Network Administrator
Job Details
Westwood - Westwood, KS
Full Time
Description

Under general supervision, the Network Administrator performs highly complex LAN/WAN projects involving the design, analysis, maintenance, and implementation of LAN/WAN equipment and networks.  Implementation and administration of network level applications including but not limited to messaging systems, virtual server infrastructure (VM Ware), remote connectivity, DNS, system software reporting and compliance, and database server administration.  Aligns daily activities with the strategic and operational goals of the organization. 

 

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS

 

NETWORK ADMINISTRATOR

 

  1. Implements, administers, and maintains electronic systems, including associated servers, operating systems, telecommunications, and backup and recovery programs.
  2. Identifies areas for enterprise wide system improvement and upgrades, including trending analysis and capacity planning.
  3. Provides high-level support and technical expertise in networking technology, including LAN/WAN hardware, switches, bridges and routers.
  4. Works with vendors, clients, carriers and technical staff on network implementation, optimization and ongoing management.
  5. Maintains server, database, file and configuration backup and recovery infrastructure.
  6. Administers and maintains firewall products, enables internal and external data pathways including virtual private networks.
  7. Consistently monitors, maintains and manages network for optimal performance.
  8. Plans, validates and implements system, updates and patching for network and server infrastructure.
  9. Manages virtual server infrastructure (VM Ware) including network connectivity and access.
  10. Administers internal telecommunications network.
  11. Monitors LAN/WAN, SDWAN and Wireless network ensuring client access.
  12. Serves as high-level network and technical resource to the internal information technology team.
  13. Consistently test release of products and updates to minimize user impact and ensure compatibility
  14. Maintains technical clear documentation of projects and outcomes as assigned by ITS Leadership.
  15. Provides user level support as needed including responsibilities for response during non-business hours.
  16. Assist the Information Security Specialist in effectuating regular risk analyses, implementing any network related security recommendations and documenting remedial actions as necessary. 
  17. Monitor administrative, physical, and technical safeguards and assist the Information Security Specialist in managing MTN’s Written Information Security Program (WISP), ensuring compliance and auditing for improvements on an ongoing basis, implementing any network related security recommendations and documenting remedial actions as necessary. 
  18. Collaborate with IT, legal and other teams by providing cybersecurity input and guidance (e.g. recommending security improvements and system upgrades) in relation to MTN’s mission.
  19. Instrumental in developing a network services skill set in other team members.
Qualifications

QUALIFICATIONS AND PHYSICAL DEMANDS

 

  1. Undergraduate degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required; 5 or more years’ experience in network administration strongly preferred.
  2. Ability to participate in Information Services after hour emergency call schedule.
  3. Represents MTN in a professional manner including personal appearance and communication to both internal and external customers.
  4. Excellent analytical and organizational skills required.
  5. Possess strong problem-solving skills with ability to monitor own work for accuracy and thoroughness.
  6. Maintains knowledge regarding recent innovations in Information Technology
  7. Must maintain a valid driver’s license in accordance with MTN motor vehicle policy.  Must have reliable personal automobile transportation to be used with company reimbursement using IRS guidelines.  Must be able to travel within the service area by ground or air.
  8. Ability to lift 50 pounds and transfer short distances.
  9. Possess ability to operate telephones, computers and office equipment.
  10. OSHA Category III – No exposure to bloodborne pathogens while performing assigned job duties.
  11. Home internet and wireless phone access is required.

 

MTN BEHAVIORAL COMPETENCIES

Respect: Builds a positive and supportive foundation inviting open, honest, and clear communication. Fosters a sensitive, supportive, and trustworthy environment, which promotes active listening and strengthens rapport throughout all interactions. Cultivates teamwork through acceptance and inclusion by valuing differences and empowering strengths.

Excellence: Demonstrates excellence by going above and beyond, while maintaining compassion and humility in all interactions. Demonstrates a high rate of achievement and success for the organization through proactive objectives centered on the overall mission and vision. Consistently models a positive attitude, a willingness to help others, and a dedication to improvement. Takes full responsibility for their role and challenges themselves to find workable solutions.

Accountability: Demonstrates the highest ethical standards, by honoring commitments to each other and professional partners. Executes all interactions through honesty and transparency. Demonstrates responsibility and integrity through ownership of the mission. Utilizes resources appropriately.

Leadership: Empowers, mentors and encourages all staff, while displaying a high-level of professionalism. Demonstrates ability to cultivate teams and relationships through open lines of communication, honesty and respect. Handles challenges with compassion by developing trust through respectful feedback and support. Acts as a resource by providing the tools, which enable others to reach their highest potential.

 

It is the policy of Midwest Transplant Network (MTN) to provide equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment.  No person will be discriminated against in employment because of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, ethnic origin, age, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, arrest record, or any characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws.  In addition, the organization complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the organization has facilities.  This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, training, employee activities and general treatment during employment

MTN is committed to complying with state and federal disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations when requested by a qualified applicant or employee with a disability to enable the applicant or employee to be  considered for the position he or she desires, to perform the essential functions of the position in question, or to enjoy equal benefits and privileges of employment as are enjoyed by other similarly situated employees without disabilities, unless the accommodation would impose an undue hardship on the operation of MTN’s mission. 

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