Systems Administrator Assistant Duties
The Systems Administrator is a specialized, professional
position. This position will demonstrate education and/or
experience in designing, configuring, managing, capacity
assisting clients with computer server systems. The work of a
Systems Administrator will vary according to the nature of the
employing organization and the level of responsibility
associated with the position posting.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Performs initial setup, software installation, testing, and
of computer server systems.
Performs daily operations of managing server systems.
Maintains software, including testing, evaluation and
installation of new versions or authorized modifications to
custom and vendor-supplied operating systems and related
software. Performs software patching and keeps systems in
compliance with applicable standards.
Designs, prepares software specifications and codes software
programs for limited-scale to complex interactive systems,
including language compilers, special utility programs,
operating systems, communications support programs, and other
Troubleshoots hardware/software problems and system failures.
Determines and initiates appropriate and immediate actions
needed to restore normal services with minimal down time.
Investigates recurring and related operating system
failures/inefficiencies by reviewing system logs, dumps and
other information from clients or technical personnel.
Identifies trends and source of problem(s), and
recommends/initiates corrective action.
Works with hardware and software vendors to diagnose and correct
Monitors and evaluates operating efficiency, analyzes
hardware/software performance and tuning.
Designs, codes and installs modifications to tuning parameters
to optimize systems or software.
Performs long-range and capacity planning studies to determine
the type of resources needed to support expected volume, types
of application systems and operating assurance.
Monitors systems backup procedures and executes recovery
operations when necessary.
Prepares documentation of systems and software for permanent
Advises and trains clients regarding server systems.
Additional duties as assigned.