Systems Administrator V

Job Title
Systems Administrator V
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Job Posting: 





Open Until Filled

Position Title:

 Systems Administrator V  



Military Occupation Specialty Code:

Army 25B, 255A, 255N; Navy IT, 182X, 682X, 782X; Coast Guard IT, ISM; Marine Corps 0671         

Fair Labor Standards Act Status:  


Number of Vacancies:



COO/Program Operations/Communications Technology Services Operations

Salary Range:

$5167.00 - $8000.00 / monthly



Hours Worked Weekly:     


Work Schedule:

This position may be eligible for flexible work hours and/or a hybrid work schedule if certain program guidelines are met; working arrangements may change at any time at the sole discretion of the agency.



Agency Address: 

300 West 15th Street, #1300 / Austin, Texas 78701

Work Address:

1001 W. North Loop, Austin, Texas 78756


Refer Inquiries to:        

People and Culture Office     


(512) 463-5920 or (512) 475-4612

How To Apply:

  • You must create a CAPPS Career Section candidate profile or be logged in to apply.
  • Update your profile and apply for the job by navigating through the pages and steps.
  • Once ready, select “Submit” on the “Review and Submit” page.
  • If you have problems accessing the CAPPS Career Section, please email the CAPPS Recruiting Help Desk at [email protected]

Special Instructions: 

  • Applicants must provide in-depth information in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section to demonstrate how they meet the position qualifications. Incomplete applications may result in disqualification.
  • Resumes may be uploaded as an attachment but are not accepted in lieu of the information required in the EXPERIENCE & CREDENTIALS section of the application.

Interview Place/Time:

Candidates will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.


Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability.  Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodation.

What We Do

The Texas Department of Information Resources is the state agency charged with protecting the state’s data and critical technology infrastructure, managing a multi-million-dollar cooperative contracts program, and providing strategic technology leadership, solutions, and innovation to all levels of Texas government.  DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state.

Position Summary

Performs advanced (senior level) systems administration and network tools maintenance. Work involves providing effective and efficient storage, retrieval, customization, and archiving of data to ensure integrated database systems; planning, developing, and implementing database policies and procedures; and maintaining data integrity. Manages operations DNS environment, including updating DNS records, administering Linux-based DNS server, and maintaining the underlying infrastructure. May plan, assign, and/or supervise the work of others. Works under minimal supervision with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment. 

  • Designs, analyzes, and maintains database structures and assists in developing policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the database environment.
  • Designs and implements procedures necessary to save and recover database from hardware and software failures.
  • Performs and reviews logical and physical data modeling, designs relational database models, and creates physical data models from logical data models.
  • Performs database performance monitoring, implements efficiency improvement, and modifies existing databases and database management systems.
  • Plans, coordinates, and supports migration to new data management system software levels.
  • Develops policies and procedures to guide in the use and acquisition of database software and resources. Establishes, implements, evaluates, and recommends database software packages for potential acquisitions and database security standards and controls.
  • Assists in developing budgets.
  • Performs related functions as assigned.


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major course work in computer science, management information systems, or a related field
  • Additional work-related experience may be substituted for education on a year-for-year basis (High-school diploma required.

Experience and Training Required

  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in Linux systems administration.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in computer programming or shell scripting work.
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience managing DNS services.

Experience and Training Preferred

  • Experience with FreeBSD, Solaris, Linux and Unix
  • Experience working with BIND, TACACS, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Symforg, Framework, SNMP, MRTG and sendmail
  • Experience with IP networking and routing as it relates to systems administration.
  • Experience with VM-Ware or other hypervisor or container technologies.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles, practices, and techniques of computer programming and system design.
  • Knowledge of computer operations, systems, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of computer programming languages and data processing flowcharting techniques.
  • Knowledge of database structures and theories.
  • Knowledge of current database technologies and data analysis techniques.
  • Knowledge of DNS systems and processes.
  • Knowledge of IP addressing and subnetting.
  • Ability to identify and define user task needs.
  • Ability to process information logically.
  • Ability to conduct short-range and long-range project planning studies.
  • Ability to plan, organize and coordinate work assignments.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to support and contribute to a cohesive team environment.
  • Ability to work under pressure and exacting schedules to complete assigned tasks
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule to meet required deadlines.
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws.
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g., word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred).

Other Requirements

  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace.
  • Criminal background check.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent use of computers, copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking.
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, and climbing.

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