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Network Administrator

This is a highly technical position with responsibilities for telecommunications network management and support. Duties include the coordination and project management work involving networking, system integration, installing and maintenance of related hardware and operating systems software and by virtue of the information to which the incumbent has access to, requires a high level of confidentiality. The incumbent also investigates new industry developments such as software alternatives, system productivity tools, and documentation approaches, and makes recommendations for current and projected departmental use. The incumbent is responsible for running reports from the network for a variety of purposes, including for use in disciplinary proceedings and union contract negotiations. The work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Information Technology, with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment. Although supervision is not a primary function, the incumbent may provide technical oversight to those involved in network maintenance. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative Only)
  • Monitors and maintains network and software systems in performing troubleshooting and resolution to associated problems;
  • Installs, customizes and supports all local and wide-area network server-based software and hardware;
  • Acts as Project Leader to direct and coordinate the activities of staff for work involving computers, networking, software, OS and system integration including installation and maintenance of related hardware and software for the County departments;
  • Conducts performance analysis of hardware and software configurations and adjusts the networks for optimal performance;
  • Provides appropriate training for County departments on network usage and computer equipment. May provide training to other department staff;
  • Organizes, prepares and periodically updates local and wide area network documentation. (This includes all modifications, installations, removals, version changes, etc.) Assists with planning the short and long range goals for networking systems;
  • Researches changing technologies using trade journals and other forms of media to provide suggestions and input for future needs;
  • Performs hardware, software and network component evaluations and provides management with reports and recommendations;
  • Establishes and maintains standards to efficiently utilize servers and networks;
  • Establishes and maintains inventory of network applications, equipment and supplies;
  • Prepares reports, including network utilization statistics, to the director of the department and committees (as requested);
  • Attends relevant seminars and conferences as needed.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Thorough knowledge of server-based hardware and software; thorough knowledge of local and wide area network administration and topologies; thorough knowledge of micro computer and related technology; thorough
knowledge of communications hardware and software; thorough skill in the operation of computer and communications equipment; good knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of computers; ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing with network users, technicians and vendors; ability to gather and analyze information and draw logical conclusions; ability to learn new technology; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, computer users, and software/hardware vendors and members of the public requesting service; ability to move equipment and work in confined spaces while installing and working on network equipment; good judgment, resourcefulness, dependability; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
The title of Network Administrator is Competitive, requiring applicants to meet minimum qualifications established for the position AND satisfying all civil service examination requirements. An examination is anticipated in 2019. Pending a criminal background check , a provisional appointment may be made to this position. Permanent appointment will be dependent upon participation in the examination AND being reachable from the resulting eligible list.
Status: Provisional
Work Hours: Full-time, days; 35-hour work week
Salary: $50,378-$60,378 (Non-union); benefit package includes: health, dental and vision insurance, paid leave time, NYS Retirement System, Deferred Compensation Plan
Location: Tioga County Department of Information Technology
Minimum Qualifications: Either
a) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelorā s degree in Computer Science or closely related field, and three (3) years full-time paid work experience or its part-time equivalent in network administration, installation, support or maintenance; OR
b) Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with an Associateā s degree Computer Science or closely related field, and five (5) years full-time paid work experience or its part-time equivalent in network administration, installation, support or maintenance; OR
c) Graduation from high school or possession of a general equivalency diploma and seven (7) years of full-time paid work experience or its part-time equivalent in network administration, installation, support or maintenance; OR
d) Any combination of training and experience equal to or greater than that described in (a) and (b) above.
Apply to:
Tioga County Department of Personnel & Civil Service: https://www.tiogacountyny.com
To download application: https://www.tiogacountyny.com/media/2134/application2016january.pdf
Apply by: Applications will be accepted until position has been filled.
NOTES: Tioga County applications are available on our website. Resumes may be submitted but MUST accompany an application. Applicants MUST clearly describe education and/or work and volunteer experience to explain how they meet the minimum qualifications for the position. Omissions or vagueness will not be interpreted in an applicantā s favor. Criminal background checks will be conducted upon a conditional offer of employment. Depending upon the position sought, conviction of a felony, misdemeanor or other offense may bar appointment. At the discretion of the appointing authority, additional screenings may include but will not be limited to: fingerprinting, psychological, and or drug testing. If requested, a candidate will be required to authorize access to educational, employment, financial, or other records.

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