Systems Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Administrator / Manager (of network or database)
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems

Salary: $85,188.00 - $117,612.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2019-01338

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: DAC/Information Technology

Closing: 8/7/2019 11:59 PM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill current and upcoming vacancies for the duration ot the list, not to exceed one year. The immediate vacancy is a 12 month, 100% assignment at the District Administrative Center.

Under the general direction of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Information Technology, a Systems Administrator is responsible for providing professional-level technical support services to ensure the integrity and reliability of assigned servers, operating systems, and related network applications and services.

Representative Duties

  • Serve as the administrator of District server hardware and operating systems; monitor, report, and resolve system problems; propose policies and procedures relating to systems administration, security, and data storage; and assist in the implementation of such policies and procedures. E

  • Install, configure, upgrade, and patch operating systems, network operating systems, system utility software, applications, and third party software on commonly used operating systems; install upgrades to operating systems and applications. E

  • Install, configure, and maintain e-mail servers, web servers, proxy servers, and other servers that require attention; create virtual server environments for hosting various server operating systems. E

  • Plan, organize, and oversee projects related to the development, enhancement, maintenance, and implementation of enterprise server systems, databases, and related hardware and software; exercise functional supervision over lower-level staff and contractors as warranted. E

  • Collaborate with vendors to support District technology needs, evaluate project offerings, and produce and submit RFP, RFQ, and bid documents; maintain appropriate vendor relationships, and in conjunction with the purchasing department, negotiate purchase agreements and contracts; formulate and recommend future network strategic third-party alliances. E

  • Design, implement, and maintain technologies to ensure the security of District networks and systems; develop security policies with management; create and apply new firewall rules or modify existing rules to accomplish organizational objectives. E

  • Develop, implement and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans for servers; maintain updated local documentation on all aspects of servers and other equipment; respond to emergency calls as necessary regarding computer system failures or environmental system problems. E

  • Create and maintain file shares and user accounts; create and maintain security policies for file shares and user accounts; maintain a highly reliable user account database. E

  • Plan and oversee the configuration and implementation of assigned relational databases and application systems; ensure compliance with applicable laws, codes, rules, and regulations.

  • Create and maintain scripts for the automation of server processes; create and maintain specialized scripts required for licensing, backup, and automated processes. E

  • Attend meetings, workshops and conferences, participates in required technical training to maintain technical currency. E

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

= essential duties

Minimum Qualifications

A bachelor's degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with coursework in management information systems, computer science, information technology, or a related field 
three years of recent (gained in the past five years) experience administering server hardware and operating systems in an enterprise resource planning or multi-system environment.


An associate degree from a recognized college or university, preferably with coursework in management information systems, computer science, information technology, or a related field 
five years of recent (gained in the past seven years) experience administering server hardware and operating systems in an enterprise resource planning or multi-system environment.


Graduation from high school or evidence of equivalent educational proficiency 
seven years of recent (gained in the past ten years) experience administering server hardware and operating systems in an enterprise resource planning or multi-system environment.

Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by August 7, 2019.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)

B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. 
The nine (9) candidates with the highest passing scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview.
The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Date Range: Monday, August 26, 2019 to Friday, August 30, 2019

Location: Ventura County Community College District

761 E. Daily Drive, Suite 200

Camarillo, CA 93010

The above date is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.



When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. 
Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications nor for the purpose of determining salary placement if you are hired.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.


All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.


Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit
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The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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