Competition Details

Network and Systems Specialist - repost
Information Techonlogy Infrastructure
$33.00 - $38.25
Thursday, August 31, 2017
Thursday, September 14, 2017 (midnight)


Full-time reclassifed support staff replacement position


We require a qualified individual to assume responsibility for planning, configuring, implementing and maintaining enterprise wired/wireless network infrastructure as well as research and development of new and expanding networking technologies.

• Administration of Unix/Linux/Windows servers with a primary focus on enterprise services (example: DHCP, NTP, RADIUS, TACACS, DNS, Network Monitoring, Syslog) provided to Conestoga employees and students

• Managing effective & stable operation of College Voice/Data communications networks

• Providing technical support for mobile device connectivity to the College wireless Infrastructure

• Installation & maintenance of battery backup systems (UPS) to ensure continuous & reliable network operations

• Redesigning network infrastructure to accommodate private IP addressing scheme

• Development of network security policies through the use of access, monitoring, and controls

• Administration & troubleshooting of wired and wireless College network including, but not limited to: Network architecture, configuration, and deployment of network appliances

• Documenting network changes & design improvements to reinforce solid troubleshooting techniques

• Communicating regularly with consultants, suppliers & manufacturers for technical support and pricing estimates on products and services

• Working with senior IT department staff & management to plan upgrades & improvements to network infrastructure to meet future requirements

• Investigating & recommending improvements to network monitoring & management solutions

• Developing & maintaining a high level of knowledge concerning Network Administrator capabilities for advanced computer networks

• Researching emerging technologies and systems related to the college infrastructure requirements

• Communicating with vendors/system engineers on products and services related to these areas, assessing benefit against college requirements


• Three year diploma/degree in a Computer Sciences or Information Technology related field

• Three years of demonstrated experience with networking equipment, enterprise class servers, UNIX/Linux/Windows Server OS, and supporting technologies

• Preference given to candidates with CISCO or Juniper certification

• A good knowledge of back-end enterprise services (DHCP, DNS) as well as a strong knowledge of networking best practices, modern network design, and network troubleshooting

• Well-developed analytical problem-solving and decision-making skills to identify problems, determine possible solutions, and select the appropriate action

• Good planning and organizational skills to establish priorities

• Must be able to adjust priorities to meet deadlines

• Well-developed verbal and written communication skills to be able to present technical information to a not so technical audience

• Ability to think and act quickly is essential

• Excellent knowledge of data communication concepts and protocols (e.g. TCP/IP, SNMP, BGP, SMTP)

• Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development to stay current with technology


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