Job Vacancy Information Technology Consultant – Expert California State University, Fullerton

Job title: Information Technology Consultant – Expert

Company: California State University, Fullerton

Job description: Job Title

Information Technology Consultant – Expert


Information Technology Consultant – Expert




Information Technology – Infrastructure Services


Information Technology

Salary Range

$6,249 – $12,100 per month (Anticipated hiring range is $6,249 – $9,100 per month)

Appointment Type


Time Base


Work Schedule

Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM; This is a temporary position to end on or before June 30, 2023 with a possibility of renewal on an annual basis if funds and/or program needs exist.

About CSUF

Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary

It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University’s mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Division of Information Technology strives to be a strategic, innovative and best-in-class IT organization that provides a leading-edge technology environment for students, faculty and staff to advance the University’s mission, vision and goals. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our Unit/Department Name team as the Information Technology Consultant – Expert. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

Oversees high-performance computing clusters supporting computational science and mathematics research. Facilitates the high performance computing clusters (HPCCs) for the College of Natural Science and Mathematics while working alongside the Division of Information Technology. Oversees and supports the Virtual Computing Lab (VCL) System: web server, database server, management node(s), and multiple virtualization hosts. Working with the team, the Information Technology Consultant-Expert builds and supports cloud infrastructure for the campus. Creates documentation and provides technical support to faculty, staff, and management on the computing clusters. Collaborates and works closely with faculty, staff and student researchers. Oversees user management such as: user and group accounts, permissions. Creates new accounts for faculty and students. Provides daily HPCC system and customer support such as daily job monitoring, daily interactive with user base to assist researching tasks need, and user resource management such as disk quota management script engineering in support of faculty and student HPCC utilization tasks. Troubleshoots, analyzes, diagnoses and isolates system failures. Develops, communicates and implement solutions with senior engineer in both system and hardware level change and/or repair request. Foresees upcoming issues and will solve complex problems. Trains and mentors junior IT team members. Documents solutions and educates the general user base on corrective actions made. Supports the installation, upgrading, and use of a diverse set of scientific applications on an open-source for parallel computing within the Linux environment. Develops an understanding of the hardware and architecture for open-source and parallel computing. Contributes to development of competitive proposals by members of the Center for Computational and Applied Mathematics to advance high-performance computing on campus and in the region. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Information Systems, Telecommunications, Engineering, Engineering Technology or a related field and five years of relevant full-time experience. Twelve years of relevant full-time experience or an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in a related field and seven years of relevant full-time experience may be substituted for the previously listed education and experience requirement.

Advanced knowledge of the work area demonstrated by an understanding and use of the advanced principles and theories. Ability to integrate and apply work related knowledge to achieve innovative solutions, anticipate the impact of problems and solutions on other systems, investigate and research new systems and technologies, and develop complex information technology systems and solutions. Ability to understand problems from a broad perspective. Ability to explore, conceive, and implement solutions and ideas in new ways. Ability to predict and anticipate problems and create proactive solutions. Demonstrated communication expertise using persuasion and negotiation. Ability to lead technical team efforts and assess skills within a team and work to build on individual strengths to maximize team results. Ability to teach and transfer knowledge and skills to others.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU 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 CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications

Five or more years of experience working in system administration. Experience working in a university environment. Experience with Scientific Unix or Linux . Experience with mathematical or statistical programming environments. Experience with scripting languages. Experience with IJatch scheduling, RAID storage, and file systems. Familiarity with SSH, and other database management systems. Knowledge and skills to apply security patches and software updates Possession of networking skills. Ability to integrate interfaces with systems. Familiarity with open source software.

Special Working Conditions

Occasional evening and weekend hours.

Additional Information

California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

The person holding this position i
s considered a limited mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting act and is required to comply with the requirement set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083, revised July 21, 2017.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

In accordance with the California State University (CSU) Out-of-State Employment Policy, the CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California and requires hiring employees to perform CSU-related work within the State of California.

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Hiring Preference

On-Campus CSUEU Employees

Advertised: Jun 02, 2022 (7:00 AM) Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close: Jun 16, 2022 (9:00 PM) Pacific Daylight Time

Expected salary: $6249 – 12100 per month

Location: Fullerton, CA

Job date: Fri, 03 Jun 2022 23:53:00 GMT

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