Operating Systems Analyst

California State University, Stanislaus
Stanislaus - Turlock

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job no: 529627
Department: Off of Information Technology
Work type: Staff
Location: Stanislaus - Turlock
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, Telecommute eligible (work onsite as scheduled and/or as requested and telecommute as scheduled)

Position SummaryClassified as: Operating Systems Analyst. Skill level (Foundation, Career, or Expert) will be determined based on the qualifications of the successful finalist.

Full-time position available on or after October 16, 2023 in the Office of Information Technology.

Technology Services ensures consistent management of server hardware and operating system software across the variety of platforms in use as well as all data centers, computer rooms, network communications, and telecommunications operations.

Under the general supervision of the Director of Technology Services, the Operating Systems Analyst will be responsible for the installation, design, maintenance, and support of our Microsoft based infrastructure, email systems (local and cloud based), O365 communication platforms, software infrastructure, data protection and network security as assigned. The incumbent will support the campus for IT system administration needs. The analyst will be coordinating with the team for Telephony, DNS, DHCP, NTP, and other network infrastructure services. The incumbent will be responsible for many duties including backing up other administrators, enhancing O365 usage and ensuring the integrity of our disaster recovery efforts. The Operating Systems Analyst will work closely with the DBA's in Information Systems in support of campus applications. The incumbent will work on special projects with various departments and schools who purchase special purpose applications. The analyst will receive and document progress on assignments from a work order system. The incumbent is expected to maintain a strong working relationship with technical and non-technical customers as well as technical support staff assigned outside of OIT. The incumbent will work with minimal supervision in the primary capacity of an Operating Systems Analyst specializing in Microsoft applications, e-mail, software infrastructure, Hyper V technology, network based security, and other system administrator duties including disaster recovery.

The position will be hired at the appropriate level (Foundation, Career, or Expert) based on the qualifications of the successful candidate.

Job DutiesDuties include but are not limited to:
  • Ensure operating system software is properly installed, tested, and tuned to maximize operating efficiency.
  • Develop and implement plans for fully integrated systems, including operating systems, network systems, database systems and applications.
  • Develop plans, schedules, and requirements for the installation and maintenance of new and/or revised software.
  • Install, configure, and tune operating systems software for optimal performance.
  • Integrate operating systems with other systems.
  • Evaluate and recommend hardware and system software procurements
  • Assess the impact of new software on existing systems and users and develop modification plans as needed
  • Contribute to ongoing improvement of architecture including Disaster Recovery Planning
  • Monitor and maintain operating and related systems to ensure minimal interruption of production systems and to maintain maximum system availability.
  • Diagnose and resolve operating systems and program failures
  • Develop and execute test schemes and diagnostic procedures
  • Monitor and analyze system performance and capacity and install corrections as necessary
  • Review all systems software and hardware to ensure system integrity
  • Work with hardware/software vendors to develop and implement solutions specific to the campus
  • Provide technical support to computer operations and applications programming staff to ensure availability of production and on-line systems.
  • Analyze application failures and work with computer operations and applications programming staff to develop solutions
  • Provide procedures, training, and support for computer operations and application programmers
  • Assist in resolving production problems
  • Execute on DRP in crisis
  • Backup team on tools, technologies and processes used
  • Work closely with other OIT teams to resolve issues
  • MaintenanceEnsure that mail flow is unimpeded and that messages are processed in a timely manner. Typical activities include:
  • Monitoring message queues
  • Tracking user messages
  • Updating SMTP routing tables
  • Editing and sending announcements
  • Work with external email providers utilizing our domain
  • Management of Spoofing and integrity of our domain
  • Preventative maintenance to ensure maximum system uptime
  • Work with communications department to ensure the integrity and timeliness of email communications
  • Maintain awareness of current technical developments through research, self-study, and participation in formal training programs;
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum QualificationsEducation: A combination of education and experience that is equivalent to Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, telecommunications, or related field.

