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Job Series:  Server Administrator
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Information Technology
Job code: R44030
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 5/11/2004.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Manages the activities and operations required to maintain the Colorado Judicial Branch’s primary computer servers such as the AS400, RS6000 and the other new midrange computing systems. Work involves developing project plans, processes and procedures to implement and achieve systems and programming objectives. This position has independent judgment and decision making authority. There are two of these positions available Statewide located within IIS. One of these positions focuses on the IBM AS400 (i series) and the IBM RS6000. The other position focuses on Intel based servers. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS:
This position is distinguished by the requirement to supervise computer technicians I and II, and the computer operator as related to system administration activities. Employees in this position report to the Supervisor of Technical Services. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Acts as designated work leader or manager in charge of midrange computer systems.
 
Designs and implements all security related functions for midrange computer systems. This includes user ID and password control, backup systems and procedures, and disaster recovery plans and tests.   A disaster recovery test will be conducted at least once a year on all midrange systems.
 
Responsible for designing logging and audit reports that can track activity on the midrange systems, most especially the adding, changing and deleting of data.
 
Responsible for data replication, and designing and reporting metrics which indicate that host and target systems are in sync that are to be reported to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO.
 
Designs and reports on various other security related metrics that are to be reported to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO weekly.
 
Designs and implements change control procedures on midrange computer systems with the approval of the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO. Among other things, this involves coordinating software application moves among the programming staff and the information system specialists.
 
Plans for, installs and maintains the AS400, RS6000 and other mid range computer systems (Intel based). This includes original installations, upgrades and replacement installations.
 
Responsible for maintaining warranty and maintenance contracts on all related hardware/software that reside on midrange computers.
 
Maintains proper licensing for all software applications that reside on the midrange computer systems.
 
Monitors functions of midrange computer systems internal and external to the Colorado Judicial Branch to ensure appropriate levels of operations.
 
Designs and reports on midrange system performance metrics that will help identify any system problems, and identify when systems are reaching capacity. Estimating future metrics will help determine system life cycles. These reports will be delivered to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO weekly.
 
Researches and makes recommendations regarding the acquisition of new midrange computer systems.
 
This position shares responsibilities with the Network Administrator in a variety of different areas, including but not limited to: e-mail and the Exchange server; digital sound recorders, and video applications.
 
Coordinates security related activities with the Information System Security Officer.
 
Acts as resource to internal IIS staff, judicial districts and external consultant to other state agencies, and/or other organizational units as directed
 
Attends meetings as required.
 
Performs other duties as related to information computer systems.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field and two years experience working with midrange computers. Experience with the IBM AS400 (i.e., i series), the IBM RS6000 or other midrange computer system required.
OR
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis as follows: graduation from high school or equivalent and six years working in computer related areas; two years of the computer experience must be with the IBM AS400, the IBM RS6000, or other midrange computer system.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust and focus, and the ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places and the risk of electrical shock. Frequently handles emergency or crisis situations and may be subject to varying and unpredictable situations and work hours. The employee is subject to frequent interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries, and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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