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Systems Administrator I

Office of Information Technology Los Angeles, California

The Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry is looking for an entry-level, full time Systems Administrator I to join the Information Technology team!

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate who has back end systems administration experience. Candidates should be able to work independently as well as with a team. Candidates will be able and willing to work in a fast paced dynamic environment.  Candidates MUST have experience and working knowledge of user storage systems, user file permissions management, user profile management and virtual desktop support.

Ideal candidates may have experience with Citrix and VMware. Preferred educational background will include a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, BIS, MIS or CIS. *Please note, we will not be able to support a work visa for this position. Please submit a Resume in order to be considered.

This will be an entry level hourly position with a salary range of $28-$30/ hr.

Job Accountabilities:

 Works under direct supervision to customize and maintain a multi-platform system configuration, ensuring efficiency and security. Assists in troubleshooting problems reported by users and/or by automated network monitoring systems. Provides assistance related to installations, replacements and upgrades of servers and operating systems as appropriate. Assists in the design, programming and/or installation of tools to help manage systems and application environment.

Additional Responsibilities:

-User Access Management systems

-User file permissions management

-User profile management

-Virtual desktop support

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience: 2 years

Preferred Field of Expertise: Previous systems programming and/or technical support experience preferred.




Conceptualization and design


Knowledge of applicable laws/policies/principles/etc.


Problem identification and resolution

Operating systems

Personal communication devices

Server applications and hardware


Knowledge and Experience in:

Enterprise/information architecture

Groupware applications

Incident/problem management

Large scale storage administration

Network communications technologies

Network design, connectivity and capacity configuration

Network security access, management and testing

Network systems/data backup, storage and recovery

Skills: Administrative and Interpersonal:

Communicate with others to gather information

Gather data

Prioritize different projects

Research information

Understand and apply policies and procedures

Skills: Machine/Equipment:

Computer network (department or school)

Computer network (university)

Computer peripheral equipment

Personal computer

Personal mobile communication devices

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 1 year

Minimum Field of Expertise: Entry level understanding of and experience with systems administration, backups, operating systems programming languages and associated hardware platforms.

REQ20066772 Posted Date: 10/12/2018

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