Allan Hancock College serves more than 20,000 students in northern Santa Barbara County. Located on the central coast and just minutes from spectacular beaches and rolling vineyards, AHC operates three campuses - the main campus in Santa Maria, a state approved center in Lompoc and a center in Santa Ynez. As one of the largest employers in Santa Barbara County, the college is an integral part of the community and enjoys strong support from local leaders and industry.
AHC, a Hispanic-Serving Institution, is proud to serve underrepresented students. The college has twice received recognition from the Aspen institute as one of the top colleges in the country. If you are looking for a position where you can have a direct impact on our students, AHC may be the place for you!
To learn more about Allan Hancock College and the Central Coast, visit our Human Resources page at www.hancockcollege.edu and click on the Welcome to AHC video.
We are searching for an experienced Server Administrator at our Santa Maria Campus facility.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
Allan Hancock College Classified-Exempt
Human Resources Range 11
SERVER ADMINISTRATOR DEFINITION:
Under supervision of the Director, Information Technology Services this position administers the district physical and virtual servers, data storage, and backup systems; and manages the Office 365 and exchange email system. The incumbent also to manages the active directory system; provides direct support and serves as a resource for all district servers; and values and promotes the mission and vision of the college.
The incumbent, under minimal supervision, performs highly technical and professional work in support of the district's servers from user and vendor specifications. The district's servers include physical and virtual servers and are located locally and in the cloud. The incumbent will collaborate with the systems and web services staff in the duties of updating and maintaining operating systems, database management systems, SharePoint systems, Ethos Identity Server, and system services. They will be responsible for effective provisioning, installation/configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure. In addition, the incumbent will have a high frequency of contact with other Allan Hancock College staff requiring tact and good communication skills.
Performs server administration of campus-wide Linux and Windows servers. This includes installing and maintaining system software and keeping patches up-to-date.
Serves as the primary support for the VMware server virtualization environment, Storage Area Network (SAN) infrastructure, and the district domain name system (DNS).
Repairs and recovers from hardware or software failures and coordinates and communicates with impacted constituencies.
Manages email systems, including virus scanning, spam filtering and list creation and management.
Manages district e-mail and calendar hosted and cloud services.
Maintains the active directory of users by adding, removing, and/or editing users; create access rights to users and user groups; create groups and mailing lists.
Performs SharePoint Server administration as it pertains to system settings, backup and restore, upgrade and migration, and Office 365 services.
Performs administration of the Ethos Identity server.
Responds to e-discovery requests as directed by the Director, Information Technology Services on behalf of the Superintendent/President.
Writes applications using various scripts, macros, and programming languages to administer the systems.
Researches and recommend equipment and software solutions for stated needs.
Installs new/rebuild existing servers and configure hardware, peripherals, services, settings, directories, storage, etc. in accordance with standards and project/operational requirements.
Troubleshoots and repair servers and storage as needed, including performance issues.
Develops and maintains installation and configuration procedures.
Performs daily system monitoring, verifying the integrity and availability of all hardware, server resources, systems and key processes, reviewing system and application logs, and verifying completion of scheduled jobs such as backups.
Performs daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media and location.
Performs regular file archival and purge as needed ensuring that media is recycled and sent off site as necessary.
Develops and implements Windows Server and Linux operating system best practices and apply Linux and Windows Server OS patches and upgrades on a regular basis, upgrade administrative tools and utilities, and configure and add new services as necessary.
Performs periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning.
Performs ongoing performance tuning, hardware upgrades, and resource optimization as required. Configures CPU, memory, and disk partitions as required.
Performs other related functions as assigned.
Monday, June 21, 2021 at end of business day, 5:00 p.m. Desired start date is August 2021. This is a full-time, 40 hours per week, 12-month position.
*This is a FLSA Classified exempt position that is required to be onsite.
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Salary and Benefits
The starting salary is $7,998 per month (range 11, $7,998 to $9,722 per month on the Classified Bargaining Unit Exempt Salary Schedule).
Benefits include medical, dental, life, vision, salary protection insurance, and eligibility for PERS retirement.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this position, please submit the following application materials:
A committee will screen all applications. Meeting minimum qualifications does not assure the candidate an interview. Therefore, it is important that the application be thorough and detailed. Applicants will be assessed on the breadth and depth of education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. A limited number of applicants will be invited for an interview.
Storage Area Networks;
Windows Server and Linux operating systems;
VMware server virtualization;
Active Directory and LDAP;
Disk/Tape backup systems such as CommVault and Veeam;
Domain Name System;
Demonstrated ability to:
Manage a complex data center environment of servers;
Analyze data and draw sound conclusions;
Prepare clear, complete, and concise directions and instructions;
Understand and carry out written directions;
Develop and maintain cooperative relationships with users.
Education and Experience:
Possession of or the equivalent to a bachelors' degree related to computer science, information systems, or related fields. Three years of server administration, or, any equivalent combination of training and experience.
Licenses and Certificates Required:
Must possess a valid California driver's license and the ability to qualify for district vehicle insurance coverage.
This is a FLSA exempt position.
Duties primarily performed in an office environment at a desk with a personal computer and in a data center with several servers under air conditioning.
The incumbent will experience interruptions while performing normal duties during the regular workday.
The incumbent will have contact, in person, by email, or on the telephone, with executive, management, supervisory, academic, and classified staff and the general public.
Typically, may sit for extended periods of time.
Operates a computer.
Communicates over the telephone, by email, and in person.
Regularly lifts, carries, and/or moves objects weighing up to 20-30 pounds.
A sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.
$ 7,998.00 - 9,722.00
Our company provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.
Allan Hancock College is a California public community college located in northern Santa Barbara County. The college is ranked as one of the five best community colleges in California and one of the top 120 community colleges in the nation. Approximately 11,500 credit students enroll each semester at one of the college's four locations in Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, or at Vandenberg Air Force Base. The main campus is in Santa Maria, a 105 acre park-like setting that provides students with exceptional teaching and state of the art technology. The college offers opportunities for those who want to begin a bachelor's degree (university degree), earn an associate degree (two-year degree), prepare for a career, or upgrade skills. The college offers degrees and certificates in more than 100 areas of study. Allan Hancock College is well-known for its English as a second language program, its professional theatre program, and for providing superior support services for its students, including counseling and tutoring.