Temporary Network Administrator - Friends of the Children

Digest topic: Jobs & Internships


organization:Friends of the Children
position summary:

Friends of the Children - Portland, a nationally recognized, dynamic non-profit mentoring organization serving high-risk children in our community, has a current opening for a Temporary Network Administrator. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in an organization that gives children an opportunity to realize their unique potential.

Friends of the Children has an exceptional early intervention/prevention program focusing on our community’s most vulnerable children and providing them with professionally trained, paid mentors, called Friends, to guide them from kindergarten through high school graduation, in hopes of breaking the cycle of poverty, gang involvement, drug use and violence.

The temporary Network Administrator will be responsible for documenting, designing, planning, implementing and the administration and support of the following systems: Microsoft server 2003, Exchange 2003, Microsoft Active Directory, Windows file and print services, networking infrastructure, Watchbox Router/Firewall, Backups/Restores, Microsoft Windows XP Professional and Microsoft Office 2003/07.

• Solid understanding of security technologies and best practices

• Maintain server hardware and network resources (such as File services, network applications, routers, switches, firewalls, email)

• Monitor and maintain telephone/voicemail system.

• Monitoring of production and development servers.

• Manage and maintain IT Helpdesk services and software.

• Server software installation.

• Ability to provide server administration for Windows, MS Exchange, SQL Server.

• Review and deploy service packs, support packs, hot fixes, system updates, and vendor-supplied patches according to best practices.

• Create and maintain technical documentation.

• Provide daily help desk support for hardware and software support to all users.

• Provide training to staff in software applications and overall systems use.

• Ability to tackle technology assignments that can be complex in nature with minimal supervision.

• Ability to seek out new resources and assistance when faced with technically challenging issues.

• Maintain a positive working relationship with all departments seeking out ways to improve productivity.

• Manage user accounts for access to required resources.

• Ensure workstations and servers comply with policies, standards, licensing agreements, and configuration guidelines.

• Installation, implementation and troubleshooting of desktop hardware and software according to standards and procedures.

• Perform and test system backups to ensure full data restoration.

• Troubleshoot, resolve and document hardware and software problems.

• Strong working knowledge of Windows XP desktop administration, maintenance and troubleshooting.

• Solid background in Microsoft office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook).

• Ability to perform in a multi-tasked environment.

Salary / Pay Rate:DOE
Required Skills and Abilities:Experience and Knowledge Preferred: * Expertise with Microsoft XP operating systems. * Windows Server based networks. * LAN/WAN’s and components including wireless applications. * Have working knowledge of Microsoft Office. * Working knowledge of Microsoft Exchange Server. Exchange upgrade experience preferred. * Capable of troubleshooting computer hardware from the component level. * Familiar with Intranet software and applications. * Preferred Experience with Watchguard Firebox applications. * Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to demonstrate effective communication skills, both oral and written.
Other:Equal Opportunity Employer
website link:www.friendsofthechildren.org/portland