Job Information

University of Utah Systems Administrator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 09/14/2021

Requisition Number PRN27631B

Job Title Systems Administrator

Working Title Systems Administrator

Job Grade F

FLSA Code Computer Employee

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 1.00

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

VP Area U of U Health - Academics

Department 00195 - College of Health-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $55000 - $70000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

The System Administrator is expected to work as a team member with the College of Health support group. This position will be responsible for maintaining and supporting the computing environment for the College. Customer interactions and support must be provided in a timely professional manner. The incumbent must be a highly skilled IT professional who is knowledgeable in desktop and server computer configuration and support, is detail oriented, follows process, and has an approachable, friendly attitude. This position requires a continued learning effort for supporting new and old software and technology for different client needs.


· Engineer, test, deploy and manage client images and provisioning for MacOS and Windows devices.

· Manage, maintain, and evolve enterprise client management systems JAMF and SCCM .

· Evaluate changes in hardware or software environments to determine appropriate strategies for deploying, patching, and configuring devices.

· Ensure managed devices comply with good security practices and relevant policies.

· Install, configure, and manage enterprise computer management systems and updated drivers.

· Evaluate and test new hardware and software solutions

· Assist IT Specialist with troubleshooting and resolving hardware and software incidents.

· Serve as ultimate escalation point for technical support of client systems.

· Develop and assess innovative solutions for business-driven projects and initiatives.

· Research, update, and distribute application packaging, patch and driver management for College-owned assets using SCCM and JAMF

· Network Printer support including Print Servers / queues

· Leverage automation to replace repetitive administration tasks by designing, implementing, configuring, supporting, and maintaining scripts, policies, profiles, maintenance groups/collections, and other tools.

· Assist in the development, documentation and communication of better practices and procedures and techniques to ensure that the team is providing the best possible service.

· Interact professionally with clients exhibiting strong customer service skills.

· Provide timely project updates and status reports.

· Act as a liaison between customers, support staff and central campus IT to ensure accurate problem interpretation and resolution.

· Expected to be available outside of normal business hours for client needs, or for server or desktop upgrades or updates which need to be completed outside of normal business hours.

· Understand, follow, and implement appropriate change management controls

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a related area or equivalency with at least 2 years of experience in the field or in a related area.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


· 5 years of experience in desktop and server hardware and software support, troubleshooting and resolution.

· Knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and Group Policy/Preferences.

· SCCM setup, configuration and maintenance. Use or knowledge of other automation software solutions.

· Jamf management and configuration experience

· Knowledge of Microsoft Windows Printing and/or Enterprise Print Management with various printing functions within business and/or clinical applications.

· Knowledge of server virtualization installation, configuration, administration, management, and backup.

· Knowledge of application packaging and software delivery.

· Knowledge of Symantec Endpoint Protection installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting.

· Knowledge of Microsoft BitLocker and Apple FileVault installation, configuration, administration and troubleshooting.

· Knowledge of Two Factor Authentication solutions that include Duo installation, configuration, administration, and troubleshooting.

· Current knowledge and background in managing Microsoft servers in a complex, heterogeneous environment.

· Experience managing devices with SCCM , Jamf, and/or Intune.

· ITIL Foundation Certification.

· A+, MCSE , Network+, or other applicable certifications.

· Experience with VM server environments running Windows server platforms.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, email: ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.