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Server Administrator 3

Marion County
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Server Administrator 3


$6,746.13 - $9,035.87 Monthly


Salem, OR

Job Type

Full-time Regular

Job Number



Information Technology

Opening Date


Closing Date

10/5/2023 11:59 PM Pacific



Bargaining Unit



It is an exciting time to work for Marion County!  We're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization. At Marion County, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Professionalism, Stewardship and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Marion County?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse and challenging work
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded Employees Benefit Plan
  • Located at the heart of the regional transportation center
  • Overall employee well-being programs
Acting as a lead worker, this position is responsible for the planning, design, implementation, maintenance, and decommission of the infrastructure and services that they are assigned.  Coordinating and assigning work scheduled by the IT Supervisor to the employees in their team.  Acts as the quality control for adherence to best practices, security principals, scalability, and supportability of the infrastructure.  They work collaboratively with the IT Supervisor to ensure that the infrastructure can deliver the services our citizens need. 

Works under the general supervision of an Information Technology Supervisor who assigns work, establishes goals, and reviews work for conformance to technical and department standards and compliance with department goals.

Supervision of other employees is not a responsibility of positions in this classification; however, incumbents in this classification exercise lead direction over other Information Technology personnel as directed by management.


Typical Duties - Duties include, but are not limited to the following

Infrastructure Administration
Maintains responsibility for the design, implementation, documentation, and decommissioning of infrastructure and services that are assigned, that meets applicable goals and objectives as defined by business and departmental objectives.  Develops, implements, and maintains the standards, processes, procedures, of how the infrastructure is monitored, managed, and maintained.  Collaborates with project managers and technical services teams to identify and mitigate problems and incidents with the infrastructure and services that are assigned.

Monitor, Manage, and Maintain Technologies
Maintains responsibility for the monitoring, management, and maintenance of the infrastructure that they are assigned.  Monitors infrastructure for performance, capacity, and other potential risks.  Manages the infrastructure ensuring that the configuration, capacity, security, and availability requirements are met, and exceptions are documented.  Maintains the infrastructure through proactive patching, lifecycle replacement and routine maintenance.  Ensures that maintenance downtime is communicated to all appropriate personnel and change management procedures are followed.

Infrastructure Support
Provides technical support for the infrastructure assigned.   Collaborates with support operations, development, and our customers to ensure that infrastructure related incidents and problems are resolved in a timely manner.  Provides support for technical teams through documentation, guides, and acts as a subject matter expert for the infrastructure they are assigned.   Participates in on-call rotation for after-hours infrastructure support.

Technical Lead / Subject Matter Expert (SME)
Collaborates with IT Supervisor and other team members to derive solutions that achieve business objectives.  Reviews infrastructure and services that are delivered to ensure that a high-quality product is delivered.  Assigns work items to other employees within the team assigned.

Other Duties

  • Participates in meetings, in-service training, workshops, etc. for the purpose of gathering information required to perform job functions.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Requirements for the Position


  1. Bachelor's degree in computer systems or related area; AND
  2. Four years of responsible technical experience in systems administration, including two years providing lead direction over other server administrators; OR
  3. Any satisfactory combination of work, education, training, or experience relevant to the position, as determined by Marion County.

  • The finalist for this position will be required to pass a criminal history background check, including fingerprints; however, conviction of a crime may not necessarily disqualify an individual for this position.
  • Must possess a current driver's license in the applicant's state of residence and an acceptable driving history.  Marion County will obtain a copy of the driving record for all qualified applicants from Driver and Motor Vehicle Services and review the driving record according to the Marion County policy and procedure for Driving on County Business.  The policy can be found at:
  • This assignment is represented by a union.
  • This is a full-time position, which is not eligible for overtime.
  • Typical Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., with flexibility depending upon the needs of the department and program.

Microsoft Enterprise Services, networking, virtualization cloud (e.g. Azure, AWS), and storage technologies; configurations of internet and intranet based applications; Active Directory management, to include Azure Active Directory; network security concepts; management of NAS and SAN storage solutions; management lifecycle of storage infrastructure; Storage and SAN Monitoring best practices; working with various operating systems in physical and virtualized environments such as VMWare; advanced research and analysis concepts and techniques; project management and supervision techniques; and general planning concepts.
Skill and ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; convey technical and complex information to staff; assign work and evaluate staff performance; troubleshoot and resolve client/user concerns and operational problems; assess capacity and future needs of network system; perform network installations; train and direct others in use of system; coordinate and implement projects; establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with system users and other county personnel; ability to fix complex system problems with minimum impact to users.

Operates a motor vehicle; sees using depth perception; stands; sits; moves about the work area; bends forward; stoops; climbs 1 floor of stairs; crawls; reaches overhead; lifts and carries up to 50 lbs.; pushes and pulls up to 25 lbs.; moves carts weighing up to 100 lbs.; operates a keyboard; speaks clearly and audibly; reads a 12 pt. font; distinguishes colors and shades; hears a normal level of speech; and works in areas that may be exposed to dust and/or blood/body fluids.


Marion County is a qualifying public employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program.  Through the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program, full-time employees working at the County may qualify for forgiveness of the remaining balance on Direct Loans after 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan.  Questions about your loan eligibility should be directed to your loan servicer or the US Department of Education.

Applicants are eligible to use Veterans’ Preference when applying with Marion County in accordance with ORS 408.225, 408.230, and 408.235 and OAR 105-040-0010 and 105-040-0015.  Preference will be awarded only if the applicant meets the minimum requirements of the position and attaches the required documentation at the time of application.


  • One of the following:
    • MEMBER COPY 4 of the Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty (DD Form 214 or 215); OR
    • Letter from the US Department of Veterans Affairs indicating receipt of a non-service connected pension; OR
    • Certification that discharge or release from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.
  • In addition to one of the above documents, Disabled Veterans must also submit one of the following:
    • A copy of their Veterans disability preference letter from the Department of Veterans Affairs; OR
    • Certification that medical separation from active duty under honorable conditions will take place not later than 120 days after the submission of the certificate.

You can request copies of your military service record through the National Archives website at

Marion County is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action, Veteran and Disability employer committed to increasing the diversity of its workforce.

Marion County
PO BOX 14500

Salem, Oregon, 97309
(503) 566-3949

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