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Network Administrator Job Description

Job Series:  Network Administrator
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Information Technology
Job code: R44020
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 5/11/2004.

GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Manages Statewide activities and operations required to maintain the Colorado Judicial Branch network system within local and wide area networks. 
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS:
This position is distinguished by the requirement to supervise computer technicians I and II, and the computer operator as related to network administration activities. Employees in this position report to the Supervisor of Technical Services. This position has independent judgment and decision making authority.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
Oversees and directs all phases related to multiple, complex and diverse network systems projects. Acts as designated project leader or manager in charge of network systems.
 
Monitors functions of network systems internal and external to the Colorado Judicial Branch to ensure appropriate levels of operations.
 
Preserves warranty and maintenance contracts on all network related hardware/software and circuits.
 
Maintains proper licensing for all software/network/hardware that support the Judicial telecommunications network (e.g., routers, switches, hubs, special appliances, etc)..
 
Sustains a sufficient inventory of replacement hardware for emergency situations.
 
Designs and maintains cabling in existing facilities and planning for cabling in new facilities.
 
Responsible for all VOIP development and maintenance.
 
Provides weekly estimates future metrics will help determine circuit/hardware life cycles. 
 
Designs and implements all security related functions for the Judicial Branch telecommunications network. This includes user ID and password control, backup systems and procedures, maintenance of firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus updates, routers and disaster recovery plans and tests,  
 
Conducts a disaster recovery test will at least once a year.
 
Designs and is responsible for all network redundancies as permitted by budgetary considerations, a secure connectivity to the Internet and limit access to the Internet based on the Branch’s various policies, and for all remote connections to the network and related security (e.g., through use of VPN).
 
Identifies when circuits/hardware are reaching capacity.
 
Reports on network performance metrics that will help identify any circuit/hardware problems and on various security related metrics that are to be reported to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO weekly.
 
Researches and makes recommendations regarding the acquisition of new telecommunication hardware and software.
 
Acts as resource to internal IIS staff, judicial districts and external consultant to other state agencies, the Statewide MNT and/or other organizational units.
 
This position shares responsibilities with the System Administrators in a variety of different areas, including but not limited to: e-mail and the Exchange server; digital sound recorders, and video applications.
 
Coordinates security issues with the Information System Security Officer.
 
Attends meetings as required.
 
Performs other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Has supervisory accountability for other employees, volunteers, or interns. Plans, directs and coordinates activities for a unit. Duties include scheduling and assigning of work, training in all facets of work, quality control, and decisions impacting the pay, status and tenure of others. Conducts performance appraisals, and provides input into and participates in discipline, dismissal, and hiring processes.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each of the above essential functions satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, ability, physical and environmental conditions required of the employee on the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
A bachelors degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field and two years experience working in telecommunication networks in wide and local area environments.
OR
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis as follows: graduation from high school or equivalent and six years working in computer related areas; two years of the computer experience must be in telecommunications in wide and local area environments.
 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to sit and reach with hands and arms and perform repetitive motions with wrists, hands, and fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this position include close vision, color vision, depth perception, ability to adjust and focus, and the ability to see clearly at 20 feet or more.
 
WORK ENVIRONMENT
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places and the risk of electrical shock. Frequently handles emergency or crisis situations and may be subject to varying and unpredictable situations and work hours. The employee is subject to frequent interruptions, multiple calls and inquiries, and may occasionally handle absentee replacement on short notice. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
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