Systems Administrator II

Payroll Title: UCP VIII
Class Code: 0842-9088
Job Family: DPS
FLSA Code: E
Score: 619


Under the general direction of designated administrator, provides high level planning and coordination for the development and implementation of all aspects of major systems as well as having responsibility for operational procedures, communication with other departments utilizing systems, access, security and maintenance of the computing schedule for the systems.  Typically, this role is performed by a second in command and is the focal point for all problems and questions regarding development, implementation and changes; may supervise Systems Coordinators.


  1. Ascertains University policy on all matters regarding the systems and its interfaces to other systems; recommends policy as needed.
  2. Works with Computer Center to implement federal or state-mandated regulations or changes to programs.
  3. Works with users to develop written requirements for all systems and subsystems; coordinates education, user documentation and the handling of day to day problems.
  4. Oversees workflow in office and makes changes as appropriate to effectively utilize system.
  5. Establishes and maintains a change control procedure for user requirements including documentation updates.
  6. Works with Computer Center in developing and maintaining project plans for system development and implementation.
  7. Assists in establishing priorities for systems development.  Coordinates with the University community on all aspects of systems development.
  8. Establishes and monitors all aspects of interfaces with other systems and subsystems; works closely with other systems administrators on all matters involving the integration of systems.
  9. Works with the Computer Center to establish equipment, personnel and training requirements for users and potential users of the systems.
  10. Develops user system security, monitors and oversees user security system administration and interfaces to Computer Center security administration.
  11. Recommends decisions to department head regarding conflicts among users.
  12. Assists data processing personnel to develop test and parallel procedures; participates in paralleling and determines when functions are ready for production.
  13. Is responsible for conversions of all data from old files and systems to new formats and systems.
  14. Develops procedures required for the implementation of batch and on-line phases of development.


  1. Bachelor’s degree in computer related field or equivalent combination of education and experience, AND three to five years highly technical and progressively responsible technical experience which demonstrates a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of mainframe hardware and software.
  2. Significant depth and breadth of knowledge of the major system being implemented
  3. Considerable knowledge of systems design criteria as well as systems architecture
  4. Considerable knowledge of the function of the primary office and the user office
  5. Wide ranging skills in such areas as planning, leadership, communication and administration.
  6. Capability of making deadlines and working under pressure
  7. Ability to work effectively with vendors, staff and users at all levels.



Date Created: 6/28/1985