Microsoft Active Directory Administrator

University of Oregon
Information Services

Job no: 529458
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR, Other-Site
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Administrative/Office Support, Information Technology

Department: Information Services
Classification: Analyst Programmer 3
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $72,672 - $115,248 / per year
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

June 6, 2022; open until filled

Special Instructions to Applicants

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application including an online application, a cover letter, and a resume.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit a complete application through the UO Career page:

Department Summary

Information Services (IS) is the central information technology unit at the University of Oregon and provides wide-ranging services to campus. Information Services consists of four major functional areas: Customer Experience, which serves as the key contact point for interactions with campus clients and customers; Applications & Middleware, which manages and supports applications, integration services, identity management and data management; Information Security, which helps protect virtual or physical information; and Technology Infrastructure, which provides administration and support for the software, hardware, and services needed to support the campus IT environment. Information Services also includes the Advanced Network Technology Center. IS works closely with the Network for Education and Research in Oregon.

Established in 1876, the University of Oregon offers a breadth and depth of curricula with more than 270 academic programs and provides the opportunity to work at a respected research university with a strong holistic, liberal arts foundation. The UO also has a history of political and social involvement that embraces diverse beliefs, cultures, and values, and it is committed to environmental responsibility.

The University is also proud of the newly-announced Phil and Penny Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact, an initiative specifically designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation and beyond. Information Services collaborates with Research and Innovation and our schools and colleges to support the research, teaching, and learning mission of the University.

Eugene is the home of the University of Oregon. Located in the lush Willamette Valley, Eugene is well-known for outdoor pursuits like running, cycling, rafting, and fishing, as well as arts, music, crafts, brewing, wine-making, and community-supported agriculture. With branches in Portland and on the Oregon coast, the UO is deeply connected to Oregon's natural and cultural treasures.

Position Summary

Reporting to the Director of Identity and Directory Services, the Microsoft Active Directory Administrator will be responsible for providing leadership, training and administration of the campus-wide Active Directory environment and daily Active Directory Administration duties as a member of the Identity and Directory Services team. The primary responsibility of the Microsoft Active Directory Administrator will be to architect, implement and support large, complex enterprise software systems. This requires the use of in-depth and comprehensive knowledge in the technologies required to support these systems while also developing and leveraging best practices. This includes development and institution of Enterprise-wide group policies, campus Active Directory consolidation, integration with identity management products, and domain operation troubleshooting.

This position will also participate in general Directory administration supporting the Information Services Windows Server platforms. Duties include common Systems Administration duties such as installing, configuring, and updating software as well as developing and testing consistently repeatable procedures. This position will participation in selecting/procuring software solutions, implementation of software system solutions, performing/scheduling/managing maintenance and upgrades, performing system management operations including, but not limited to, configuration, tuning, solution resource management, etc. and providing solution domain knowledge expertise to others as required.

The scope of this position covers the broad range of technical expertise required to develop, administer and maintain University Enterprise application systems including maintenance, migrations and integrations involving new and existing systems. As well as designing, directing and implementing systems automation strategies, systems and application monitoring and troubleshooting and systems performance and security analysis.

This position is also responsible for managing and coordinating major projects for enterprise application installations, upgrades and deployments. This will include designing systems and planning strategies to support integrations, developing maintenance plans for large application systems, providing direction to team members to help support large application systems in specialty areas, and leading team efforts in projects involving enterprise system application installations, upgrades, maintenance and migrations for specialty areas. This position may also design and code software applications and scripts to support systems integration, configuration, and management.

This position is eligible to take advantage of the university’s remote work offering.

Essential Personnel
This position may provide essential services during times of emergencies and inclement weather. This position may be required to fulfill essential services and functions during these times.

The incumbent will be part of an on-call rotation and may be expected to work after hours and/or weekends.

Minimum Requirements

This classification requires a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in systems analysis and related programming support functions generally obtained by a bachelor's degree in computer science, or an equivalent amount of training and applied experience.

Professional Competencies

• Ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students from a variety of diverse backgrounds.
• Strong problem-solving skills.
• Ability to adapt within a rapidly changing technical environment
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to explain technical concepts to audiences with a wide range of technical skills.
• Ability to work independently and/or remotely as well as in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Preferred Qualifications

• Five years’ experience coordinating enterprise-wide computing initiatives.
• Five years’ experience working with scripting languages (such as PowerShell, etc).
• Two years’ experience working with windows systems administration in a production environment with increasing responsibility.
• Two years’ experience administering a large-scale Active Directory environment.
• Experience working with enterprise Identity Management products such as: Microsoft Forefront Identity Manager, Trident Identity Manager, or other Identity management systems.
• Experience with Azure Active Directory.
• Experience working with Active Directory Certificates Store.
• Experience working with Microsoft 365 license management.
• Experience working in a large environment with a distributed administration model.
• Experience managing and integrating various Office 365 services (Office 365 Pro Plus, Teams, Sharepoint, OneDrive, etc).
• Experience with ITIL or ITSM.
• Experience configuring and maintaining Microsoft Windows servers, including automation of common configuration and setup procedures.
• Experience providing high-availability services to enterprise clients.
• Experience working with Applications Administration principles, including systems automation, change management, capacity planning, documentation, etc.
• Experience leading technology implementation projects on an enterprise scale.

FLSA Exempt: Yes

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

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The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit

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