Network Administrator

Company Name: 
Richland Library
Columbia, SC
Job Description: 

Richland Library is seeking a network administrator to join its unique IT department, which functions under the philosophy of putting “people before processes” while maintaining appropriate security and infrastructure. The right candidate for this position understands the importance and possesses the skills to maintain network and critical services for internal and external customers before, during, and after library public hours. This person also demonstrates our IT team’s values of being helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative, empathetic, and innovative. We look forward to finding out the ways in which you are the right fit for this position! Our previous Network Administrator will be departing after many years of success and service. The Library desires to secure the new Network Administrator very soon to help achieve a smooth transition. Here are some of the things you would be doing if hired for this outstanding career opportunity: * Monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting network system components, including on premises and cloud servers, hypervisors, switches, routers, SQL servers, firewall, server OS, clustered storage, LAN/WAN/Internet connectivity, as well as backup and disaster recovery appliances. * Serving as team lead in instances of network or critical service failures, including network security breaches. Directs the efforts of Library IT staff, service and equipment vendors, and outside consultants, sometimes for extended hours in an emergency until the situation is resolved. * Managing network users, groups, computers, and email accounts. * Supporting network and IT needs of internal and external customers. * Exhibiting understanding and support for the philosophy of putting people before processes, while maintaining appropriate IT security. * Providing strong troubleshooting skills with the ability to develop creative solutions. * Representing the IT department’s brand promises of being helpful, knowledgeable, flexible, collaborative, empathetic, and innovative; and representing such standards for staff of Richland Library overall. * Routinely collaborating with and coaching IT department staff. * Evaluating, recommending, and implementing solutions for improving network performance, as well as system and user needs. * Coordinating network and server purchases and maintenance contracts. * Communicating with vendors and providers of service for assistance installing, monitoring, maintaining, and troubleshooting equipment and software. * Writing and updating documentation and training materials, related to job responsibilities. Please check our website at for further information.


* Bachelor’s degree, with major study in computer science, information systems, or another related field preferred. Consideration may be given to applicants with relevant certifications and at least 3 years relevant work experience. Transcripts must be provided upon hire. * 3+ years network system administration including the following: * Extensive knowledge and experience in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016. * Managing hypervisors, including virtual machines and switches, specifically Hyper-V and VMware. * Experience with all aspects of TCP/IP networking including DNS, DHCP, LAN/WAN topology, wireless protocols, switching and routing. * Network backup disaster recovery. * Microsoft Office 365 products and Exchange online administration. * Understanding of Group Policy Management. * Experience with network and computer anti-virus software. * Valid driver’s license and safe driving record * Ability to perform all job duties. PREFERRED ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Experience administering SQL servers. 2. Experience with clustered storage; EMC is preferred. 3. A working understanding of blade server technology. 4. Ability to implement, optimize and maintain network security systems. 5. Microsoft MCSE, Cisco CCNA certification highly desirable.

How to Apply: 

APPLY IMMEDIATELY at No deadline is presently established for this Vacancy. Applications being accepted now. When a deadline is determined, the deadline will be announced 24 hours in advance on the Library’s website. Please do not send your resume/cover letter separately; only materials submitted through our online system are reviewed. All applicants must submit an online employment application using our online system. In addition to the online application, you may also attach your resume and/or cover letter; but the resume and/or cover letter will not be acceptable as an alternative to completing the online application fully. Keep in mind that if you are applying for multiple positions, you will need to submit an application for each position.