Systems Administrator

Systems Administrator


Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: 910-678-8400


College Scale


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Monday, March 12, 2018
Closes: Monday, April 16, 2018

Target Start Date

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Expected Work Hours


Employment Type


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

System Administration practices and procedures.

Medium and large-scale UNIX servers and the Solaris Operating System.

Database concepts and administration to include operational knowledge of SQLserver.

Active Directory, Active Directory Federate Services, and LDAP.

Thorough knowledge of VMWare Virtual infrastructure.

IBM’s Unidata Database, administration tools, account management.

Datatel’s Colleague Application, Envision runtime environment, Messaging Interface (DMI), Electronic Data Exchange (EDX), Self Service, and Web Advisor.

Information Technology Security concepts and practices.

UNIX scripting, Perl, bash, and Java or any of the following.

Ability to:

Clone and deploy virtual templates inside of the VMWare console.

Supervise and participate in the operation of all System Administration activities.

Implement, configure, administer, secure and document the college’s complex hardware and operating system environment.

Implement, configure, administer, secure and document the college’s complex database application.

Implement, configure, administer, secure, and document the college’s windows and UNIX server applications and hardware that are integrated front end to the Datatel application.

Conduct on-going risk assessments including the monitoring, investigation and reporting of security and access violations.

Read, analyze, and interpret technical procedures and instructions.

Diagnose and solve problems in a complex technical environment.

Effectively present information and respond to inquiries from all levels of college technology users.

Write reports and routine business correspondence.

Use productivity tools (MS Office – Word, Excel) on a PC to perform many basic job duties required for communication and reporting.


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

At least two year’s experience with following hardware and software: Windows Server (2012 or higher), Sun systems and UNIX (Solaris), Datatel Colleague, DMI, Self Service, Web Advisor, and IBM Unidata Database.


A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science required, and/or with a concentration in Systems Administration or Database Administration preferred.

Preferred Qualifications


Position Description

Fayetteville Technical Community College is seeking qualified applicants for this critical full-time position. Qualified candidates will possess excellent communication and computer skills, demonstrate evidence of a career that includes flexibility and willingness to change; open-mindedness, fairness and the ability to see multiple perspectives; a willingness to take risks, and willingness to accept responsibility for professional and personal growth. The Systems Administrator will administer, install, implement, and maintain the hardware and software applications used to support the College’s primary administrative and business functions, including the host and all associated administrative servers. Manage and lead all state dictated software, hardware, database and application upgrades and migrations, enhancements, and patches in conjunction with NC Community College System office IT services. Maintain contact with the NC Community College System Office, NC Office of Information Technology Services, the State Auditor’s office, and professional organizations as required for pilot and beta testing, project management, maintenance, support and planning.

Receives direction from the Applications Development Manager.

Exercise direct supervision over the Senior Systems Administrator Technician and Systems administrator Technician.


Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Supervise the activities of the Senior and System Administrator Technician(s).

Manage MIS processes and procedures governing access of business systems, to include access controls, authorization, authentication, security classes, and account creation, revocation, and termination.

Manage and maintain the physical and technical environments of the business servers for Compliance with state IT security standards, local guidelines, IT audit requirements, State, and Federal laws.

Supervise and participate in the implementation, configuration, patching, upgrading, and General administration of the UNIX Servers.

Supervise and participate in the implementation, configuration, patching, upgrading, and General administration of the Datatel Database.

Supervise and participate in the implementation, configuration, and general administration of the Windows Servers.

Perform basic systems security and administration and usage monitoring functions.

Monitor and manage computing resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to insure optimal performance of both the operating system and database environments.

Supervise, train, and evaluate assigned staff; plan, assign and monitor employee performance objectives; prepare and present employee performance reviews; provide or coordinate training.

Perform system backup, backup testing and recovery procedures of all business servers.

Manage implementation of production application changes and enhancements, to include locally developed and state or vendor provided changes.

Keep current with new security, technology, laws and regulations.

Maintain system documentation, configurations, setups and logs.

Coordinate the installation, testing and deployment of enhancements, migrations, and upgrades with users.

Prepare reports, diagrams, and presentations as required to report project activity, monitoring outcomes, usage, trends, user information, etc.

Implement, configure, and administer the deployment of all approved business application client software.

Assist programmers with diagnosing production problems.
Mentors technical staff. Provides direction, technical advice, and guidance to various internal and external groups and departments. 
Participate in departmental planning and budget processes.

Coordinate with other Community Colleges on systems applications, implementation.

Frequently required to stand, bend, stoop, kneel, crawl, and walk.

Occasionally required to climb stairs.

Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.

Hear audible equipment indicators and verbal communications in the environment.

Must see with sufficient close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception; and evaluate perceivable changes in the environment.

Perform other duties as assigned.

How to Apply

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