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System Administrator

TITLE: System Administrator

DIVISION: Information Technology

REPORTS TO: Director, Information Technology

OFFICE LOCATION: Sacramento

EXEMPTION STATUS: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: CMA is currently seeing an experienced system administrator to join our team. The system administrator must have a deep and broad knowledge of computer software, hardware, and networks. They will be responsible for designing, organizing, modifying, and supporting our company’s computer systems. The System Administrator will design and oversee local area networks, wide area networks, and network segments. Daily tasks may include installing, upgrading and monitoring software and hardware. The System Administrator will maintain the essentials such as operating systems, business applications, security tools, web-servers, email, laptop, desktop PCs and cloud based systems.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Support LANs, WANs, network segments, Internet, and cloud systems

  • Ensure the design of the system allows all components to work properly together

  • Make recommendations for future upgrades

  • Maintain network and system security

  • Troubleshoot problems reported by users and analyze and isolate issues

  • Monitor networks to ensure security

  • Evaluate and modify the system’s performance

  • Maintain network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers as well as printers

  • Maintain the integrity of the network, server deployment, and security

  • Ensure network connectivity throughout a company’s IT infrastructure is on par with technical considerations

  • Design and deploy networks; Maintain network servers such as file servers, and VPN gateways, and cloud systems.

  • Perform network address assignment

  • Assign routing protocols and routing table configuration

  • Assign configuration of authentication and authorization of directory services

  • Administer servers, laptop and desktop computers, printers, routers, switches, firewalls, phones, company mobile phones, smartphones, software deployment, security updates and patches

  • Other duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer sciences, Technology, degree or relevant experience

  • Proven experience as a System Administrator, Network Administrator or similar role

  • Experience with databases, networks (LAN, WAN) and patch management

  • Knowledge of system security (e.g. intrusion detection systems) and data backup/recovery

  • Ability to create scripts in Python, Perl or other language

  • Familiarity with various operating systems and platforms

  • Resourcefulness and problem-solving aptitude

  • Excellent communication skills

EQUIPMENT OPERATION: Position requires operation of normal office equipment, computer, printers, photocopier, fax machines, multi-line phone, mobile communications tools, team and project management applications

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Work extended hours and, on the weekends, as events and deadlines dictate. Some travel required.

(This job description reflects the general level and nature of the job.  It is not intended to be all inclusive.)

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To apply, please download the application form and email your cover letter, resume and completed application form to Human Resources.