City of Garland, TX

  • Sr. Network Administrator - Electric

    Location US-TX-Garland
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/3/2019 3:12 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Electric Operations
    Regular Full-Time
  • Position Summary

    Responsible for the daily management of the Electric Department’s network infrastructure. Also responsible for providing technical assistance to department staff and outside vendors to plan and install network equipment, software, and cabling systems to satisfy bandwidth needs.

    Essential Job Functions

    1. Install and administer network infrastructure in coordination with City Communication personnel or outside vendors.
    2. Monitor and maintain network performance and capacity after modifications and updates.
    3. Investigate and resolve problems with performance and response time for server and network infrastructure.
    4. Provide solutions that will accommodate emerging technologies and future capacity needs.
    5. Determine future capacity requirements and prepare budgetary documentation for future requests.
    6. Participate in needs-analysis and requirements definitions with other City personnel to determine project scope.
    7. Consult with service providers on leased line and wide area communications projects.
    8. Maintain network security through securing the network infrastructure from physical and electronic threats.
    9. Manage and apply hardening standards to ensure maximum security for all environments. Comprehensive ability to evaluate and manage software and database systems.

    Minimum Education & Work Experience

    Four-year college degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or business related discipline
    5 years related experience
    Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

    Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

    Education/ Experience:     

    • Four-year college degree in Business, Information Technology, Computer Science or related field of study
    • 5-7 years experience installing and managing network infrastructure and security systems.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

    • Comprehensive knowledge of the major components in network and server infrastructure-hardware, software, cabling systems.
    • Ability to set up and manage layer 2/3 network devices and zone based firewalls.
    • Experience using WireShark or other network sniffing tools.
    • Experience creating and maintaining site-to-site and SSL-VPN’s.
    • Interpersonal skills to work with users to define system requirements and resolve problems
    • Network design and architecture experience a plus.

    Licenses & Certifications

    Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) preferred
    Palo Alto Networks Certified Network Security Engineer (PCNSE)
    An industry recognized security certification is a plus (CISSP, CEH)
     Valid Class C Texas Driver's license

    Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

    The incumbent works in a typical office environment; occasional exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards.


    Adaptability/ Flexibility
    Customer Service
    Problem Solving/ Analysis
    Project Management
    Result Focus
    Team Leadership
    Technical Skills


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