Iowa State University Systems Support Specialist III - 1173 in Ames, Iowa

Classification Information

University Title Systems Support Specialist III - 1173

Pay Grade 33

Salary Commensurate with qualifications

Base of Employment P - P&S

Job Category Professional and Scientific

Pay Frequency Monthly

Posting Details

Posting Number 80236P

Working Title Data Center Specialist

Advertised Employing Department IT Services

Appointment Type Professional & Scientific - Continuous

Proposed Start Date August 6, 2018

Proposed End Date or Length of Term

Number of Months Employed Per Year 12

Full or Part Time Full-Time

Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Information Technology Services at Iowa State University is seeking qualified applicants for a Data Center Specialist. The Data Center Specialist will be responsible for supporting ISU’s data center infrastructure, and data center services. This position will assist with maintaining server cabling, location, criticality, and power documentation and data center metrics. The Data Center Specialist will collaborate with server administrators, network engineers, and subcontractors on projects ranging from server installations to large and complex systems related to data center facilities, assets, power, cooling, and security controls. The position will work closely with Facilities and Planning Management (FP&M) on design and installations. This role will maintain quality control, provide physical and technical support for all data center activities including equipment onboarding and offboarding, and assist with all operational activities and equipment audits.

The successful candidate will have effective verbal and written communication skills, strong knowledge of appropriate building codes, cabling standards and installation practices along with the ability to lift up to 50 pounds, and work under sub floors for installation and removal of cables.

About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 5 years.

Supplemental Required Education and Experience

Preferred Education and Experience

Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computer Engineering, MIS, or IT-related degree.

Experience working with generators, HVAC, UPS

Experience working in a data center or operations environment

Experience physically installing servers, racks, data cabinets

Experience working with building codes, cabling standards and installation practices

Location (if other than Ames)

Additional Information

Department Contact Name Susie Eaton

Department Contact Phone 5152942430

Department Contact Email

Department/Unit Website

Application Instructions

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply for this Job” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae 2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter 3) Contact Information for Three ReferencesIf you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Special Instructions Summary

Guaranteed Consideration Date 05/28/2018

Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check and/or a consumer credit check.

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EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email