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Non-Classified Opening

Systems Administrator 1 (170564)

Non-Classified Classification

Boise State University

Open for Recruitment: June 5, 2017 - June 26, 2017
Announcement # NONCLS003539
Salary Range: DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Boise

SPECIAL NOTIFICATION:  This position is exempt from classified state service and the rules of the Division of Human Resources and the Idaho Personnel Commission.

Boise State University

Systems Administrator 1

Albertsons Library 


Boise State University is designated a doctoral research institution by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, and currently has 11 doctoral programs. Powered by creativity and innovation, Boise State University stands uniquely positioned in the Southwest Idaho as a metropolitan research university of distinction, located in the State’s population center and capital city. Enrollment is over 24,000 students. Boise area is the heart of Southwest Idaho with excellent restaurants, theater, shopping, skiing, hiking, lakes, a choice of living in a beautiful city, with high quality schools and housing.

Boise State University is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, staff, students, and academic program offerings and to strengthening sensitivity to diversity throughout the institution. Boise State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer, and applications from members of historically underrepresent groups are especially encouraged to apply. We are a welcoming campus that supports diversity and inclusion.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply for the position of Systems Administrator. This position will provide day-to-day desktop, network and application support for library systems; configure and deploy new software as well as update existing software. The Systems Administrator will manage and develop updates to the desktop imaging and software deployment processes; provide first level support to library staff and patrons; work closely with computer lab assistants to develop and support the Library computer lab, including but not limited to application deployment, desktop imaging, printing and troubleshooting; and monitor and report on server health and operations (both physical and virtual servers).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for library desktop, server, network and application issues. Responsible for deployment, maintenance and troubleshooting of library desktops and applications. Supports technical aspects of library operations. Recommend and implements improvements to desktop and application environments.
  • Provides support on server, storage systems, and networking operations within the library. Monitors and maintains virtual and physical systems performance, proactively identify potential issues and recommend steps for resolution.
  • Support the library’s web presence. Analyze, identify, and assess library web presence and user needs, make suggestions regarding technical direction, and work with library staff to implement changes.
  • Monitors and maintains backup systems.
  • Maintains, supports and troubleshoots network devices and wiring.
  • Maintain current professional certification at the industry standard level or at the Boise State level of OS deployment, whichever is more appropriate to fully support the library’s computing systems.

Minimum Qualification (Including Certificates and Licenses)

  • Bachelor's degree in an Information Technology related field or equivalent professional experience
  • 2-4 years' experience supporting and maintaing desktops and servers
  • Virtualization environment experience, including, but not limited to, server/host configuration, administration, security, troubleshooting.
  • Concrete understanding of Windows operating system concepts.
  • Desktop deployment methods, software deployment, remote administration, group policy, administration tools.
  • Deployment and management of Linux systems.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an academic library.
  • Experience with Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Manager
  • Experience with Powershell

The successful candidate will possess the following:

  • Skilled in interpersonal relationships, teaching, planning and communication.
  • Demonstrated excellent user support and customer services skills.
  • Strong problem solving ability.
  • Effective oral, written, and technical communication skills.
  • Interest, experience, and/or ability to promote cultural competency and/or diversity.

TO APPLY:  Please apply online at https://boisestate.taleo.net/careersection/ex/jobdetail.ftl?job=170564&tz=GMT-06%3A00 and include a cover letter indicating your interest and qualifications for this position, resume that includes employment history (including dates of employment) and three professional references with contact information. 
Deadline to apply will be June 26, 2017

About the University: Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction.

About the City of Boise: Boise is a mid-size city, located on the Boise River near the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In national polls, Boise has been repeatedly named one of the best places to live because of surrounding natural beauty, access to outdoors, low cost of living, and low crime rates.

To learn more about Boise:

Background Investigations – Any offer of employment at Boise State University will be contingent upon the successful completion of a criminal background investigation and may require a credit and/or motor vehicle background investigation depending on the position. For more information please review the University’s full Background Investigations Policy.

Notice of Availability of Annual Security and Fire Safety Report

The Boise State University 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is provided to students, faculty, staff, and the public as part of the University’s commitment to safety and security on campus, and in compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act. Copies of the report may also be requested through the Campus Security and Police Services located at 2245 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83706, by calling (208) 426-6911, or sending an email to policeuniversitysecurity@boisestate.edu.

The 2016 Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for Boise State University is now available online at: https://security.boisestate.edu/wp-content/blogs.dir/1/files/2010/09/2016-Annual-Security-and-Fire-Safety-Report.pdf

The report includes statistics for the previous three years concerning reported crimes that occurred on-campus; in certain off-campus buildings or property owned or controlled by Boise State; and on public property within, or immediately adjacent to and accessible from the campus. It also includes the annual fire safety report and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as policies for sexual assault, drug and alcohol use, and other matters.

Boise State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Boise State University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans. As a federal contractor, the University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. View Boise State's complete Pay Transparency Policy Statement.

If you require an accommodation to complete this application, please contact Human Resources at 208-426-1616.

Thank you for your interest in employment with Boise State University!

At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.