Systems Administrator

  • Rocklin, California
  • Jun 24, 2022
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $39.20 Hourly USD

Job Description



Ensures continuous functioning of District host, shared application servers, wired and wireless networks, and web, intranet and portal servers; coordinates and performs ongoing administration of servers and operating systems that includes security management, email, structured query language, enterprise resource planning, portal and resource tier, learning management system, intranet content management, and shared asset and document management systems ; evaluates system performance, adjusts system configuration parameters for hardware and software compatibility; and performs a variety of tasks relative to the assigned area of responsibility.

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Examples Of Functions and Tasks

REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES - The following duties are typical for this job classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices.
Plans, researches, installs, configures, tests, and monitors operating system software for District-wide physical and virtual machine servers and wired network and wireless networks; installs and maintains application software upgrades and releases.Monitors system performance of wired and wireless networks, web, enterprise resource planning, enterprise portal, multiple email, content management and database systems performance, analyzes performance statistics, and configures systems or database operating parameters; maintains data files and monitors system configuration.Designs, implements, and administers access security and permissions for use of District-wide systems; establishes and enforces District server access rules, standards and protocols.Determines the type and frequency of backups for systems and database files; designs, writes, and tests backup and recovery procedures; reviews backup procedures with department staff members; oversees and performs backups.Schedules system maintenance downtime with end users and technical staff members to facilitate hardware and software upgrades, changeovers, and backups.Formulates and implements systems and database tuning strategies; monitors disk space availability, removing, relocating, or adjusting files to optimize space.Migrates applications and data from one operating system environment to another; installs, integrates and tunes server systems and databases; implements data conversions and transitions from old to new systems; maintains application software.Designs custom scripts using command-line shell and scripting language to perform large-scale data and user account modifications.Develops and documents procedures to assist help desk and other staff in operating systems; creates rules for use by programming and applications support staff.Receives and resolves staff, faculty, and student user help desk calls; documents calls, forwarding work order requests to the other IIT staff.Serves as a point of coordination among organizational units for server and network support; participates in troubleshooting to resolve complex wired and wireless network problems, including content management system access, internet access, email forwarding, account provisioning, and authentication and access, and role-based domain account migration.Maintains up-to-date knowledge of trends in system and network administration, IT security, and assimilating and disseminating technical information to staff members.Administers the District’s wired and wireless network servers including VLANs, access points, firewall, core and aggregate switches, and routers; configures and corrects system, directory structures, security parameters, and maintains network address assignments.Builds and maintains proxy servers, domain controllers and name servers, file servers, portal tier and resource tier servers, database servers, content management and email server arrays; creates mail delivery processes.Monitors wired and wireless network traffic and implements approaches that optimize network performance and security; evaluates wired and wireless network bandwidth and throughput; maintains system directories and files.Authorizes server user roles and account access privileges and maintains and repairs accounts, passwords, and permissions.Analyzes and participates in planning wired and wireless network requirements in areas such as capacity, security, and performance.Analyzes, modifies, tests, and debugs existing database structures, systems, and programs; identifies problems and makes modifications to systems and individual programs; analyzes and resolves problems with database applications by consultation with users.Administers roles and privileged access security to database tables including adding and deleting users, and controlling database login passwords.Administers the District’s content management, portal and web/application servers including backup, search engines, logs, and documentation; monitors website and portal presence and positioning of key information for access to directories, databases and search engines.Coordinates and participates in scripting and programming of website features and applications, including those for processing transactions.Installs, configures, tests, and administers multi-server third party applications, including content management and intranet asset and document management systemsMay train and provide work direction to assigned student workers and temporary help as assigned.May require travel between sites compensated per diem based on district mileage reimbursement policy. May require on-call and weekend duties.Performs related duties as required.
Minimum Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS - The following generally describes the knowledge and ability required to enter the job and/or be learned within a short period of time in order to successfully perform the assigned duties.

Knowledge of:
  • Advanced Linux operating system, including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, shell programming and C programming.
  • Current Windows network operating systems including installation, maintenance, upgrading, troubleshooting and scripting.
  • Host computer database management system concepts, methodologies, analysis, and design.
  • Database design techniques and host computer logical and physical database structures and relationships, including those for networked personal computer systems.
  • Single sign-on and lightweight director access protocols, including Kerabos, CAS and SPNEGO and authentication protocols.
  • Computer network design, installation, configuration, and maintenance procedures and practices, protocols, equipment, specifications, design, and integration.
  • Computer security concepts and methodologies.
  • Domain name servers and mail servers.
  • Standard query language and other relational database management systems.
  • Language and writing skill to read, understand, and prepare system documentation and instructions.
  • Math skills to record sums, fractions, and statistical data.
  • Interpersonal skill to convey technical concepts to others and to facilitate problem solving with individuals and small groups.

Ability to:
  • Administer shared application server systems, email, enterprise resource planning, portal and resource tier, learning management system, intranet content management, and shared asset and document management servers.
  • Install, configure, and troubleshoot system, enterprise resource planning database, content management and application software.
  • Apply various system administration and general software packages/applications for accessing and administering enterprise databases and to utilize network utilities for sending and receiving electronic mail.
  • Create scripts to support enterprise database, portal, learning management, content management, document management and library access management systems.
  • Design logical and physical personal computer, server, and network systems.
  • Work independently and collaboratively, follow logical progressions of program systems and think logically, creatively, and in abstract terms.
  • Adapt to changing technologies and learn functionality of new equipment and systems.
  • Analyze and resolve technical problems under extreme time pressure.
  • Orient, train, and familiarize other technical staff members with network, portal, email, learning management, content management and document management systems.
  • Read and interpret technical manuals and other documentation.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines: Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

Education/Training: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in mathematics, data systems, computer science, or a related field, supplemented by specialized training in applications programming, enterprise systems management or systems analysis.

