Systems Administrator/Webmaster

Position Information

Position Information

Department History & Art History
Alternate Department Description

Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

Criminal Background Check Standard Background Check
Motor Vehicle Background Check No
Restricted Position? No, is eligible for layoff or severance benefits.
Job Category Classified Staff
Role (State) Job Title Information Technology Specialist II
Working Title Systems Administrator/Webmaster
Job Type Full-Time
Position Number 01433z
Recruit Number Staff - 8427
Working Hours
Location Fairfax
Pay Band Payband 5
Salary Commensurate with education and experience.
Web Announcement

Systems Administrator/Webmaster

The George Mason University Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (, within the Department of History and Art History, is seeking an innovative, full-time Systems Administrator/Webmaster. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.


  • Maintain and grow the technical infrastructure of the center that includes 23 servers that received over 26 million visits in 2016, and a complex set of networked connections, storage, databases, software, programming languages, and operating systems;
  • Provide individual technology consulting services to developers across the organization; and
  • Will be involved with the center’s senior staff in planning and setting technology policies and standards.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience;
  • Experience administering production CentOS/RHEL Linux servers and a high-availability cluster in a multiuser environment;
  • Ability to support dozens of computers used by the center’s staff, and ensure the security and uptime of a major technical operation;
  • Experience maintaining high-traffic PHP/MySQL Web sites;
  • Strong knowledge of Apache, PHP, MySQL administration, Linux security practices (i.e., permissions, iptables, IDS), system monitoring (e.g., Nagios), shell scripting, HA practices (e.g., load balancing, cluster filesystems), DNS administration, and Web site optimization;
  • Experience addressing security needs across servers and Web sites;
  • Experience installing server hardware (i.e., servers, routers, RAID storage); and
  • Excellent troubleshooting abilities (e.g., quickly diagnosing and fixing broken Web sites).
Special Instructions to Applicants

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 01433z at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

For Full Consideration, Apply by: November 15, 2017
Posting Date 11/02/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Telework Friendly?
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Equity Statement

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

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Supplemental Questions

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Supplemental Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
  3. List of Professional References
Optional Documents