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Systems Administrator III

Company: Texas A&M University
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 18, 2019

Job Description:

Job TitleSystems Administrator IIIAgencyTexas A&M UniversityDepartmentUtilities & Energy ServicesProposed Minimum Salary$5,186.75 monthlyJob LocationCollege Station, TexasJob TypeStaffJob Description

What we believe

Texas A&M University is committed to enriching the learning and working environment for all visitors, students, faculty, and staff by promoting a culture that embraces inclusion, diversity, equity, and accountability. Diverse perspectives, talents, and identities are vital to accomplishing our mission and living our core values.

Who we are

The Utilities & Energy Services (UES) Department at Texas A&M University provides comprehensive utilities and energy management services for the entire University, serving over 750 buildings, over 23 million gross square feet of facilities, and over 60,000 faculty, staff, and students engaged in research and teaching activities. Our mission is to provide world class service through the production, delivery, and management of safe, reliable, and efficient utility and energy systems, effectively stewarding university resources and the environment. To learn more, visit our website:

What we want

As the Systems Administrator III for the Utilities & Energy Services (UES) Department, under direction, you will serve as technical lead for systems administration projects or services. You will provide technical oversight for the application of and compliance with technical standards, coordinate the technical activities of a systems administration support team and complete reports and summaries for management and users including project status reports, problem reports, and progress summaries.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in applicable field or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Five years of related systems administration experience

    Required Licenses and Certifications:

    • Must have a valid Texas Class "C" Driver's License or the ability to obtain within 30 days of employment

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

      • Ability to multi-task and work cooperatively with others
      • Ability to read and comprehend written and oral instructions in English and communicate effectively

        Other Requirements:

        • This is an ideal space to list out any specific scheduling or physical requirements of the position, if any

          Preferred Licenses and Certifications:

          • CCNA, CompTIA Network+, ITIL Foundations

            Preferred Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

            • Please list any preferences for skills, knowledge or abilities here


              • Provides technical guidance and oversight for the UES server networks. Sets-up, configures and manages large and complex UES server network communication
              • Develops complex system logic and configuration and conducts complex system performance analysis and tuning
              • Performs routine audits of networks, systems, and software
              • Oversees and coordinates the analysis of system network communication logs
              • Analyzes, troubleshoots, tracks, and repairs complex network problems. Provides Tier III support
              • This may require driving a university vehicle to various locations on campus
              • Proactively monitors system network for unauthorized access
              • Provides technical oversight for the development of plans for large server networks and purchases
              • Develops server network specifications and plans for large and complex purchases of server network hardware
              • Collects, organizes, validates, and documents all UES enterprise network topology data sets
              • Creates, evaluates, and approves plans for the implementation of new technology and system integration testing
              • Implements and coordinates design activities for UES server networks
              • Reviews server network design specifications and plans to meet UES installation design standards
              • Oversees the maintenance of system networks for protecting data communication
              • Develops disaster recovery plans for complex systems
              • Documents and logs server network support methods, procedures, configuration, designs, plans, maps, problems, and repairs
              • Collects, organizes, and validates server network topology
              • Documents and tracks replacement network equipment inventory, parts, and consumables
              • Coordinates the evaluation of new technologies
              • Makes recommendations based on the evaluation of new technologies based on client needs
              • Collaborates with the supervisor to develop work plans and time schedules for projects including outlining phases, identifying personnel, and computing equipment requirements
              • Must be able to climb stairs and ladders, stand for extended periods of time, and will frequently be required to lift heavy materials weighing up to 50 pounds
              • Contributes to a safe work environment by reporting accidents and unsafe working conditions, uses proper personal protective equipment, follows safety procedures outlined in Material Safety Data Sheets, and participates in safety training
              • Committed to continuously improving the quality and value of service provided to our customers
              • Will strive to not only meet, but exceed, customer expectations in every interaction by providing personalized and professional solutions
              • Ensures that all communications to customers - both internal and external to the organization - are responsive, respectful, professional and solutions-oriented
              • Promote and support the UES Core Values of Safety, Mutual Respect, Integrity, Accountability and Teamwork
              • Performs other duties as assigned

                Instructions to Applicants: Applications received by Texas A&M University and TAMHSC, must either have all job application data entered or a resume attached. Failure to provide all job application data or a complete resume could result in an invalid submission and a rejected application. We encourage all applicants to upload a resume or use a LinkedIn profile to pre-populate the online application.

                All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

                Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.Apply now

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