Systems Administrator

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Department: Information Technology Services
Position Type: Staff Full-time
Categories: Computer Science, Information Technology Service

Benefits Eligible?

Pay Classification
Exempt (Salaried)

Month Worked Per Year
12 Months

Hours per week

Position FTE

Pay Grade
Exempt - Grade 12

Position Overview
This position within central IT has primary responsibility for about 100 Linux servers running a wide variety of applications, from DNS, DHCP, and Apache to MySQL, OpenLDAP, Oracle, and Moodle. This position shares on-call responsibilities with four other staff on a rotating basis. Although system maintenance is increasingly automated, occasional off-hours work may be required.

You must meet one of the following education and experience: 

An Associate Degree and 5 years of experience supporting Linux/UNIX systems


Bachelor’s degree and 2 years of experience supporting Linux/UNIX systems

In addition to meeting one of the above-required education and years of experience, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A thorough understanding of core network protocols (DNS, HTTP, etc)
  • Proficiency in Scripting in Bash, Python, Perl, or similar
  • Customer-focused communication skills appropriate for Carleton’s diverse student body, faculty, and staff
  • Self-direction and project execution in a small, flat team environment
  • Ability to solve problems both independently and in a team environment

For a detailed position description: Systems Administrator 09-02-2021

Special Instructions to Applicants

As per the Carleton Upward Mobility Program, priority consideration for internal applications will be given to those who apply by the end of the day on, September 9, 2021. Pending the review of those internal applications, external applications will be considered at that time. External applications are welcome at any time.

This is an exempt position. Carleton offers a generous benefits package, including comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance, 403(b) retirement plans with a 10% employer contribution with immediate vesting, a health savings account with college contribution, a generous paid time off, as well as access to many other campus amenities.

Carleton College is an AA/EEO employer. We are committed to developing our staff to better reflect the diversity of our student body and American society. Members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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