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Network Systems Administrator

The New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR), a research division of New Mexico Tech (NMT), is the state's geological survey. Located on the NMT campus in Socorro, New Mexico, our nonregulatory agency is a preeminent research organization dedicated to better understanding New Mexico’s natural resources and the earth processes that impact our state’s economy and communities.

We are looking for a self-motivated individual with experience in managing IT systems in a science agency. The prospective candidate will be responsible for the overall leadership and management of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) IT services. The Bureau’s IT and Data Services team collaborates with our staff scientists and program leaders to facilitate the collection, storage, and dissemination of high-quality geologic data. Communication skills in a team environment are essential to accomplish these tasks, advance the program, and improve our delivery methods. Applicants should be able to problem-solve or collaborate with a team of specialists to solve issues related to agency network systems, data storage and integrity, and delivering information and data to the public.

These services include a broad range of components such as network, data storage, web, database, application development, security, help desk, and GIS. This position supervises all full and part-time IT staff. Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with campus Bureau senior leadership, research and support staff, campus IT staff, and other internal/external stakeholders to accomplish objectives. Strong leadership and management experience is required for this position, along with a broad technical IT background.


  • IT services strategic leadership and day-to-day management. 60%
  • IT services engineering, implementation, and maintenance. 30%
  • IT services direct support. 10%

Bachelor's Degree in Information Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area. Master’s degree in one of these areas preferred. Minimum of 8 years of work experience supporting a broad range of IT services and three years IT management experience. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills. Excellent writing skills, both technical and non-technical. Expertise in project management, proposal writing, budgeting, etc.

Master's Degree in Information Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area. Master’s degree in one of these areas preferred. Knowledge and experience in managing a running and Active Directory-based infrastructure. Knowledge and experience with Windows Server operating system and experience with enterprise disaster recovery and backup/restore procedures. Knowledge running Windows storage clustering capabilities and various hardware/software RAID levels. Knowledge of various networked storage technologies such as iSCSI, SMB, NFS and various networking protocols, topologies, and routing/switching technologies. Knowledge of various firewall and security technologies and various VPN technologies. Knowledge of ESRI’s Arc server platform and associated technologies. Knowledge running web servers such as Apache, IIS and virtualization technologies such as Hyper-v, VMware, KVM.

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