Systems Administrator
Beaufort County Community College - Washington, NC
Full-time, Contract

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Full-time staff position reports to the Director of Information Technology. This position will provide leadership, administer and coordinate the UNIX computer system in support of the financial, administrative, and student records of the College. This position will train staff and faculty to use the administrative computer systems. This position administers the hardware and software used to support college primary administrative and business applications as well as manage the implementation of new hardware and software supporting administrative applications. This position will investigate and implement new tools, hardware and software to improve business functions.

Performs a variety of tasks which include, but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for administrative computer systems including applying patches and updates to these systems, writing custom programs, and reporting.
  • Communicate with the NCCCS System Office on issues related to these computer systems.
  • Configure users in a consistent manner on the Colleague, WebAdvisor, Informer, e-Procurement and NCID systems and maintain the appropriate records.
  • Manage all projects in the Administrative Services area as directed by the Director of Information Technology.
  • Consult with the Director of Information Technology in developing appropriate procedures associated with technology usage.
  • Act as the IT departmental liaison for both the financial and IT auditors.
  • Ensure systems are recoverable in case of a disaster. Perform and maintain reliable tape backups and maintain a business continuity plan for Colleague and e-Procurement systems.
  • Determine and resolve computer UNIX administrative system problems as they relate to hardware, software, application files, and audit controls.
  • Analyze and maintain security procedures relating to hardware, software, and application files for the administrative computer system.
  • Train users in the mechanics of administrative software and prepare user documentation for administrative computer systems.
  • Work with HR to train new employees to Colleague and e-Procurement.
  • Determine fiscal requirements for the administrative and web system and prepare budgetary recommendations to the Director of Information Technology.
  • Maintain supplies used with UNIX and other systems.
  • Actively participate in staff development workshops, staff and college-wide meetings, and serve on various college committees.
  • Maintain accurate and organized records to comply with audit and Vice President of Administrative Services information needs.
  • Deliver positive high-quality internal and external customer service and team interactions.
  • Maintain clean, organized area, including computer system facilities and related storage areas.
  • Attend technology training and conferences as necessary to remain current and as determined by the Director of Information Technology.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education Requirements:
Required: Associate’s degree in computer science, programming or a related field, or equivalent from a regionally accredited institution.

Preferred: A Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, engineering, mathematics, information systems, computer programming, security, networking, or related field from a regionally accredited institution.

Work Experience:

  • One year of computer programming experience. Experience with Envision Colleague Studio, Colleague and UniData server administration, WebAdvisor and Informer, MS SQL Server administration, SharePoint Farm Administration, Windows Server Management or willingness and ability to learn.
  • Proficient in the configuration, administration , and management: Sun Hardware, UNIX administration, Unidata database administration, Colleague, and Unibasic, the use of the financial, administrative and student records software used by the North Carolina Community College System or similar software. Proficient in use of productivity software and current Microsoft server software.
  • Three years of experience in system analysis and design, system administration, and programming in a community college environment, supervisory experience, and effective communication and interpersonal skills.


  • High level of understanding of project management concepts.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, orally and in writing, and to function effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to efficiently manage time and organize work so as to finish jobs by deadlines and within the work day.
  • Job function includes activities which may require the physical ability to sit for extended periods of time, bend, stoop, kneel, or stretch during equipment installations, and operate assigned equipment.
  • Understanding and appreciation of the community college mission.

Terms of Employment: Full-time position (12 month fiscal year contract)

Salary: Based on the College’s salary plan and commensurate with education and relevant work experience.

Deadline for receipt of applications is Tuesday, November 5, 2013 at 5:00 p.m. Employment applications received after this date will not be considered.

Please visit the BCCC Employment Webpage for details on how to apply.