The Ph.D. Program in History

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Job Opportunities

April 8 The GC Office of Information Technology Seeks IT Aide (Assistant Linux Systems Administrator)

Job Description

Title: IT Aide
Functional Title: Assistant Linux Systems Administrator
Reports to: Assistant Director System Services (Infrastructure)

The Office of Information Technology is seeking the part-time assistance of one IT Aide. The IT Aide will report to the Assistant Director of System Services (Infrastructure) and will perform day-to-day Linux systems administration tasks and related projects. The successful candidate will work closely with the Lead Systems Administrator responsible for the GC’s Linux servers and other Infrastructure Services staff.

The GC environment includes several dozen physical and virtual Linux servers, typically running RedHat Enterprise Linux and integrated into a cross-platform environment with Windows Active Directory and Windows, OS X and Linux clients.

• Responding to IT Services tickets
• Monitoring the health of the Linux servers
• Patching and upgrading server operating systems and applications
• Racking and cabling servers
• Other duties as assigned

Preferred Qualifications
• Some experience as a Linux system admin, preferably with LAMP servers
• Familiarity with WordPress or another Content Management System
• Ability to work independently as well as a member of a team
• Ability to adhere to established schedules and meet critical deadlines.
• Good planning and organizational skills; attention to detail
• Effective communication skills; proficiency with the English language
• Flexibility in scheduling; work hours may include evenings and weekends
• Reliability and dependability
Appointment and Compensation Notes

• Graduate Center students are employed as IT Aides by way of GC student employment appointments.
• During the Fall and Spring semesters, such students may be assigned to work up to 19 hours per week, funds permitting, when classes are in session; during winter and summer, such students may be assigned to work up to 35 hours per week, funds permitting, when classes are not in session.
• Students can be appointed on either a semester basis or an academic year basis; appointments can be renewed without restriction.
• Students will be accountable for a contracted number of hours of work; weekly timesheets will be required.
• Compensation is based on a fixed hourly rate. There are no associated benefits.
• Applications from students are solicited throughout the year as vacancies arise. Vacancies can be filled at any time.


Interested students should send their resumes to no later than 5:00 PM, Friday, April 8th. Make sure the title of the position (Asst. Linux Systems Administrator) is in the subject line.