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Server and Network Administrator (Macintosh) - College of Fine and Applied Arts (A1300056) EXTENDED

Position Deleted on 4/12/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Urbana, IL
Admin - Computing - Network/System Administration
Application Due:
Full Time
included on Affirmative Action email

The College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a Server and Network Administrator to provide technical and creative support to the College's infrastructure. This includes administration of deployment, images, support and troubleshooting for Macintosh workstations throughout the college; support of file/print/web servers and network systems, providing technical and creative support to maintain the College's computing and network resources and infrastructure including end point management for Macintosh, server infrastructure for image and software package creation, instructional computer labs, research workstations, academic and staff computers, and aid in teaching and the use of facilities by the staff and faculty. This position requires an understanding of the academic research needs of artists, designers, and scholars working with computers and using the web as a research and teaching tool, in addition to University policies and security standards and the use of independent judgment in the application of those standards.

  • Work closely with the Assistant Director of the College of Fine and Applied Arts IT Services and the faculty, staff, and students of the College to continually assess and improve the functionality of all infrastructure systems by independently identifying and evaluating resources, obtaining information relevant to computing and facility projects, and planning, delegating, and executing these projects.
  • Within a team environment, administer Macintosh workstations and servers (both physical and virtual), including the imaging, installation and maintenance of hardware and software, servicing user requests, security tasks such as permissions, and performing repairs.
  • Create, support and maintain scripts and programming solutions used for implementing advanced server features, meeting security requirements, and in creating efficient workflows for the IT professionals and staff within the College of Fine and Applied Arts.
  • Participate in and Collaborate with Campus IT Groups on providing best practices for Macintosh support for the College and Campus.
  • Within a team environment, oversee and manage all technical aspects, security, and daily operations of the multiple web and file servers (both physical and virtual) within the College.
  • Work with campus IT group to provide network hardware support and administer the TCP/IP network.
  • Create, support, and maintain business processes within the College, including scripting and design of systems to create efficiencies.
  • Create and maintain system for direct billing and reporting to Banner.
  • Contribute to the creation of the College of Fine and Applied Arts IT-related policies.
  • Prepare documentation for end users and for colleagues to support IT projects. Documentation includes setup and troubleshooting guides for IT Professionals.
  • Serve as a liaison to one or more departments in the College to ensure their needs are understood and being met.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree required with 2 years or more of relevant work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and expertise with Macintosh Client and Server operating systems (10.5.8 through 10.8.x).
  • Experience with Macintosh enterprise deployment software including imaging and software packaging.
  • Experience with Directory Management for user, computer, and group objects.
  • In-depth experience with managing high-end print solutions.
  • Proficiency with programming / scripting languages.
  • Strong service attitude and ability to effectively handle multiple priorities.
  • Good communication skills and self-direction in a team environment.
  • High propensity to keep organized with multi-tasking several tasks and priorities at once.
  • Strong analytical and decision-making skills.
Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Macintosh endpoint management tools including IBM Endpoint Management, Munki, DeployStudio, or Reposado for Macintosh imaging and support.
  • Experience with Microsoft Active Directory and/or Apple Open Directory.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Windows and/or Unix server operating systems.
  • Experience using a centrally managed printing solution (Papercut, PCounter).
  • Experience installing, supporting, and deploying iOS mobile devices such as iPad.
  • Experience with designing, developing, securing, and maintaining FileMaker databases.
This is a full-time, benefits-eligible academic professional position appointed on a 12 month service basis. salary will be commensurate with experience.

Application Procedures: To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for three professional references by March 24, 2013. Applicants may be interviewed before this close date; however, no hiring decision will be made until after that date. Start date will be as soon as possible after close date. For further information about application porcedures, please contact

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. (

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.
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