Systems Administrator

Center for Energy and Environment
Organization Summary


Center for Energy and Environment is a community-based clean energy nonprofit with offices in the North Loop of Minneapolis, St. Paul’s Midway, and satellite locations in other cities. We provide practical energy solutions for homes, businesses, and communities to cut energy waste and harmful emissions.  We collaborate regularly with field peers and partners, and employ curious people who enjoy learning and contributing to Minnesota’s quality of life and economy.  Our workplace invites open door communications, respect for diverse backgrounds and points of view, and an emphasis on work-life balance.

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Depending upon qualifications and experience, we expect the hiring range for this position will be $68-73k per year.

Primary Duties

Systems Administrator

The System Administrator position encompasses a wide variety of responsibilities and is integral to the smooth and secure installation, operation, and maintenance of servers, services, and network infrastructure, including the areas where this equipment is housed.  A primary function is assisting Help Desk staff and resolving end-user facing technical issues related to the aforementioned systems, services, and equipment.  System Administrators are also involved in the vetting, design, and refactoring of workstations, software, and services, as well as the policies and guidelines surrounding them.  They report to the Systems Engineer who is responsible for directing and prioritizing their workload.

This is a full-time position that provides a wide range of benefits including Paid Time Off (PTO), medical, dental, life and long-term disability insurance, and a retirement plan.  The position is primarily home-based but will require in-office visits on an as-needed basis, both scheduled and unscheduled.


  • Server, service (including SaaS), and network administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance, including the office spaces in which this equipment resides (technology vendors and manufacturers include but are not limited to Microsoft, Dell, Google, Canonical, Quest, IBM, HP, Apple, Paragon)
  • Server and workstation (desktop and mobile) golden image maintenance
  • Maintain and troubleshoot patch management systems
  • Maintain and troubleshoot software distribution systems including vetting new software
  • Assist in tier II/III Help Desk support for all aforementioned and end-user facing technologies
  • Maintain and train on documentation for both internal IT and end-users consumption
  • Maintain and troubleshoot security focused systems including but not limited to AV, SIEM, NIDS
  • Maintain and troubleshoot backup and DR systems including conducting regular exercises to ensure data integrity

Qualifications/Job Requirements:

  • 4 or more years of experience in IT
  • 2 or more years of experience in Systems Administration
  • Critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated
  • Team-oriented
  • Communication and organizational soft skills with a willingness to train others
  • Flexibility to work after normal business hours as needed
  • Professional experience in these domains is desirable: Microsoft operating systems, Google Workspace, Azure/O365/SharePoint, MDM, Ubuntu Linux, PowerShell/CLI scripting, SQL, patch management

Confidentiality Requirements:

This position may require the individual to have access to confidential records and information. To successfully perform this position, the confidentiality of the information with which the individual has contact must be maintained.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as lifting and moving boxes, IT appliances, and other hardware
  • Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time
  • You may be asked to assist in low voltage wiring/troubleshooting. This could include working on ladders.

Throughout the pandemic, CEE has made the safety of our workforce our first priority. We require all employees to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is provided based on disability or sincerely held religious belief. Candidates will be required to provide proof of vaccination upon hire.

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