Senior Systems Administrator Technician

FTCC in Fayetteville, NC is hiring an assistant to the Systems Administrator to assist with the daily system administration, monitoring, and maintenance of the College’s administrative business servers and applications. FTCC offers a comprehensive benefits program to its employees.


  • Assist with the system administration activities of the primary business servers for compliance with state IT security standards, local guidelines, IT audit requirements, state, and federal laws.
  • Coordinate with senior level administrators, external agencies and vendors to insure adequate campus-wide support.
  • Monitor and manage computing resources, including CPU usage, disk usage, and response times to insure optimal performance of both the operating system and database environments.
  • Assist and participate in the planning, implementation, configuration, patching, upgrading, and general administration of the Colleague Database.
  • Assist with maintaining operating system and application software release levels in the administrative server environment as published by vendors.
  • Perform daily, weekly, monthly backups of server environments; maintain off-site backup libraries.
  • Assist in the administration of the College’s document imaging and data warehousing environment.
  • Assist in the administration of Colleague, Web Advisor, Self-Service and mobile platform.
  • Keep current with new security, technology, laws and regulations.

Knowledge of:

  • System administration, Database and Networking concepts.
  • Medium and large-scale UNIX servers and the Solaris Operating System.
  • Internet technologies necessary for server implementation, configuration, maintenance, and security.
  • Secure server technologies necessary for E-Commerce.
  • Principles of Client Server technologies and VMWare Virtual Infrastructure.
  • Active Directory, Active Directory Federation Services, and LDAP.
  • Basic knowledge of College environments and the use of technologies to support the business and administrative activities of the College.

Ability to:

  • Clone and deploy virtual templates inside of the VMWare console.
  • Read, interpret and apply complex technical manuals, publications, and other documents.
  • Implement, configure, administer, secure and document the college’s complex hardware and operating system environment.
  • Implement, configure, administer, secure and document the college’s complex database application.
  • Implement, configure, administer, secure and document the college’s windows and UNIX server applications and hardware that are integrated Front ends to the Colleague application.
  • Analyze and interpret data to identify problems and possible solutions.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Perform basic system administration tasks on a variety of hardware platforms.

Experience and Training Guidelines:
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:

  • Experience: One year actual experience with the following hardware and software: HP and/or Dell products, Windows Server (2012 or higher), Server Virtualization, Solaris and/or Linux
  • Training: An associate degree in Networking, System Administration, or Database Administration.
  • Experience: Colleague, DMI, Self-Service, WebAdvisor, IBM Unidata database and SQL server.
  • Training: Associate degree with an emphasis on Server, Network or Database Administration.