Career Opportunities

Information Technology

Desktop Administrator

Posting Date

1/4/2019 12:00:00 AM

Position Information

Working Title:  Desktop Administrator
UW System Title:  IS Specialist

Essential Job Functions

This position reports to the Manager of Network Services and is responsible for all aspects of Windows desktop development, utilizing Microsoft Systems Center Configuration Server (SCCM) and VMWare Horizon View.  Additionally, this position provides Active Directory and Group Policy administration as well as enterprise application support.

This position includes the following responsibilities:

  • Administer SCCM distribution points (DPs) and clients.
  • Build and maintain Windows reference images utilizing the Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT)
  • Test new operating system installations and create task sequences to deploy images.
  • Package applications for automated deployment and push to campus.
  • Monitor deployments, analyze imaging issues and provide resolution.  Document the process for the knowledgebase.
  • Provide workstation security by patching regularly and maintaining campus antivirus software and signatures.
  • Update and troubleshoot workstation BIOS, firmware and drivers.
  • Design, build, deploy and manage images using the VMWare vSphere/Horizon View VDI platform.
  • Create App Stacks for VMWare Horizon View and maintain golden images.
  • Provide Active Directory and Group Policy support and administration.
  • Provide support for enterprise applications.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve campus workstation issues, including SCCM client issues.
  • Oversee license management for deployed applications.
  • Manage service requests and ensure timely resolution.



  • High School Diploma at time of application
  • 1 year of experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) and Windows servers in an enterprise environment
  • 1 year experience with enterprise applications, current Windows operating systems, Active Directory and Group Policy
  • Knowledge of and experience with VMware Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, vSphere and Horizon View


  • Strong knowledge of building and employing desktop images and applications
  • Experience with instant clones, app volumes and user environment manager (UEM)
  • Knowledge of Windows Powershell scripting environment
  • Experience with antivirus solutions, especially Cisco AMP
  • Experience working in a diverse environment with a large number of applications
  • Experience with large system deployments and multi-site imaging
  • Experience with Microsoft Bitlocker and JSS/Mac a plus

The successful candidate will have exceptional oral, written, interpersonal, organizational, time-management, computer, proofreading, and customer service skills; the ability to communicate with diverse constituents; and the willingness to work independently, as well as part of a collaborative team. This position requires the ability to manage multiple deadlines, projects, and priorities with attention to detail and exceptional accuracy; show excellent judgment, including sensitivity to personal and confidential information; and demonstrate flexibility and the ability to adapt to ongoing change. Good work habits, such as attendance, punctuality, accountability, thoroughness, and resourcefulness, are essential for this position.

Conditions of Appointment

Position is a full-time Academic Staff appointment.  Official transcripts of the highest degree achieved will be required of finalist(s). A criminal conviction investigation will be conducted on the finalist(s). In compliance with the Wisconsin Fair Employment Act, the University does not discriminate on the basis of arrest or conviction record.

All final candidates must be asked, prior to hire, whether they have been found to have engaged in, are currently under investigation for, or left employment during an active investigation in which they were accused of sexual violence or sexual harassment. When obtaining employment reference checks, these same sexual violence or sexual harassment questions must also be asked.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay does not offer H-1B or other work authorization visa sponsorship for this position. Candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States at the time of hire and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact Human Resources.


Salary range of $60,000 - $65,000
This position is exempt from the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

The UW System provides an excellent benefits package, including participation in the Wisconsin State Retirement System.

To Apply

STEP 1: Please select the applicable link below:

External Applicants: (NOT currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)
Internal Applicants: (Currently employed by the University of Wisconsin System)

STEP 2: From "Job Search" screen,

  • Click "View All Jobs"
  • Select "Desktop Administrator"
    • You must login before you can apply. Input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Sign In."
    • If you have not yet registered, click "Register Now" to begin the registration process.

STEP 3: Submit application materials:

Please be sure to complete all required fields, and include all required documents before submitting your application. Once submitted, you will not be able to edit or attach any application materials. Files must be complete to be considered. Please include the following documents:

  • Cover letter that specifically addresses qualifications for the essential job functions
  • Resume
  • Names and contact information for three references

You must select "Submit" to forward your application materials to the search committee.

If you have any questions, need accommodations, or submitted your application with missing materials, call or email:

Kathy Gajeski
Phone: (920) 465-2383

Application Deadline

To ensure consideration, please submit application materials by Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Note: The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis.Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

For more information regarding the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and the surrounding area, see our Campus and Community section. For Campus Safety information see our Office of Public Safety website and our Annual Security Report (for a paper copy please contact the Office of Human Resources at (920) 465-2390). This report includes statistics about reported crimes, as well as information about crime prevention and campus security policies and procedures.

The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay is an Affirmative Action Equal Employment Opportunity employer committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining a community which welcomes and values a climate supporting equal opportunity and difference among its members. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender and/or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, genetic information, national origin, ethnicity, citizenship status, veteran or military status (including disabled veteran, recently separated veteran, other protected veteran, or Armed Forces service medal veteran status), age, or disability.