Network Administrator in Richmond, VA at Vaco

Date Posted: 8/29/2019

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Experience the Vaco difference today! We are a revolutionary company in the placement industry. Our recruiters are dedicated to giving you an advantage over your competition. Applying with Vaco means you will have an advocate to get you the opportunities that you want. Your recruiter will promote your strengths and assets to the employer, connecting the dots between your work experience and the open job. Our IT Placement team is currently seeking a Network Administrator with at least 3 years of hands-on network and server support experience. Partner with Vaco today!

POSITION SUMMARY: Responsible for ensuring network standards and best practices are followed. Conducts tasks and activities required to fully design, test, implement, monitor, and maintain Century's network, systems, and infrastructure. Emphasis on coordinating project deliverables between departments, and ensuring that tasks are completed on time with full documentation.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES:


  • OPERATIONS


    • Ensure network standards and best practices are observed
    • Ensure that audit and security requirements are followed and documented
    • Coordinate long-running projects between departments including creation of shared documentation, timelines, maintenance windows, and resource scheduling
    • Create/maintain Century IT purchase orders
    • Maintain IT asset tagging and IT inventory database
    • Ensure that server rooms and all IT storage areas are organized and secure
    • Manage tasks and helpdesk tickets within Century's scheduling tools
    • Assist IT Teams with the operation of Century's internal applications
    • Create and maintain robust documentation for network design and operation

  • USER ADMINISTRATION


    • Configure/install new hardware including employee workstations
    • Administer 1st & 2nd level technical support for Century staff and customers.
    • Provision accounts and permissions in accordance with best practices and with proper audit trails
    • Support and install system/application updates on user systems
    • Recommend and test process improvements for routine user configuration tasks

  • SYSTEMS ADMINISTRATION


    • Ensure proper operation of backup and DR systems, including scheduled testing and auditing
    • Verify that servers are being appropriately monitored, and that any alerts are being acted upon
    • Identify maintenance requirements and coordinate outage windows with application owners to ensure systems are being properly maintained
    • Assist with new system design and implementations
    • Administer business application systems within the scope of the network team
    • Maintain familiarity with all critical infrastructure and networking systems in use
    • Troubleshoot systems issues to a root cause and recommend steps to resolve
    • Provide department coverage for routine work

  • ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES


    • Perform other related duties as required and assigned.

    KNOWLEDGE, ABILITY AND SKILLS:

    • Considerable knowledge and experience in conducting systems development tasks such as designing system architecture and flow, preparing design and file specifications, designing new documents and reports, and preparing program requirements and specifications.
    • Considerable knowledge and experience to conduct systems enhancement design and maintenance.
    • Understands the importance of maintaining the systems integrity of design, logic, and data.
    • Ability to present facts and recommendations effectively in oral and written form.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with others.
    • Proficiency in using and supporting Microsoft products.
    • Self-motivated. Good communication, organizational and analytical skills.

    EDUCATION, TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:

    • Two-year degree with emphasis in IT, IT technical certification, MCP certifications, or equivalent work experience required
    • 3 - 5 years' experience administering Windows Server in a business environment
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 - Skype, SharePoint, and Exchange preferred
    • Microsoft Azure IaaS and/or Virtualization experience preferred

    ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT

    Physical Demands
    : The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


    • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to talk or hear. The employee regularly is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and reach with hands and arms.
    • The employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time; on occasion may need to climb or balance; and stoop, or kneel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

    Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    The noise level in the work environment and job sites is usually low, applicable to a business office.