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Assistant System Administrator

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Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: Assistant System Administrator
Role Title: Information Technology Specialist I
Posting Number: SW0170163
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

Assists the System Administrator and the Systems Manager performing IT duties as assigned; Diagnose and troubleshoot network communication problems within the office network and system network; provide desktop, laptop and mobile device support; Resolve system problems and monitor network users and customer data; Assist in maintaining servers, databases and assigned system interfaces. Assist with the installation of system hardware and software upgrades, peripherals and interface devices; Provide customer support to all users of the CS Gold system and assist with the maintenance of the database; Serve as an operational level point of contact on HPS computer systems; train users on system aspects as needed; Provide general guidance to departmental personnel and other university departments on HPS IT policies, procedures, and system guidelines. Provides assistance with ensuring that services are not compromised. Collaborates with team members to ensure the success of projects and systems.

Required Qualifications:

-Associates degrees in computer science, information technology or related field OR an equivalent level of training and experience.
-Working knowledge of Windows operating systems including Window 7, 8, and 10; desktops and laptops, and Microsoft Office;
-Experience with data processing operations, hardware configurations, networks, and network peripherals.
-Experience with installing, maintaining and troubleshooting hardware and software in a varied environment.
-Experience working in a Windows based environment.
-Familiarity with domains and how to join, unjoin and rejoin devices to domains.
-Must have strong communication, and organizational skills and the ability to interact comfortably and respectfully with all individuals in a diverse multicultural environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with CBORD CS Gold or similar integrated card based system; experience with Banner;
-Experience with a broad based and multifaceted database system; Programming experience;
-Experience with Oracle and other operating based systems;
-Experience with web based applications;
-Experience with Windows PowerShell scripting.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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Employment Comments:
How to Apply for this Job:

For a complete listing of position qualifications, and to apply, please visit www.jobs.vt.edu, and search for posting #SW0170163. Review of applications will begin on 3/27/2017 and will continue until filled.

Employee Category: Staff (Salary)
Appointment Type: Regular
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FLSA Status: Non-exempt: Eligible for overtime
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band: 4
Pay Range: Budgetary maximum of $55,000
Department: Hokie Passport Services
Work Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Monday - Friday, after hours and on-call 24/7/365 as needed
Posting Date: 03/01/2017
Review Begin Date: 03/27/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/74214

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you first learn about this job opening?
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - online
    • Chronicle of Higher Education - print
    • Higher Ed Jobs (www.higheredjobs.com)
    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium - HERC (www.hercjobs.org)
    • Diverse Jobs (www.diversejobs.net)
    • Insight Into Diversity (www.careers.insightintodiversity.com)
    • Indeed (www.indeed.com)
    • Roanoke Times Online (www.jobs.roanoke.com)
    • Commonwealth of Virginia Jobs (www.jobs.virginia.gov)
    • Virginia Tech job site (www.jobs.vt.edu)
    • Facebook
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Job Fair (please describe below)
    • Journal (please describe below)
    • Listserv (please describe below)
    • Newspaper - print (please describe below)
    • Professional Conference (please describe below)
    • From a friend/acquaintance not associated with Virginia Tech (please name below)
    • From a Virginia Tech employee/representative/recruiter (please name below)
    • Veteran related event/site (please describe below)
    • Virginia Employment Commission - VEC
    • Other Virginia Tech affiliated website (please describe below)
    • Other job board such as Simply Hired, Career Builder, etc. (please describe below)
    • Other - Not listed (please describe below)
  2. Please describe recruiting source identified in previous question (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you have a Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only).
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff? (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only)
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents