System Administrator

Alfred, Allegany County
Jan 09, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training

Company Description:

Alfred State College, one of the State University of New York (SUNY) system's premier colleges of technology enrolls more than 3,300 students, a majority of whom live on campus. The College offers degree programs in business and engineering technologies, allied health, agriculture, liberal arts and sciences, and vocational technology. The campus is nestled among the hills, valleys and lakes of southwestern New York State.

Job Description:

The Systems Administrator will be responsible in the areas of physical and virtual Windows and Linux servers. The duties will include server backup, testing, verification and documentation; server hardware and software installation and upgrading; server repair and maintenance; server migrations and virtualization; creation and maintenance of server inventory documentation; database maintenance of numerous small databases; script creation for automated tasks; and setup and management of storage area networks.

The Systems Administrator will provide support for online applications such as Blackboard, streaming media, web services, license serving, print services, DNS services, DHCP services, SharePoint services and e-mail services.

The Systems Administrator is expected to be fully involved in Systems initiatives, research, and reports and is expected to function as a team member of Technology Services while realizing that most assignments will require a high degree of independent thought and work.

The successful candidate will display strong interpersonal and written communication skills, be able to work with others and demonstrate the ability to work on multiple projects while remaining both focused and organized.

The workday will be approximately eight hours between the hours of 8:00 am and 9:00 pm. The exact schedule will be arranged with the supervisor and based upon College needs. Work assignments may require travel between the Alfred and Wellsville campuses, a distance of about 15 miles. Some weekend work may be required. This position requires some late afternoon and early evening work.


Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree in a computer related field

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous work experience as a Systems Administrator; Previous job experience with Enterprise VMware products such as vSphere 5.1 and vCenter, Active Directory 2012 or 2008 R2 and with Dell EqualLogic SANs.



Additional Information:

Applicable Technologies/Skills:

Active Directory 2008 R2/2012

Windows Server 2008 R2/2012 including DNS, DHCP, Printing

Exchange 2010/2013 with Office 365

Blackboard 9.1

Sharepoint 2010


VMware vSphere 5.x/vCenter 5.x


Oracle Linux

EMC Avamar Backup

Dell Equallogic SAN

Echo 360

Powershell 2/3 scripting

SQL Server

IIS Administration

Server Room monitoring

Physical Server installation


Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must complete the application and submit a resume and cover letter of interest when applying.