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IT System Administrator - Department of Technology & Security

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IT System Administrator - Department of Technology & Security

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Regular or Contingent II:

Regular (PIN)



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$75,00 - $80,000

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Duties and Responsibilities :

The Department of Technology & Security is seeking excellent candidate for an IT System Administrator. The candidate will manage software and hardware involved in running a computer network. Candidate must be ready to be an active participant in department with a strong commitment to excellence. The candidate should:
1) Track network traffic activity, install, and configure software updates.
2) Perform database backups to restore, install hardware, protect user information and other duties as related.
3) Provide operational support to users, programmers and computer operations personnel.
4) Investigate and resolve complex system errors and processing problems.
5) Minimize conflict for resources by identifying and maintaining priorities, reviewing job schedules, and monitoring system to maintain optimum response times.
6) Assist in evaluating and recommending resource requirements.
7) Develop complex programs, participate in strategies for total system and application security.
8) Implement control procedures consistent with audit requirements.
9) Develop and maintain client system and operations documentation.
10) Respond to inquiries, and requests from clients.
11) Perform vulnerability and penetration test.
12) Monitor traffic for suspicious activity.
13) Implement network security policies.


Undergraduate degree in Computer Technology or related field(s). Has a demonstrated history in cyber defense.


Has knowledge and demonstrated ability to program in Java, Python, C and Assembly languages.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities :

General knowledge of applicable software products of applicable computers and peripherals. Skill in configuring computer hardware and software; to analytically design program logic to solve technical problems in operating supported computers and peripherals. Work independently with a strong work ethic; strong people skills; excellent communication (both orally and in writing); interpersonal skills; and demonstrated ability to collaborate with stakeholders (faculty, staff and students).

Conditions of Employment :

Please be advised, COVID-19 vaccinations are strongly encouraged but not required for eligible faculty and staff employed by Bowie State University. This protocol may be subject to change.

Other :

Non-Union Position.

BSU offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 13 holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.

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Bowie State University, a member of the University System of Maryland (USM), is a regional, comprehensive, and historically black university. The University offers an array of baccalaureate and masters degree programs and a doctorate in education. Located between Washington, DC and Baltimore, the University includes a diverse faculty and student population.

Founded in 1865, Bowie State is the oldest Historically Black College/University in Maryland and one of the ten oldest in the country. It is also a diverse university whose 5,400 students, along with faculty and staff, come from many ethnic backgrounds. The University boasts a pastoral campus that is both serene and beautiful. With seven residence halls, the University is a hub of 24/7 undergraduate life, yet it also offers convenient evening classes and online courses to serve employed professionals seeking to move ahead in their vocations.

Bowie State upholds the System’s mission of providing high-caliber, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities. In addition to its 25 undergraduate majors, Bowie State offers 30 master's, doctoral, and advanced certification programs. Its advanced research facilities include one of the world's 100 most powerful supercomputers and a satellite operations control center managed in conjunction with NASA

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