The Network Administrator I is responsible for augmenting the maintenance of existing data and voice networks as well as design and implement any new networks as needed, including LAN and WAN elements. Works with employees to resolve support requests tickets and rotates with department members in an on-call status for emergencies.
Conveys the Cooperative’s mission and beliefs to members and co-workers through interactions and approach to responsibilities. Must demonstrate familiarity with and adhere to the Cooperative’s safety rules and practices, including cybersecurity initiatives.
Assist in the deploying, maintaining, and supporting of network infrastructure.
Install, support, and maintain technology systems.
Assist in auditing or tracking of technology systems.
Coordinate with IT staff in troubleshooting technology issues.
Identify, troubleshoot, solve, and document network connectivity and performance issues.
Ability to identify, understand, and resolve potential technical issues.
Stay current on emerging technologies.
Perform on-call duties on a rotating schedule.
Participates in rotation schedule to support Darke REC.
Ensure that projects are completed on time and meet all requirements.
Assists with planning and participates in member meetings, public meetings and exhibits as requested.
Attends conferences, seminars and meetings as deemed necessary and/or required including some overnight travel.
Performs other duties and/or responsibilities as deemed necessary or required for the benefit of the Cooperative.
An associate degree in computer applications, network administration, or related field.
Current Network+, CCNA, or similar certification.
Must possess and maintain a valid Ohio driver’s license; may operate a motor vehicle on public roads for a moderate portion of working hours.
Experience working and troubleshooting in Windows server and desktop environments, Linux server & desktop environments, and Mac.
VOIP and SIP experience.
Knowledge of Cisco routers, switches, and security concepts.
Organizational & troubleshooting skills.
Ability to communicate at both technical and nontechnical levels.
Strong desire to learn with an excellent attention to detail.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines.
Must be able to work collaboratively.
Must maintain a high level of confidentiality.
Requires working both inside and outside the office, and may require irregular working hours, especially in an emergency or crisis.
Must be able to speak clearly and fluently over the telephone and in person, especially for public presentations.
May require some lifting of up to 40 lbs. on occasion.
Involves mostly sitting but could involve long periods of standing or walking.
Requires frequent work primarily with the fingers and hands.
Must have clarity of vision at 20 inches or less and be able to perceive sounds by ear.
The position requires stooping, crouching, reaching, and handling.
About Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc.
Pioneer Rural Electric Cooperative, Inc., is a not-for-profit, consumer-owned electric distribution utility headquartered in Piqua, Ohio. We also have a district facility in Urbana, Ohio, providing quicker response times during outage situations and continued operations in case of a disaster.
The cooperative serves nearly 17,000 residential, agricultural, commercial, and large industrial members throughout rural Miami, Champaign, and Shelby counties in west central Ohio, as well as portions of the eight surrounding counties — Mercer, Auglaize, Logan, Union, Madison, Clark, Montgomery, and Darke.