Network Administrator 2 (NBOE)

Newark Public Schools | Newark, NJ

  

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CountyEssex
Posted Date 11/20/2021
Expiration Date12/18/2022
Description

NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION
HUMAN RESOURCE SERVICES
765 BROAD TREET, NEWARK, NEW JERSEY 07102
ROGER LEÓN, SUPERINTENDENT
NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR 2
Office of Information Technology
(Pending availability of funds and Board of Education approval)


The Superintendent invites qualified and interested persons to apply for the position of Network Administrator 2 within the Office of Information Technology.
This title is governed by the New Jersey Civil Service Commission; meaning that if you are the successful candidate for this position, you will be placed as a provisional employee. At a later date you will be required to take an examination administered by the Civil Service Commission. Candidates must score and rank high enough on this examination in order to remain in the position as a permanent employee.
DEFINITION: Under direction performs professional work, which includes development, implementation, and maintenance of multi-network, multiuser Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and/or Wide Area Networks (WAN); maintains and/or supervises maintenance of centralized, decentralized, and remote network services; maintains and/or directs maintenance of network security and data integrity; provides and/or directs consultations and recommendations to infrastructure managers as required to troubleshoot and resolve network problems, monitor overall performance, and conduct upgrades as required; takes the lead in planning upgrades, capacity, and communication requirements; does other related duties.
NOTE: The examples of work for this title are for illustrative purposes only. A particular position using this title may not perform all duties listed in this job specification. Conversely, all duties performed on the job may not be listed. Under direction, performs the routine accounting work involved in preparing financial statements and in maintaining an accounting system; does other related duties.
QUALIFICATIONS
1. Graduation from an accredited college or university with a Bachelor's degree, which must include a minimum of eighteen (18) semester hour credits in mathematics and/or computer science from an accredited college or university.
2. Four (4) years of experience in the development, implementation, and maintenance of multi-network, multi-user Local Area Networks (LAN), Metropolitan Area Networks (MAN), and/or Wide Area Networks (WAN) environments.
3. Appointees will be required to possess a driver's license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform essential duties of the position.
NOTE: Applicants who do not possess the Bachelor's degree but possess the 18 semester hour credits may substitute additional experience as indicated below on a year-for-year basis with thirty (30) semester hour credits being equal to one (1) year of experience.
NOTE: Evidence of formal training in Computer Science/Information Technology received at an accredited institution may be submitted with your application for evaluation by the Department of Personnel for possible credit. These training courses will be examined to see how they compare, both in hours/content, to college courses to which they equate, sixteen (16) training hours being equal to one (1) college credit. In house training courses will not be accepted as meeting this criterion; thus, they will not be evaluated.
RESPONSIBILITIES
  1. Supervises the development, implementation, and maintenance of multi-network, multi-user environment.
  2. Maintains availability of centralized, decentralized, and remote network services including but not limited to file service, printing, local electronic mail, Internet electronic mail, office applications, remote access, Internet web connectivity, and mainframe gateway.
  3. Schedules and dispatches resources to track/troubleshoot/correct network related issues either logged through the help desk and/or recorded through the monitoring of the network.
  4. Plans and installs software updates and patches to network operating systems, server-based applications, and centralized services.
  5. Plans and installs hardware upgrades for network servers, gateways, and associated telecommunication devices.
  6. Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation for network hardware/software.
  7. Plans, configures, and troubleshoots networked devices including but not limited to printers, personal computers, facsimile, modems, plotters, and scanners.
  8. Plans, configures, and troubleshoots network client software installations and updates.
  9. Provides guidance to infrastructure managers/technicians to troubleshoot and resolve network problems, monitor overall performance, and conduct upgrades as needed.
  10. Administers user access to network resources and adds/modifies/deletes user accounts for file/print and dial-in servers.
  11. Administers electronic mail gateways, both internal and Internet.
  12. Diagnoses and repairs or coordinates repair of network hardware.
  13. Installs, upgrades and maintains network firewalls, content filters and other cyber security platforms necessary for the protection of the network.
  14. Monitors network and Internet traffic and takes appropriate actions to rectify security related concerns.
  15. Interfaces with vendors and government agencies in connection with cybersecurity related incidents and updates.
  16. Conducts periodic network, application and database security checks to ensure compliance with the district and industry standards.
  17. Devises and maintains up to date network infrastructure, application/data flow and network security diagrams.
  18. Works with other IT personnel in troubleshooting network and application performance and security related concerns.
  19. Actively participates in planning, implementation, documentation and maintenance of Disaster Recovery Procedures and Business Continuity Plan.
  20. Writes scripts for automating routine tasks, gathering data and/or troubleshooting technical problems.
  21. Collects and maintains updated configuration files pertinent to servers, routers, switches, load balancers and other network infrastructure components.
  22. Diagnoses and repairs or coordinates repair of network hardware.
  23. Monitors performance of servers and telecommunications devices (such as hubs, switches, and routers) and takes appropriate action to tune and optimize such devices to maximize performance and throughput, and minimize downtime.
  24. Monitors disk capacity and takes appropriate action to ensure adequate disk space is available to networked users, software applications, and attached devices.
  25. Checks and responds appropriately to errors logged by the server and/or network devices.
  26. Maintains accurate and up-to-date documentation (manual or through an online log file) of all errors of high severity and action taken to correct the error.
  27. Develops, implements, and ensures adherence to system standards/procedures.
  28. Maintains the highest levels of network security and data integrity including antivirus countermeasures.
  29. Develops, tests, implements, and periodically updates a disaster recovery plan for the enterprise.
  30. Ensures that daily or weekly and incremental or full backups are performed and verified, and rotates media offsite.
  31. Ensures that clients are able to restore files from backup and/or archive.
  32. Provides technical support to end-users.
  33. Maintains knowledge of network-related emerging technologies and evaluates vendor products for potential use within the agency.
  34. Coordinates with OTIS and other government agencies to ensure optimal use of the network topology, WAN, and wiring infrastructure.
  35. Leads the capacity planning process to ensure timely and cost effective advancement of the network.
  36. Prepares an annual budget for the development, implementation, installation, and termination of network servers and related hardware/software/telecommunications components.
  37. Will be required to learn to utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES

