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Network Administrator / Cybersecurity Specialist

Company: Education Service Center Region 13
Location: Austin
Posted on: May 27, 2023

Job Description:

Position Type:
Technology and Creative Development/Network Administrator
Date Posted:
Education Service Center Region 13 - 306
Education Service Center Region 13 - website
Job Title: Network Administrator / Cybersecurity Specialist
Division/Department: Administrative Services / Information and Communication Technology
Reports To: TXED Project Coordinator
Salary: Full-Time 12-month (232-day) with a minimum salary of $77,498.00
Job Summary (Primary Purpose): ESC Region 13 is seeking a highly skilled and experienced professional to fill a unique role that combines network administration and cybersecurity. The Network Administrator / Cybersecurity Specialist will be responsible for maintaining and securing our network infrastructure, as well as monitoring and responding to potential cybersecurity threats.
Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, & Education/ Certificates):

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, or a related field preferred. Relevant experience may substitute for degree.
  • At least 2 years of experience in network administration and cybersecurity preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of network protocols, topologies, and technologies, including TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, VLANs, and BGP.
  • Experience with network security tools, such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention systems, and vulnerability scanners.
  • Familiarity with security frameworks and standards, such as NIST, CIS, and ISO.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
    Major Job Responsibilities/Essential Functions:
    • Serve as a representative of ESC Region 13, displaying courtesy, tact, consideration, and discretion in all interactions with other members of the education community and with the public.
    • Administer and maintain our network infrastructure, including switches, routers, firewalls, and other network devices.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve network issues, including network connectivity, performance, and security.
    • Ensure that network infrastructure is up-to-date and in compliance with industry standards and best practices.
    • Monitor and maintain network security, including intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability scanning, and security incident response.
    • Develop and maintain security policies, procedures, and standards to protect company information assets.
    • Work with other teams to ensure that security controls are integrated into our software development life cycle.
    • Conduct security awareness training for employees and assist with security audits and compliance reviews.
    • Provide support to internal and external clients, either by phone, site-based visits, or by local conference meetings.
    • Stay up to date with the latest trends and technologies in network administration and cybersecurity.
    • Perform other duties as assigned
      Working Conditions (Physical/Mental Demands & Environmental Factors):
      • Follows policies and procedures.
      • Maintains emotional control.
      • Lifting and carrying (0-50 pounds).
      • Visual acuity with printouts and computer monitors.
      • Repetitive hand motions.
      • Sitting for extended periods of time.
      • Constant interruptions.
      • Travel within Region 13.
        Equipment Used:
        • General office equipment, Windows computer and peripherals, audio/visual equipment, and other equipment as requirements change. The above statements are intended to describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not intended to represent an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that may be required.

Keywords: Education Service Center Region 13, Austin , Network Administrator / Cybersecurity Specialist, IT / Software / Systems , Austin, Texas

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