System Administrator

Posting Number
# of Openings
Information Systems
Union Status
Non Union
Adirondack Medical Center
Saranac Lake

Position Summary

The System Administrator’s role is to manage and optimize computer software systems, storage systems, and computing environment to ensure high levels of availability and security of supported hospital applications. This includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading IT Systems to ensure optimal performance. The person will also identify and troubleshoot problem areas (in person, by telephone, or via e-mail) in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user assistance where required. This individual also participates in the planning and implementation of policies and procedures to ensure system provisioning and maintenance is consistent with hospital goals, industry best practices, and regulatory requirements.  The Server Administrator’s primary focus will be on servers, storage, and enterprise applications, but end user, phone, and network device support may be required.


Personal Attributes

  1. Strong customer service orientation.
  2. Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  3. Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  4. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills.
  5. Adept at reading, writing, and interpreting technical documentation and procedure manuals.
  6. Ability to conduct research into hardware and software issues and products as required.
  7. Ability to present ideas and solutions in user-friendly language.
  8. Highly self-motivated and directed.
  9. Keen attention to detail.
  10. Skilled at working within a team-oriented, collaborative environment.



  1. Minimum three years of experience working in an enterprise environment. 
  2. VMware
  3. Microsoft Server and Application Suite (including SQL Server and Exchange)
  4. Microsoft SharePoint (preferred)
  5. Active Directory Group Policy
  6. PowerShell
  7. Storage Area Networks
  8. Backup Software
  9. Knowledge of healthcare environment (preferred)
  10. Vendor Management, Documentation
  11. Cisco experience a plus


Certifications:  Microsoft Certifications (Preferred)


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