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Network Administrator Job Description

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Network Administrator Job Description

We are seeking an efficient and experienced Network Administrator to join our team. You will monitor our systems to ensure the network is consistently available and troubleshoot any problems that may cause service disruption. Security is vital, so you will instal and monitor security measures to keep all of our company data protected and safe. Our ideal candidate will need at least two years of network administration experience.

Network Administrator Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manage day-to-day IT infrastructure
  • Monitor networking equipment and servers
  • Maintain an inventory of equipment, software, and licences
  • Oversee troubleshooting for system errors
  • Provide helpdesk support for network issues and respond to requests for IT support
  • Ensure security for web users’ accounts and information
  • Evaluate connectivity issues, equipment, and software
  • Perform data backups
  • Instal and update network system improvements as needed
  • Set up equipment for new users

Network Administrator Skills and Requirements

  • Associate or bachelor’s degree in related field preferred
  • 2+ years of relevant network and server management support
  • Experience with helpdesk or IT support
  • Familiarity with: Network Monitoring Tools, Distributed Antenna System, Windows Domain, Active Directory, Synology NAS Storage environment, Microsoft Active Directory, Microsoft Member Servers, Kerio Email

Personalising Your Network Administrator Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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