Telescope IT Systems Administrator

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Archive Date: 
Wednesday, July 13, 2022
To event remaining 14 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Sunspot Solar Observatory / NMSU
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
New Mexico
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

New Mexico State University is seeking an IT Systems Administrator to support day time observations at the Sunspot Solar Observatory in Sunspot, NM. 

Responsibilities include systems administration, computer and database management and troubleshooting of IT infrastructure required for operation of the the Dunn Solar Telescope and instruments, documentation of this infrastructure, and planning/implementation of upgrades to improve functionality and maintainability. The successful candidate will assist with observing, computing, and other items as needed. Self-driven motivation, ability to excel in, and lead, small teams, and the ability to work at a remote location at altitude are essential attributes.

Education Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined. Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents (CV/Resume, 3 references, unofficial copy of transcripts) must be attached to the NMSU electronic application system at

Employment is contingent on funding and eligibility for employment in U.S. and results of a background verification.  NMSU is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer

Pay Compensation
Salary Min: 
$49694.00 (USD)
Salary Max: 
$55000.00 (USD)
Included Benefits: 
Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Selection Deadline: 
Sunday, July 31, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
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Attention To: 
Dr McAteer
Sunspot Solar Observatory
Inquiries About Job
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Dr McAteer
Telescope IT Systems Administrator