Employment Opportunities


DATE: October 18, 2016

TITLE: Specialist - System Administrator (Computer Center)

CAMPUS: Ammerman Campus in Selden




Announcement is hereby made for a full-time 12-month, Specialist position in the Computer Center on the Ammerman Campus in Selden.

Suffolk County Community College is an open admissions institution committed to serving a diverse student population in a variety of degree and career programs.

This is a Unit III position covered under the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College collective bargaining agreement with the College.

Job Description:

The Specialist I Ė System Administrator will report to the Associate Director of the Computer Center and be responsible for managing IT systems with respect to: maintenance, installation, and administration; identity management, user security, and directory services; and application installation and administration.†Responsibilities for the position include the following:

  • Support, monitor, test and troubleshoot server hardware and software problems.
  • Perform and coordinate effective installation and configuration of advanced operating system hardware and software on servers.
  • Install new software releases and upgrades; evaluate and install patches; and resolve software related problems.
  • Support the end user community through troubleshooting, account maintenance, training, and collaboration with help desk staff.
  • Contribute to and provide guidance and technical expertise for activities such as:
    • Design and deployment of functional and secure IdAM solutions
    • Address challenges associated with access control solutions such as role-based access control†
    • Federated identity with external systems utilizing multiple identity protocols
    • Work with College data owners to establish, maintain, and optimize role-based access control across the organization.
    • Participate in regular security or compliance audits related to system access.
    • Develop and implement methods for management, monitoring and tracking of access to information resources.
  • Additional tasks and projects as deemed appropriate by Supervisor.

Requirements include:

  • Thorough knowledge of good server and system administration principles
  • Experience building and maintaining systems running VMWare/ESX in an enterprise environment.
  • Strong knowledge of Active Directory, SQL-Server, Microsoft server and associated client architecture
  • Strong understanding of TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS protocols.
  • An understanding of PKI concepts and technologies including asymmetric and symmetric cryptography.
  • A general understanding of Linux administration.
  • Knowledge of Access Management (IdAM) solutions including Active Directory Federated Services (ADFS), Shibboleth, Banner Enterprise Identity Services (BEIS); and Central Authentication Service (CAS).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Overall understanding of Identity Management principles and their application across computing platforms.
  • Security certifications a plus.
  • Some familiarity of iOS and Android ecosystems to support the credentialing of mobile devices.
  • Experience in computer programming, particularly Java, PL/SQL and dotNET a plus.

Preference will be given to applicants with Ellucianís Banner ERP and Luminis/Liferay Portal methodologies.


A Masterís degree in Computer Science or a related major is required as well as four years of full-time professional experience, preferably in higher education.† Alternately, a Bachelorís degree with at least 20 undergraduate or graduate credits in computer science, identity management, or a related major, as well as four years of full-time†professional experience, preferably in higher education and two additional years of full-time technical work experience. Work experience must pertain to the support of an enterprise-wide service that includes: system administration; development; end-user collaboration, including responsibility for independently analyzing issues and researching and implementing solutions.


The exact salary will be determined by prior teaching experience and placement on the salary scale negotiated by the Faculty Association of Suffolk County Community College.

The New York State Retirement and Social Security Law requires retirees of a public pension plan within the State or City of New York to disclose prior public employment and pension plan history for the purpose of establishing a retiree's eligibility for employment.

APPLY TO: Suffolk County Community College is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educator. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran, marital or domestic victim status, or any other status that is prohibited by law. The College makes available to the general public information required by the Campus Security Act at the following web address: http://www.sunysuffolk.edu/safety

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