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We are looking for an enthusiastic well rounded Systems Administrator that is ready to hit the ground running.  The ideal candidate will be a self-starter who can complete a variety of server, desktop and network-related projects and tasks with minimal direction.  Someone who is comfortable in a small IT shop, communicates well, enjoys wearing many hats, and is not afraid of a challenge.  This person will also value excellent customer service and collaboration equally with technical elegance and skill.  This is an exciting opportunity to work with a sustainable organization that values people, teamwork creativity, integrity, and balance.  This position will report directly to the IT Manager.


-Administer, monitor, and maintain the local area network and the devices that are attached to it.  This includes a very diverse selection of hardware, software, cabling and 3rd party services.
-Provide proactive system support; including daily review of systems logs, manage backups and data recovery, distribute patches and upgrades and maintain a virus and Trojan free working environment.
-Administer and maintain the user environment and shared resources in general in accordance with applicable security best practices and optimal resource accessibility.
-Maintain, and enhance a secure corporate working environment by developing and implementing access and auditing standards that conform to HIPAA guidelines.
-Mentor junior staff; answer technical, procedural, operational questions and provide training to others regarding the appropriate access and usage of our IT systems.
-Create documentation for the procedures and methods as used to fulfill assigned tasks in a format that will enable others to reliably repeat those operations.
-Communicate with vendors and other resources to research technology products and services.  Provide assistance with quote evaluation, equipment and services procurement.
-Attend regular training and conferences as necessary to maintain up-to-date skills and to develop new ideas relevant to our systems and industry in general.
-Be available after hours and weekends to perform scheduled work that cannot be done during normal business hours and to respond to emergencies in a timely fashion.
-Maintain excellent network performance by performing regular network monitoring and performance tuning; escalate problems and work with vendors as needed.


-A minimum of five (5) years of experience in systems administration and support in an enterprise Microsoft Active Directory based environment is necessary as well as three (3) or more years of experience in systems support in a Linux/UNIX environment.
-One or more Cisco CCNA/CCNP certifications, Microsoft MCSE certifications or LPIC/RHCE certifications are a prerequisite for this position.
-A Four (4) year degree from an accredited college or university with a major emphasis in an information systems related area or equivalent is also strongly desired.
-Knowledge and experience building and deploying servers,  desktops and multifunction devices using current best practices with a variety of hardware, software and operating systems is required.  Specific knowledge of Microsoft licensing best practices is desired.
-Knowledge, skill, and experience with installation, configuration, and maintenance of Cisco network hardware such as switches, firewalls and wireless access points. LAN and WAN experience is desired.
-Scripting/Programming skills and experience with an emphasis on systems management in one or more languages such as Bash, Perl, Powershell, PHP, CMD or Python are required.
-Knowledge of cabling, power management and phone systems in general are required.  Must be able to terminate Ethernet and troubleshoot wiring issues.
-Previous help desk or tier 1 technical support center experience and the ability to resolve a diverse scope of help desk issues related to both the desktop, server and network environments is desired.
-Ability to multi-task and to manage multiple priorities and deadlines.
-Clear communicator in both written and verbal form for a variety of audiences.
-Candidates with experience implementing open source Virtualization technologies such as KVM or VirtualBox and/or experience implementing open source network monitoring tools and utilities such as Cacti, Nagios or MRTG are preferred.

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