Unix Admin in Everett, WA

Scott M. Jenkins sjenkins at everett.wednet.edu
Wed Jul 22 10:31:52 PDT 1998


This is an opening that we have in the Everett School District.  I
looking at the SAGE Job Descrioptions for SysAdmins, I would think that
this would be an Intermediate/Advanced or Senior level position.

Scott Jenkins
Information Systems and Technology
Everett School District
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Everett Public Schools-Human Resources
3715 Oakes Avenue Everett, WA  98201
(425) 388-4710

POSITION	
JOB #:  98-51-OPERATIONS MANAGER -INFORMATION SYSTEMS AND TECHNOLOGY
OPENING DATE:   7-15-98
CLOSING DATE:   7-29-98

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP	
Reports to the Director of Information Systems and Technology

SALARY	
$55,372 - $64,097 (Professional and Technical Salary Schedule) (Salary
range effective September 1, 1998)

BENEFITS	
A variety of insurance and other benefits are available based on
assignment/FTE

I-9 VERIFICATION	
New employees must complete an Employment Eligibility Form presenting
proper documentation before being hired

CRIMINAL HISTORY, RECORD VERIFICATION AND FINGERPRINTING	
Federal/State Criminal History Background Clearance will be required
(employment status contingent on verification)

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS	
Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an
accredited university or college or equivalent related work experience.
Digital UNIX and Sun Solaris Certification; or willingness to attend
training

JOB SUMMARY
This position will serve as a key member of the Information Systems and
Technology department under the direction of the Director of
Information Systems and Technology.  The successful candidate will
assist with the conversion to a new Fiscal and Student database
management system utilizing Informix and Digital UNIX.  Duties will
include installation, customization, ongoing administration,
administration support, system tuning, and troubleshooting for systems
of various sizes, as well as second line support for internal technical
staff with other specialties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
-Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science or equivalent from an
accredited university or college or equivalent related work experience
-Three years minimum professional experience as a UNIX systems
administrator
-Strong knowledge and background in UNIX systems administration
-Well versed in developing and establishing policies for UNIX systems
administration
-Strong UNIX shell script writing experience
-Project management experience a plus

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

System Administration - including but not necessarily limited to
creation of user accounts, monitoring and administration of passwords,
rights, and user login profiles for client systems.  Maintain servers
for standard Internet/Intranet services.  Monitoring/scheduling system
backups, down-time, performance, usage, etc., and responding to client
requests for information or services related to same (file
archival/restoration, down-time statistics, system performance
monitoring, remote printer configuration, etc.).  Maintain a stable
UNIX-server-based network for UNIX, Macintosh, and Windows clients.

OS Customization -scripting, storage management, job scheduling and
task automation for the creation of low-maintenance implementations
where appropriate.  Automation of administrative maintenance tasks to
facilitate remote management and administration.

End-User Support and Education - providing coaching, training and
telephone and on-site support to end users, focusing on host-specific
or network-related problems.  Demonstrating software or systems use to
end users.  Encouraging and maintaining positive end-user behavior
vis-a-vis data integrity and security.  Resolving hardware and software
conflicts; identifying ‘operator error, ‘bugs’ and applying appropriate
solutions.  Channeling requests to other resources as necessary

Project Definition - receiving and clarifying support requests and
requests for assistance; breaking multiple requests into
clearly-defined projects which can be tracked and resolved individually.

Documentation - Tracking software and hardware problems through the
resolution cycle; tracking and documenting system changes, upgrades,
and trouble tickets; completing internal documentation as necessary to
maintain departmental accuracy and accountability.  Adequately
documenting system configuration and operation to ensure system
integrity and continuity.

Hardware Installation - assisting in installation of hardware and
software, both for testing purposes and at client/user sites for system
expansion and/or enhancement.

Scheduling/Coordination - facilitating end user access to systems. 
Scheduling installations, deliveries, demonstrations, training and
support sessions.  Reliably adhering to schedules and appointments as
arranged by self and manager.

Research - assisting in software product research and evaluation;
product and supplies sourcing.

Training - teaching or assisting in the presentation of formal training
classes or small-group, hands-on instruction.

Internal Support - provide or assist in the provision of internal
support and system administration.
Other special projects as assigned by the Director of Information
Systems and Technology.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
-excellent planning and scheduling,
-ability to work independently and set priorities to meet performance
deadlines,
-demonstrated oral, written and interpersonal communication skills,
-ability and experience in making presentations,
-demonstrated ability to interact effectively and professionally with
people in a variety of situations,
-ability to evaluate processes for efficiency and effectiveness and
present recommendations,
-initiative; willingness to learn and understand all aspects of the job,
-ability to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment,
-ability to communicate technical information to non-technical
audience/group,
-must be able to contribute to a team environment in a professional,
positive and supportive manner.

CONDITIONS
The preceding list of duties, responsibilities, knowledge, skills and
abilities are not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Office environment with prolonged exposure to computer visual display
screen.  Inflexible deadlines and interruptions; requires visual
concentration on detail, dexterity and precision; required to sit for
prolonged periods.  May conduct one-on-one or classroom training of
administrative systems.  May require some travel to attend training. 
Work effectively independently and in a team environment.  Requires
minimal direct supervision.

HOW TO APPLY
Applicants must have the following information on file in Human
Resources by 4:00 p.m. by the closing date:

1. Applicants who are not current District employees must submit a
District application
2. Letter of interest providing working experience as it relates to the
performance responsibilities and qualifications outlined in this posting
3. Resume
4. Three (3) current letters of recommendation
5. Two (2) Confidential Reference forms (sent directly to Human
Resources)

An assessment of work skills may be required.

SELECTION PROCESS TIMELINES
Screening of application materials will be conducted.  Those selected
will be tested and will be notified concerning an interview.  All
applicants will be notified regarding the status of their application.



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