Experience: Four years of increasingly responsible experience installing and maintaining operating systems shared network application software in an environment using relational multiple database management systems. Industry certifications or experience may substitute for some higher education.

License or Certificate: Possession of a valid California driver’s license.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORKING ENVIRONMENT: The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Environment: Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting and requires occasional travel to local high school districts and campuses.

Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally walk, stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.

Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction; vision sufficient to read computer screens and printed documents; and to operate assigned equipment.

Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Supplemental Information

Sierra College is a Community College located near Sacramento, California where a heavy emphasis is placed on academic excellence and student success. Since its founding in 1936, Sierra College has focused on quality instruction and meeting the evolving needs of the students and communities that it serves. The Sierra Community College District covers more than 3,200 square miles and serves the Northern California foothill counties of Placer and Nevada, as well as parts of El Dorado and Sacramento. We serve over 16,000 students throughout the region in both on-ground and online courses, including students at our main Rocklin Campus as well as at three centers located in Grass Valley, Tahoe/Truckee, and Roseville. Our District prides itself on academic excellence.

Sierra College has a strong commitment to the achievement of equity and inclusion among its faculty, staff, and students and values the rich, diverse backgrounds that make up the campus community. A strong candidate for this position must demonstrate a profound understanding of and experience with successfully supporting individuals with varying backgrounds. This includes persons with disabilities, various gender identities and sexual orientations, as well as individuals from historically underrepresented communities and other groups. Our District is committed to providing strategies for success and proactive student-centered practices and policies focused on eliminating equity gaps to ensure the District provides an inclusive educational and employment environment focused on strategies for success and equitable outcomes for all.

As an institution, Sierra College is committed to eliminating the equity gap in all student populations with dynamic, learner-centered practices and policies that fully engage the college community. The ideal candidate will share the College’s commitment to helping its racially and socioeconomically diverse students succeed in their degree and career objectives. Currently, Sierra College enrolls 16,500 students per term, where approximately: 21% of Sierra College’s students are Latin(o)(a)(x)(e), 3% are African-American, 3% are Filipino, 6% are Asian-American, 1% are Native American, 7% are multiracial and 58% are White.

The successful candidate will join a College dedicated to the use of culturally responsive strategies and methods that meet the varying needs of our students, faculty, staff, and surrounding community. Sierra College demonstrates its commitment to equity by supporting ongoing professional development for students, faculty, and staff. These opportunities include trainings and workshops on equity and inclusion, SC4 (Sierra College Community, Creativity, Culture, and Collaboration Training), active Academic Senate standing committees concerned with student success and equity, a Presidential Equity Advisory Committee (PEAC), culturally responsive student engagement centers, support for our undocumented and AB540 students, campus-wide equity summits, a robust set of programs, events, and conferences related to equity-mindedness and supporting the success of our diverse students.


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A Sierra College application, A resume, and A cover letter of no more than 4 pages that addresses:
  • Please describe the transferable experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you possess to serve in this role.
  • What culturally-inclusive/equity-minded practices/strategies would you incorporate into this role?
  • Please describe your evidence of the responsiveness to and understanding of the racial, socioeconomic, and cultural diversity within the community college student population, including students with different ability statuses (e.g., physical and/or learning), sexual orientations, gender identity and expressions as these factors relate to the need for equity-minded practices within the classroom and in the campus community.

Given the current pandemic in our country, first-round interviews may potentially take place virtually via Zoom or a conference call and second round interviews may potentially take place in person.

Travel expenses may be partially reimbursed for candidates traveling beyond a 150 mile radius. All other travel expenses will be borne by the candidate (if in person interviews)

Other terms and conditions of employment are specified in the applicable collective bargaining agreements on file in the District Human Resources Department. Position description of record on file in the Human Resources Department.

*Sierra Community College District currently operates campuses in Rocklin, Roseville, Truckee and Grass Valley. In its management of a multi-campus environment, the District reserves right of assignment including the right to change assignment locations and shift assignments based on District need. Although this position may currently reside at the Rocklin campus, the assignment location may be subject to change as needed. Additionally, the district reserves the right to cancel, revise or re-announce this position as well as any and all positions at any time.

EEO / TITLE IX EMPLOYER Sierra College is an equal employment opportunity employer committed to nondiscrimination and the achievement of diversity and equity among its faculty, staff, and students.

Persons with inquiries about the application of Title IX and/or EEO may contact the Director of Diversity, EEO & Title IX (Title IX Coordinator) at the address below, at (916) 660-7006 or via email at .

Persons with questions regarding reasonable accommodation of physical and other disabilities should contact the Sierra College Human Resources Department at (916) 660-7105.

If you have limitations hearing or speaking, the State of California offers a specially-trained Communications Assistant (CA) that can relay telephone conversations for all of your calls. Dial 711 to reach the California Relay Service (CRS). Dialing 711 is for everyone, not just those who have difficulty hearing on a standard phone. If you prefer having your calls immediately answered in your mode of communication, dial one of the toll-free modality and language-specific numbers below. The call will be routed to the CRS provider.

TTY/VCO/HCO to Voice

English 1-800-735-2929

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

Voice to TTY/VCO/HCO

English 1-800-735-2922

Spanish 1-800-855-3000

From or to Speech-to- Speech

English & Spanish 1-800-854-7784

Sierra Community College offers benefit packages to full-time employees including: family coverage health, dental and vision insurance, Public Employee's Retirement System (PERS) OR State Teachers Retirement System (STRS) retirement, income protection, life insurance, sick leave, vacation, and holidays as provided according to District policy.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Remote-eligible (Remote work is a type of flexible working arrangement that allows an employee to work from remote location)


Job Address

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