Systems Administrator


Warren-Newport Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.50 M-F
$19.75-$35.57 DOE

​Principal Responsibilities:

  • Analyzes system and user requirements.
  • Ensure the operation and security of the network infrastructure, servers, and desktop systems.
  • Performs advanced troubleshooting for network hardware, software problems and to isolate and diagnose common PC problems.
  • Creates and maintains user accounts and network profiles.
  • Coordinates all system hardware and software upgrades with library departments and staff to ensure minimal downtime.
  • Ensure patch levels are adhered to, performs testing and troubleshooting.
  • Maintains network backups using Veeam software.
  • Maintains network group policies.
  • Audits and maintains security levels consistent with network security policies. This may include developing and implementing policies, performing intrusion testing, identifying and correcting security vulnerabilities, and implementing security-related software.
  • Contacts suppliers, contractors, and other vendors for cost estimates and orders services, supplies, and other materials related to IT hardware and software.
  • Inspects performance of contractors.
  • Responds to IT requests using issue tracking software.
  • Responds to off-hour emergencies as needed.
  • Sets up, arranges, and removes AV related equipment for events and meetings.
  • Monitors and maintains IT supply inventory and ensures storage areas are well organized and orderly.
  • Provides technical assistance to all library staff.
  • Provides training for library staff on the use of technologies.
  • Works approved extended hours to meet critical deadlines.
  • Assists department head with annual budget estimates for new equipment, upgrades, and supplies.
  • Attends and participates in staff, department and other job-related meetings.
  • Participates on library committees and project teams.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in a technical discipline or equivalent prior experience.
  • Certifications such as MCSE, CCNA, MCSA, A+, are recommended.
  • Working experience with both LAN and WAN technologies.
  • Working experience with Cisco firewall and wireless technologies.
  • At least 3 years working in a systems/network administration position with networks between 50 to150 users in an environment using Microsoft networks.
  • In-depth knowledge and working experience with Microsoft operating systems including Hyper-V, Server 2012R2, Windows 7 and 10.
  • Skilled in network security, Microsoft Exchange, web services, and MySQL databases.
  • Ability to research, analyze and determine appropriate course of action for complex technical problems.
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Applications are available on our website at or at our Circulation Desk. Please submit an application, resume and cover letter to Kevin Getty, Head of IT & Facilities, at

No phone calls or in person inquiries

Application Contact: 
Kevin Getty
Apply To: 
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Rd
Gurnee , IL 60031
Phone: 8472445150
42° 21' 47.214" N, 87° 54' 54.8856" W