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SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR SPEC

Employer
The University of Georgia
Location
Athens Area

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Job Details

Posting Number:

S12131P

Working Title:

SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATOR SPEC

Department:

President's Office

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (https://www.uga.edu/). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

Posting Type:

Internal (PEP)

Retirement Plan:

TRS or ORP

Employment Type:

Employee

Benefits Eligibility:

Benefits Eligible

Full/Part time:

Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm
This position will be on-site with no option for remote work.

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

Posting Date:

05/22/2024

Open until filled:

Yes

Proposed Starting Date:

07/01/2024

Special Instructions to Applicants:

You must be a current employee of The University of Georgia to be eligible for this position.

Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy 8.2.18.1.2 and can be found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section8/C224/#p8.2.18_personnel_conduct.

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at https://www.usg.edu/policymanual/section6/C2653.

Classification Title:

IT Systems Support Professional

FLSA:

Exempt

FTE:

1.00

Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This role is a crucial part of the Administration IT Support Group (AdminIT), providing essential support to the Senior Administration of UGA (e.g., Office of the President, Office of the Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Legal Affairs, Office of the Vice President for Instruction, Equal Opportunity Office). The position demands technical expertise and professional communication skills to help maintain a suite of high-profile, mission-critical UGA administrative offices. This is an exceptional opportunity for an individual with technical proficiency and strong customer service skills, offering a chance to make a significant, positive impact on the University of Georgia community.This position is responsible for many core services running on Windows and Apple servers, including file and print, endpoint management, document management, infrastructure, and security. Such tasks include, but are not limited to, automation, managing, monitoring, and troubleshooting servers and their applications. Managing backups and ensuring their viability is another critical responsibility.Additionally, this post acts as a multi-tier IT support technician for clients and their endpoint devices. As a result, excellent customer service skills and troubleshooting abilities are needed for this client-facing position. The ideal candidate will possess strong communication and interpersonal skills as they interface with clients, colleagues, and management to document, troubleshoot, and communicate about incidents and workflows.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Technical

  • Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills (hardware, OS, networking, and applications).
  • Experience supporting and maintaining systems using both Apple and Windows Server.
  • Deep experience with desktop support in mixed environments.
  • Working knowledge of security standards and best practices.
  • Familiarity with scripting and tools (PowerShell, BASH, Python, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of MDM solutions (JAMF, SimpleMDM, InTune, PDQ, etc.)

Dependability

  • Meet agreed-upon objectives of projects and tasks.
  • Complete routine requests promptly.
  • Create a seamless experience for clients and colleagues.
  • Perform at a consistently high standard.
  • Participate in an annual performance development process.

Productivity

  • Set and meet realistic goals.
  • Effectively manage time and stay on-task.
  • Document interactions with clients/colleagues and routine tasks in a ticketing system.
  • Maintain productivity by delegating and collaborating with team members as appropriate.

Relationships

  • Build and sustain positive, collaborative relationships with diverse clients and coworkers.
  • Promote positive morale and serve as a positive representative of AdminIT.
  • Attend departmental and staff activities.
  • Serve as an example for colleagues.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and clarity in written and verbal communications.

Teamwork

  • Demonstrate personal accountability and avoid blaming others.
  • Participate in the usage and implementation of tools and standards.
  • Be available and proactive in assisting coworkers and clients during the workday.
  • Train and coach team members and clients.

Strategic Planning

  • Demonstrate initiative in planning and organizing work within scope.
  • Participate in and facilitate decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Demonstrate alignment with AdminIT policies and priorities.
  • Contribute to the development of standards and best practices.
  • Engage with other colleagues and management to explore new technology and, recommend alternative solutions, and provide feedback on strategic vision.

Physical Demands:

Lift and carry computers.

Is driving a responsibility of this position?:

No

Is this a Position of Trust?:

Yes

Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?:

No

Does this position require a P-Card? :

No

Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? :

No

Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:

No

Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):

Yes

Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, and support servers, hardware, and services
  • Oversee and participate in the day-to-day management of servers. This includes patching, securing, backing up, monitoring, and upgrading the servers as needed.
  • Ensure the security of the systems. Maintain firewall rules (both departmental and local).
  • Develop and maintain emergency recovery procedures and ensure that backups are viable.
  • Use endpoint device management tools to help maintain the health, security, and accurate inventory of the IT infrastructure and all endpoint devices.
  • Serve as a DNL (domain network liaison) and keep DHCP entries up to date.

Percentage of time:

40

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Act as a client-facing, multi-tier IT support technician supporting Windows and Apple devices
  • Respond to requests for service and engage in proactive computer support for units supported by AdminIT as assigned
  • Provide friendly, courteous, and professional customer service to clients, colleagues, and fellow team members
  • Help manage equipment life cycles, explore emerging technologies, and recommend solutions that help improve efficiency and effectiveness

Percentage of time:

30

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Use a ticketing system to manage time and track requests
  • Develop documentation, presentations, and training materials. Provide training or share best practices on an as-needed basis
  • Contribute to the development of standards and best practices, collaborate with colleagues in AdminIT, and participate in projects

Percentage of time:

20

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Provide front-line support and assistance for technology-enhanced conference rooms
  • Provide general audio-visual support as needed
  • Complete all other duties as assigned

Percentage of time:

10

Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Nathan Cooper

Recruitment Contact Email:

ntcooper@uga.edu

Organization

The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

Company info
Telephone
706-542-3000
Location
215 S. Jackson St.
Athens
Georgia
30602
US

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