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Network Systems Administrator

at Okaloosa County

Pay: $43721.60 to $70720.00/year
Salary : $1,681.60 - $2,720.00 Biweekly $43,721.60 - $70,720.00 Annually
Posted: 7/11/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2800661

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Overall Job Objective

Job Title:Network Systems Administrator
Closing Date/Time:Fri. 08/07/20 11:59 PM Central Time
Salary:$1,681.60 - $2,720.00 Biweekly
$43,721.60 - $70,720.00 Annually
Job Type:Full-Time
Location: Shalimar, Florida
 
Provides intermediate to advanced professional and technical work developing and supporting the County's diverse communications network.
 ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Implements procedures and provides troubleshooting and support for LAN/WAN and systems architectures. Conducts and coordinates LAN/WAN physical maintenance.

Promotes good technical design and lead projects to improve infrastructure.

Identifies and eliminates network problems by recommending and implementing practical solutions.

Provides technical leadership for problem resolution.

Provides input regarding the evaluation, selection and procurement of fiber optic transmission equipment, routers, switches and other network hardware and software.

Installs, configures, maintains and manages network security systems including, access controls, firewalls, and other network security products.

Reports and resolves networking equipment and software problems.

Maintains logs of network equipment and software problems using helpdesk software.

Coordinates Inside Plant (ISP) fiber optic and cabling jobs, including plans review.

Designs, implements and troubleshoots network hardware, software, and the network infrastructure.

Reviews logs daily for errors and completion.

Interacts with network hardware/software vendors.

Researches technology to ensure use of best practices to uplift, stabilize and implement changes as needed.

Maintains knowledge of applications, network technology and trends.

Serves as back up for Senior Network Administrator or other IT personnel as needed.

Establishes and supports network connectivity to internet circuits. Connects and tests fiber optic connections for enterprise and LAN communications. Reports network or switch failure.

Manages applications, network and system event correlation for normal operation to avoid or minimize business impacting outages or disruptions through the use of network monitoring and analysis tools.

Installs, configures, maintains and manages Internet Domain Name System servers and databases.

Must be able to meet work schedule and attendance standards. Requires irregular work hours to complete maintenance and upgrades, as well as before, during, and after emergency situations/activations. Available to be on call as needed.

Performs related duties as required.
 MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or closely related field supplemented by a minimum of three (3) years progressively responsible experience in the design, implementation, and administration of routed and switched networks; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Requires current CCNA Routing and Switching certification or the ability to obtain within one (1) year of employment. CCNP, CCIE, JNCIP-ENT, and JNCIE-ENT Routing and Switching certifications preferred. MCSE certification, or equivalent, is preferred. Requires a valid driver license.
 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS OR STANDARDS REQUIRED TO PERFORM ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Physical Requirements: Physical Requirements: Must be physically able to operate a variety of machines and equipment including computer, office equipment, telephone, facsimile and copier. Must be physically able to exert up tor 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, or in excess of 10 pounds of force constantly to raise objects over head, lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Must be able to ascend/descend ladders, stairs, ramps and the like, using feet and legs or hands and arms. Must be able to bend legs at knees to come to rest on knee(s). Must be able to move about on hands and knees or hands and feet. Physical demands exceed those of sedentary work; must be able to stand; must be able to walk over uneven surfaces carrying bulky objects and/or pushing cart; must be able to bend body downward and forward by bending legs and spine, requiring full use of the lower extremities and back muscles; must be able to move about on hands and knees and work in confined spaces; must be able to reach, extending hands(s) in any direction; must be able to handle, seize, hold, grasp, turn or otherwise work with hand(s); must be able to finger, pick, pinch or otherwise work primarily with fingers rather than with the whole hand or arm. May be subject to a certain degree of danger or risk from electrical shock.

Data Conception: Requires the ability to compare and judge the readily observable, functional, structural or compositional characteristics (whether similar to or divergent from obvious standards) of information systems software and hardware and documentation.

Interpersonal Communications: Requires the ability of speaking and signaling people to convey or exchange information; includes issuing and receiving assignments, instructions and directions. Requires the ability to tactfully and effectively interact with the public, vendors, and co-workers.

Language Ability: Requires ability to read a variety of records, reports, policy and procedure manuals, codes, professional journals, etc., in moderately complex to highly technical terminology. Requires the ability to read, interpret, and develop system specifications. Requires the ability to prepare forms and reports using prescribed formats, and adhering to all rules of grammar, spelling, diction and punctuation. Requires the ability to communicate effectively in Standard English and in the various professional languages relevant to geographic information systems.

Intelligence: Requires the ability to apply principles of logical and scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions; to interpret a variety of highly technical instructions in written, mathematical or diagrammatic form; to make independent judgments; to acquire knowledge of topics related to primary occupation. Requires the application of moderate to long range planning principles and techniques.

Verbal Aptitude: Requires the ability to record and deliver information, to explain procedures, to issue and follow verbal and written instructions. Must be able to communicate effectively and efficiently in a variety of technical and professional languages used within the parameters of the job.

Numerical Aptitude: Requires the ability to add and subtract totals, multiply and divide, use decimals and calculate percentages, to determine weight; compute discount, profit and loss, ratio and proportion; interpret graphs; perform statistical calculations; use/interpret modern programming languages.

Form/Spatial Aptitude: Requires the ability to inspect items for proper length, width and shape; identify degrees of similarity in form; and visually read various information.

Motor Coordination: Requires the ability to coordinate hands and eyes using networking hardware, testing devices, and modern office equipment.

Manual Dexterity: Must have minimal levels of eye/hand/foot coordination.

Color Discrimination: Requires the ability to differentiate colors and shades of color.

Interpersonal Temperament: Requires the ability to deal with people beyond receiving instructions. Must be adaptable to performing under stress when confronted with frequent deadlines. Requires the ability to exercise consistent tact and courtesy in frequent contact with various professionals, county staff and the general public. Avoids violent behavior and any other type of behavior that could threaten the safety of other employees or the public.

Physical Communications: Requires the ability to talk and hear: (talking: expressing or exchanging ideas by means of spoken words; hearing: perceiving nature of sounds by ear). Must be able to hear and understand communications through telephone and radio.