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Job series: Server Administrator
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assists the Systems Administrator in managing the activities and operations required to maintain the Colorado Judicial Branch’s primary Windows servers, and other 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. Positions are within JBITS.
This position is distinguished by the requirement, in the absence of the systems administrator, to supervise computer technicians I and II, and the computer operator as related to system administration activities. Employees in this position report to the Windows or iSeries System Administrator depending on the substantive area to which they are assigned.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Acts as designated work leader or manager in charge of midrange computer servers.
Assists in the designing and implementing all security related functions for midrange computer servers. 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.
Assists in designing logging and audit reports that can track activity on the midrange servers, most especially the adding, changing and deleting of data.
Assists in 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.
Assists in designing reports on various other security related metrics that are to be reported to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO weekly.
Assists in designing and implementing change control procedures on midrange computer servers 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.
Assists in installing and maintaining the mid range computer servers. This includes original installations, upgrades and replacement installations.
Assists in monitoring functions of midrange computer servers internal and external to the Colorado Judicial Branch to ensure appropriate levels of operations.
Assists in designing reports on midrange server performance metrics that will help identify any server problems, and identify when servers 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.
This position shares responsibilities with the Systems Administrator in a variety of different areas, including but not limited to: e-mail and the Exchange server; digital sound recorders, backup servers, and video applications.
Assists in coordinating security related activities with the Information System Security Officer.
Acts as resource to internal JBITS 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.
Has supervisory accountability, in the absence of the systems administrator, 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 and quality control.
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 bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field and two years experience directly supporting either the IBM iSeries or other Windows based servers is required.
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis as follows: graduation from high school or equivalent and four years working in computer related areas; two years of the computer experience must be directly supporting the IBM iSeries, or other Windows based computer servers.
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.
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.