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Job Details

  • Job ID: 3211448
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted : February 21, 2020

Job Description

                                                    WAHLUKE SCHOOL DISTRICT #73

                                                                JOB ANNOUNCEMENT




POSITION TITLE:     Technology Systems Administrator

REPORTS TO:            Director of Technology Services

COMPENSATION:      Full time, 8 hours/day,  Salary Dependant On Qualifications; Vacation, Holiday, Sick leave                            benefits; Washington State Retirement; Non-Exempt classification under FLSA


Under the general direction of the Director of Technology Services, the Systems Administrator manages on-prem and cloud-based computer software systems, servers, storage, and network connections to ensure high availability of the District’s supporting infrastructure and applications.



Manage virtual and physical servers with Windows Server 2008 – 2016

Manage Active Directory domain controller configuration and group policy administration, and workstation patching.

Manage end-user accounts, permissions, access rights, and storage allocations in accordance with best practices.

Ensure data integrity through maintenance of regular system snapshots, as well as routine system backups and restores.

Anticipate, mitigate, identify, troubleshoot, and correct hardware and software issues on servers and workstations escalating incidents as necessary.

Practice server asset management, including maintenance of server component inventory and related documentation and technical specifications information.

Recommend, schedule, and perform hardware and software upgrades, patches and reconfigurations.

Oversee the upkeep of an industry best practice approach to server and storage life-cycle management.

Consulting with the Director of Technology Services to ensure the security of the server infrastructure by implementing industry best-practices regarding privacy, security, and regulatory compliance.

Assist in monitoring, troubleshooting, and resolving network infrastructure problems. 

Manage the Mobile Device strategy for the District.

Maintain documentation about current environment setup, standard operating procedures, and best practices.

Mentor and support District Support Technicians. 


Strategy & Planning

Support capacity planning and the development of long-term strategic goals for systems and software in conjunction with the IT team, department managers and end-users.

Assist with the development and oversight of technology-related district policies.

Plan and arrange routine DR exercises to test compliance.

In coordination with the Technology Team, administrator functions to implement desktop and server systems that utilize industry best practices to meet District objectives

Deploy workstations, servers, printers, scanners, and consult in the definition of physical and virtual desktop work environments.


3-5 years of experience in a technical role with increasing responsibility

Thorough understanding of Microsoft applications/infrastructure, including virtual and cloud-based environments

Thorough understanding of Google Administration

Thorough understanding of DNS, DHCP, Domain Registration, and Certificate Authorities

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients in clear and understandable terms void of excess technical jargon

Strong documentation/reporting skills with the ability to present this information in a manner understandable to leadership and to the public

Senior-level analytical/troubleshooting and organizational skills as the position is the top level of escalation for assigned systems administration technical matters

Capable of resolving critical software and hardware issues in a time-sensitive manner, cognizant of requisite service levels



Team player mentality – Team victories are as important as individual success

Detail-oriented – would rather focus on the details of work than the bigger picture

Adaptable/flexible – enjoys doing work that requires frequent shifts in direction

Dependable – more reliable than spontaneous

Naturally resourceful – Enjoys the process of chasing the answer




Familiarity with common industry technologies, including but not limited to:

Microsoft Active Directory 2008, 2012, 2016

Microsoft file and print services 

Microsoft Server thru 2017 & desktop thru V10

Microsoft Office 2008/2010/2013/365

Server virtualization 

NAS storage management (Synology)

iOS and ChromeOS mobile solutions

Veeam Backups

Google for Education 


Associates Degree in a related technical discipline is required, Bachelor Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science or equivalent discipline is desirable with relevant public school district work experience a plus. Applicable Hardware/software certification may be considered in place of education requirements.


Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training which provides required knowledge, abilities, and skills identified.


Usual office working environment, however, the work schedule for this position typically fluctuates based upon the needs of a particular event or project, which would require the ability to be available to a flexible schedule.

May have prolonged periods of standing or walking.

Some manual labor may be required such as bending, kneeling, squatting and with assistance push, pull, or carry up to 40 pounds. This would include but not be limited to the set up/take down of various displays, tables, signs, and other items generally associated with public outreach and marketing events.

Work will be both indoors and outdoors - on occasion, there is direct exposure to all weather conditions.

Occasionally: sit, lift and/or carry up to 65 lbs.

Frequently: lift and/or carry up to 50 lbs; bend, squat, crawl, climb, reach above shoulder level and twist.

Continuously: stand, walk, lift and/or carry up to 20 lbs.

On a frequent basis, will be required to use both left and right hands for repetitive action such as grasping, pushing and pulling, and fine manipulating.



  • *    The list of essential functions in this job description is not exhaustive and may be supplemented as necessary by determination of an appropriate administrator and Human Resources.


    The Wahluke School District complies with all federal and state rules and regulations and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, creed, color, sex, sexual orientation including gender identity or expression, national origin, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability, age, or honorably discharged veteran or military status.  This holds true for all programs and services. The District provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.  Inquiries regarding compliance and/or grievance procedures may be directed to the school district’s Equity and Civil Rights/Title IX Director and/or Section 504/ADA coordinator at (509)932-4565.


    • Position Type: Full-time
  • Job Categories : Support Staff > Computer Support
    Support Staff > Network Services
  • Contact Information

    • Liz Leitz
    • 411 East Saddle Mountain Drive
    • Mattawa, Washington 99349

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