Texas Tech University Server Administrator II in Lubbock, Texas

Server Administrator II

Requisition ID 13755BR

Work Location Lubbock

Org Level 1 Texas Tech University

Campus Texas Tech University

Department Technology Support

Position Description The Server Administrator II’s role includes designing, installing, administering, and optimizing server operating systems and server applications. This includes conducting analysis of specification requirements, as well as, development and implementation of standards and procedures.

Major/Essential Functions With some supervision by management and/or project leads:

  • Manages the architectural design, installation, maintenance, and administration of area or unit servers.

  • Conducts analysis of job/system requirements, specification preparation, and designs/implements server solutions, recommending strategic directions for area or unit.

  • Supports server operating systems and server applications for an area or unit.

Responsible for:

  • Contributing to the development and implementation of standards, procedures, and operations to support software/hardware systems.

  • Installation, administration, operation, and maintenance of area and unit computing systems.

  • Adheres to all appropriate Institutional policies (including IT OPs) and other relevant internal departmental policies.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to:

  • Exercise judgment based on an understanding of organizational policies and activities.

  • Plan and organize effectively, prioritize goals, use time efficiently, and stay on task.

  • Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

  • Establish and maintain effective work relationships.

  • Intermediate level analytical skills, including process description, logic, problem diagnostics, and problem solving.

  • Training in server management through education or experience.

  • Experience administering one or more of the following is preferred, but not required: Microsoft Windows, Linux servers, and/or Apple servers.

Occasional Duties On call, ability to remain within a 15 minute response time to point of origin.

Required Qualifications Bachelor's degree with coursework in computer science, MIS, IT, or other related area plus one (1) year related full-time paid experience OR a combination of related education and/or experience. Applicants for this Security Sensitive Level II position will be subject to a criminal background check and must pass a drug and alcohol test after a conditional offer of employment has been extended, but before employment can be confirmed.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to analyze complex problems and determine a course of action.

  • Ability to prioritize work and stay on task

  • Ability to work with a group or team composed of members from differing departments and operational skill sets.

EEO Statement As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Does this position work in a research laboratory? No

Required Attachments Cover Letter

Professional/Personal References

Resume / CV

Optional Attachments Professional License/Certification


Job Type Full Time

Pay Basis Hourly

Pay Statement Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as, the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan on the Human Resources webpage.

Travel Required Up to 25%

Shift Day

Grant Funded? No

Job Group Computer/IT/Communications

Air Force Speciality Code 33S4

Army Military Occupational Speciality Code 255A, 255S, 25B

Marine Military Occupational Speciality Code 0681, 8055

Navy Enlisted Classification Code All IT NEC's

Removal Date 10/13/2018