Senior Technical Programmer (Systems Administrator)

Posting Details

Classification Information

FLSA Exempt
Salary Grade / Rank 14NC
Min Salary 60392
Max Salary 92404
Branch of Service Non Classified
AA / ADA Statement

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.

Position Information

Position Title Senior Technical Programmer (Systems Administrator)
Department Name Network and Telecommunications
Full Time / Part Time Full Time
Scheduled Work Week / Hours / Area

35 Hrs. Wk. May involve evening and/or weekend work as required)

Academic or Calendar Year Calendar
Number of Employees Supervised 1-4
Position Overview

The Network and Telecommunications Office at Rhode Island College is seeking an individual to design, program and maintain server hardware and software in support of College-wide information systems.

Rhode Island College is committed to providing state-of-the art educational technology within a friendly and intellectually challenging environment.

Primary Purpose

Design, program and maintain server hardware and software in support of College-wide information systems.

Essential Duties

•Plan, configure, install and maintain server hardware and software.

•Respond to emergencies outside of normal working hours as needed.

•Design, program, maintain and/or implement new software and modifications.

•Develop procedures and operations and installation documentation for installed systems and applications.

•Consult with and advise application development personnel.

•Analyze production and systems performance for determination of problem areas.

•Establish standards for the use of server-based applications.

•Determine alternatives for various configurations of operating systems.

•Plan and conduct training courses in use and operation of installation software.

•Coordinate vendor activities.

•Perform duties of Technical Programmer.

•Maintain an active commitment to professional development.

•Train and supervise student employees and lower level network/telecom technicians as assigned and assist in evaluating training needs.

Assist in:

•Coordinating activities with other sections.

•Establishing and enforcing standards and procedures.

•Assessing technical needs of department.

•Planning, designing, and/or installing and maintaining LAN/WAN’S.

•Analyzing current and planned network usage.

•Technically evaluating applications packages.

•Evaluating and recommending systems software and hardware.

•Estimating resource requirements for developing specialized software.

•Establishing and maintaining all software systems security.

Occasional Duties

Perform other related duties as required or as assigned by the Manager, Network and Telecommunications – Technical Services.

Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

•Demonstrated competence with network and server technology; personal computer hardware, software and peripherals, and the uses of information technology to support organizational objectives.

•Strong interpersonal skills.

•Ability to work effectively and collegially with faculty, administrators, students and colleagues.

•Excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills.

Required Qualifications

Education: Bachelor’s degree.

Experience: Minimum of six year’s experience in the design, installation and maintenance of computer systems of which two years’ experience shall be in the area of computer technical support.

Preferred Qualifications

•Bachelor’s degree in computer science or closely related field.

•Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE).

•Hands-on experience with Cisco products and/or Unix/Linux;

•Demonstrated ability in providing a high level of system reliability and availability.

Environmental Conditions

The position requires significant lifting, moving, and/or installation of moderately heavy equipment (such as computers) and other related information technology components.

Additional Position Information

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number NC00087
Starting Salary Range
Benefits Eligible? Yes
Section Administration & Finance
Number of Positions Available 1
Anticipated Start Date or Semester
Posting Date 03/09/2016
Position Status Continuing Position
Union Status PSA
End of Temporary or Limited Position
Priority given to applicants who apply by
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions/Information for Applicants

-Upon hire, candidate will be required to provide an official transcript of highest degree earned.
-An optional button has been provided in case candidates wish to upload additional information.
-During the application process candidates will be prompted to provide names and contact information for three current references.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1 (see special instructions)