The City of Naperville’s Department of Public Utilities - Electric seeks an experienced network administration professional for the Senior Network Administrator role.
Naperville is the 4th largest City in Illinois. The city-owned electric utility maintains 16 substations and 1000 miles of transmission and distribution lines (of which 93% are underground), and a 400 MW peak demand / 1,500,000 MWH annually. A decade ago, Naperville modernized its electric grid with the installation of 57,000 smart-meters and a wireless & fiber-optic backbone. The Smart Grid initiative allows the utility to better analyze electricity consumption and offer an associated portal to its electric customers.
We search now for a Senior Network Administrator experienced in troubleshooting in a network environment to manage the Utility’s Smart Grid infrastructure, including core switching, servers, associated operating systems and user access. Ensures the cybersecurity of all systems by managing firewall rules, virtual private network technology and two factor authentication systems for both internal and external users.
The independent electric utility systems supported by the utility’s Senior Network Administrator are selected, deployed, maintained and utilized to provide reliable service to its customers. Automated Metering Infrastructure, Meter Data Management, SCADA, Microsoft BizTalk, and network monitoring software are used daily by utility staff.
The Senior Network Administrator performs a variety of technical tasks involving the management and security of the Smart Grid infrastructure, recommends system updates to Utility Engineers, provides system support to management and staff end users, and ensures compliance with cyber security policies. Provides supervision and direction for the Network Support Specialist, and serves as a second level of support when complex networking challenges arise
The full salary range is up to $102,800, commensurate with relevant experience.
The Senior Network administrator also supervises the Network Support Specialist. You will recommend candidates for hire to the AMI section manager, provide staff training & counsel to the Specialist on performance matters, and (together with the AMI Section Manager) administer disciplinary measures as appropriate.
At a minimum, applicants must possess:
Preferred candidates may possess certification in A+ and Network +, and/or as a Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Previous supervisory experience is helpful.
Ideal candidates will possess knowledge of:
They will also possess skills in effective communication (verbal & written, and in expressing technical functions in nontechnical terms); strong problem-solving skills. They will demonstrate abilities to work effectively and cooperatively with computer users; to provide technical training and assistance to user departments and others as appropriate; to analyze data, identify patterns and draw logical conclusions; and to manage time effectively to complete work in a timely manner.
The City of Naperville, Illinois is a dynamic community of 148,000 residents, conveniently located 28 miles west of Chicago. Various publications have named Naperville as one of the best cities in the United States in which to live. The City has gained national recognition for our family-friendly environment, excellent schools and library system, low crime rate, and vibrant downtown area. It’s also a great place to work! Our municipal government employs over 900 dedicated individuals in a wide range of job categories and provides a dynamic & collaborative working environment, a forward-looking leadership team, and a competitive benefits package.
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