Microsoft Server, Desktop, and Security Specialist

Macomb, McDonough County
Apr 02, 2015

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves approximately 12,200 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.


Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: June 1, 2015

RESPONSIBILITIES: Configure, install and support Microsoft Windows environment on both server and desktop.  Troubleshoot server, desktop, LAN and security problems campus wide.

DUTIES: Perform Microsoft Server, Active Directory and Group Policy functions,
Maintain Windows infrastructure, assist with upgrades and projects,
Perform routine file server backups, maintenance and permission changes,
assist other server staff as needed on various projects and support issues,
document existing environment, policies, procedures and projects as needed, provide Tier 2 and 3 support for the technology support center.

RANK & SALARY: Salary is commensurate with qualifications.   Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:



  • Bachelor's Degree (in a computer related field is desired), or an equivalent level of training, knowledge, and experience is required. The required degree must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body).
  • Must have experience with with Microsoft Windows server administration, and with, planning, design, implementation, and support of Microsoft Windows server and desktop. 
  • Troubleshooting experience, at the server, network, and desktop levels. Knowledge of databases (MS SQL, Filemaker MySQL, MS Access[BJC2] , MS Excel, etc.). Problem solving and analytical skills; the demonstrated ability to address complex problems logically and systematically.
  • Ability to work closely with a team of other specialists to provide computing solutions. Ability and willingness to learn new skills and systems to benefit the team.
  • Possess excellent English speaking and writing skills for communicating with both technical and non-technical staff and constituents


  • LDAP, Apple integration, CAS, DNS, DHCP experience
  • Microsoft certification(s)
  • Programming and scripting skills
  • Experience with backup and disaster recovery systems
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows PowerShell, WSH, VBscript
  • Experience with Antivirus Protection (client and server)
  • Knowledge with enterprise storage: Fiber Channel. iSCSI, SAS, NTFS, ZFS, etc,
  • Experience with deploying and running Microsoft WSUS, SCOM, and SCCM
  • Experience with VMware and VDI solutions

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: WIU University Technology


THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.


The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.


Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications. 


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.


Application Instructions:

Application Instructions:

Complete applications include: 

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume 

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

 4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be required for selected candidate

5) Due to the nature of this position and requirement candidate must successfully pass a criminal background check.

6) A copy of any certification in technology received.


Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL


**Note** Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size in order to upload.


Screening will begin on May 1, 2015 and continue until the position is filled.


Questions regarding the search may be directed to:  Matt Mencel at


For assistance with the online application system call the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977.