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IT Infrastructure Administrator

Michigan Association of School Boards Lansing, MI

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Job Description

MICHIGAN ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL BOARDS (MASB) JOB DESCRIPTION 

 

JOB TITLE: IT Infrastructure Administrator  

DATE: July 2021 

DEPARTMENT:  Information Services and Technology     

REPORTS TO:  Director of Information Services and Technology 

SUPERVISES:    Not Applicable 

Job Summary:  The IT Infrastructure Administrator oversees the proper design, implementation, and operation of technology resources to maximize system availability and performance for our staff and the members we serve.  Some responsibilities include provisioning, configuring, and supporting the on-premises physical infrastructure as well as cloud-based services.  This position is part of a 4-person IT team that serves MASB along with two other organizations that utilize our technology services.  

Essential Duties: 

  • Responsible for day-to-day administration, monitoring, and lifecycle management of on-premise and cloud infrastructure-related services and needs 

  • Manages all backup, site recovery, hosting, network monitoring solutions 

  • Maintains and supports all network infrastructure hardware and software such as the firewall/security appliance, router, switches, wireless access points, battery backup, and wiring 

  • Secures on-premise and cloud applications' data against theft, loss, or other disasters 

  • Monitors, diagnoses, and resolves complex problems and conducts analysis with cloud operations in the cloud environment. Monitor the environment for optimal performance, any issues, and optimizing cost and resources. 

  • Continuous evaluation of systems to optimize performance and to initiate recovery action after system failures 

  • Ongoing planning for the network architecture for our current and future needs 

  • Monitors and maintains network stability, collects and analyzes network resource utilization, notify key staff of concerns or outages   

  • Documents all facets of the network and server configurations   

  • Develops, maintains, and tests disaster recovery plans on a regular schedule 

  • Provides backup and overflow support for the IT team. Such support duties may include: Desktop, Application, Printer, Database, End-Point Management, Security  

  • Follow proper triage and support escalation protocols to work effectively with the IT team.  

  • This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 

 

Qualifications: 

  • 5+ years administration of Windows/Linux Servers, and network systems, building consistent, automated system and software installation packages for servers and workstations 

  • Bachelor's degree in information systems/management or equivalent work experience.  

  • 3+ years of experience with various virtualization technologies and hybrid cloud environments. 

  • Professional experience administering/deploying/operating solutions built on Azure Cloud Services or Amazon Web Services 

  • Experience and working knowledge of Microsoft products and cloud-based solutions 

  • Experience in system development, project management, implementation, migration 

  • Knowledge of routers, firewalls, network switches, client/server technology 

 

Required Competencies/Abilities: 

  • Innovation skills and vision 

  • Technical proficiency  

  • Business communication, leadership, and project management skills 

  • Vendor relationship and negotiating skills 

  • Business architectural, analysis, and planning skills 

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Decision making 

  • Results-driven 

  • Organization skills 

 

Preferred Education and Competencies/Abilities: 

  • Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) preferred  

  • Certifications in association with network/systems administration 

  • Experience working with Microsoft's hosted solutions such as Exchange, SharePoint, Azure Cloud services, Azure AD, Dynamics CRM 

  • Experience managing and supporting VOIP-based phone systems  

  • Experience with Hewlett Packard Enterprise Switches and Fortigate security solutions 

 

Working Conditions and Physical Demands:   

Work to be conducted primarily in office, however some work will be done in school and hotel environments and some work may be conducted remotely via technology.  Some lifting required (up to 30 lbs.)  Occasional overnight and weekend travel.  Long hours on computer keyboard. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to perform the essential functions of this job successfully. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

 

Salary/Benefits: 

This is a full-time salaried position, with compensation commensurate with experience; the preliminary salary range is $65,000 - $80,000.  MASB offers a full benefits package that includes health, dental, vision insurance, life, and long-term disability insurance, along with employer contributions into a 401(k) plan.   Regular workdays are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00pm; some night and weekend work required.  MASB is not part of Michigan’s Public School Employees Retirement System. 

 

Application Procedure: 

Interested candidates should submit their resume and cover letter to HR@MASB.ORG. This position is open until Friday, August 20, 2021 at 4 p.m. EST or until filled. MASB intends to conduct interviews as qualified applicants are received.  MASB is committed to improving diversity in our workplace and we are currently seeking to attract, recruit and retain people from ethnically diverse backgrounds.  As a condition of employment, MASB requires the finalist applicant pass credit and criminal history background checks, details of which will be provided during the interview process.  

 

ADA and EOE Employer: 

The information in this job description is for compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  Additional duties are performed by the individuals currently holding this position and additional duties may be assigned. 

Equal Opportunity Employer: The Michigan Association of School Boards ensures equal employment opportunities regardless of race, creed, gender, color, national origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. 

Michigan Association of School Boards

Why Work Here?
The mission of MASB is to provide high-quality educational leadership services for all Michigan boards of education.

MASB is Your Association The Michigan Association of School Boards is a voluntary, nonprofit association of local and intermediate boards of education located throughout the state of Michigan. Our membership is comprised of 600+ boards of education, representing nearly all public school districts in the state. MASB was officially organized in 1949 to advance the quality of public education in our state, promote high standards in providing educational programs, help school board members keep informed about education issues, represent the interests of boards of education, and promote public understanding about school boards and citizen involvement in our schools. The Association's first statewide conference was held in the fall of 1948, prior to MASB's legal incorporation on April 19, 1949. The history of the Association predates its formal organization. MASB traces its roots to a 1940 meeting in Allendale, when a small group of school board members from Kent, Ottawa and Muskegon counties joined together to begin sharing information among school districts. In 1945, the group became the State Rural School Boards Association. By 1947, school boards from 29 counties were participating and the name was changed to Michigan Rural School Boards Association. With the addition of still more boards from across the state, especially from urban areas, the association membership voted in February 1949 to become the Michigan Association of School Boards. Today, MASB is recognized as a major voice influencing education issues at the state level. Through its federation with the National School Boards Association, MASB and its members also have an impact at the national level. Mission The mission of the Michigan Association of School Boards is to provide high-quality educational leadership services for all Michigan boards of education, and to advocate for an equitable and exceptional public education for all students. Vision A well-governed, effective public school for every Michigan student. MASB's Brand MASB had identified five characteristics by which it would like to be defined. These characteristics represent what we want to be as an association and what we seek to deliver to our members. Value and Quality—Our priority will be delivering outstanding, quality service driven by the needs of our members that is of high value to all Michigan boards of education. Influential Leadership—We will demonstrate influential leadership through unrelenting advocacy for our cause, perceived clout among education, legislative, government and community leaders, and achieved results of our public policy initiatives. Trust-Based Relationships—The quality of our relationships with our colleagues at MASB, with our members and with others who have a stake in the future of Michigan's education system will be based on trust and supported by ongoing, open communication. Visionary Thinking—Awareness of the larger, evolving context in which we work will be at the forefront of continual assessment and planning, ensuring that MASB strategies and actions are progressive and that we anticipate the long-term implications of our work. Agile Operations—Our systems, processes and procedures will be designed for adaptability and flexibility, enabling timely, effective action that meets the evolving needs of our constituents and facilitates accomplishment of our vision and goals.

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