Systems Administrator (Application Administrator)

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – J – Non-exempt
  • 03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Office of the President
Office of Information Security
Full/Part Time:


The Office of Information Security is seeking a highly motivated, technology-oriented yet customer-friendly individual to fill a Systems Administrator position within its Identity and Access Management (IAM) program. The IAM technical team is responsible for enterprise applications that manage and protect digital identities at the University. This position will be assisting with ensuring proper operation, configuration, and administration of vended and open source applications that facilitate identity management, authentication, credential and access management, and service provisioning; developing and updating documentation; and supporting IT professionals and end users of those systems. This position will require a range of IT and excellent soft skills to work with a variety of stakeholders, users, and applications. Examples of tools currently in use are MIT-Kerberos, OpenLDAP, Shibboleth, WebAccess (CoSign), Microsoft Active Directory, and Duo. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team; possess strong problem solving skills; be willing to enthusiastically learn new skills and technologies; handle multiple priorities with close attention to detail; and possess proficient oral and written communication skills allowing interaction with both specialized and non-specialized audiences. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. Experience with Identity Governance Administration software, Web SSO technologies, Privilege Access Management, and/or Active Directory is a plus. However, the demonstrated ability and enthusiasm to learn and adapt as new systems and technologies are implemented is more important than experience with any particular technology. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility for re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088