Utah State University

Systems Administrator I or II

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 1 month ago(5/4/2023 6:19 PM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
Category (Portal Searching)
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Percent of Time or Hours per Week
Facilities Support Services
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits
Telework Eligible


The System Administrator will be working in a team environment and be responsible for the management, security, maintenance, monitoring, operation, and upgrading of the Facilities Department's computer network, as well as, providing ongoing technical and troubleshooting support for department staff.  This position will be hired as either a Systems Administrator I or II depending on qualifications/experience and duties assigned.  Please see Qualifications section below.  


  • Evaluate, develop, and recommend computer software for the computers in the Facilities department.
  • Evaluate, repair, recommend, and install computer hardware.
  • Observe and analyze network, determine and correct problems, install upgrades to the system, and investigate available resources.
  • Assist, train, and advise all Facilities computer users when questions arise.
  • Develop and maintain programs to interface with the University systems.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current computer advancement and new technology.
  • Manage multiple linked databases to include security, data integrity, disaster recovery, and development and implementation of bulk data import/export procedures.
  • Manage multiple servers, workstations, ensuring proper integration of these components with existing University computer systems.
  • Plan and implements system security policy, to include firewalls, host and client access, file permissions, and user accounts.
  • Design and develop advanced methods and procedures for collecting, organizing, interpreting, and classifying data for input and/or retrieval.
  • Design and program specific applications in response to department/client needs.
  • Research, evaluate, recommend, install, configure, and troubleshoot all hardware, peripherals, and equipment necessary to meet integrated systems objectives.
  • Troubleshoot network, systems, and applications to identify and correct malfunctions and other operational problems.
  • Develop and implement various training and instruction programs for users on the use of operating systems, networking, applications, and databases.
  • Setup and maintain various mobile devices to work with our integrated work order management system (Android and iOS).
  • Maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems.
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

To be considered at the Systems Administrator I Level:

  • 4 years of work experience in desktop and server systems, or Associate's degree in Business Information Systems or related field plus 2 years of related work experience, or a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems or related field.

To be considered at the Systems Administrator II Level:

  • 6 years of work experience in desktop and server systems, or an Associate's degree in Business Information Systems or related field plus 4 years of related work experience, or a Bachelor's degree in Business Information Systems or related field plus 2 years of related work experience, or a Master's degree in BIS or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience using Active Directory Services (permissions, groups, GPO policies, etc.)
  • Experience using Sql Server database software (2016-2019).
  • Experience using computerized maintenance management software (AIM).
  • Experience using report writing software (Power BI, Birt, Hyperion, Argos, IQ, etc.)
  • Experience writing SQL scripts.
  • Experience installing, configuring, updating, and maintaining Windows 10 OS
  • Knowledge of Windows 2016-2019 environment.
  • Experience with Server Virtualization (VMware ESXi, VMware VCenter, Hyper-V, etc.)
  • Experience setting up and maintaining IIS and Apache Web Servers.
  • Experience with Backup Exec and Veeam backup solutions.
  • Knowledge of competency in the use of a variety of programming languages (Java, JavaScript, etc.)

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of data security and disaster recovery systems and procedures.
  • Knowledge of range of network systems, protocols, and applications.
  • Knowledge and understanding of LAN administration in a secure environment.
  • Knowledge of systems security protocol, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
  • Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.
  • Ability to determine computer problems and to coordinate hardware and/or software solutions.
  • Ability to plan, implement, test, and troubleshoot system software.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

  1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”
  2. Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application

**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is one of only 146 research institutions in the U.S. classified as R1 “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU provides a high-quality education at an affordable price. With its main campus in Logan, the university serves approximately 27,500 students, including 24,255 undergraduates and 3,171 graduate students. USU Online has served students from all 50 states and 55 countries for 25 years.


USU’s statewide system features three residential campuses, 30 total campus locations, and 23 Extension education centers. The university employs 903 full-time faculty members, 124 executive administrators, and 1,649 full-time support staff. USU offers 115 undergraduate majors, as well as 91 master’s and 42 doctoral degrees. Learn more about USU.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah, a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


USU endeavors to provide reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access in all aspects of employment to qualified persons with disabilities. To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability, please contact the university’s ADA Coordinator in the Human Resource office at 435-797-0122 or submit a request at hr@usu.edu.


USU Land Acknowledgment

Please visit our website to learn about Utah State’s land acknowledgment of the eight tribes of Utah.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Matthew Pinner, discrimination@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 401, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Matthew Pinner, titleix@usu.edu, Distance Education Rm. 404, 435-797-1266

Mailing address: 5100 Old Main Hill, Logan, Ut 84322

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


*updated 11/2022


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