Network Administrator
City of El Paso, TX - El Paso, TX

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Candidate must have either a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and four (4) years of experience in analyzing and monitoring networks or an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration, Computer Science, Management Information Systems, and eight (8) years of experience in analyzing and monitoring networks.

General Purpose:
Under direction, plan, develop, supervise and control computer networks and other data communication devices of a large and complex municipal department and provide the administration and technical support of application and network software.

Typical Duties:
Manage the Local Area Network (LAN) and Wide Area Network (WAN). Involves: planning, designing and developing specifications and standards for existing and proposed desktop and LAN/WAN communication services; ensuring that communications access, security, printing services, operating systems, electronic mail, desktop applications and others function properly and adhere to established standards. Consult with IT staff and customers regarding network operational issues in the creation and support of end user services. Oversee network integration and installation projects. Monitor industry trends, technologies and standards. Assist users and maintain the LAN/WAN. Involves: providing technical support for communications equipment, network server systems and related software; scheduling preventive and emergency maintenance for the network with minimal disruption to users when maintaining, troubleshooting, installing and servicing the LAN/WAN; maintaining network inventories and network backup procedures. Utilize network management tools such as Statseeker, Cascade and NetBrain to monitor, evaluate, and report health statistics of the Data Center, WAN/LAN networks. Configure and troubleshoot routers, switches, firewalls, wireless controllers, and protocols such as H.323, EIGRP, BGP, and DNS. Perform network system functions. Involves: adding users; defining, establishing and enforcing security access to data; identifying device access paths and availability; configuring network hardware; customizing applications to ensure proper functioning in a network environment. Maintain network documentation, such as topology diagrams, circuit/equipment inventories and configuration reports. Administer and ensure optimal operation of the wireless network infrastructure. Monitor network performance. Involves: measuring computer, server and network resource performance and availability; using system software analysis programs and preparing reports of the analysis; analyzing traffic flow and volume on the networks; and adjusting network parameters to improve performance, minimize transmission errors and data collisions, and optimize user response times. Schedule and execute equipment repairs, preventative maintenance and network changes with minimal end user disruption per the guidelines of the Environmental Change Control Process. Create and support Quality of Service (QoS) on the network. Perform supervisory and administrative work. Involves: supervising, training and evaluating assigned personnel; enforcing established rules and regulations, standards of conduct, work attendance and safe working practices and procedures; monitor, compile and analyze network expenses and provide regular written reports of network costs, performance and operations; work in concert with the database administrator to ensure optimum performance of the network and database applications. Perform related network administration duties as required.

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Please note: This is an unclassified contract position.

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received .