Computer Systems Administrator

Harmony Public Schools - Houston, TX (30+ days ago)3.5


Computer systems administrators are responsible for the day-to-day operation of HPS IT systems.


o Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from an accredited college or university required.

o Minimum 3 years experience in server-domain system management and computer developing/programming supporting 3000+ users (5 years experience preferred).

o Microsoft Certifications 2012 (12 MCSA preferred, MCSE preferred)


o Work on help-desk tickets and provides quality customer service to staff and clients.

o Design, install, configure, and test Microsoft Windows Server OS?s with all roles-features. (Especially domain and related.

o Configure, monitor, and resolve issues on current and previous versions of Windows Server, along with its various roles, such as Active Directory, DNS, Cloud, DHCP, IIS, NPS, and others

o Install, configure, maintain, and upgrade Microsoft Windows server operating systems and applications and other systems as appropriate, and will recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.

o Develop, write, update, and maintain a computer programs or software packages to handle specific jobs, such as Microsoft Windows active directory and domain related roles, tracking inventory, storing or retrieving data, or controlling other equipment.

o Maintain an inventory of parts for emergency repairs.

o Collect data in order to evaluate and optimize computer system performance.

o Diagnose, recognize and troubleshoot problems with server hardware and applications software.

o Provide security, operations, maintenance, and support for network and computer systems.

o Install, configure routers, firewalls, switches and make sure the cables are connected properly.

o Promptly report to management about the Network Performance reports, Current status of the Network on time.

o Co-ordinate, configure and Install network configurations, software?s etc.

o Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.

o Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.

o Plan, coordinate, and implement network security measures in order to protect data, software, and hardware.

o Develop, write, update, and maintain a computer programs or software packages to handle to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks.

o Perform routine network startup and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.

o Recommend changes to improve systems and network configurations, and determine hardware or software requirements related to such changes.

o Monitor network performance in order to determine whether adjustments need to be made, and to determine where changes will need to be made in the future.

o Maintain logs related to network functions, as well as maintenance and repair records.

o Research new technology, and implement it or recommend its implementation.

o Creating, Documenting, Testing and modification of HARMONY standard processes and procedures

o Establishing and documenting standards and procedures, maintaining inventory of technological devices, working with outside vendors, and maintaining backup systems.

o Coordinate with vendors and with company personnel in order to facilitate purchases.

o The job requires flexibility to coordinate with other schedules and may require work after normal business hours.

o Depending on the layout of the business, significant physical activity is also potentially necessary.

o Performance network analysis and troubleshooting

o Packet capture and analysis of application traffic

o Work in a team as well as independently as required.

o Work off hours as required for project work

o Perform other duties as assigned.


o Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms with all levels of management, both internal and external to the district.

o Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships both internal and external to the district.

o Ability to organize special programs for IT department

o Ability to use computer including software, database used by the district, spreadsheet and word processing software, calculator, copy machine and telephone.

o Ability to analyze data

o Ability to use effective interview techniques, effective public speaking skills, and problem-solving skills


o Light Work: may require the occasional light lifting.

o Nights and weekend activities will be occasionally required.

o Position is in office setting and may involve prolonged work at a desk in one location.

o Moderate travel is required.

Role/ Salary Band 4

Dallas/ Fort Worth and Central Office - Houston

Salary minimum: $60, 000 Salary maximum: $84,000

Austin, El Paso, and San Antonio Districts: $2,000 less

Job Type: Full-time


  • Server-domain system management and computer developing/ pro: 3 years (Required)


  • Bachelor's (Required)


  • Houston, TX (Required)


  • Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) (Preferred)


  • English (Required)

Work authorization:

  • United States (Required)