IT Systems Administrator

Submission Information
Publish Date: 
Tuesday, November 23, 2021
Archive Date: 
Tuesday, December 21, 2021
To event remaining 24 days
Job Summary
Job Category: 
Scientific/Technical Staff
Institution Classification/Type: 
Large Academic
Sunspot Solar Observatory
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
New Mexico
United States of America
Job Announcement Text: 

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

Responsibilities include IT support, systems management, updating and upgrading software for operations of the Dunn Solar Telescope and instruments, upgrading computer hardware and operating systems, server maintenance, and network service maintenance. 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

Benefits: See

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: 
Friday, December 31, 2021
Selection Deadline: 
Friday, January 7, 2022
Current Status of Position: 
Accepting Applicants
Apply to Job
Attention To: 
Dr McAteer
Director, Sunspot Solar Observatory
New Mexico State University
Department Name: 
Department of Astronomy
Inquiries About Job
Attention To: 
Dr McAteer
IT Systems Administrator at Sunspot Solar Observatory