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Systems Administrator 2 (7303U)
University of California Berkeley

Date Posted Nov. 19, 2019
Title Systems Administrator 2 (7303U)
University University of California Berkeley
Berkeley, CA, United States
Department Goldman School
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Information Technology

Systems Administrator 2 (7303U)

About Berkeley

At the University of California, Berkeley, we are committed to creating a community that fosters equity of experience and opportunity, and ensures that students, faculty, and staff of all backgrounds feel safe, welcome and included. Our culture of openness, freedom and belonging make it a special place for students, faculty and staff.

The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's leading institutions of higher education, distinguished by its combination of internationally recognized academic and research excellence; the transformative opportunity it provides to a large and diverse student body; its public mission and commitment to equity and social justice; and its roots in the California experience, animated by such values as innovation, questioning the status quo, and respect for the environment and nature. Since its founding in 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generating unparalleled intellectual, economic and social value in California, the United States and the world.

We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: November 29, 2019

Departmental Overview

A Goldman School education embodies, first and foremost, a commitment to the public good. This commitment extends from the classroom to the GSPP living room and into the world; it is the value which undergirds the rigorous curriculum, the emphasis on applying public policy in real-world contexts and the collegiality that characterizes the GSPP community.

The heart of the school are the Masters programs that equip students for careers in public leadership, including government, politics, the nonprofit and private sectors. Core courses provide a foundation in subjects ranging from political decision making and legal analysis to microeconomic theory and statistical modeling. The curriculum also includes electives, taken at GSPP or on the UC Berkeley campus, that allow students to focus on a particular policy area or set of policy tools.

This position involves developing and maintaining the security of data and systems as the primary responsibility of the position. The role plans, designs, develops, implements and maintains systems and programs to ensure the integrity, reliability and security of data and systems.

  • May coordinate special programs and projects in AV or instructional technology field, such as webcasting, video production, or teaching with technology.
  • Under general supervision, implements system enhancements (software and hardware updates) that will improve the performance, security, and reliability of the system.
  • Under general supervision, manages centralized computer servers.
  • Analyzes, installs, modifies and supports operating systems, databases, utilities and Internet/intranet-related tools.
  • Applies professional concepts to conduct systems programming, security, and systems support activities, including GSPP's computer lab, classroom A/V equipment, and the various network printers/copiers.
  • Under general supervision, establishes security systems, appropriate firewall standards and criteria.
  • Under general supervision, implements networked systems.
  • Applies professional concepts to administer security policies to control access to systems.
  • Manages larger user migrations across hardware or software environments.
  • Coordinates user acceptance activities.
  • Assists with execution of security control to prevent hackers from infiltrating campus information systems.
  • Analyzes and prepares various levels of internal and external facing documentation used by users and campus-wide.
  • Analyzes business problems to be solved with automated systems.
  • May recommend changes in development, maintenance and system standards.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications
  • Must be able to communicate technical information in a clear and concise manner, both in writing and verbally.
  • Must have basic knowledge of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance.
  • Basic knowledge of the design, development and application of technology and systems to meet business needs.
  • Requires knowledge of other areas of IT.
  • Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  • Must have experience in developing and maintaining network servers and workstations, including experience with Mac, Windows, and Linux desktop and server configurations.
  • Possesses basic knowledge of professional IT concepts including knowledge of network protocols and how they are used on a large (campus-wide or beyond) network and knowledge of data storage, processing, analysis, and visualization technologies and how they are used in administrative and/or academic endeavors at a large, top-tier research university.


  • Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training.

Salary & Benefits

This position is a non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience.

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Conviction History Background

This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant see:
For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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