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Job Description The University of Nevada, Reno invites candidates for the position of System Administrator or Senior System Administrator in IT Operations, a service unit of the Office of Information Technology division. Reporting to the Manager of IT System Administrators/Senior System Administrator positions will support all server operating systems and server system software. This position is also responsible for server installation and administration, monitoring of system performance and capacity to ensure high levels of availability and security of supported productivity applications. Typical systems overseen by an incumbent for the IT System Administrator positions include physical and virtual servers running Microsoft Windows Server, CentOS, RedHat, or Ubuntu operating systems. In addition to server-based environments, cloud- or web-based application management (Office365 OneDrive, WordPress, or Sympa, for example) may also fall under the responsibility of these positions. The incumbent will work in a team environment with individuals of different competencies in server administration. Team members work together on most projects to meet goals and deadlines. However, autonomy and independent action is required at times to work effectively across OIT. IT System Administrator The IT System Administrator position will support all server operating systems and server system software. Responsibilities also include server installation and administration, monitoring of system performance and capacity to ensure high levels of availability and security.
Senior IT System Administrator (In addition to the duties listed above) The Senior IT System Administrator position has all the technical responsibilities of the IT System Administrator but will also participate in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance that is consistent with University goals, industry best practices and regulatory requirements.
Required Qualifications System Administrator High School Graduation and 4 years of related work experience OR an associate's degree from an accredited institution and 3 years of related work experience OR a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 2 years of related work experience OR a master's degree and 1 year of related work experience. Related Experience: IT experience in an enterprise or university environment managing or maintaining Linux/Windows servers.
Senior System Administrator A bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and 4 years of related work experience OR a master's degree and 2 years of related work experience. Related Experience: IT experience in an enterprise or university environment managing or maintaining Linux/Windows servers; demonstrated experience with progressively responsible technical skills.
Preferred Qualifications Experience and familiarity with: CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, and Red Hat operating system deployment and management Windows-based operating system deployment and management TCP/IP, DNS, and DHCP network concepts and operation Apache/Tomcat Web Environments IIS Web Environments Geographically separated datacenters Project management concepts and participation VMware vSphere or other virtualization technologies Microsoft SQL server, queries, security, and management Scripting languages Automation platforms and techniques Documentation principles Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery processes Research computing environments and demands Pro-Diversity and Inclusive work environments
Compensation Grade System Administrator-Comp Grade B Senior System Administrator-Comp Grade C
Candidates will be hired at the level that is comparable to their experience, knowledge, skills and abilities.
Total Compensation The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary, moving expenses (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.
Full-Time Equivalent 100.0%
Required Attachment(s) Attach the following attachments to your application 1) Resume/CV 2) Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three Professional References 4) Please write a brief statement (one page maximum) about how you would contribute toward our mission of creating a culturally inclusive environment in the role for which you are applying.
This posting is open until filled. Qualified individuals are encouraged to apply immediately. This search will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.
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Founded in 1874, the University of Nevada, Reno is the State of Nevada’s land grant institution with a statewide mission and presence. The University of Nevada, Reno is a Carnegie I Research Institution and has been recognized as a “Top Tier” Best National University by U.S. News & World Report. With an enrollment of nearly 21,000 students we offer 145 Tier 1 accredited degree programs. Located in the picturesque Truckee Meadows the University of Nevada, Reno is surrounded by numerous state and national parks, is 45 minutes from beautiful Lake Tahoe, and four hours from San Francisco.
The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.
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