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Rural Solutions, Inc.

Network Administrator

Rural Solutions, Inc.
Madison, Minnesota, United States


Date Posted: 04/01/2013
Categories: IT
Job Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

Job Purpose:
Maintains computing environment by identifying network requirements; installing upgrades; monitoring network performance.

Duties:
* Establishes network specifications by conferring with users; analyzing workflow, access, information, and security requirements; designing router administration, including interface configuration and routing protocols.

* Establishes network by evaluating network performance issues including availability, utilization, throughput, goodput, and latency; planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, and testing of equipment; defining network policies and procedures; establishing connections and firewalls.

* Maintains network performance by performing network monitoring and analysis, and performance tuning; troubleshooting network problems; escalating problems to vendor.

* Secures network by developing network access, monitoring, control, and evaluation; maintaining documentation.

* Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.

* Upgrades network by conferring with vendors; developing, testing, evaluating, and installing enhancements.

* Meets financial requirements by submitting information for budgets; monitoring expenses.

* Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.

* Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential.

* Accomplishes organization goals by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.

* Works with end users to maximize use of PC technology by educating users in equipment and software capabilities and applications; ensuring compatible hardware and integrated systems; expediting installations; resolving conflicts.

Skills/Qualifications:
People Skills, Communication Skills, Documentation, Network Performance Tuning, LAN Knowledge, Network Design and Implementation, Problem Solving, Strategic Planning, Multi-tasking, Quality Focus, Coordination, Technical Understanding, Quick Study, Technical Zeal

Preferences:
Ability to relate well with others; Experience with Router Configuration, VLAN Configuration, Sonic Wall Configuration, Web Design, PHP, HTML, Linux.

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