Systems Administrator

Colorado State Library / NRS

Aurora, Colorado

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$49,000.00 to $58,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Aurora, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Do you want to work with people who value IT and don’t take it for granted? Do you want to work for an organization that views technology as a core tool and serves people all across the state of Colorado? This job may be for you. This system administrator position offers a blend of autonomy and team-oriented work. The position directly influences the future of broad technology services being provided to diverse types of libraries throughout the state. If you want your work to count for something more than the corporate bottom line, this job can be enormously fulfilling. Libraries are great; we work to make libraries greater. Join us! No travel involved! No help-desk work! Also, this is NOT a desktop-support position. Position Description: Responsible for management and development of the Colorado Virtual Library system infrastructure, including hardware and ongoing operations. Responsible for the stability, efficiency and security of servers and network, which includes nine servers and miscellaneous network components and peripherals. With guidance and input from colleagues and director, is responsible for systems innovation, growth and improvements. Manages installation and operation of Windows systems and software to support the Colorado Virtual Library, the statewide resource sharing system (SWIFT), as well as the Colorado Historic Newspaper Collection (Olive software). Successful candidates must possess exceptional communication skills and be able to demonstrate attention to detail.

Additional Info & Requirements

Much more information about essential duties, as well as the services supported by this position, can be found at: degree or higher in computer science, information systems or other related technical discipline and 3 years of relevant work experience required. Must have networking experience (including a solid understanding of TCP/IP, DNS, routers, and firewalls), as well as practical experience implementing security concepts and practices. Candidates MUST have experience administering Windows Server 2000-2003 AND have experience administering UNIX servers. Interpersonal skills, problem-solving and multi-tasking skills are a must. Desired: knowledge of Solaris 7 and hardware skills. Experience and familiarity with Linux desired. Preferred: Experience and familiarity with library-related systems and software, including library environments, is a real plus.

HR Info

Application requirements and instructions: Applicants are required to submit a brief but well-written cover letter along with a detailed resume. Names and contact information for three work-related references must be included. Applicants will be contacted before any references are called. Applicants may submit their materials electronically (Jim Duncan, Colorado State Library, or by snail-mail (Jim Duncan, Colorado State Library, 201 East Colfax Ave., Denver, CO 80203-1799).

Posted Jun 2, 2008