IT Senior System Administrator

Shelby County School District Memphis , TN 38103

Posted 2 months ago

Purpose and Scope

This position is responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware/software and related infrastructure.

Essential Job Functions

1.Responsible for the technical design, planning, implementation and the highest level of performance tuning and recovery procedures for mission critical enterprise systems.

2.Installs new and rebuilds existing services. Configures hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.

3.Serves as technical expert in the area of system administration for complex operating systems

4.Develops, recommends, and maintains the installation, redesign and configuration procedures of operating systems and applications.

5.Performs daily system monitoring. Verifies the integrity and availability of all hardware, service resources, systems and key processes. Reviews system and application logs and verifies completion of scheduled jobs.

6.Establishes guidelines and methods for the installation and management of the host computer operating systems, disk arrays, fiber channel switches, tape libraries and other components.

7.Manages the data center and computer host systems including hardware, software and equipment such as air-conditioning system, uninterrupted power system (UPS) and fire protection.

8.Researches and recommends innovated and/or automat3d approaches for system administration tasks

9.Performs troubleshooting and leads problem-solving efforts involving outside vendors and support personnel



  1. Performs other related duties as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Systems Management or a related field; PLUS four (4) years related experience in related field; OR an equivalent combination of related education and experience totaling eight (8) years.

Degree Equivalency Formula:Bachelor's Degree= 4 years plus required years of experience.Master's Degree= 2 years plus required years of experience. Where Master's degrees are required, years for Bachelor's Degrees must be included.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of programming languages and operating systems, current equipment and technologies in use Skilled in the analysis, troubleshooting and resolution of complex network infrastructure issues in large-scale network environments Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory, Group Policy, Exchange, DSF, VSS, DNS, etc Strong analytic and problem-solving skills, with the ability to swiftly and accurately understand complex data and perform analysis Skill in developing data-supported solutions and using fact-based logic; ability to translate complex analysis in easy-to understand manner and present to a broad audience Ability to manage daily administrative task without losing sight of long-term goals and planning Strong written and oral communication skills as well as good interpersonal and presentation skills

Physical Requirements and Working Environment

Physical Demands: Requires sedentary work involving standing or walking for brief periods, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis; and some dexterity in operating office equipment.

Unavoidable Hazards: The position is exposed to no unusual environmental hazards.

Sensory (ADA) Requirements:The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision, hearing and speaking abilities.

Additional Job Details

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT COMPLIANCE SCS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. SCS provides reasonable accommodations to qualified persons with disabilities. Prospective and current employees are encouraged to discuss ADA accommodations with management.

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