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System Administrator

University/Agency: Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification: Information Technology Technical Associate
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Posting Duration: 12/6/2018 - 1/4/2019
Probation Period: 12 months

Job Description

The primary purpose of this position is to assist in the research, development, maintenance and support of the services provided by ION Cloud, Compute, and Authentication (CCA) team to Administrative Technologies and its customers in accordance with University needs, specifications, and policy and as designated by the immediate supervisor.

The primary focus for this position will be as a Systems Administrator, focusing to develop, optimize, implement and maintain the services provided by ION CCA team.


1. Any combination totaling two years from the following categories:
a. Progressively more responsible work experience in IT related profession
b. College course work in Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 60 semester hours or Associate's degree equals one year
- 90-120 semester hours or Bachelor's degree equals two years

2. Active working experience in server Systems Administration, specifically with Microsoft Windows Server and Linux (Red Hat Enterprise Linux).

3. Two years of professional experience with hardware and software technology integration in large computing environments.

4. Demonstrated experience working with internal and external teams to develop, implement, and maintain hardware, software, and services.

5. Demonstrated knowledge of networking concepts.

6. Foundation qualification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3) or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire.

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, then employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

1. Previous programming experience, particularly scripting (Perl, PHP, PowerShell, etc.)

2. Server management experience including managing server images and patching Windows and Linux systems (SCCM, WSUS, SCOM, Satellite)

3. Experience with directory services such as Active Directory or LDAP.

4. Extensive Active Directory Experience including (AD Certificate Services, Encrypted File Services, Windows File Services, windows DNS, MDOP, LAPS etc.)

5. Virtual Computing experience including VMware technologies

6. IT security background

7. Cloud Computing experience (Amazon AWS, Azure, etc.)

8. Experience in automation of tasks

9. Experience with web services, specifically Apache, IIS and Tomcat

10. Experience working with clustered servers both Windows and Linux

11. Experience managing large backup environments using Commvault management software


$50,000 - $65,000 annual


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Contact Information

University/Agency: Illinois State University
   Department/College: Infrastructure Operations & Networking
Contact: Kira Shelton
Phone Number:
Comments: If you are using college or university coursework to qualify, then transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the deadline in order to receive full consideration. In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the deadline. Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed, mailed, or delivered to Human Resources by the end of the day on the posting close date:

Fax: 309.438.7421, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Please prepare in advance a resume, cover letter, and at least 3 professional references with phone numbers to attach to this application.

This position requires Foundation qualification in Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILv3) or ability to obtain within 12 months of hire. If you already have this qualification, then you will need to upload the certificate in the optional License 1 or License 2 document.

The Civil Service examination for this classification is a credentials assessment. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.