    Experience: Minimum of 1 year of full-time equivalent experience in a server technology related support setting with a server administration focus.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Seven years of full time equivalent experience in a server technology related support setting preferably within a higher education academic setting, with a server administration focus.
  • Knowledge and Understanding of Microsoft Office 365 administration.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Teams for Telephony purposes, and Mitel phone systems.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud.
  • Knowledge of MS Active Directory, Group Policy Management, and Microsoft Windows Server operating systems.
  • Knowledge of system/application/hardware monitoring
  • Knowledge of systems management and security procedures.
  • Knowledge of Identity Management technologies.
  • Knowledge of enterprise backup system.
  • Knowledge of industry standard networking protocols and the services built upon those protocols (TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, etc.).
  • Knowledge of Infrastructure Security, including the ability to read and access logs; including SIEM tools.
  • General knowledge of telecommunication and network design, topology, systems interface, and protocols to meet support requirements.
  • Ability to install Server applications and associated operating systems, and to modify local or customized software programs/features.
  • Knowledge of internal operating system technology, computer operations and hardware, and network communications theory.
  • Understanding of information distribution systems, network operating systems, server operating systems, and associated applications.
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve operating systems and application failures.
  • Ability to resolve impaired service conflicts and to differentiate between hardware and software failures.
  • Ability to perform preventative and remedial maintenance to operating system(s) and specific applications.
  • Ability to identify and implement critical maintenance fixes and to isolate and correct malfunctions, including interface problems.
  • Ability to interface/integrate campus defined operating system(s) with software and other systems and applications.
  • Ability to specify, create and maintain virtual servers for specialized applications.
  • Ability to evaluate existing and proposed systems and recommend upgrades/modifications and server environments (physical and virtual).
  • Ability to effectively locate specific information and keep up with current technology and trends.
  • Ability to operate system backup and archival procedures.
  • Ability to maintain, install, build physical infrastructure platform and connections.
  • Ability to contribute to and execute disaster recovery plans.
  • Ability to translate user-defined requirements into application specifications and features.
  • Understanding of connectivity, system integration, and network traffic issues as they impact applications and operating systems.
  • Ability to work with and connect to applicable network based equipment and associated application software programs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to stay calm and focused in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Basic understanding of email architecture including both on premise and cloud.
  • Familiarity with at least one scripting language (PowerShell, Python, Bash, etc). With the ability to read and understand batch files and automation scripts.
  • Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Ability to use operating system languages as defined by the campus and ability to perform systems level programming in a distributed, networked environment.
  • Ability to use performance monitoring software and interpret results.
  • Ability to perform preventative and remedial maintenance to operating system(s).
  • Ability to interface/integrate campus defined operating system(s) with software and other systems.
  • Ability to evaluate existing and proposed systems and recommend upgrades and/or modifications.
  • Knowledge of applications programming techniques and procedures.
  • Understanding of job control and production procedures with an ability to troubleshoot and isolate production problems and applications code.
  • Ability to research and survey new products and/or releases, such as productivity tools.
  • Ability to establish and document operations procedures.
  • Knowledge of network operating system and network architecture, configuration, and protocols.
  • Knowledge of client server technologies.
  • Knowledge of system management and security/control procedures.
  • Knowledge of database design, structure development, features, operations, programming, and data access principles.
  • Knowledge of data communication network architecture, configuration, protocols, and interfaces.
  • Knowledge of operating systems and storage capacity, including ability to perform capacity planning.
  • Ability to identify and implement critical maintenance fixes and to isolate and correct malfunctions, including interface problems.
  • Ability to develop and execute disaster recovery plans.
  • Ability to establish data security standards and procedures.
  • Salary RangeAnticipated salary for the Foundation level will be $3,713 – $4,270 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Full Foundation range: $3,713 - $7,149 per month)

    Anticipated salary for the Career level will be $4,678 – $5,380 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Full Career range: $4,678 - $11,547 per month)

    Anticipated salary for the Expert level will be $6,686 – $7,689 per month plus excellent paid benefits. (Full Expert range: $6,686 - $12,947 per month)

    The position skill level (Foundation, Career, or Expert) will depend on the qualifications of the successful candidate. Compensation & BenefitsCommensurate with qualifications and experience. As a member of the 23-campus CSU System, we offer an extremely competitive benefits package that includes, but is not limited to, outstanding vacation, health, dental, and vision plans; a fee waiver education program; membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (PERS); and 15 paid holidays a year. Link to (Bargaining Unit: 9) Benefits Summary: CSU Employee Benefit Summary

    How to ApplyTo be considered, qualified candidates must submit a completed Stanislaus State online employment application, cover letter, and resumé. Applications are accepted electronically only. Please note that failure to completely fill out each section of the online application may result in your application not receiving consideration. To apply online, please click the “Apply Now” button on this page.

    Applications will be processed in accordance with Article 9.3 of the CSU/CSUEU Memorandum of Understanding. Preference will be given to qualified individuals currently employed at CSU Stanislaus in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 except when it is determined that it is necessary to appoint outside applicants to meet the best interest of the campus by obtaining specialized skills and abilities not available from current employees.

    Application DeadlineOPEN UNTIL FILLED; SCREENING TO BEGIN ON OR AFTER SEPTEMBER 29, 2023. (Applications received after the screening date will be considered at the discretion of the university.)

    Criminal Background Clearance NoticeSatisfactory completion of a background check (which includes checks of employment records, education records, criminal records, civil records; and may include motor vehicle records, professional licenses, and sex offender registries, as position requires) is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

    Additional InformationCampus & Area

    California State University, Stanislaus serves the San Joaquin Valley and is a critical educational resource for a six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University is fully committed to creating a culture of diversity and inclusion – one in which every person in the University community feels safe to express their views without fear of reprisal. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, the University has 10 nationally accredited programs and 662 faculty members. 94 percent of full-time faculty holds doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University offers 43 undergraduate majors, 16 master's programs, 7 post-graduate credentials, a doctorate in education and serves more than 10,000 students. New instructional facilities have been built for the unique pedagogy of professional programs, laboratory sciences and performing arts.

