Systems Administrator I - Prince George, BC | University of Northern British Columbia | | 20/12/18
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Systems Administrator I full-time

Location: Prince George, BC
Salary: $59,965.57 per year
Company Name: University of Northern British Columbia ()
Category: All Other, Customer Support, Programming
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Reporting to the Access Services Librarian and working closely with both Library staff and the UNBC Information Technology Services (ITS) department, the Systems Administrator provides systems-related and advanced application support for the Geoffrey R. Weller Library and the Northern BC Archives and Special Collections.

This position is responsible for ensuring computer and technology resources are maintained and available for the Library and Archives patrons and staff, both locally and remotely. The Systems Administrator provides information technology support for the server side, staff desktop, student desktop, and student resources.


The core responsibility of the Systems Administrator is to support and manage Library and Archives systems. In addition to daily systems management and monitoring, the Systems Administrator performs server and application maintenance, provides desktop support, develops in-house reports and tools for various operating tasks, and supports data archiving and backup. Other duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining existing and implementing new technology;
  • Ensuring Library security systems are effective and up-to-date;
  • Collaborating with different project teams to implement major server-based projects and enterprise applications;
  • Monitoring infrastructure and technology needs for operational and capital requirements;
  • Collaborating with University stakeholders and departments for needs assessment and technological solutions;
  • Providing assistance with authentication and user management;
  • Supporting thin client and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure.


The successful candidate will possess an undergraduate degree, preferably in Information Technology, with a minimum of two years of directly related experience with operating systems and networks. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered.

At least one certification in MCITP or RHSE is required. The successful candidate must have a working knowledge of Linux and Microsoft Windows server operating systems and have experience working with a LAMP stack. Proficiency with Python, PHP, PowerShell, SQL or other programming/scripting languages is an asset. Knowledge of library systems and software (i.e. Sierra, EZproxy, OJS, AtoM) or experience in a library is an asset.

Excellent interpersonal skills with effective oral and written communication abilities are critical to this position. The successful incumbent must demonstrate highly developed problem solving skills with the ability to manage time and competing priorities. The ability to establish effective working relationships with a diverse set of clients, including ITS staff, Library staff, and student employees is essential.


This position has been classified at a Grade 10. The annual salary range for this position is $59,965.57 - $62,454.24, and the normal starting salary will be $59,965.57.

UNBC offers employee tuition waivers (includes spouse and dependents), excellent benefit and pension packages, employee training and development opportunities, as well as relocation assistance. For more details, please see:

Normal hours of work will be 8:30am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

About the Community

Since its founding in 1990, UNBC has emerged as one of Canada’s best small research-intensive universities, with a passion for teaching, discovery, people, and the North.  Located in the spectacular landscape near the geographic centre of beautiful British Columbia, UNBC’s excellence is derived from community-inspired research, hands-on learning, and alumni who are leading change around the world.

For the past 10 years, UNBC has placed in the top three in its category in the annual Maclean’s university rankings, the only University of its size to achieve that feat. UNBC also recently placed among the top four per cent of higher education institutions worldwide by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

With a diverse student population, the University is friendly, inclusive, and supportive. Prince George is a city of ~74,000 people with impressive cultural, educational, and recreational amenities. For more information about living and working in Prince George, please refer to and Make your mark with this leading post-secondary institution.

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