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Network Administrator
Job#: 178806
Positions: 1
Posted: 02/25/2013
Job Type: Full Time
Location: Lowell, AR
Department: Information Technology
Category: Technical
Salary: Commensurate With Experience
Benefits: Full Benefits
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Job Description

Central Research is a highly professional, team-oriented organization.  We value commitment, openness to learning, diligence and self-motivation in prospective employees.  Great opportunity to start work with a small business and grow with us!  All applicants must be able to pass a background check, U.S. Government Security Clearance Investigation, and pre-employment drug test. 



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Position Title:            Network Administrator       

Department:               IT                      

Reports To:               Information Technology Director

Date:                           02/01/2013


Purpose and Scope

Under general direction designs, supports, maintains, and evaluates computer networking and telecommunication systems; installs, configures, and maintains  both physical and virtual  computer servers; maintains employee network, e-mail  and card key access accounts; performs other related duties as assigned. 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees the day-to-day operation of computer networks including hardware/software support, training and special projects; plans, designs and implements data connectivity for local area network (LAN).
  • Assists in installing, designing, configuring, and maintaining system hardware and software; analyzes and troubleshoots the network logs and tracks the nature and resolution of problems; monitors usage to ensure security of data and access privileges; installs, supports and maintains both physical and virtual network servers and appliances.
  • Assists in providing network and remote connectivity hardware/software support; maintains LAN user documentation including hardware/software applications; researches and recommends network and server hardware and software.
  • Assists in planning, coordinating and consulting with vendors and clients for hardware and software purchases; recommends and specifies the purchase of related products and services; keeps current regarding new technology for system enhancements.
  • Performing analysis of network security needs and contribute to the design, integration, and installation of hardware and software; ensuring network communications across the security perimeter adhere to security policies.
  • Draft and maintain all standard operating procedures related to server and networktechnology as well as documentation on network and IT processes.
  • Prepares users by designing and conducting training programs; providing references and support.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with others to evaluate, manage, research, repair, maintain, design, and evolve the computer network.
  • Protects organization's value by keeping information confidential. 

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge and experience designing, implementing and managing Microsoft Active Directory and Windows (2008/2003) server technology.
  • Knowledge and experience designing, implementing and managing Microsoft SQL servers and supporting databases. Ability to write queries and scripts highly desired.
  • Knowledge and experience working with Microsoft Exchange or Google Apps for Business.
  • Knowledge and experience implementing, managing and supporting VMWare technology.
  • Knowledge and experience structuring, installing and managing information security systems including SonicWall firewalls and VPNs, as well as securing and monitoring FTP/Web servers.
  • Knowledge and experience managing and supporting backup and disaster recovery technology.
  • Excellent documentation, interpersonal and communication skills in both oral and written form are required to interface with other employees who are both technical and nontechnical.
  • Ability to learn new software and hardware packages and adapt to changes in technology.
  • Ability to prioritize requests, organize, and coordinate a variety of activities and projects.
  • Strong organizational, analytical and troubleshooting skills with an emphasis on attention to details. 

Education& Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Five or more years’ experience in Network Administration
  • Industry Standard Certifications highly desired.



Central Research

"A Service Connected Disabled Veteran Owned Business"

506 Enterprise Dr, Suite 200

Lowell, AR 72745

*Veterans Highly Encouraged to Apply*

Central Research is a drug-free workplace and equal opportunity employer. 

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