    Stanislaus State continues to receive national recognition with its ranking as one of the best 384 colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review. The University was one of 12 public universities in the nation to be recognized by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities for demonstrating exceptional performance in retention and graduation rates. In addition, U.S. News and World Report ranks Stanislaus State in its top 10 among public universities in the West, while Washington Monthly honored Stanislaus State as the West’s No. 1 university for the money. Stanislaus State also is recognized as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) by the U.S. Department of Education.

    Clery Act Disclosure

    Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the annual security report (ASR), is now available for viewing at https://www.csustan.edu/annual-campus-security-report. The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Stanislaus State for the previous three years. A paper copy of the ASR is available upon request by contacting the office of the Clery Director located at One University Circle, Turlock, CA 95382.

    Equal Employment Opportunity

    The university is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised 7/21/17, as a condition of employment.

    Applicants requiring necessary accommodations to the application process may contact the Human Resources Department at (209) 667-3351. California Relay Service is available at (800) 735-2922 voice and (800) 735-2929 TDD. As a federal contractor, we are committed to attracting a diverse applicant pool. Please consider completing the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability form (your response will not be shared with the search committee) at: Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability PDF Form.

    CSU Stanislaus hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

    The CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California. The CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside California.

    The individuals who appear to be the best qualified for this position will be contacted by telephone or email for an interview.


    Advertised: September 14, 2023 (4:40 PM) Pacific Daylight Time
    Applications close: Open until filled



    The California State Legislature established Stanislaus State College in 1957 as the 15th campus of the California State University (CSU) system. The first classes were conducted in September 1960 in buildings at the Stanislaus County Fairgrounds in Turlock, located in the state’s fertile Central Valley. The college moved 1.5 miles north in 1965 to its permanent 228-acre site following construction of its first major facilities. The picturesque current site of the University is graced by 35 modern buildings, and with more than 4,500 trees, representing 50 species, it is the region’s largest designated urban forest.

    The initial classroom building housed facilities for art, music, drama and the sciences in addition to providing classrooms for lectures. The library, a companion project to the classroom building, was later named the Vasché Library in memory of the university's founding president, Dr. J. Burton Vasché. In 1985, the college was officially renamed California State University, Stanislaus by action of the State Legislature and the Board of Trustees of the California State University. A renovation of the Vasché Library is in the design stages. In addition, a student funded $52 million student center renovation project is underway, with the new facility scheduled to open in spring, 2020.

    Our 10,003 students (8,521 FTEs) are served by 1,896 employees, including 645 faculty (252 tenure or tenure track), providing a student-to-faculty ratio of 22:1 and a tenure density of 60.4%. More than 80% of full-time faculty members hold doctorates or terminal degrees in their fields. The University’s primary service area is a 10,000-square-mile region that encompasses Stanislaus, San Joaquin, Merced, Mariposa, Tuolumne, and Calaveras Counties. Widely recognized for its quality academic programs, Stanislaus State is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has earned 12 specialized accreditations, including the College of Business Administration, College of Education, Kinesiology and Social Work, and nursing, art, theater and music programs

    Serving the San Joaquin Valley, the University is a critical educational resource for the six-county region of approximately 1.5 million people. The University offers a rich mix of 43 undergraduate majors and 23 graduate programs (15 master’s programs, seven post-graduate credentials and a doctorate in educational leadership).

    Stanislaus State also operates an off-campus center at University Park in Stockton, 43 miles northwest of the main campus, with a current enrollment of almost 650 students.

    In 2009, the Board of Trustees approved the new Campus Master Plan Revision and certified the Final Environmental Impact Report, which had not been reevaluated since 1968.  The new master plan envisions the future growth of the campus to serve 12,000 FTE students, while maintaining the quality and character of the campus environment.

    Home of the Warriors, Stanislaus State fields 14 men’s and women’s athletic teams that compete at the NCAA Division II level. The Warriors have claimed 12 national championships in men’s golf and two in baseball, in addition to the 24 individual national titles won by Warrior athletes.

    Over the years, Stanislaus State has developed into a major presence in the region and continues to play a prominent role in the economy of the Central Valley.

    Stanislaus State has received many recent accolades, recognizing the University for its quality, affordability and access. For example, the U.S. Department of Education placed Stanislaus State on its 2016 list of institutions notable for advancing student outcomes, National Public Radio (2016) ranked Stanislaus State #5 in the nation for upward mobility of its students, Washington Monthly (2018) ranked Stanislaus State the #1 “Bang for Your Buck” four-year college in the West Region and Money Magazine (2018) ranked Stanislaus State in its national “Best Colleges for the Money” category for the 23rd consecutive year, moving the University into its top 50. In addition, the University has been selected as one of the country’s top 384 colleges by The Princeton Review for 13 consecutive years and U.S. News & World Reports ranked Stan State among the top 10 public universities in the Western region in 2018, in addition to being ranked #48 overall. Many national rankings have recognized Stanislaus State’s excellence for many years, including several publications that have ranked Stan State consistently high for more than a decade.

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