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Network and Security Administrator

Company: Cherriots
Location: Salem
Posted on: January 12, 2022

Job Description:

JOB SUMMARY:
Under the general direction of the Information Technology Manager, the Network and Security Administrator plans, implements, upgrades, and monitors IT networks and security for the protection of the District's infrastructure and information. This position also manages the District's intrusion detection/prevention systems, security incident and event management systems, and vulnerability management/assessment systems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Operational Management
Monitor, analyze, and report on the health of the District information systems network connectivity and infrastructure.

Install, administer, support, and maintain network technology, connections, and systems.

Oversee network and computing devices/systems that enforce security policies and audit controls in Windows/Linux environments.

Implement and administer defense-in-depth measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data on the District network.

Work alongside Support Analyst, Systems Administrators, vendors, etc. to validate and remediate identified vulnerabilities.

Utilize a combination of tools and manual checks to identify and validate vulnerabilities.

Respond to network and security questions and concerns from the District staff.

Assess network architecture and design to ensure that District assets and data are appropriately secured at all times.

Monitor and administer all IT network and security systems including, but not limited to, Firewalls, SIEM, DLP, Multifactor Authentication, Patch Management, Network Access Control (NAC), and Certificate Services.

Inspect servers and workstations for confidential and sensitive content, and develops security measures accordingly.

Additional duties as assigned.

Strategy & Planning
Work with IT leadership to develop strategies and plans to enforce security requirements and address identified risks.

Conduct operating system, application, and database vulnerability assessments (to include system configuration checks) on various information systems.

Conduct regular research on current vulnerabilities and exploits using publicly available, trusted resources.

Evaluate and provide technical insight into supporting policies for password complexity, account management, mobile device management, etc.

Develop and validate baseline security configurations for operating systems, applications, networking, and telecommunications equipment.

Assist in enforcing existing IT security policies and make recommendations for changes as needed.

Assist in responses to external audits, penetration tests, and vulnerability assessments.

Meets with IT staff to specify application security requirements, review current policies and procedures for applicability, and ensure safe transition of applications to production.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Thorough understanding of Cisco / Meraki network design and administration, including attached network storage appliances.

Experience deploying and managing VoIP in a VLAN environment.

Understanding of Microsoft applications/infrastructure, including virtual and cloud-based environments, and at least a passing familiarity with LINUX.

Ability to communicate effectively with staff and clients in clear and understandable terms, avoiding excess technical jargon.

Strong documentation/reporting skills with the ability to present this information in a manner understandable to leadership and to the public.

Capable of resolving critical software and hardware issues in a time sensitive manner, cognizant of requisite service levels.

Experience administering the following:
Microsoft server thru 2019 and desktop through V10
Microsoft Windows Virtualization and Clustering
Microsoft Active Directory 2012, 2016, 2019
Microsoft WSUS Server
Microsoft Deployment Services and Deployment Toolkit
Google Enterprise and G Suite, including GMAIL
Virtualization via HyperV, Citrix XenDesktop / XenApp, or VMware Horizon 7
Cisco Meraki Switches, AP's and software or similar network and security infrastructure
Familiarity with Android based mobile solutions, including MDM software

Desirable experience administering the following:
Familiarity with Varonis Intrusion Detection Software or similar IDS
AppAssure and/or Veeam Backups knowledge
KnowBe4 Security Awareness Solutions
Broadband communications experience
Cloud Hosting experience with AWS

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Valid Oregon Class C driver's license and driving record that demonstrates adherence to safety and traffic laws and regulations.

No criminal conviction which may, in the sole judgment of the District, constitute a threat to property or the safety of others.

REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Five (5) + years of experience in a network administration and security based technical role with increasing responsibility. Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Computer Science preferred or equivalent relevant work experience and/or hardware/security certification(s).

IT security industry certification [(ISC) -, ISACA, GIAC, SANS, or EC-Council] from an established organization or a commitment to obtain within one year of hire.

OR

Any satisfactory equivalent combination of related experience and training that provides required knowledge, abilities, skills, and other special requirements listed above.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
Usual office working environment. The work schedule, however, for this position typically fluctuates based upon the needs of a particular event or project, which would require the ability to work a flexible schedule, including late nights, early mornings, weekends, and holidays.

May have prolonged periods of standing or walking.

Some manual labor may be required such as bending, kneeling, squatting and with assistance, push, pull, or carry up to 40 pounds.

THE ABOVE STATEMENTS ARE INTENDED TO DESCRIBE THE GENERAL NATURE AND LEVEL OF WORK BEING PERFORMED BY EMPLOYEES ASSIGNED TO THIS JOB CLASSIFICATION. THIS DESCRIPTION DOES NOT INCLUDE OTHER OCCASIONAL WORK THAT MAY BE ASSIGNED THAT WOULD BE SIMILAR, RELATED, OR A LOGICAL ASSIGNMENT TO THE POSITION.

Keywords: Cherriots, Salem , Network and Security Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Salem, Oregon

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