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Systems Administrator

Anne Arundel Community College, Information Services

Job Title: Systems Administrator
Job Location: Arnold , MD
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Computer services, info technology
Application Closing Date: 3/20/2018
Date Posted: 2017-12-18
Industry: Academic/Education

Job Description

Systems Administrator
Anne Arundel Community College

Position Summary:

With learning as its central mission, Anne Arundel Community College has responded to the needs of a diverse community for more than 50 years by offering high quality, affordable and accessible learning opportunities. Established in 1961, AACC is a fully-accredited, public two-year institution that offers national and regional studies that can lead to a degree or certificate, industry credential, transfer to a four-year institution, or career enhancement, personal enrichment and lifelong learning.

AACC is looking for a professional Systems Administrator with a strong background in client management and troubleshooting. The Systems Administrator will join a highly motivated team responsible for the client administration of operating systems and application deployments, workstation patching, account management, and shared drive permissions. This position will also assist senior administrators with the management of servers and cloud based applications including resources such as print servers and student application servers.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Assists with the administration and operation of client management tool(s) including, but not limited to, the loading of operating system images, building packages, applying desktop patches and deploying applications and updates.

Works to ensure desktop clients are current with security patches and updates.

Assists in projects to select, configure and implement tools to be used by technology staff to manage client devices (PCs, MACs, laptops, mobile devices) college-wide.

Assists with the administration and support of network resources including, but not limited to: shared drives, network printers, home directories, and group policies.

Assists with the maintenance and support of systems and applications (server and cloud-based), as assigned.

Assists in efforts to ensure applications and servers are current with security patches and updates.

Works to ensure that changes following established change management.

Ensures planned testing activities are developed, documented, and executed.

Ensures currency of standards, processes and procedures.

Ensures currency of technical documentation and user procedures/guidelines.

Utilizes project management best practices to lead staff in technology implementations including, but not limited to: application deployments and updates.

Works with customers and IS team members to research, recommend, and implement systems and applications.

Assists Infrastructure Services staff with tuning network software and perform system troubleshooting.

Responsible for addressing (desktop and network) issues/problems; performs hands-on problem resolution, as needed.

Assists desktop and audio visual staff to ensure proper support of instruction (in labs and smart rooms) and proper support for administrative staff.

Provides hardware and user support for devices including, PCs, MACs, laptops, mobile devices, printers, multifunction devices, telecommunications equipment and audio visual equipment. Assists customers with usage of devices and applications; works to address incidents such as login issues.

Remains abreast of new technologies.

Documents and shares information as to how hardware and software changes relate to academic needs.

Assists in the daily supervision of temporary and work-study employees including hiring, training, scheduling and time approval.

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in the field of information systems, computer science or a related discipline.
  • A minimum of two years’ experience utilizing client management tools in support of a large, production environment.
  • Current industry standard certification such as Network +, Security +, MCSA or more advanced certification in a related field
  • Maintains knowledge and/or certifications in technologies including, but not limited to: client management tools, Microsoft servers, Active Directory, VMWare, Varonis, security and networks.
  • Demonstrates knowledge in administration and support of client management tools such as Symantec ITMS and Microsoft SCCM.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills including the ability to explain technical information to non-technical staff and leadership.
  • Self-motivated and able to work in a team environment with the ability to interface with all levels of staff.
  • Ability to independently research and resolve complex problems using current job knowledge.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including off-hour support in emergencies and support for evenings and weekends during scheduled downtime, as needed.
  • Ability to work at any College site or location (such as Arnold, GBTC, AMIL, Sr. Centers, etc.) in support of college needs.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in the field of information systems, computer science or a related discipline
  • Experience with change management processes to effectively communicate changes, develop testing and remediation plans to minimize side effects of hardware and software changes.
  • Experience in a higher-education environment.
  • Experienced with implementation and management of MS SCCM

Information and Application Process Instructions

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Anne Arundel Community College is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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