The System Administrator is responsible for general IT server responsibilities. Duties include installation, maintenance, and backup of servers both physical and virtual. In addition will occasionally require some network and telephony equipment configuration and deployment. On-call response will be required with after-hours support necessary for maintenance.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
Installation, configuration, maintenance and inventory of server hardware.
Installation, configuration and management of server-based software and code libraries.
Installation, configuration and management of Windows, Linux and Apple server operating environments.
Installation, configuration and management of virtual server environments.
Configuration and maintenance of data backup systems.
Some network configurations of servers and related devices.
Organizes and manages many simultaneous projects.
Works with vendors to resolve hardware and software problems.
Supports on site disaster recovery.
Makes recommendations for overall system enhancements.
Performs system backups.
Monitors systems to ensure optimal performance.
Provides the highest practicable levels of performance and availability of all server systems.
Administers, maintains, and updates servers to provide optimal performance, availability, and security.
Designs, implements, and supports Microsoft, Linux, and Apple server systems, supporting software, and peripherals.
Troubleshoots wiring, programming, and equipment problems routinely.
Forecasts hardware and software upgrades.
Provides elevated support to IT customers and support staff when necessary.
Provides detailed documentation of plans, processes, and implementations.
Performs other related duties as required.
Education, Experience, and Licenses
The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of networking, server technology, monitoring, patching, and security.
2+ years related experience and associate degree related to Information Technology required (bachelor's degree preferred).
A strong understanding of networking, server technology, monitoring, patching, and security as well as experience with the following is preferred:
VMware ESXI and vCenter Server
DHCP, DNS, GPO, IIS, KMS, PXE, WSUS
Valid Driver's License and the ability to meet insurance requirements for driving university provided vehicles.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Requires the ability to:
read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.
excellent customer service and communication skills.
excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
be accountable for inventory/property management.
make recommendations that impact the budget.
use small office equipment, including copy machines or multi-line telephone systems.
use or repair small/light equipment, such as power tools.
use computers for data entry.
use computers for word processing and/or accounting purposes.
repair, develop, or install computer hardware or network systems.
to use highly technical computer applications.
to create plans for and guide implementation of new technology systems.
Physical Demands/Work Environment
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel (including the use of a computer keyboard); and talk or hear (including the use of a telephone). The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
NOTICE: The above job profile does not include all essential and nonessential duties of this job. All employees with disabilities are encouraged to contact Human Resources to review and discuss the essential and nonessential functions of the job. An employee with a disability can evaluate the job in greater detail to determine if she/he can safely perform the essential function of this job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Missouri Southern State University is a four year liberal arts public institution serving more than 5,000 students in over 140 academic programs offering undergraduate and graduate degrees. Internationally-focused semesters and enriching cultural events in theatre, art, music and film create an engaging learning environment for students and citizens of the region. MSSU is located in Joplin, MO, which is considered to be the Crossroads of America, and serves as the commercial hub for the four states area. Joplin is a resilient and vibrant city with a population of over 50,000 serving a metropolitan statistical area of 208,000. There is quick and easy access to Northwest Arkansas, Kansas City, and Tulsa, as well as numerous outdoor activities and attractions throughout the Ozarks.