Systems Administrator 3

Penn State University

Warminster, PA
Campus City:
Warmister, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
03 – K – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Information Technology Services
Full/Part Time:


The Information Technology Services Division of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is seeking two experienced Systems Administrators to provide support and administration on classified and unclassified systems for our facility in Warminster, PA. One position will be responsible for computer services, and one position will be responsible for networks and servers. Responsibilities include: Administration of various operating system distributions; support server and network infrastructure; oversee the installation and configuration of systems to comply with Government regulations; implement system and software testing; respond and evaluate system and network security incidents; maintain and update documentation for systems and networks; evaluate potential equipment components and software; present system and network security principles and technology solutions to diverse audiences; routinely interact with other Information Technology professionals; and provide specialized guidance and customer support to ARL staff and customers. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher plus four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Science and Technology, or a related Engineering/Science degree is preferred. Experience and knowledge with the following specific technologies is highly desirable: VMware; advanced Linux administration; LDAP authentication and management; Enterprise storage resources; systems management (SCCM, Centrify, Puppet/Foreman, Redhat Satellite); systems integration in a heterogeneous network environment; Active Directory/Group Policy; and high-level networking skills. Requirements include: A well-rounded skillset with a strong drive to learn more and receptive to constant upgrading of skills and computer related knowledge; the ability to work both independently and in a team environment to ensure highest level of availability and performance of our mission critical services; the ability to be flexible with rapidly changing priorities; excellent communication, organizational, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills; the ability to multi-task; and a good comfort level working in a diverse atmosphere. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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