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Posting Date:    November 25, 2019                                                                   Posting End Date:  December 13, 2019

Position: Windows Systems Administrator (Network/Security)               Department: Office of Information Technology

Status: Full time

Special Qualifications

In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Windows System Administrator will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities

Systems Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the installation, configuration, testing, management, maintenance, monitoring and support of Windows-based servers, VMware hosts and Active Directory
  • Maintain DNS, DHCP, ADS, DFS, Email services in the Cloud and Security (Antivirus, etc.)
  • Maintain and support as well as troubleshoot an application, network, server, and desktop (tier 3 support) issues across platforms.
  • Manages daily and monthly workflows such as server patching, backups, and storage management.
  • Develop and maintain procedures for applying patches to major subsystems and services, roles, and filesystem components within a Windows Systems environment and perform operating system and patch testing on all changes prior to installation.
  • Performing user account creation and maintenance
  • Provides system automation, scripting, and modification as needed.
  • Provides on-call computing support during weekends and/or holiday breaks based on need.
  • Repairing and recovering from hardware or software failures

Security Responsibilities

  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks, and information
  • Identify and define system security requirements
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols which adhere to security best practices, technology services access control and establish security policies.
  • Configure and troubleshoot security infrastructure devices
  • Ensure that the company knows as much as possible, as quickly as possible about security incidents
  • Perform regular audits of Systems performance and technology services access
  • Collaborate with CIO to implement end-user security education programs around compliance and social engineering cyber attacks
  • Lead implementations with vendors providing managed security services

Other Duties

  • Understand the applicable processes and procedures of the organization and make recommendations in the continuous improvement of those processes and procedures, providing for management analysis and recommendations on continuous improvement.
  • Initiate and write technical project proposals and reports
  • Collaborate with Help Desk staff to improve support for end-users
  • May perform additional job duties as assigned


  • A bachelor's degree in computer science, computer programming, computer engineering or a related discipline or combined work experience(s), training, and/or certifications equivalent.
  • Minimum 10 years of experience with Windows OS
  • Minimum five years of experience with VMware hosts and Active Directory
  • Working knowledge of current security best practices and trends
  • Minimum five years of experience in Higher Education setting
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills


Commensurate with education, training and experience

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility.  It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **

APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources.  Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, a list of (3) to (5) references (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position.  The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Human Resources Department

Attn: Employment/Recruitment

101 Kresge Center

Tuskegee University

Tuskegee, Alabama 36088

Email Address:         Fax: 334-724-4319

Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled

Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verifications on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment. Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.