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Job ID: 137344

Network and Systems Administrator
St. Lawrence University

Date Posted Jan. 30, 2020
Title Network and Systems Administrator
University St. Lawrence University
Canton, NY, United States
Department Information Technology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Immediately
  • Other Administrative Categories
    Professional Staff
  • Information Technology

St. Lawrence University invites applications for a Network and Systems Administrator. The Network and Systems Administrator is a member of the Infrastructure Systems team within the Information Technology Division. This position plays a critical role in the installation, administration and maintenance of network and systems infrastructure, operating systems, software, user account maintenance as well as contributing to the overall Information Technology team effort. The IT division is committed to fostering growth and development of its people. May consider elevated position scope for a candidate with strong technical skills and experience who have the ability to advance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with teammates to resolve and manage service requests.
  • Create, administer and maintain end-user accounts, permissions, and access rights.
  • Contribute to improving our internal processes by making decisions on and creating new and update existing documentation of services and procedures.
  • Partner with faculty and staff to implement projects from beginning to end while managing scope and timeline requiring critical communication and decision making skills.
  • Participate in making decisions and support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and solutions in conjunction with end-user needs and University priorities.
  • Implement, configure and maintain server related software that may include but is not limited to; Microsoft Server stack, CentOS, MS SQL.
  • Implement, configure and maintain network infrastructure that may include but is not limited to; Juniper switches and routers, Palo Alto Security appliances, Aruba wireless controllers and access points.
  • Participate in and responsible for daily operating procedures to include; security administration and user access, data backup and restore, system monitoring, event management, and preventative maintenance.
  • Develop and maintain scripts in PowerShell, as well as other scripting languages to support operating procedures and create efficiencies.

Minimum Qualifications

  • The strongest candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience in information technology. Candidates with an equivalent combination of education or relevant technology certification(s) and experience will also be considered.
  • System-level familiarity with Windows, Linux or Macintosh operating systems.
  • Expertise with any one or more of the following required; Microsoft Active Directory, Exchange/Lync/Skype, Microsoft 365 and Teams, Azure / AWS cloud infrastructure, SQL, Identity and Access Management, Data Governance, Data Analytics, TeamDynamix, Rubrik, Juniper, Aruba, Palo Alto, server/desktop virtualization, storage infrastructure, scripting languages.
  • Strong professional ethics and commitment to security and confidentiality.
  • Lifting and transporting of moderately heavy objects, such as network and server equipment may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • We place a premium on diversity of ideas and are excited to add new perspectives and skill sets to our team.
  • Project management experience is preferred.

Interested applicants must apply online at uploading all required materials which are defined in the "special instructions to applicant" section. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position may be directed to Brent Hesseltine, Director of Infrastructure Systems, at

All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.

Located at 23 Romoda Drive, Canton, NY, St. Lawrence University is a coeducational, private, independent liberal arts institution of about 2,400 students from more than 40 states and 40 nations. The educational opportunities at St. Lawrence inspire students and prepare them to be critical and creative thinkers, to find a compass for their lives and careers, and to pursue knowledge and understanding for the benefit of themselves, humanity and the planet. Through its focus on active engagement with ideas in and beyond the classroom, a St. Lawrence education leads students to make connections that transform lives and communities, from the local to the global.

The University is committed to and seeks diversity among its faculty, staff and students. Such a commitment ensures an atmosphere that is diverse and complex in ways that are intellectually and socially enriching for the entire campus community. Applications by members of all underrepresented groups, as well as from individuals with experience teaching or working in a multicultural environment, are encouraged.

For additional information about St. Lawrence, please visit

  • St. Lawrence University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Contact Information

  • Brent Hesseltine
    Information Technology
    St. Lawrence University
    23 Romoda Drive
    Canton, NY 13617
  • 3152295509


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