Staff Network Systems Administrator

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Work type: MERC
Location: Warner Robins, GA (MERC)
Categories: MERC (Mercer Engineering Research Center)

Position Title

Staff Network Systems Administrator

Work Location

Warner Robins, GA

Hours Per Week


Job Type



- Resolves problems regarding Linux and Window server operating systems, application software and hardware operation.

- Manages prescribed server disaster recover schemes, systems capacity planning and user data management.

- Enters commands, conducts server diagnostics, and observes system performance to verify accurate operations and identify errors.

- Sets up servers and ensures proper installation and configuration of hardware, tape libraries, disk arrays and operating systems.

- Manages server and PC system patch update schedules and corrective action.

- Maintain and performs problem resolution of Windows Active Directory structure.

- Maintains records of daily support requests to include problems, corrective actions taken, and installation activities.

- Coordinates major hardware or software resolution with vendors for service.

- Communicates with users and the Manager, Network Systems to establish requirements for problem resolutions, new systems or modifications. 

- Responsible for support and execution of the implementation of Security controls and other tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications

- U.S. Citizenship is required.

- Ability to obtain and maintain a DoD Security Clearance.

- A Bachelor's degree in a related field and 3 years of directly related experience; or a high school diploma and 5 years of directly related experience.

- Demonstrated technical experience with Linux and Windows server computer hardware, operating systems and application software including Red Hat 7 and 8, Windows Server 2016 and 2019 and networking parameters. 

- Ability to install, repair, and troubleshoot server hardware, software, peripheral devices, disk arrays and tape libraries. 

- Effective written and oral communication skills.

- Service oriented and able to communicate and interface with users, peers, and vendors.

- Ability to conduct research into server issues and products are required.

- Ability to read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and security vulnerabilities.

- Security+ or similar certification.

- Two years of Linux Systems Administration. 

Preferred Qualifications

- Linux+ or similar certification. 

Benefits of Working at MERC
MERC is a non-profit applied research operating unit of Mercer University, a private university founded in 1833. Established in 1987 in Warner Robins, GA, MERC employs more than 200 engineers, scientists, professors, and support staff, who provide sustainable research solutions to government agencies, the Department of Defense, and commercial customers around the world.
Warner Robins and the middle GA area are located 90 miles south of Atlanta and within easy driving distance of both the beach and mountains. The area is known for its Southern-style music, food, and restaurants and has a rich cultural and art presence, along with excellent health care and schools.
MERC offers a generous benefits package including health and dental insurance, retirement, tuition reimbursement, vacation/sick leave accrual, and holiday pay. 
Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

FLSA Status


EEO Statement


COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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