Job Posting: IT Support Associate, UIC University Library

Abigail Goben abigailgoben at GMAIL.COM
Mon May 20 12:55:47 EDT 2013

This is my institution, though not my department and I'm not on the
search committee. I can answer general questions about the Uni

Department: University Library, Library Systems
Category: Civil Service
Location: Chicago
Close Date: 06/10/2013

The University Library seeks an Assistant Library Systems Administrator
to support the Library’s goal of providing quality resources and
expertise to students, faculty, and staff by providing effective IT
support and contributing to the  expansion of services offered by the
Library Systems Department.

The University Library serves an urban and highly diverse campus of more
than 25,000 students and 11,000 faculty and staff members, as well as
the Chicago metropolitan area and the State of Illinois. The Library
supports, enhances, and collaborates in the education, research, and
service activities of the University.

Responsibilities of the position include configuration, testing, and
maintenance of information, research and storage systems, including
operating systems, services, and application packages. The Assistant
Library Systems Administrator will deploy and maintain desktop computing
systems in a mixed environment (Windows, Mac, Linux), and monitor,
troubleshoot and resolve system issues with servers, networks and

Maintain and resolve user-reported problems with desktop computing
systems and server based systems.

Install, patch, and maintain operating systems, services (i.e. Linux,
Apache, MySQL, SSH) and application packages (e.g., Open Journal System,
DSpace, Solr, Fedora and others)

Write and maintain shell scripts

Write and maintain systems documentation

Maintain user accounts and system access controls; monitor access
controls, maintaining system security in accordance with University
security policies

Minimum Qualifications:
1. High School Graduation or equivalent
2. Any combination totaling one year from the following categories:
- progressively more responsible work experience in an Information
  Technology (IT) related profession
- college course work which included Information Technology (IT), or a
  closely related 60 semester hours or associate's Degree equals one


A minimum of 1 year experience, including experience as a desktop
systems (microcomputer) administrator and a Linux systems (computer
systems) administrator.

Microcomputer Support:
(experience in or knowledge of) Linux and Desktop systems
administration. Knowledge of the systems and operations used within the
area. At least two of the following skills specific to the department:
A. LAMP or related environment
B. Perl, shell scripting, Java, C/C++ programming languages
C. TCP/IP network configuration
D. Systems capacity planning

Strongly Preferred Qualifications:

Experience with at least two of the following: LAMP or variant
environments, programming Languages (e.g., Perl, shell scripting,
Java, C/C++), TCP/IP network design and configuration, systems resource
and capacity planning.

- Ability to effectively troubleshoot technical problems, isolate
  problem  causes, and implement solutions.

- Demonstrated experience working effectively in a team environment and
  demonstrated ability to interact effectively with stakeholders.

- Excellent written and verbal communication skills

- Bachelor's degree in computer science, information science or closely
related field

- Advanced degree in computer science, information science or closely
related field

- Experience using a configuration management tool(e.g. git, subversion)

- Experience working in the context of a software development

- Experience with DSpace, Solr and/or Fedora

- Experience managing database systems (e.g. MySQL, PostgreSQL, Oracle)

- Experience managing and transforming data in multiple formats

To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online

Abigail Goben, MLS
abigailgoben at


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