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IT Support Analyst (Operating Systems Analyst, Career)

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Work type: Staff
Location: San Diego
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology, On-site (work in-person at business location)

Position Summary

The IT Support Analyst will serve within the College of Sciences Technology Services. The Analyst will be responsible for endpoint management support (desktops, laptops, mobile devices, etc.) along with support for the cyberinfrastructure (compute, server, storage, and networking) environments, both on-premises and in the cloud, serving instructional, operational, and research projects/programs. This position will also assist in defining and ensuring compliance with IT security rules and regulations through implementation of controls and reporting for security frameworks (NIST, PCI-DSS, HIPAA and CMMC) as required by granting agencies. Participation in system, regional, and national research computing communities will also be encouraged.

This is a full-time (1.0 time-base), benefits eligible, permanent/probationary position. This position is designated exempt under FLSA and is not eligible for overtime compensation. Standard SDSU work hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., but may vary based on operational needs.

The individual hired into this role will work on campus at SDSU in San Diego.

Department Summary

The purpose of the Information Technology (IT) Division is to provide the technology that empowers SDSU’s success. The IT Division includes several departments and areas with the shared mission to leverage people and technology to support SDSU’s commitment to innovative teaching, research, and service. The IT Division is led by the Chief Information Officer, who is ultimately responsible for developing the long-term infrastructure, services, and strategy necessary to support the University’s mission of learning, discovery, and engagement. The IT  Division has the stewardship responsibility for core IT assets on campus and the obligation to provide the services, training, and community building necessary to realize the benefits of those  investments across the San Diego State University community. The IT Division is made up of 184 staff and 28 administrators.

Sciences Technology Services (STS), a department of IT Services and Support,  manages IT infrastructure supporting instruction, operations, and research at the College of Sciences (COS). The STS staff provide endpoint support, server management, IT consultation, quotes, and security management for systems across the college and collaborate with IT teams/groups throughout the SDSU community.

For more information regarding the IT Division, click here.

Education and Experience

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in operating systems programs, maintenance, and systems administration features is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree, preferably in computer science, mathematics, or a related technical field, or equivalent technical training and/or experience. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Operating Systems Analyst include a working knowledge of the assigned computer operating systems, systems analysis, and systems-level programming analysis techniques.

Key Qualifications

  • 3+ years experience in Information Technology 
  • Bachelor’s degree Computer Science or related field OR equivalent experience in lieu of bachelor’s degree (4 years)
  • Experience with server management and administration (Linux and Windows)
  • Experience with endpoint management systems such as Jamf, Entra ID/Azure AD, etc.
  • Knowledge of IT Security compliance
  • Knowledge of networking systems and configuration including VLAN, VPN, Port Management, Firewalls
  • Experience working with IT Security Tools such as CIS-CAT, Qualys, etc.
  • Experience with configuring, troubleshooting, and securing endpoint systems (PC, Apple, and Linux)

Compensation and Benefits

Starting salary upon appointment is not expected to exceed $7,084 per month. 

Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources.

San Diego State University offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. For more information regarding SDSU benefits, please click here.

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,678 - $11,547 per month. 

Diversity and Community at SDSU

At SDSU, our diversity gives us power and benefits every single member of our community.

Through our commitment to equity and inclusion, we encourage all members of our community to purposefully learn from one another through open and respectful dialogue and responsible engagement. For more information, click here.

Principles of Community

At San Diego State University, we are a community of diverse individuals who have and represent many perspectives, beliefs, and identities. This diversity lends our community strength, and we commit to creating and sustaining an inclusive and intellectually vibrant environment that benefits all members of our university. 

SDSU’s Principles of Community is an aspirational statement that is intended to evolve over time. The statement reflects the ideals we are encouraged to uphold in our interactions with one another. 

Supplemental Information

Initial review of the required application materials, including cover letters and resumes, will begin on March 4, 2024. To receive full consideration, apply by March 3, 2024. The position will remain open until filled.

The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment. 

San Diego State University is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (e.g., H-1B visa). Applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis. Offers of employment are contingent upon the presentation of documents that demonstrate a person's identity and authorization to work in the United States, which are consistent with the provisions of the Immigration Reform and Control Act. 

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. SDSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current SDSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

SDSU is a smoke-free campus. For more information, please click here.

SDSU is an Equal Opportunity Employer that considers all qualified candidates for employment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered military and veteran status, or any other protected characteristic or status. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who request an accommodation by contacting Taylor Jaress at

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