Working within the Information Technology (IT) team, under the supervision of the Director of Networks and Systems, the Systems Administrator oversees the College’s server platforms. The Systems Administrator works with the CIO, Director of Networks and Systems, the Information Technology team, to plan, implement, maintain and upgrade the College’s server-based hardware, virtual machines, operating systems, storage, backups, email and identity management environments. The systems administrator is responsible for ensuring the College’s server platforms are reliable, scalable, secure and high performing.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Server Hardware Maintenance
Plan and implement hardware standards for server platforms that provide physical redundancy, high reliability, high performance and rapid incident/disaster recoverability for all server-based systems.
Specify, install and maintain all server-based hardware platforms including dedicated and virtual server platforms, storage and backup devices for all enterprise campus applications.
Work with the CIO and the Networks and Systems Director to identify, pilot and assess emerging technologies for server, email, backup and file storage environments to ensure they are current, reliable and supportable.
Server Systems Administration
Administer Windows and Linux server-based operating systems including ongoing patching and upgrading to ensure stability and security. Establish and enforce standards for OS installation and configuration for server-based systems.
Administer and support application support environments (e.g. Apache, Tomcat, IIS) and infrastructure support applications such as backup applications and service and log monitoring software.
Manage all enterprise storage and backups, ensuring critical data is backed up reliably on appropriate schedules and according to individual application needs. Proactively monitor backup jobs status daily and regularly run tests to ensure backup data viability and disaster recovery capabilities.
Administer campus file servers including establishing security groups, file folder structures and permissions to ensure data security and appropriate data access.
Establish and maintain integration scripts and procedures as necessary to perform maintenance tasks such as informing users of pending password expiration
Ensure all server, email, file and backup systems are appropriately secured and monitored for possible data breach attempts or equipment/application failures
Email and Identity Management
Serve as primary Active Directory and email administrator including provisioning and deprovisioning all AD accounts and individual and group email accounts.
Maintain Active Directory forest/domain schema and structure, ensuring proper domain controller configuration and redundancy, interoperability with LDAP and implementation of sign on standards as required (Shibboleth, SAML)
Maintain email spam filter rules and whitelists/blacklists as needed to optimize proper email delivery and maximize screening out spam or malicious email.
This is a full-time AFSCME unit position. The complete State Job Classification Specification for EDP Systems Analyst is on file in the Human Resources Office. Standard hours are Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Greenfield Community College requires that all cover letters, resumes, and contact information for 5 professional references be submitted online at the URL provided.
Successful completion of a CORI check WILL be required as a condition of employment.
When preparing your cover letter and resume, please refer to the minimum and preferred qualifications and, if applicable, include an equivalency statement.
Applications accepted up to and including August 12, 2019.
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION STATEMENT:
Greenfield Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, age, veteran status, genetic information, gender identity or sexual orientation in its programs and activities as required by Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and other applicable statutes and college policies. The College prohibits sexual harassment, including sexual violence.
Applicants must have at least (A) four years of full-time, or equivalent part-time, professional experience in electronic data processing of which (B) at least two years must have been in work in which the major duties included computer systems analysis, or (C) any equivalent combination of the required experience and the substitutions below:
An Associate's degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
A Bachelor's degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer and/or information science may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
A Graduate degree with a major in the field of data processing or computer and/or information science may be substituted for a maximum of two years of the required (A) experience.*
A diploma for completion of a two year full-time, or equivalent part-time, program in a recognized non-degree granting business or vocational/technical school above the high school level with a major in the field of computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.*
An official transcript from a recognized business or vocational/ technical school as evidence of completion of a program consisting of at least 650 hours of instruction in the field of computer programming may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.
Graduation from the data processing course of a recognized vocational/technical high school may be substituted for a maximum of one year of the required (A) experience.
*Education toward such a degree or diploma will be prorated on the basis of the proportion of the requirements actually completed.
NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for more than two years of the required (A) experience.
NOTE: No substitution will be allowed for the two years of the required (B) experience.
REQUIRED SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND APTITUDES:
Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Detail oriented organizational skills with a high degree of accuracy.
Ability to work independently and meet deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and at least five (5) years systems administration experience or Associate’s Degree in a related field and at least (3) years systems administration experience.
At least 3 years building and supporting Linux based server systems.
At least 3 years building and supporting Windows based server systems.
In depth knowledge of physical and virtual server platforms and configuration options.
Solid understanding of information security standards and protocols.
Experience administering Active Directory and LDAP systems.
Ability to write and maintain basic integration scripts in a standard scripting language.
Experience working with VMWare or other virtualization platforms.
Demonstrated commitment to cultural diversity
Applicants who do not meet the qualifications as stated above are encouraged to put in writing precisely how their background and experience have prepared them with the equivalent combination of education, training and experience required for the responsibilities of this position.
Additional Salary Information: Candidates may qualify for placement beyond entry-level salary if they are currently employed in the state system and transfer without a break in service, subject to verification by the Executive Director of Human Resources
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