Chemical Society. Furthermore, the Dietetics Program is approved by the American Dietetic Association and the Food Science Program is approved by the Institute of Food Technologists.

Tuskegee University was the first black college to be designated as a Registered National Historic Landmark (April 2, 1966), and the only black college to be designated a National Historic Site (October 26, 1974), a district administered by the National Park Service of the U. S. Department of Interior.

Special features in Tuskegee University's program include: The General Daniel "Chappie" James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education, honoring America's first black four-star general who was a Tuskegee University graduate, and housing the nation's only Aerospace Science Engineering program at an HBCU; Media Center, School of Veterinary Medicine, with state-of-the-art video up-link and down-link, intra-school communications, audio/visual, graphics, photography and document production; The Kellogg Hotel and Conference Center, a state-of-the-art hotel and meeting facility for educational, business and cultural events; The Tuskegee University National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care, a distinctive research, teaching and outreach program that addresses issues of ethics and public policy in the treatment of people of color and rural Americans in health care.

Other special features which enhance the educational and cultural environment of the University include: The Booker T. Washington Monument, "Lifting the Veil," which honors the University's Founder; the George Washington Carver Museum (named for the distinguished scientist who worked at Tuskegee), which preserves the tools and handiwork of Dr. Carver; the Tuskegee Archives, a chief center for information on the challenges, culture and history of Black Americans since 1896; The Tuskegee Airmen's Plaza, commemorating the historic feats of America's first black pilots, who were trained at Tuskegee University; The Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC) Center, and the Center for Continuing Education – a nucleus for continuing adult education.

Over the past 125 years since it was founded by Booker T. Washington in 1881, Tuskegee University has become one of our nation's most outstanding institutions of higher learning. While it focuses on helping to develop human resources primarily within the African American community, it is open to all.

Tuskegee's mission has always been service to people, not education for its own sake. Stressing the need to educate the whole person, that is, the hand and the heart as well as the mind, Dr. Washington's school was soon acclaimed--first by Alabama and then by the nation for the soundness and vigor of its educational programs and principles. The solid strength has continued through the subsequent administration of Dr. Robert R. Moton (1915-1935), Dr. Frederick D. Patterson (1935-1953), Dr. Luther H. Foster (1953-1981) and Dr. Benjamin F. Payton (1981-2010). In August 2010, Dr. Charlotte P. Morris assumed the role of Interim President of the University. She is the first female to serve at the helm of Tuskegee University, and only the second Interim President for the institution. Dr. Gilbert L. Rochon served as the 6th president of Tuskegee University from November 1, 2010 to October 19, 2013. Dr. Matthew Jenkins served as Acting President from October 19, 2013 to June 14, 2014. Dr. Brian L. Johnson assumed the role of 7th Tuskegee University President on June 15, 2014.

Tuskegee enrolls more than 3,000 students and employs approximately 900 faculty and support personnel. Physical facilities include more than 5,000 acres of forestry and a campus on which sits more than 100 major buildings and structures. Total land, forestry and facilities are valued in excess of $500 million.

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