Someone may be a bit confused about what a system administrator does...



  • IT Specialist - System Administrator



    We are currently looking for a IT Specialist /Project Manager provide a high level of 1st 2nd and 3rd line technical support. This is a technical role requiring proven support experience using Windows Server 2003 and 2008.The role is mostly hands on IT however, will periodically involve projects in all parts of the business.



    Description

    IT Specialist / System Administrator are responsible for implementing and maintaining all aspects of our client’s technology. This includes daily support incidents, desktop and server troubleshooting, hardware/software installation and upgrades, new infrastructure build outs and relocations. System Engineers interface with high profile clients on a day to day basis thus requiring the highest level of presentation, communication and professionalism.



    Position Requirements

    • 5+ years of experience with a minimum of 3 years of end user support.


    • Exceptional written and oral communication skills.


    • Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, Strong documentation skills.


    • Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.


    • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.


    • Highly self motivated and directed.• Sharp attention to detail.


    Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.


    • Capable of Multitasking in a high pace environment, effectively and efficiently.


    • Exceptional customer service orientation. Ability to demonstrate client sensitivity


    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.


    • Outstanding client services skills


    • Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment


    • General administrative assistance to a team of 2 IT Managers (including faxing purchase orders, submitting planning applications, sending invoices, coordinating supplier orders etc)


    • Checking and distributing emails to the project managers


    • Working together with the other team administrators as a support to the

    company as a whole, handling new and unexpected tasks from time to time


    • CCTV,AV Data cabling Project Management experice required.

    Technical Requirements
    • Microsoft Windows Server 2003/2008/2010, Active Directory and Exchange 2003/2007
    • Microsoft Office 2003/2007/2010
    • Blackberry Enterprise Server 4.0, 4.1 and handhelds
    • Citrix Metaframe 4.5 and XenApp 5.0 Terminal Servers
    • Understanding of networking concepts: TCP/IP, LAN/WAN, DHCP, DNS, Routing, Switching and Firewalls
    • Deploying home & Business networks and cable modems, DSL, firewalls, hardware and software VPN
    • Email and Spam troubleshooting
    • Building Servers and Workstations
    • Data Backup and Recovery with Symantec Backup Exec or similar Enterprise Software or similar
    • Symantec Antivirus or similar Software



    Preferred


    • Experience with Cisco Routers, Catalyst switches and PIX/ASA Firewalls


    • Experience with Alcatel -Avaya phone systems


    • Experience with Linux or Solaris Operating Systems


    • Experience with NAS,Storage Area Networks and Virtualization


    • Certifications with any of the above technologies


    • Microsoft SQL Server,Vmare Cloud Desktop & Servers


    • Experience with Built and Manage Web Hosting Servers.



    Work Conditions

    • Ability to work in an independent environment with moderate supervision.

    • Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines (including late nights and weekends).


    • Ability to travel for business and work beyond normal business hours when necessary. • Willing to work extra hours as needed.


    • Ability to be flexibl

    Is it just me, or do people with all those skills generally feel it's not an efficient use of their time to be distributing the mail?



  • There's your clue right there:

    "We are currently looking for a IT Specialist /Project Manager provide a high level of 1st, 2nd and 3rd line technical support."



  • @MascarponeRun said:

    Is it just me, or do people with all those skills generally feel it's not an efficient use of their time to be distributing the mail?
     

    It's just you.  I once interviewed for a "programming" job where I was told that my duties would from time to time include cleaning and calibrating the magnetic tape drives.


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.



  • @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.


    And if you think the occasional faxing and distributing mail is beneath you, you're probably not a good fit.



  • @fennec said:

    @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.


    And if you think the occasional faxing and distributing mail is beneath you, you're probably not a good fit.

    Lets see, one piece of mail for zipcode 10019, another for 90324....I'll be back in a while....



  • @fennec said:

    @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.


    And if you think the occasional faxing and distributing mail is beneath you, you're probably not a good fit.

    Lets see, one piece of mail for zipcode 10019, another for 90324....I'll be back in a while....



  • @fennec said:

    @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.


    And if you think the occasional faxing and distributing mail is beneath you, you're probably not a good fit.
    I've been that one man, and I have no problem with something like passing out the mail in a small business - I've worked in a few places where that was done by whoever happened to pick it up off the mat after the postman had been.

    I posted the ad because the impression I got was that they're looking for rather more than that, from someone pretty highly-skilled and presumably well-paid - it seemed to me that someone had heard that the company was looking for a systems-administrator, and someone heard the word 'administrator' added some secretary-administrator stuff to the job spec out of stupidity.



  • @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.

    You mean the one-person-with-two-managers IT dept?

    I'm trying to imagine how clueless those two managers can be.  Is one the owners son who coded a game in high school? Is one a Cobol dinosaur who insists on doing everything worlds-best-practice 1973 style?



  • @Qwerty said:

    ...worlds-best-practice 1973 style?

    Never trust those "new fangled" ideas



  • @Qwerty said:

    @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.

    You mean the one-person-with-two-managers IT dept?

