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Campus Technology System Administrator

Job Type Full-Time  
Experience Level Entry  
Organization Type University  
Pay Range TBD  

Grand Canyon University

Primary Responsibilities /Accountabilities/ Essential Functions:

  • Install and maintain web, application, and authentication server(s); ensures backup copies of all files are routinely made; maintains system documentation.
  • Ensure the integrity and security of enterprise data, multiple databases, and during data transfer in accordance with department needs and industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
  • Manage user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.
  • Identify system problems, recommend solutions, and escalate as necessary.
  • Apply vendor-supplied fixes necessary to repair security vulnerabilities.  
  • Assist in developing plans, schedules, and requirements for the deployment of systems.
  • Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware and software problems on servers and storage devices.
  • Ability to adapt, integrate, and modify existing programs or vendor-supplied packaged programs for use with existing information systems.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills

  • Knowledge of relational database systems and SQL tools. Knowledge of the relationship between databases and other software and the interfaces necessary to facilitate a cohesive system.
  • Requires knowledge and/or operation of ERP systems.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience in document creation, management, and imaging.
  • Knowledge of current technology and practices, including application and network security.
  • Good communication skills (oral and written) and good interpersonal and organizational skills, with a professional demeanor and strong personal ethics.
  • Good time management skills, with the ability to take ownership and complete assigned tasks individually and in a team setting.
  • Detail oriented, with good problem-solving skills and with the ability to anticipate and provide solutions that result in gained efficiencies in business processes and improved customer service.

Supervisory Responsibilities


Experience/ Education

  • Associate degree in computer science, data processing, or related field
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a systems administrator with a background and demonstrated expertise in hardware, documentation techniques, and systems analysis or an equivalent combination of education and demonstrated specified experience is required.
  • An equivalent combination of years of experience and education may be considered for substitution of educational requirements.
  • Must pass employment background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

  • Sitting:      6-7 hours a day
  • Standing:  1-2 hours a day
  • Walking:   1-2 hours a day
  • Lifting:      Occasionally
  • Carrying:   Rarely
  • Pushing:    Rarely
  • Bending:   Rarely
  • Squatting: Rarely
  • Kneeling:     Rarely
  • Climbing:    Rarely
  • Reaching:    Occasionally
  • Grasping:     Frequently
  • Fine Eye to Hand Coordination:  Continuously
  • Driving:       Rarely
  • Work Environment:  Office building on site.  Work performed is primarily inside, subject to variations in temperature and weather, equipment noise, and dust.

About Organization

GCU is Arizona's premier private Christian university, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 1968. GCU helps students find their purpose with next-generation education, including over 200 academic programs in high-demand fields. GCU offers traditional students and working professionals generous scholarship opportunities, student support resources, on-campus state-of-the-art facilities, dynamic online classrooms, innovative learning experiences and more. For more information visit gcu.edu.