Responsible for the day-to-day support, monitoring, troubleshooting and maintenance of our computer systems, servers, and storage along with planning, designing, and implementing solutions and best practices. Responsible for server and desktop applications, configuration of server equipment, storage systems, virtual infrastructure, and security. Responsible for server, and PC setup maintenance, and security. Will work with Cooperative Energy's EMS group on server and storage configurations and will assist with compliance issues as needed.
The System Administrator II is an entry-journey classification. Incumbents learn to perform the full range of technical support duties.
Essential Job Functions
Evaluates, installs, monitors, audits and maintains server environments and network systems assigned.
Develops and maintains a backup plan including all files, security, and rights.
Establishes and maintains network users, user environment, directories, and security.
Monitors server utilization, disk space availability, security alerts, and server error logs.
Implements and maintains policies and procedures for network administration, usage, and disaster recovery.
Coordinates and schedules the installation, configuration, and maintenance of operating systems software, database management systems, applications, application development environments, and utilities.
Coordinates and schedules all server hardware installation, maintenance, problem resolution, failure recovery, and performance tuning, configuration, and optimization issues.
Monitors network utilization and logs.
Works with Cooperative Energy's EMS group as needed.
Maintains system and local printers, copiers, and scanners which are tied into the Cooperative Energy network.
Interfaces with hardware application suppliers for upgrades, purchases, licenses and evaluation.
Analyzes and participates in the development of security standardization and implementation of security controls.
Performs research and analysis necessary for developing appropriate recommendations regarding hardware/software configurations.
Confers with users regarding operating problems, performs routine troubleshooting, and identifies alternative courses of action; assists users in securing resources and services necessary to resolve problems.
Interacts and negotiates with vendors and contractors to secure network products and services.
Creates and maintains appropriate documentation for assigned equipment including issue resolution notes, configuration, special instructions for backup and recovery.
Provides on-call and on-site support as required.
Keeps informed regarding new technology and the ongoing development of WANs, LANs, networks, client servers, microcomputer systems and related hardware and software, and software applications.
Interacts with all levels of Cooperative Energy personnel in a way that promotes respect, encourages cooperation and contributes to excellent performance.
Monitors performance of servers and desktops.
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering Or
Bachelor's Degree Computer Engineering Technology Or
Bachelor's Degree Information Technology Or
Bachelor's Degree Computer Science Or
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems Required
3 years Network Administration and Control Experience (Across Multiple Platforms)
Certifications and Licensures:
Network Administration Certification Preferred
Valid Driver's License Required
Successfully pass a security sensitive background screening. Required
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities Required:
Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Windows and Linux operating systems.
Technical knowledge of email servers such as Exchange.
Proficient with Microsoft Office applications for operations, installation, maintenance, upgrades and evaluations.
Strong analytical, problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously.
Excellent planning and organization skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively work with others in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
Technical knowledge of Exchange, Active Directory, TCP/IP, DHCP, and DNS services.
Familiarity with Dell servers and desktop equipment.
Familiarity with Vmware.
Cooperative Energy is an equal opportunity employer. It is Cooperative Energy's policy to provide equal opportunity to all qualified persons, regardless of race, color, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, national origin, veteran status or disability.
About Cooperative Energy
Cooperative Energy serves as the only not-for-profit wholesale electric power
provider headquartered in Mississippi. In this role, Cooperative Energy generates and transmits electricity for 11 Member distribution systems located in the southern and western portions of the state. Cooperative Energy and its 11 Member cooperatives provide power to more than 427,000 homes and business across the state.
• Cooperative Energy employs nearly 450 people across the state of Mississippi.
• Cooperative Energy has a combined generating capacity of 2,325 MW,
representing a diverse generating mix of natural gas, coal, nuclear, hydro and solar.
• Cooperative Energy maintains an expansive network of transmission assets
including 1,800 miles of high-voltage transmission lines and 260 total delivery points.
Cooperative Energy’s Mission is to deliver to our Members reliable and affordable energy in a safe and environmentally-responsible manner. Inherent in this commitment is a set of core Values, which guide our everyday activities:
• Member Focus
• Transparency and Responsiveness
• Fiscal, Regulatory and Environmental Compliance
• Safety and Reliabili...ty
• Serve as a Trusted and Value-Adding Resource for Member-owners
Competitive Strengths include:
• An Experienced, Skilled Workforce
• A Long-Term Contractual Relationship with Member Systems
• Financial Health, including that of Members
• Long-range Planning for Cost-Effective Generation Resources
• Fuel Diversity in Generation Resources
Cooperative Energy Electric Governance
Cooperative Energy is owned by its 11 Member cooperatives, who govern and set
policy through a 22-member board of directors. The board is composed of two
voting delegates for each Member cooperative.