Network Systems Administrator (one or more positions) (Lateral and External)

Job description

Classification Title:

Network Systems Administrator

Job Category::

Classified Staff

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Position Title::

Network Systems Administrator (one or more positions) (Lateral and External)


20-Saddleback College


Innovation Technology Center (SC-040-061)


12 Months/Year

Salary Schedule Link::

Click here for current Salary Schedules

Pay Basis::


Pay Range::

143 - Step 1 = $7,292/month (salary placement in the salary range will be based upon comparable experience and qualifications; increases are given annually thereafter up to highest step)

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Work Schedule:

M-F 8am-5pm

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Classification Benefits::

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).

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Summary Description::

Under direction from management staff, serves as the primary administrator of a College’s computer network systems; assures the effective planning, design, evaluation, modification and maintenance of data networks; and performs a variety of high-level and hands-on technical work on wide area data networks, including the design, engineering and operations of Internet and intranet servers.

Distinguishing Characteristics::

Incumbents assigned to this class serve as the primary administrator and technical resource of the computer network systems at a major District location, such as a college.

Representative Duties::

The duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Please see Job Duties for details.

Knowledge of::

Administration of data networks (LAN/WAN) in a large, complex organization.
Applicable data and network standards and applications.
Server and desktop application software.
Operational characteristics of Windows and Linux operating systems.
Programming languages and web server software.
Principles of data back up and disaster recovery.
Principles and practices of basic data communication circuitry.
Equipment and materials currently available for new and revised data network installations.
Network server installation and maintenance techniques.
Use of tools and equipment required for installation, maintenance and testing of data communication circuits and wiring.

Ability to::

Administer the College’s local and wide area networks (LAN/WAN) including Internet and Intranet servers.
Plan and organize large projects requiring the involvement of several departments.
Design or modify a variety of network and electronic systems and equipment.
Make system-programming changes to network equipment and systems.
Install or repair various computer components and network wiring.
Ensure optimum operation and efficiency of student and staff web based services.
Evaluate existing network needs and requests and recommend system design modifications or equipment purchases.
Analyze technical problems accurately and recommend or take an effective course of action.
Work independently with minimum of direct supervision.
Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Education and Experience Guidelines::

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.


Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in a technical field such as computer science or current certification in data communications or network technology.


Four years of increasingly responsible technical work experience in network service operations as a network technician and/or data communications analyst.

Conditions of Employment::

The conditions herein 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 job functions.

Work Environment::

Work is performed primarily in a standard office setting. Duties are typically performed at a desk or computer terminal; subject to noise from office equipment operation; frequent interruptions and contact in person and on the telephone with academic and classified staff and others. At least minimal environmental controls are in place to assure health and comfort.

Physical Demands::

Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information. Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Hearing: Hear in the normal audio range with or without correction.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Administer the college’s data networks including Internet and Intranet wide area networks and local area networks; configure access to college servers and maintain and monitor security; add new domains to the network using appropriate naming conventions.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Monitor network operations using network management software; maintain networking infrastructure; monitor network traffic to identify problems, malfunctions and hacking attempts.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Maintain anti-virus servers and ensure latest updates are applied; identify and eliminate virus threats.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Evaluate network systems and analyze requirements; develop plans and designs, prepare detailed technical operational specifications or requests for proposals, and prepare other documentation required for the purchase, development and implementation of system enhancements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Analyze technical problems in the operation of networks and network equipment; initiate appropriate corrective action.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist District and College departments in developing medium and long range network plans; develop cost estimates; research and recommend alternatives regarding operational requirements and budgetary constraints; maintain current knowledge of new technologies for potential application to District and college systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Recommend data communications standards and cost effective methods of data transmission; continually review current methods of data transmission; evaluate the use of new transmission technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Coordinate computer lab installations, upgrades and re-imaging on a semester basis; ensure the provision of current software for students and instructors to support the instructional environment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Interact and direct vendor service technicians and consultants in the installation and maintenance of data communications systems.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Create and maintain documentation of District-wide network facilities, including cabling, conduit and equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Perform related duties as required.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/15/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time