System Analyst II or III (UNIX) - Portland, OR or Salt Lake City, UT - #106277

Date: May 25, 2023

Location: ARIEL, OR, US, 98603

Company: PacifiCorp

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PacifiCorp is seeking customer-centric candidates to grow and sustain our commitment to a culture of customer service excellence, environmental sustainability and diversity, equity and inclusion. 

General Purpose

Responsible for maintaining systems and their associated operating systems for computer applications. Conduct analysis, create system specifications, develop, test, and implement operating systems. Utilize existing or new technology in the automation of processes. Evaluate software packages and provide recommendations to management.

Responsibilities of this position include the following:


  • Provide operational support of UNIX and Linux systems computing environment. Responsibilities include OS and application software installations and upgrades, system hardening, system patching and recovery administration, adding/deleting users and peripheral equipment, troubleshooting system and application issues. (50-75%) 
  • Provide technical guidance for directing and monitoring information systems operations. Implement machine modifications to increase capacity of the system. Compile records and reports concerning production, machine malfunctioning and maintenance. May advise on workflow plans, methods, and procedures analysis. Analyze the results of monitoring the operating system(s) and recommend changes to improve processing and utilization. (10-20%) 
  • Perform all procedures necessary to ensure the safety of information systems assets and to protect systems from intentional or inadvertent access or destruction. Interface with the user community to understand their security needs and implement procedures to accommodate them. Conduct accurate evaluation of the level of security required. (5-10%) 
  • Monitor and respond to complex technical control facility hardware and software problems using a variety of hardware and software testing tools and techniques. Provides primary interface with vendor support service groups or provides internal analysis and support to ensure proper escalation during outages or periods of degraded system performance. (5-10%)
  • Provide documentation for the support of information technology processes and procedures. (5-10%) 
  • Assist in the research and implementation of system administration software and hardware. (5-10%) 
  • Develop programs to support application and system operations. (5-10%) 
  • Provide technical input to assist in development of project planning. (2-5%) 
  • Perform additional responsibilities as requested or assigned. (0-5%)




  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or related technical field; or equivalent work experience. (Typically 4 years of additional related, progressive work experience would be needed for candidates applying for this position who do not possess a Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of 2 years additional directly related technical experience is required.)
  • Three years related experience in UNIX or Linux operating systems support and analysis.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize and handle multiple tasks and projects concurrently.


In addition to the above, the requirements of the Analyst 3 level include the following:


  • Five years related experience in Mainframe, Windows, or UNIX operating systems support and analysis.

Additional Information


Req Id: 106277
Company Code: PacifiCorp 
Primary Location: Portland, Oregon or Salt Lake City, Utah    
Department: PacifiCorp Corporate
Schedule: Full-time
Personnel Subarea: Exempt
Hiring Range: $81,800 - $110,500 



At PacifiCorp, we encourage everyone to work together. We embrace diversity and value the distinct perspectives of all our employees. We strive to cultivate a workplace that connects each employee to the organization and enables all individuals to participate and contribute to their full potential.  


It is PacifiCorp's policy to provide and promote equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations governing personnel activities. In accordance with federal guidelines, PacifiCorp is committed to a program of affirmative action. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran status, national origin, sexual orientation or gender identity.


All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check and drug screening


Employees must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without an accommodation.

Nearest Major Market: Portland Oregon
Nearest Secondary Market: Tacoma

Career Segment: Testing, Unix, Systems Analyst, Information Systems, Computer Science, Technology