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SC Department of Public Safety Network Administrator I - Security in Richland County, South Carolina

Job Responsibilities General Responsibility: Serve as a Network Administrator I in the SC Law Enforcement Division's Office of Information Technology & Security. Specific Duties: Maintain CISCO and all other network/security components with firmware, IOS and other upgrades for the continued network service on the SLED infrastructure. Review hardware/software to keep components operational, secure and under maintenance. This includes routers, switches, VPNs, firewalls, IPS, VoIP, and centralized wireless AP's and the components located on all SLED campuses around the State. Maintain firewall, virtual private network, web, and email security programs, protocols, and security. Maintain physical and code environment to protect servers, switches, and entire information technology (IT) system while balancing overall load. Serve as network team liaison for the SLED Server, Security, Application Development and Desktop Departments. To access infrastructure needs and requirements as pertains to IT projects for maintaining security compliance, network capabilities and policy standards. Communicate requests and recommendations for these departments to the Network/Security manager for review and approval. Monitor and log security concerns and incidents, and generate reports and track performance. Serve as network team's technical security member by researching, reviewing and recommending policy strategies to the Network/Security manager as it relates to the security of the SLED infrastructure for the network hardware topology changes, Active Directory processes, DHCP standards, DNS policies, encryption standards, advance authentication and other IT areas such as VoIP, VMWARE, IPS, IDS, and DMZ design. Make recommendations for improvements following industry standards and law enforcement information exchange policies, report compliance issues and assist with maintaining and developing policies for the network infrastructure. Prepare and guide audits on various components from a technology and policy perspective with the various technical components at SLED. Position requires some travel, including overnight travel, on-call duty plus after hours and weekend work required. Must be able to lift 15-20 pounds. Minimum and Additional Requirements A bachelor's degree in computer science, information systems or a related field and experience in information system network and security infrastructure design, installation, operation, repair, and maintenance. Experience may be substituted for the bachelor's degrees on a year-to-year basis. This experience must include technical support for a large complex network with a focus on security and performance Must have experience installing, configuring, and maintaining CISCO network/security hardware/software to include switches, firewalls, routers, IPS, VPN, Wireless, and VoIP. Position requires a strong working knowledge of network security procedures, tools, and hardware solutions. Should have a working knowledge of Windows Server software, Active Directory-structures, DNS, DHCP and general communication protocols. Knowledge of best practices for secure operation in networking trends for a complex environment. Ability to provide reports and suggest actions to diverse teams on security issues, network needs. Additional Comments All applicants must complete the on-line State application to include all current and previous work history and education. A resume will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application nor will it be used to determine if an applicant has met the qualifications for the position. A copy of the Division's EEOP Utilization Report is available at Supplemental questions are considered part of the official application. Any misrepresentation of yourself will disqualify you from the position. This is a temporary grant, full time position with insurance and leave benefits. Salary: $49,594.00 - $91,755.00 Annually Location: Richland County, SC Job Type: Temporary Grant - Full-Time Job Number: 20-103G Residency Requirement: No Class Code: AM75 Position Number: 61099526 Normal Work Schedule: Other Pay Band: Band 7 Hiring Range - Min.: $60,000.00 Hiring Range - Max.: $73,000.00 Opening Date: 11/18/2020 EEO Statement: Equal Opportunity Employer Agency Specific Application Procedures: SLED operates a vacancy driven system. Applicants are required to submit a separate application for each position in which he/she desires consideration. Conditional selection based on candidate education, training, experience, oral interviews and clearance of background investigation. Normal Work Schedule (Other): Monday - Friday (8:30 - 5:00) with varied hours based on situational response and subject to periodic on-call duty. Agency: State of South Carolina State Law Enforcement Division (SLED) Address: 4400 Broad River Road Columbia, South Carolina, 29210 Phone: 803-896-7199