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Network Systems Admin Sr (1 Perm/1 Term)

Opening Date: 02-24-2012 - Close Date: 03-16-2012

Job Pay Range: $59,290 - $92,640 annually

Target Pay Range/Rate: $59,290 - $74,112 (DOE) annually

The Judicial Information Division (JID) of the Administrative Office of the Courts is currently seeking motivated applicants to fill full-time perm and full-time term Network Systems Administrator Senior positions in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Job Pay Range MM, $59,290 - $92,640; Targeted Pay Range, $59,290 - $74,112 (DOE). These positions are under the direction of the Systems Manager to provide engineering and technical telecommunications support for the statewide LAN, WAN and frame relay systems. Representative Duties: This position is under the direction of the Systems Manager to perform network and systems administration tasks using the UNIX ( Linux) operating systems. This position is responsible for monitoring, managing, and maintaining a network of system servers and hosts. The successful candidate will manage the system on a daily basis and may be called upon to troubleshoot and resolve complex network and systems hardware and software problems. Analyze and diagnosis system failures, recover and restore operating systems and database file systems. Install and configure operating system software and hardware. Benefits include 3 weeks annual leave, flex-time, 8 hours leave to attend school activities, and educational opportunities, as well as health care and retirement benefits. Finalist(s) may be subject to criminal background checks.


  • Education: Bachelorsí degree in business administration or management, computer science, information technology (IT)-related engineering, or other related field. Education Substitution: Four (4) years relevant experience, and/or a combination of relevant experience and technical education will substitute for education on a year for year basis.
  • Experience: Five (5) years of general experience in systems design, or administration, network administration or support activities in a multi-user environment of which two (2) years must be specific experience as a systems or network administrator in a multi-user client server environment. Experience Substitution: Additional relevant education at the Masterís Degree level may substitute for experience at a rate of 30 semester hours equals one (1) year of experience. Education may not be substituted for the specific experience required.
  • Knowledge of server operating systems and services, network operations and administration best practices; new technology and tools; system and network security backup and recovery strategies and procedures; computer software including word processing, spreadsheets; documentation tools; troubleshooting techniques and methodology; end users needs and level of access; file and database configurations, maintenance and replication; diverse applications; hardware and software installations; web services, developer tools and system automation.
  • Skill in maneuvering within the internet; discussing equipment with vendors; communicating effectively with diverse parties both orally and in writing using technical and nontechnical language; organizing and setting priorities; providing guidance to lower level Network Systems Administrators, researching; determining which technology advancements will benefit the judiciary; comparing alternative systems and analyzing costs and benefits; managing and monitoring security devices; diagnosing and critically analyzing network issues and security requirements; determining appropriate level of user access; multitasking, meeting deadlines under pressure; working independently; establishing and maintaining working relationships.
  • Ability to facilitate project initiatives; logically design and diagnose hardware, software and network systems using schematics, technical manuals and other written technical instructions; installing software.
  • Work Environment and Physical Demands. The following functions are representative of the work environment and physical demands an employee may expect to encounter in performing tasks assigned to this job. Work is performed in an office, field or court setting. Travel may be required in the course of work (including meeting attendance and training) and a valid driverís license is required. The employee is expected to be punctual and to adhere to assigned work schedule. Assigned work schedules may be flexible, to include days, nights, weekends and holidays and overtime may be required. The employee must regularly interact postively with co-workers, clients, the public, judges and justices; work under severe time constraints and meet multiple demands from multiple sources. The work requires prolonged use of computers, repetitious hand, arm and finger motions as well as manual/finger dexterity. The employee must be able to kneel, stoop, lift, pull and carry up to 40 pounds. The employee may be required to sit or stand for long periods of time. The employee may be exposed to fluctuating outdoor and building temperatures; hostile or violent situations that may arise when dealing with individuals involved in court cases or contagious health conditions.
  • Highly Desirable Qualifications:
  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills; ability to work as a team player;
  • UNIX/Linux operating system configuration and management, with a minimum of 5 years experience in UNIX/Linux administration for a large distributed network of servers;
  • Systems analysis, with excellent skills for communicating ideas, technical writing, and documentation;
  • Ability to work remotely via SSH and command line.
  • Considerable experience and knowledge are desired for the following:
  • Understanding of RAID levels; e-mail flow; OSI model;
  • Experience with BASH scripting; Dell server family hardware; SAN, Fibre Channel, I-SCSI, and multipath I/O; KVM and server virtualization;
  • Backup and recovery methodology and disaster recovery planning.
TO APPLY: Please submit a New Mexico Judicial Branch Employment Application and proof of education, or a resume, Resume Supplemental Form and proof of education to:

Application forms:
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Resume Supplemental Forms:
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Administrative Office of the Courts
Judicial Information Division
2905 Rodeo Park Drive Bldg. #5
Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Applications will be accepted beginning Friday, February 24th through Friday, March 16th until 4:00 p.m. Please indicate JOB #03-09-12 #144 on application or Resume Supplemental Form.

An application may be obtained at under Human Resources, Job Opportunities. Inquiries may be directed to (505) 476-6913, faxed to (505) 476-6952, or sent via email to Electronic submissions are preferred.