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Systems Administrator

Kern Community College District Bakersfield, CA
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Job Description

Systems Administrator

Kern Community College District

Position Number: 03124

Posting Date: 09/09/2020

Position Closing Date:

Initial Screening Date: 09/18/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Position Type: Classified


Work Week: 40 hours per week/12 months

Minimum Salary: $6,063.65 per month

Maximum Salary: $8,567.78 per month

Kern Community College District provides a rich health and welfare benefits offering to our employees, including Health, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, and Long-term Disability.
In addition to the above benefits, the District also offers a robust voluntary benefits selection:
Flex 125
Additional products and services through American Fidelity
Supplemental voluntary life insurance
Tax Shelter Annuities

The District participates in CalPERS retirement system and Social Security benefits for Classified and Management employees. Employees covered under the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS), are vested 100% after five years of full time service credit. All coverages begin on the first day of the month following the hire date.

College/Site: District Office

Location: DO-KCCD Bakersfield Downtown

Basic Function:
This position is available for remote work, applicants must reside in the state of California.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Information Technology, provide support for systems infrastructure district wide including Servers, Operating Systems, Virtualization, Enterprise Storage, Microsoft solutions such as Active Directory and Exchange, Backup and Recovery systems and related infrastructure.

Work with District Office and College IT staff to assess, prioritize, respond to, troubleshoot and resolve Systems related support issues in a timely manner

Implement provisioning standards and methods for agile server deployment and decommissioning

Utilizing industry best practices, develop and implement day-to-day and long-term management procedures for Systems infrastructure

Assist with research, selection and implementation of effective Systems monitoring tools

Implement and help plan for upgrades to Systems infrastructure district wide

Research and implement appropriate IT Security measures to keep KCCD's Systems infrastructure secure

Implement and maintain backup and recovery procedures for district wide Systems infrastructure

Participate in training appropriate College IT staff on day-to-day and emergency Systems provisioning and troubleshooting practices

Automate and innovate Systems hardware, software and support practices to continually improve the effectiveness of IT Systems Operations

Assist with development, documentation and implementation of appropriate Systems infrastructure standards, policies, procedures and management practices

Maintain vendor contacts, partnerships and relationships related to the implementation and support of KCCD's Systems infrastructure

Develop and maintain documentation for KCCD's Systems infrastructure

Receive, prioritize and respond to Help Desk service tickets for Systems related issues

Develop and maintain Help Desk Knowledge Base articles for respective areas of responsibility

Assist with management of hardware and software support contracts required to effectively support KCCD's systems infrastructure

Assist with maintenance of inventory and hardware replacement planning information for Systems infrastructure

Assist with Systems design, capacity planning and performance tuning and management

Backup other Systems team members as needed in the support of KCCD's Systems infrastructure

Assist with Systems budget planning and maintenance

Keep current with the latest developments in Systems technologies

Perform related duties as assigned

Education and Experience:
Any Combination Equivalent To:
Associates degree in computer science, management information systems or a related field AND 4 years experience in a Systems Administration support role.

High school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of competency AND 6 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.
A Bachelors degree in a related field of study AND 2 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.

Preferred: Microsoft, VMWARE, SAN and/or UNIX-based industry training and certifications desirable but not required.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Advanced: UNIX (i.e. HPUX, Solaris, Linux) including installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and scripting.
Advanced: Microsoft Enterprise Solutions (i.e. Active Directory, DFS, Exchange, IIS, Sharepoint)
Advanced: Hardware and Software troubleshooting including installation, maintenance, upgrading, troubleshooting and scripting (i.e. PowerShell).
Advanced: Systems performance assessment and remediation.
Intermediate: Virtualization (i.e. VMWARE) solutions and administration.
Intermediate: FiberChannel, iSCSI, switching and related Storage technologies and administration.
Intermediate: Backup and recovery solutions and management practices (i.e. Symantec NetBackup).
Intermediate: Networking including Ethernet, Wireless, Routing, TCP/IP and NetBIOS-Netbui.
Principles of effective project management.
Effective Customer Service skills and practices


Effectively interact and negotiate with vendors.
Assess and remedy system performance problems
Troubleshoot and resolve complex hardware and software problems
Plan and organize systems projects.
Work independently with little direction.
Prepare and follow work plans and time lines for projects and proposed systems
Learn new skills and adapt to changes in technology
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

Salary Grade: 51

Special Instructions to Applicants:
First Review of Applications:
Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by 5:00 p.m. (Pacific Standard Time) on September 18, 2020 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.
  • Completed application packet must include:*
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Unofficial Transcripts from all colleges attended showing degree(s) conferred (copies, and downloads are acceptable).
  • List of six (6) professional references Listed on application form

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements.

Additional openings that become available prior to the end of the hiring process may also be filled from the qualified applicants.

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.

As an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer, the Kern Community College District encourages candidates with diverse backgrounds to apply.

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Kern Community College District


Bakersfield, CA
93301 USA