    I'm trying to imagine how clueless those two managers can be.  Is one the owners son who coded a game in high school? Is one a Cobol dinosaur who insists on doing everything worlds-best-practice 1973 style?

    No kidding.  And not only are they clueless, they're going to make you set up their home networks (because they can't):

    @Weng said:

    Deploying home & Business networks and cable modems, DSL, firewalls, hardware and software VPN 

    And then call you at 3am to come fix it when their DSL goes down:

    @Weng said:

    Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines (including late nights and weekends)

    Ability to travel for business and work beyond normal business hours when necessary.


    This whole ad just screams "Come be my poorly-treated data slave." 

     




  •  Ah, I see they've changed "fast-paced environment" to "high-paced environment" to get around the people that filter out those types of job ads. 

     

    This roughly translates to, "We don't use QA; we deploy directly to production.  If it breaks, it is your fault and you have to stay on a 20+ person conference bridge where half of the people are pissed off customers while you are fixing the problem."

     



  •  

    Overtime may be required to meet project deadlines (including late nights and weekends).


    • Ability to travel for business and work beyond normal business hours when necessary. • Willing to work extra hours as needed.


    • Ability to be flexib

     

    I just saw this one.  Did it say what it paid?  I'm betting it was about $40-$50k.  Where was it posted, Craigslist?  It is probably one of those ads where, "Hey, Ritwik needs an H1B so we have to advertise his job somewhere first so we can say we couldn't find any suitable citizen candidates."  Then they stack the description with his very specific skills, throw in the lowball amount they are paying him, and add that overtime thing so no one in their right mind applies.

     


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @ooblek said:

    H1B
    Nope. (archive if it disappears.)


  • Discourse touched me in a no-no place

    @MascarponeRun said:

    I posted the ad because the impression I got was that they're looking for rather more than that, from someone pretty highly-skilled and presumably well-paid - it seemed to me that someone had heard that the company was looking for a systems-administrator, and someone heard the word 'administrator' added some secretary-administrator stuff to the job spec out of stupidity.

    I don't think well-paid is a safe presumption. Based on the description, I'd be very surprised if they offer more than an administrative assistant's salary.



  • @PedanticCurmudgeon said:

    @MascarponeRun said:
    I posted the ad because the impression I got was that they're looking for rather more than that, from someone pretty highly-skilled and presumably well-paid - it seemed to me that someone had heard that the company was looking for a systems-administrator, and someone heard the word 'administrator' added some secretary-administrator stuff to the job spec out of stupidity.

    I don't think well-paid is a safe presumption. Based on the description, I'd be very surprised if they offer more than an administrative assistant's salary.
    Very true - these ads requesting the moon on a stick for peanuts are not uncommon. Even by those standards, though, this one was a bit odd.



  • @MascarponeRun said:

    • Checking and distributing emails to the project managers

    I've noticed people talking about how the application wants the applicant to act as the mail room, but it's different thanks to that e-. They want the applicant to read and then manually route all emails to their recipients, according to the quoted line!


  • Winner of the 2016 Presidential Election

    The person directing mail can be in a position of power.


    @Joseph Heller, Catch-22 said:

    The U.S.O. troupes were sent by General P. P. Peckem, who had moved his headquarters up to Rome and had nothing better to do while he schemed against General Dreedle. General Peckem was a general with whom neatness definitely counted. He was a spry, suave and very precise general who knew the circumference of the equator and always wrote “enhanced” when he meant “increased.” He was a prick, and no one knew this better than General Dreedle, who was incensed by General Peckem’s recent directive requiring all tents in the Mediterranean theater of operations to be pitched along parallel lines with entrances facing back proudly toward the Washington Monument. To General Dreedle, who ran a fighting outfit, it seemed a lot of crap. Furthermore, it was none of General Peckem’s goddam business how the tents in General Dreedle’s wing were pitched. There then followed a hectic jurisdictional dispute between these overlords that was decided in General Dreedle’s favor by ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen, mail clerk at Twenty-seventh Air Force Headquarters. Wintergreen determined the outcome by throwing all communications from General Peckem into the wastebasket. He found them too prolix. General Dreedle’s views, expressed in less pretentious literary style, pleased ex-P.F.C. Wintergreen and were sped along by him in zealous observance of regulations. General Dreedle was victorious by default.



  • @Weng said:

     This is an ad for the typical one-man IT department.

     

    A one-man IT department that apparently needs two IT MANAGERS.

     



  • What a bunch of whiners. I've been asked to literally TAKE OUT THE TRASH before. Yes, my job included surprise janitorial duties.



  • @smxlong said:

    What a bunch of whiners. I've been asked to literally TAKE OUT THE TRASH before. Yes, my job included surprise janitorial duties.

    Is that code for firing inept co-worker?



  • @serguey123 said:

    @smxlong said:

    What a bunch of whiners. I've been asked to literally TAKE OUT THE TRASH before. Yes, my job included surprise janitorial duties.

    Is that code for firing inept co-worker?

    I think it's code for giving them two in the hat.

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