  1. Knowledge of industry standard Network Operating Systems (NOS). Windows Server OS and Linux (preferred).
  2. Knowledge of server hardware and associated software.
  3. Knowledge of contemporary scripting languages including but not limited to PowerShell and VBScript (preferred).
  4. Knowledge of telecommunication components used to interconnect servers to communication devices and ultimately clients (PCS).
  5. Knowledge of countermeasures for dealing with network security and virus protection.
  6. Knowledge of techniques to determine system capacity and cost effectiveness of system utilization.
  7. Knowledge of contemporary Cybersecurity best practices, methodologies, protocols and platforms (preferred).
  8. Knowledge of contemporary network traffic capturing and packet analysis tools (preferred).
  9. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory Infrastructure (preferred).
  10. Knowledge of contemporary data encryption standards as well as HIPPA, CIPA, FERPA and other compliance standards (preferred).
  11. Knowledge of techniques to determine system capacity and cost effectiveness of system utilization.
  12. Ability to establish goals and set priorities.
  13. Ability to schedule and organize work activities and identify/resolve problems which arise.
  14. Ability to interact with orders and come to consensus on various issues.
  15. Ability to prepare clear, sound, accurate, and informative reports containing findings, conclusions, and recommendations.
  16. Ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  17. Ability to learn and utilize various types of electronic and/or manual recording and information systems used by the agency, office, or related units.
  18. Ability to read, write, speak, understand, and communicate in English sufficiently to perform duties of this position. American Sign Language or Braille may also be considered as acceptable forms of communication.
  19. Persons with mental or physical disabilities are eligible as long as they can perform essential functions of the job after reasonable accommodation is made to their known limitations. If the accommodation cannot be made because it would cause the employer undue hardship, such persons may not be eligible.

REPORTS TO: Department Head
SALARY, TERMS & AFFILIATION
  1. Salary: $78,129 - $96,196
  2. Employment Period: Twelve (12) months
  3. Union Affiliation: Local 32

HOW TO APPLY
Newark Board of Education only accepts electronic applications.
OPEN AND CLOSE DATES
OPENING DATE: January 5, 2021
CLOSING DATE: January 18, 2021 or until filled

THE NEWARK BOARD OF EDUCATION IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/ AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER


County
Essex
Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)
K-12

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