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Network Administrator - Underfill Option (IA42-43)

Company: Benton County Oregon
Location: Corvallis
Posted on: May 9, 2024

Job Description:

Job Summary
The Benton County Information Technology Department is seeking a Network Administrator to join the team.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a limited-duration, benefited, full-time position currently funded through June 30, 2025. This position may be extended beyond this date and/or may become regular status depending on funding and budget approval.
This position will support County business processes and technology infrastructure by providing administration and engineering of the Local Area Network, Wide Area Network, Wireless Networks, Telephone and the associated systems and security environment.
Benton County IT is a collaborative team of 20+ professionals. We take pride in our work and our support to the County. We help lead the adoption of new technology while maintaining a friendly work environment and work life balance.
For a complete list of duties, responsibilities and physical requirements of this position, click on the links below:
Click here (Download PDF reader): Network Administrator 2 Annual Salary Range: $65,119 - $87,872
Click here: (Download PDF reader) Network Administrator 1 Annual Salary Range: $61,448 - $82,932
First review of applications will be May 10, 2024.
Applications submitted after this date may or may not be considered.
Please note that this recruitment may close at any time after the first review date.
The goal is to fill this position as a Network Administrator 2. However, applicants who can meet the minimum qualifications for the Network Administrator 2 within one year of on-the-job training are encouraged to apply as "underfill" candidates. Employees hired into the Network Administrator 2 level position as an underfill will be hired as a Network Administrator 1 and then re-classified to the Network Administrator 2 upon passing trial service and meeting the minimum qualifications for that classification. Applicants who do not meet the requirements for the underfill option may be considered for the lower level option of Network Administrator 1.
The following minimum qualifications are required for this position:
Network Administrator 2
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, computer information systems, or other IT related field of study ; AND
3 years of professional work experience in computer science, network administration, or other IT related field
Network Administrator 1
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, computer information systems, or other IT related field of study ; AND
1 year of professional work experience in computer science, network administration, or other IT related field
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted. Please note candidates must have at least 6 months of actual work experience to be considered as equivalent.
Special Requirements
Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
Valid Oregon driver's license. This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
An Ideal Candidate will have knowledge/experience with the following:
Cisco IOS and Cisco Voice
NAC/ACL management
Fiber Optic Plant management,
Project and Vendor management
Technical Writing
IoT devices
WAN design
Disaster Recovery
Network aggregation
Redundant designs
Please ensure you have provided a thorough and updated application as it pertains to the position for which you are applying. Your application materials will be used to determine salary based on a pay equity assessment. For further information, please click on the link: Oregon Pay Equity Law.
Generous time off to maintain a healthy work-life balance!
10 Paid Holidays + 2 Floating Holidays + 8 hours of vacation accrual every month + sick leave! Vacation accrual increases with years of service.
$0 Health Insurance Premium!
Medical, Dental and Vision - cover your eligible family members without additional premium.
In addition, the County contributes up to $1,400 per year to your Health Savings or Health Reimbursement account!
Apart from your deductible you can use this money for things that aren't traditionally paid by insurance - i.e. Ibuprofen, Tylenol and other preventative type medications
You never lose your Health Savings Account funds as it rolls over from year to year
Dependents up to age 26 are covered!
Get ready for retirement. Generous employer paid contributions!
After 6 months of employment:
The County makes a retirement contribution of 6% of your salary towards Oregon PERS!
The County makes a deferred compensation 457b plan contribution of 1.5% of your salary! You can add more if you wish.
A free and award-winning wellness program
Interactive and personalized approach focused on your whole health.
Onsite and virtual seminars, wellness challenges and fun activities.
Monetary incentives and cool prizes to engage everyone and meet your individual needs!
100% employer-paid coverage for AD&D ($100,000), Life ($50,000), and Long Term Disability coverage.
Supplemental plans are available at reasonable rates!
Annual salary range of:
Network Administrator 2: $65,119 - $87,872
Network Administrator 1: $61,448 - $82,932
This position guarantees two salary raises within your first year as long as your performance is in good standing!
Have benefits questions?
Reach out to us anytime:
We encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQIA+ community members. The strength of our organization lies in the diversity of our workforce and the perspectives our employees bring to their work at Benton County.
The IT Department
Benton County IT is a fast paced, dynamic environment. We value an emphasis on our role in public service, innovating government business, and supporting each other with redundant skills that allow for a strong work-life balance.
Working & Living in Benton County
Perfectly placed in the Willamette Valley, 90 miles south of Portland and 40 miles north of Eugene, Benton County has easy access to urban areas with ample opportunities for cultural activities. Combined with outdoor recreation galore in the Cascade Range 80 miles to the east and the Coastal Range and Pacific Ocean 50 miles west, the county's 90,000 residents like to say they "have it all."
Working at Benton County
Living in Benton County
How to Apply
To apply for this position, click on the "Apply" button to fill out all information in the online application and complete the questionnaire. Failure to do so may result in your application being removed from consideration.
Only complete applications received by the posted application deadline date, or the first review date will be considered.
Answer all supplemental questions.
After you Apply
You will get an email stating your application has been submitted. Log in to your NeoGov account before the job announcement closes to see if you have any pending tasks or notifications, and make sure to complete these tasks before the job announcement closes. These can be found under the "My Applications" section.
Be sure to check both your email and NeoGov account for updates regarding this recruitment.
Additional information
This is a FLSA exempt position.
This position is represented by the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
This position requires driving and may require use of a personal vehicle.
Hiring is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies.
Please save a copy of this job announcement for your reference, as it may not be available for you to view after the job closes.
Eligible veterans who meet the qualifications will be given veterans' preference. For further information, please see the following website: Veterans Resources. NOTE: If claiming veterans' preference please be sure to attach your DD214 or Disability letter from the VA.
Benton County does not offer VISA sponsorships. Within three days of hire, you will be required to complete the US Department of Homeland Security's I-9 form confirming authorization to work in the United States. Benton County will review these documents to confirm that you are authorized to work in the United States.
If you wish to identify yourself as an individual with a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and will be requesting accommodation, please contact the Benton County Human Resources Department by calling 541-766-6081.
Benton County is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer committed to work force diversity, fair employment practices and non-discrimination, including pay equity for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, marital status, family status, national origin, age, mental or physical disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or source of income.
Helpful links and contact information:
Learn more about Benton County
Understanding the County Application Process
Job Interest Cards webpage
For more information you may contact us by e-mail at or by phone at 541-766-6081.

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