Associate Systems Administrator - Service Management, Office of Information Technology

Job Level
Entry-level position
Job Category
Specialist / Associate
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems
  • Services / Service Management

UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and more than 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us online at:


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity, and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


This position provides full-time systems administration services in the Systems Engineering (SE) group of the Office of Information Technology. The incumbent builds and deploys systems under the supervision direction of SE staff members. System administration includes tasks such as operating systems and application version upgrades, application of patches, performance tuning, troubleshooting hardware and software, hardware maintenance and growth projections, backup, recovery, security and engineering and administration of enterprise and departmental storage services.


Education: This position requires a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.

Experience: This position requires a minimum of 1 years of related professional experience.

The incumbent must have specific skill and knowledge in the following areas:

System Administration: The incumbent must perform system administration tasks on any of the systems SE is responsible for. The existing infrastructure includes Oracle Solaris, Microsoft Windows, Oracle Enterprise Linux, AIX, applications such as Oracle, Tivoli, PeopleSoft and Blackboard E-Learning, and storage technologies from HPE, NetApp, EMC and IBM. Administration includes basic maintenance tasks such as operating system and application version upgrades, application of patches to ensure stability of systems, troubleshooting hardware and software, hardware maintenance, system monitoring and administration of storage services. The position requires high ethical standards and the ability to plan, manage and supervise systems. Attention to detail, a team orientation and a strong commitment to deliver high quality customer service are essential.

User Support: The incumbent must be able to assist other technical and non-technical staff in the resolution of issues and service requests.

Research and Development: The incumbent must be able to research and evaluate new technology and make suggestions to incorporate applicable new technology into existing topologies to improve infrastructure performance and availability, ease system administration and maximize system security.

Interpersonal Skills: The successful candidate will possess good organizational and interpersonal skills, the ability to communicate on status requests, and a willingness to demonstrate a commitment to service as an organizational value.


Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. The position is contingent upon funding with a minimum starting salary of $67,000. 


Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin on August 3, 2018, and best consideration will be given for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to John Nicpon, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or


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UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.


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