Employment opportunity working with Linux

Brian Beardall brian at rapsure.net
Wed Sep 6 21:49:02 MDT 2006


On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 21:30 -0600, Brian Beardall wrote:
> On Wed, 2006-09-06 at 18:33 -0600, Brian Beardall wrote:
> > UVSC has a job opening for someone who knows Linux well. If you think
> > you are l33t with Linux, but haven't gotten a job working with Linux,
> > then this might be the position to try out. The job isn't posted on the
> > UVSC human resource pages, because the supervisor hiring wants to know
> > the person before posting the job. This is to make sure that the applicant
> > has the skills required to do the Job. The supervisor is Gordon Morrell,
> > and his office is in the Computer Science, and Engineering building, on
> > the fifth floor next to the Computer Science offices. You don't have to
> > have previous work experience to get this job, but you do have to be
> > able to demonstrate that you have skillz. Your official job title would
> > be "Desktop Support," but don't let that scare you away. Your main
> > duties would be general Linux support. Having experience with Gentoo
> > will only help you. Even though you won't be installing Gentoo on the
> > other systems often; it will still be beneficial to know Gentoo. The
> > install of Linux distro's will vary. Currently the distros installed are
> > Gentoo, Redhat, and Suse, and Mandrake. This means that there must be
> > some understanding of how Linux is held together. I just left there
> > because I moved to Logan.
> > 
> > Just to remind you, you need to get to know the supervisor. There would
> > be a preference for the candidate to know electronics as well. This
> > means that you should know how a transistor works, and how to use it, could get you
> > the job.
> > 
> His email is morrelgo at uvsc.edu The process is completely legal. The job
> will be posted for all to apply with HR at UVSC. There will be a hiring
> process that will occur, and one of those is that there will be
> interviews. No laws will be broken. There is a high preference that he
> knows the applicant before the interview process. UVSC is an equal
> opportunity employer, and hence all laws regarding hiring must be
> followed.
> 
> Daniel understands what is happening. The process is perfectly legal
> because I did it. The position that is being replaced is mine. There is
> a lot of Windows support that also is part of the job, but you'd be the
> Linux specialist.
> 
> Know the person hiring before a job is posted is done quite often. The
> applicant is often chosen long before the job posting, but laws must be
> followed. :)
> 
Some of the skills that would be desired with Linux are the ability to
plan, and complete custom projects that would require Linux. This can
include a Lab install. A know how of iptables would be beneficial.
You'll also want to know how to setup sendmail, and cyrus. A knowledge
of how to setup, and fix webmin is also good. The electronic experience
is good because there may be a necessary repair of electronic equipment
from time to time. This is because of studio B. Although I gave the
email address of Gordon, it would be best to get to know him. No resumes
will be accepted at his email address, because all applicants will have
to apply though the main human resource site. The job will most likely
pay $9.50.

> Brian Beardall
> 
> 
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