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.
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.
The following 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.
1. 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.
2. Monitor network operations using network management software; maintain networking infrastructure; monitor network traffic to identify problems, malfunctions and hacking attempts.
3. Maintain anti-virus servers and ensure latest updates are applied; identify and eliminate virus threats.
4. 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.
5. Analyze technical problems in the operation of networks and network equipment; initiate appropriate corrective action.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. Interact and direct vendor service technicians and consultants in the installation and maintenance of data communications systems.
10. Create and maintain documentation of District-wide network facilities, including cabling, conduit and equipment.
11. Perform related duties as required.