Systems Administrator -- Texas State Library & Archives Commission -- Austin, TX

Division: Information Technologies Services
Position Title: Systems Administrator
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Work Location: 1201 Brazos, Austin, TX 78711
Working Hours: M-F 8-5
Salary Group: B-20
Classification No. 0289/ Network Specialist III
Job Posting No. 00008787
Monthly Salary: $4,500 - $5,100 /Month
Date Job Available: February 01, 2020

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The Systems Administrator performs complex (journey-level) systems work for the Texas State Library and Archives Commission. The Systems Administrator’s primary responsibility is to administer agency-owned server-level tasks and applications including but not limited to user accounts, access control lists, GPO, Office 365 services, file and print services, and automation systems in the state library’s Active Directory domain. The Systems Administrator collaborates with the Network Administrator to administer and support the state library’s Local and Wide Area Network, internal infrastructure, and all telecommunications. The Systems Administrator works under general supervision of the ITS Operations Manager and with moderate latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.


  • Administer agency-owned server-level tasks in the state library’s Active Directory domain.
  • Administer and support Office 365 and SharePoint for the agency.
  • Administer agency-owned server applications including but not limited to enterprise ticketing system, automated software and deployment system, patch management system, network management and monitoring system and imaging/document management system.
  • Collaborate with the Network Administrator to administer network devices including firewall/VPN, router, and switches as well as internal infrastructure, wireless access, and all telecommunications.
  • Complete project management tasks for technical projects related to designated area of responsibility.
  • Research and analyze current and emerging technologies, hardware, software, and services and develop recommendations for ITS management on system upgrades and configurations.
  • Communicate with the technical staff at the consolidated state data center, DIR network support, as well as with vendors, users, management, and ITS staff on technical issues.
  • Attend work regularly in accordance with agency leave and attendance policies.
  • Comply with all applicable agency policies and procedures including safety and standards of conduct.
  • Performs other work as assigned



  • Two years of college-level coursework with a concentration on computer technology, local area networks, wide area networks, telecommunications, and/or computer connectivity AND one-year of full-time experience administering a Windows 2008 or later Active Directory domain and Office 365 services for a mid-size computer center.


  • High School diploma or GED AND three years of full-time experience administering a Windows 2008 or later Active Directory domain and Office 365 services for a mid-size computer center.


  • Successful completion of a certificate education program such as the Texas Information Technology Academy core curriculum or successful completion of coursework such as Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE). AND
    two years of full-time work experience administering a Windows 2008 or later Active Directory domain and Office 365 services for a mid-size computer center.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with managers, co-workers, other agency staff.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to plan and arrange own work in order to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to process multiple assignments simultaneously.
  • Ability to provide effective project leadership.
  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology or related degree.
  • Experience administering network devices including firewall/VPN, routers, switches and wireless access.
  • Experience administering Cisco Enterprise Network products.
  • Experience utilizing network management and monitoring tools.
  • Experience managing SolarWinds and/or KACE products including software deployment, patch management and enterprise ticketing system.
  • Experience supporting an imaging/document management system.
  • Experience supporting end-users using Microsoft Office Products.
  • Experience supporting VOIP based phone systems.
  • Experience supporting TCP/IP services such as LDAP, DHCP, DNS, SMTP.
  • Prior experience as a Help Desk technician supporting a Windows environment.
  • Experience working in a virtualized systems environment.


  • College transcripts are required if used to meet minimum requirements. Certificates of completion are required for all coursework used to meet minimum requirements.
  • Must be available to work a normal day schedule Monday through Friday with some off-hour and occasional weekend assignments.
  • Criminal background check required if offered a position.


  • No supervision of other personnel.
  • Supervised by ITS Operations Manager.
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