Assistant Network Administrator Job Description
Job Series:  Network Administrator
FLSA status: Exempt
OCC Group: Information Technology
Job code: R44031
Original signature of State Court Administrator approval available in the Human Resources Division, signed 6/15/2007.
 
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES
Assists the Network Administrator in managing the activities and operations required to maintain the Colorado Judicial Branch’s Network. Work involves developing project plans, processes and procedures to implement and install systems and program network equipment. This position has independent judgment and decision making authority. Positions are within JBITS.  
 
DISTINGUISHING FACTORS:
This position is distinguished by the requirement, in the absence of the network administrator, to supervise computer technicians I and II, as related to network administration activities. Employees in this position report to the Supervisor of Technical Services or Network Administrator. 
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THE POSITION
 
Acts as designated work leader or manager in charge of network equipment.
 
Assists in the designing and implementing all security related functions for network equipment. This includes user ID and password control, backup systems and procedures, and disaster recovery plans and tests.  
 
Assists in Monitoring functions of all network devices within the Judicial network to ensure acceptable performance.
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Assists the Network Administrator on installation and maintenance of all network devices within the Judicial network.
 
Troubleshoot Lan/Wan and network issues and coordinates/escalates issues with appropriate staff for problem resolution.
 
Acts as a resource to Judicial staff and assists the Network Administrator when working with other state agencies and/or other organizational units.
 
Assists Network Administrator in identifying, evaluating, and implementing hardware and software solutions for the Judicial system.
 
Assists in designing reports on network performance metrics that will help identify any problems, and identify when the network is reaching capacity. Estimating future metrics will help determine system life cycles. These reports will be delivered to the Supervisor of Technical Services and the CIO weekly.
 
This position shares responsibilities with the Network Administrator in a variety of different areas, including but not limited to: firewalls, routers, digital sound recorders, and video applications.
 
Assists in coordinating security related activities with the Information System Security Officer.
 
Acts as resource to internal JBITS staff, judicial districts and external consultant to other state agencies, and/or other organizational units as directed.
 
Attends meetings as required.
 
Performs other duties as related to information computer systems.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Has supervisory accountability, in the absence of the network administrator, 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 and quality control.
 
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 bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science or a related field and two years experience directly working with Cisco routers and switches required.
OR
Experience may substitute for education on a year for year basis as follows: graduation from high school or equivalent and four years working in computer related areas; two years of the computer experience must be directly with CISCO routers and switches.
 
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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