[Jobposts] linux administrator sought at The Evergreen State College

chris chris.madrone at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 16:51:43 UTC 2008

I've contracted at TESC and socialize with a number of IT employees  
there so while I'm not an employee, I believe that this would be a  
great job.

- Evergreen is a unique liberal arts school located in Olympia, WA in  
the US

- they have hired international applicants in the past with pre- 
existing visas (you should ask them if interested and no visa)

- past employees have negotiated a relocation allowance

- telecommuting - you'd have to negotiate

jobpost link: http://www.evergreen.edu/employment/jobs/2008-015mlu_b_information_technology_specialist_4_network_services.htm

The Evergreen State College


Web: www.evergreen.edu/employment         Email: jobline at evergreen.edu
Phone: (360) 867-5361    TTY: (360) 867-6834    Fax: (360) 867-6823
Bulletin 2008-015MLU
Opened: March 28, 2008
Review of applications begins after April 21, 2008

Applicants are encouraged to apply by this date.

SPECIALIST 4 – Network Services


There is currently one full-time, overtime-exempt Information  
Technology Specialist 4 position available Computing & Communications’  
Network Services work unit at the Olympia Campus of The Evergreen  
State College.  The candidate pool established from this announcement  
may be used to fill comparable permanent, full-time, part-time and  
temporary vacancies for the next six months to one year.


The Evergreen State College is a progressive, public liberal arts and  
sciences college located in Olympia, Washington, in the beautiful  
Pacific Northwest.  Since opening its doors in 1971, Evergreen has  
established a national reputation for leadership in developing  
innovative interdisciplinary, collaborative and team-taught academic  
programs.  The college has a vibrant undergraduate program, a graduate  
program, and seven public service centers that constitute a unique  
academic setting.  The College values a student-centered learning  
environment, a link between theory and practice, and a multicultural  
community of diverse faculty, students and staff working together.   
Current enrollment is approximately 4,500.  For more information about  
Evergreen, please visit our college catalog or our website: http://www.evergreen.edu


·         Experience and training may be considered in salary placement.

·         Salary range is $4,453 to $5,841 per month.

·         A full state benefits package which includes: paid sick and  
vacation leave; paid campus holidays; a generous medical, dental, life  
and disability insurance package for employees and dependents;  
retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement  
accounts.  For more information about Evergreen's excellent employee  
benefits, please visit http://www.evergreen.edu/payroll/employeebenefits.htm 

·         After completion of the probationary period, employees are  
eligible for the tuition waiver program.


Under the administrative direction of the Network Services Manager and  
leveraging the resources of the Network Services team, this position  
is responsible for delivering Linux/UNIX based application server  
platforms and operating environments that are reliable, secure and  
meet the needs of our constituents.  This position is a senior-level  
specialist in the area of application server platforms and operating  
environments. As such this position performs related analysis, system  
design, acquisition, installation, maintenance, systems programming,  
project management, and consulting tasks with regard to complex multi- 
server systems.


Four years of information technology experience such as consulting,  
analyzing, designing, programming, installing and/or maintaining  
computer software applications, hardware, telecommunications, or  
network infrastructure equipment; directing projects; providing  
customer or technical support in information technology; or  
administering or supervising staff who performed work in any of these  
information technology disciplines.


     * Define standards and practices for the installation and  
maintenance of Linux operating system software and system level  
     * Develop systems programs and scripts to facilitate the  
maintenance and management of Linux systems software.
     * Conduct routine installation, maintenance, troubleshooting and  
tuning of Linux systems software.
     * Manage systems implementation projects.
     * Design multi-tier systems architecture in support of the  
development and deployment of in-house and 3rd party software products.
     * Develop systems programs and scripts to facilitate the  
maintenance of a wide variety of middle-tier application components  
and web content delivery frameworks.
     * Lead initiatives to advance the use of technology. This  
position is a key technical consultant in their specific area of  
expertise and works closely with the community to identify  
opportunities to leverage technology in new and creative ways.
     * Plan and design deployment strategies and install and maintain  
application server software such as Apache/PHP application stack and  
J2EE application servers, software development and deployment  
frameworks, content management systems and courseware systems.
     * Provide technical support to software development teams by  
staging test environments, consulting on deployment practices,  
production rollouts, benchmarking, tuning, systems integration, etc.
     * Actively contribute to the development of team-wide direction  
and planning.


     * Extensive knowledge of Linux/UNIX operating systems.
     * Extensive knowledge of systems programming in a Linux/UNIX  
     * Extensive knowledge of web application server management.
     * Administrative Knowledge of web application development  
practices and environments.
     * Functional Knowledge of operating system virtualization.
     * Ability to solve complex technology problems.
     * Ability to work in a self-directed team environment.
     * Ability to rapidly learn new technologies.
     * Ability to manage high profile, cross-divisional IT projects.
     * Good oral and written communications skills.
     * Excellent customer services skills.
     * Ability to work with diverse groups of people.
     * Ability to work independently.


     * As a condition of employment, persons hired must provide proof  
of identity and employment eligibility within three (3) days of  
beginning work, and persons may be required to submit to a background  

·         This position is assigned to part of the institution that is  
covered by a union shop provision of the Department of Personnel/ 
Higher Education Division.  Therefore, new employees are required to  
pay dues to the Federation of State Employees within thirty (30) days  
of their hiring date.


Please carefully read the job bulletin and submit all requested items  
by the review date for first consideration.  After the review of  
applications begins, this position may close without further notice.   
Applicants will not be notified once a closing date has been  
established.  The committee in its screening of applicants will assume  
your abilities and experience include only those elements specifically  
documented within your application materials.


1.      Possess the skills and abilities required to perform the  

2.      Complete the General Application form; (Word | PDF) and

3.      Complete a Key Skills and Abilities Inventory form to indicate  
your ability to perform the essential functions of the position. (Word  
| PDF)

Materials may be submitted using any one of the following options:

v      Email: jobline at evergreen.edu

v      Mail: The Evergreen State College

Human Resource Services, SEM I Room 4107

2700 Evergreen Parkway NW

Olympia, WA  98505

v      Fax: (360) 867-6823

v      Or in person to the Human Resource Services office.

Application materials submitted to the College become property of the  
College and will not be returned.

To request disability accommodation in the application process, call  
the Human Resource Services Office at (360) 867-5361 (voice), or (360)  
867-6834 (TTY) or email your request to jobline at evergreen.edu.

Committed to equal opportunity and operating with an Affirmative  
Action Plan, The Evergreen State College is working to build a diverse  
faculty and staff.  We strongly encourage qualified persons of all  
races, ethnicities, and sexual orientations, persons of disability,  
persons over forty, women, Vietnam Era and disabled veterans to apply.

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