System Administrator Position

  • University of West Florida
  • Pensacola, FL, USA
  • Jan 11, 2022
Full-time Cybersecurity Information Security Information Systems (IS) Information Technology (IT) LAN Network Architecture Networking Research SysAdmin Training

Job Description

System Administrator Position #127090

University of West Florida Center for Cybersecurity

The University of West Florida (UWF) Center for Cybersecurity in Pensacola, FL, invites applications for the full-time position of System Administrator (127090). For additional information on this and other opportunities, please visit 

Job Summary:

The System Administrator will support the Center's IT Manager and team with the maintenance and operation of the Florida Cyber Range (FCR), data center, Local Area Network (LAN) and Information Systems (IS). Support the creation and documentation of virtualized networks to support instructional materials.

This person will monitor network activity to ensure network confidentiality, integrity, and availability (CIA) for all systems and users through the use of advanced monitoring and vulnerability management software, techniques, and procedures. They will monitor and test web site performance to ensure web site(s) operate correctly and without interruption. Assist in network modeling, analysis, planning, implementation, and coordination between network and data communications hardware and software.

This position supports Center personnel regarding purchases and upgrades of hardware and software, including server technologies. Liaison for technical support between the Center for Cybersecurity’s faculty/staff and UWF Information Technology Services (ITS). Manages the Center’s help desk and assigns work according to task complexity, time restraint, and priority. Install, manage, or modify operating system and other productivity software. Develop instructional materials, including range environments, labs, and exercises, and provide support for courses, competitions, and other education, training, and research activities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma and six years of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or related field with 0 to 3 years' experience, or
  • Associate’s degree in Information Technology or related field with 3 to 6 years' experience, or High School Diploma with 6 to 9 years' experience. Excellent communications skills. Meet Department of Defense 8570 IAT Level II (CompTIA Security+); Experience with tools such as: Virtualization infrastructure (VMware, Xen, KVM/QEMU); Operating systems (Windows10,
  • Windows Server, MacOS, Redhat, Ubuntu, Kali); Networking routers and firewalls (FortiGate,
  • PFsense, Dell, Cisco); Major applications (Apache, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft Active Directory,
  • DNS, Microsoft SQL Server, MySQL, Postgresql, Microsoft Office, Google GSuite); Hardware
  • (RAID controllers, rack mounting equipment, CAT6 cabling and termination); Security (Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGS), Center for Internet Security (CIS) Tools, patch management, and information assurance vulnerability management compliance and reporting).

Salary: $50,000.

Last day to apply: 12/10/2021

Application Process: Candidates must apply online through the University of West Florida website:

Applicants are required to attach a resume, cover letter and three references.

An opportunity to upload these documents will be provided during the application process.

For assistance, please contact Human Resources at 850-474-2694 or email: jobs at uwf dot edu

This position allows eligible veterans and their spouses to claim Veterans’ Preference pursuant to Section 295.07, F.S.; applicants claiming preference are responsible for providing required documentation on or before the posting deadline date as such documentation is required for eligibility determination.  Supporting documentation, in addition to the DD214, may be required based on eligibility criteria.  For information on obtaining a DD214, visit or call 1-866-272-6272.

At the conclusion of this search, if a non-preference eligible applicant is appointed to the position and you are a preference-eligible applicant and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, a written complaint requesting an investigation may be submitted to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Blvd., Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708. Such complaint should be filed within 60 calendar days from the date that the notice the position has been filled is received by the applicant pursuant to Sections 120.569 and 120.57, F.S.  

About UWF:

The University of West Florida has been designated as a National Center of Academic

Excellence (CAE) in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency and was named as the CAE Regional Hub for the Southeast US. The UWF Center for Cybersecurity is a regional hub for multidisciplinary cybersecurity research, education, partnerships, and outreach, and is recognized as a national leader for innovative cybersecurity education, training, and workforce development. UWF offers multidisciplinary undergraduate and graduate cybersecurity programs, certificates, state-of-the-art research, and teaching facilities. UWF's multidisciplinary faculty lead a variety of educational and research programs and grants. UWF leads the National Cybersecurity Workforce Development Program. For additional information, please visit 


The University of West Florida is an Equal Opportunity/Access/Affirmative Action/Disabled/Veteran employer. Any individual requiring special accommodation to apply is requested to advise UWF by contacting UWF Human Resources at 1-850-474-2694 (voice) or 1-850-857-6158 (TTY).  A criminal background check is required for successful candidates.  E-Verify is required for employment. All applications for employment at the University are subject to Florida public records law.


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