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System Administrator II - Virtualization

Columbus State Community College
Columbus Campus

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

Job Details

Compensation Type: Salaried

Compensation: $73,000.00

Job Summary

The System Administrator II, Virtualization is a high-level professional position responsible for virtual server and desktop environments. This position will perform technical activities related to supporting the CSCC virtualization environments which includes designing, implementing, maintaining, and troubleshooting the environments. This role may require limited project leadership duties and is the subject matter expert for their assigned systems.


Servers, Virtualization, & Storage

  • Performs specialized duties involved in the planning, installation, configuration, operation, development, modification, maintenance, and repair of virtualized systems, software, and applications. Installs and configures physical servers, including operating systems, software applications, and tools.
  • Designs, builds, operates, and maintains virtualization infrastructure in accordance with the College’s needs and recommended best practices.

Security, Compliance, & Documentation

  • Documents solutions and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to ensure services are delivered in an effective and efficient manner for assigned and related areas of responsibility. Ensures policies, procedures, rules, and regulations are being met and followed according to College practices.

Management, Monitoring, & Troubleshooting

  • Assures minimum service interruptions by analyzing performance, scalability and availability of resources. Develops strategies for, and completes performance tuning of, College mission-critical virtualization systems. Analyzes, tests, and troubleshoots assigned systems. Performs Tier 3 troubleshooting and serves as an escalation point for any issues Tier 1&2 support are unable to resolve. Schedules system downtime with end users and technical staff members to facilitate hardware and software changes following CSCC change management procedures.

Architecture, Design, & Project Management

  • Understands and documents the technical requirements for new services or service enhancements. Advises on technological decisions & provides service implementation estimates. Supports the overall operations of assigned environments, ensuring they meet requirements & performance goals. Identifies reusable/preconfigured service components or standard products from the market to leverage & assemble the service/solution. Works closely with appropriate stakeholders to ensure implementation meets design requirements.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

  • Fosters and maintains a safe environment of respect and inclusion for faculty, staff, students, and members of the community.

Additional Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Primarily Remote with On-Site availability as needed to perform job duties and on-duty responsibilities. Additional compensation may be available for On-Duty.
  • Required to serve on On-Call/On-Duty rotations for after-hours support, 24/7 availability.
  • Attends all required department meetings and trainings.
  • Must be located within an hour of Columbus to ensure a timely on-site response if necessary to fulfill required job duties.

Minimum Education and Experience Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalency.
  • At least three (3) years of progressively responsible technical experience managing virtualization infrastructure.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • State Motor Vehicle Operator's License or demonstrable ability to gain access to work site(s).

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of: server and desktop virtualization using VMware vSphere, VMware Horizon, and Microsoft Hyper-V; enterprise SAN systems; networking as it relates to virtualization; server hardware monitoring and troubleshooting; Business Continuity & Disaster Recovery; server and desktop operating systems and management; system monitoring and logging.
  • Skills: verbal and written communication; operating job equipment; planning, scheduling and organizing work; general typing; application of job software programs; application of technical skills in area of specialization.
  • Abilities: think creatively and exploit opportunities; simplify and synthesize complex situations with consideration to all elements; work independently demonstrating initiative; develop and maintain effective working relationships with colleagues and stakeholders across the College; effectively work with persons of varying cultures and diversity; analyze technical problems, troubleshoot and draw appropriate conclusions; perform light manual labor for extended periods of time; maintain confidential and sensitive information; maintain accurate and complete work records; coordinate multiple activities and tasks; exhibit flexibility in work schedule and job tasks; apply technical and analytical applications.

Usual Physical Requirements:

  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions described in this position description. The employee regularly exhibits digital dexterity when entering data into computer, frequently sits for extended periods of time, and occasionally stands and walks. Employee occasionally reaches with hands or arms and stoops, kneels, crouches or crawls. Employee converses verbally with others in person and by telephone. Vision demands include close, detailed vision when focusing on computer screen. Employee pushes large carts, lifts equipment from shelves, and carries equipment from building to building by hand weighing up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions:

  • Typical office environment. Regular exposure to moderate noise typical to business offices. Working environment has occasional exposure to dirt, dust and outdoor weather conditions.

CSCC has the right to revise this position description at any time. This position description does not represent in any way a contract of employment.

Full Time/Part Time:

Full time

Union (If Applicable):

Scheduled Hours:


Additional Information

In order to ensure your application is complete, you must complete the following:

  • Please ensure you have all the necessary documents available when starting the application process. For all faculty positions (Instructor, Annually Contracted Faculty, and Adjunct), you will need to upload an unofficial copy of your transcript when completing your aplication.

  • Prior to submitting your application, please review and update (if necessary) the information in your candidate profile as it will transfer to your application.

If you are a current employee of Columbus State Community College, please log in to Workday to use the internal application process.

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About Columbus State Community College

Columbus State is one of the largest colleges in Ohio, serving approximately 45,000 students annually. Committed to equity and accessibility, and driven to innovate on behalf of our students and our community at large, Columbus State is positioned as Central Ohio’s front door to higher education. Embracing a partnership mindset, Columbus State collaborates with university partners to provide affordable bachelor’s degree options, and with the region’s major employers to develop relevant, real-world educational offerings that produce in-demand workforce talent.


Columbus State offers convenient access to classes and college services at its locations across Central Ohio. Our Columbus Campus is located in the downtown Creative Campus neighborhood of the city’s Discovery District, while our Delaware Campus serves students in the fast-growing northern part of the region. Our Regional Learning Centers are located in Dublin, Grove City, Reynoldsburg, Westerville at Otterbein University, and The Southwest Center at Bolton Field.

National Recognition

Columbus State’s commitment to diverse, equitable and inclusive outcomes for our students and a better society is reflected in our recognition as the 2019 Leah Meyer Austin Award winner by Achieving the Dream, a national network dedicated to eliminating equity gaps in community college education. Columbus State is an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction and a 2021 member of its Racial Equity Leadership Academy initiative to further institutional racial equity change.

Points of Distinction

• In August 2019, Columbus State opened the new home for its School of Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management, Mitchell Hall.

• The College is a leader in The College Credit Plus Program, an Ohio Department of Education strategy aimed at increasing educational attainment.

• Thanks to its strong academic foundation, Columbus State is extremely successful in the grant-writing arena, with 98 active grants from federal and state agencies, corporations, philanthropic organizations, and other sources with a total value of $70.4 million.

• Columbus State holds an annual Day of Service, where hundreds of students, faculty, and staff volunteer at dozens of locations around the area, totaling nearly 2,500 hours of service each year.

• In 2018, Columbus State adopted Four Pillars of Student Financial Stability and is actively partnering with community organizations to help solve issues of housing and food insecurity for our students.

• In 2019, the Mid-Ohio Market at Columbus State opened on the Columbus Campus to help address food insecurity for students and the larger community.

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