Established: 05/05
FLSA: Exempt
EEO: 2



Under supervision, to provide enterprise level support, planning, design, maintenance and implementation of Information Technology within a specified technical discipline; to assist and support other technology group members for the purpose of issue resolution or technology development and integration; and to do other work as required.

The technical disciplines for this series are:

Network Administrator - Responsible for the planning, design, installation, security, maintenance, and repair of the County’s local and wide area networks.

Systems Administrator - Responsible for the design, implementation, maintenance and tuning of enterprise operating systems and infrastructure applications, computer systems security, and all related computing hardware infrastructure.

Database Administrator - Responsible for the analysis, design, implementation, and maintenance of databases managed by the IS Department, including the integrity and optimization of the database and data; backup and recovery; security and overall data management.


The Information Services (IS) Department provides technology and information services to County departments and other public and private agencies. The department is made up of four service areas: Administrative, Infrastructure, Application and Support Services. Administrative service includes AR, AP, Budget, Purchasing and Strategic Planning. Infrastructure services include core services such as Network, System Administration, Telecommunications, Radio, Wiring and Operations. Application Services includes Application Development and Support, Geographic Information Systems, Imaging, Data Management, Web Services and ERP Support. Support Services includes Technical Support, Call Center and consulting.

The IT Administrator 1 is the entry level position within the series. Incumbents apply routine support and problem resolution techniques to systems within their technical discipline and participate in the development and installation of new systems or upgrades at the direction of management or more senior level staff.

The IT Administrator 1 differs from the IT Administrator 2 which works independently, provides advanced support and problem resolution, performs major technology installations and upgrades and may maintain day to day ownership of specific assigned enterprise systems or occasionally act as a project lead.


Duties may include but are not limited to the following:

  1. Provides ongoing routine technical support and enhancements to existing systems and applications; as directed, performs maintenance, testing and daily operations; prepares schedules for implementation; monitors, troubleshoots and maximizes performance and integrity; performs routine diagnosis of problems, and implements approved solutions.
  2. Maintains secure internet connectivity; implements procedures for the secure backup and recovery of data as required; implements automation for customer connectivity and configuration requirements, system support, disaster recovery and database status alerts.
  3. Participates in the deployment of new local and wide area network equipment, infrastructure applications or database software at the direction of more senior technical staff.
  4. Assists with the development and implementation of data security standards and guidelines for the protection of computer resources, data confidentiality and integrity; installs and maintains network security equipment; enforces security guidelines for access, passwords, and security levels.
  5. As a team member, may participate in long range planning and design of county local and wide area network configurations, systems infrastructure or databases; confer with departments to analyze current and projected requirements; and conduct research on new systems or applications.
  6. Works on enterprise-wide standards and rule sets; prepares specifications, diagrams and network charts; maintains documented operational procedures.
  7. Provides training and technical guidance to users and staff; works with other technical disciplines to facilitate issue resolution, technology development and integration.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS (varied with technical discipline)

Working Knowledge of: Current technology associated with a specific discipline, including its application, design, installation, maintenance, performance optimization, troubleshooting and security, as described below. At this level incumbents should be comfortable with the basic terminology, and principles of their specific disciplines, and be able to apply them under the direction of more senior technical staff.

  1. Network Administrator – Range of computer and networking software and hardware systems, web services, and related technologies; LAN/WAN layout and troubleshooting; infrastructure requirements and standards; computer security systems, applications, procedures and techniques.
  2. Systems Administrator – Workstation and server building/repair; operating systems and infrastructure applications; LAN/WAN layout and troubleshooting; remote administration and login scripts; virus prevention and security measures.
  3. Database Administrator – SQL language and relational databases; database interface protocols and techniques, application development using tuned database structures and data warehousing; design of application databases and creation of the database objects required to support it.

Skill to: Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, including communicating technical information to non-technical users; translate user needs into productive systems; perform technical analysis and design in support of county wide technical structures; install, configure and maintain systems for optimized performance; compile and analyze data, troubleshoot errors and problems and develop recommendations; prepare and deliver oral presentations; establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, staff, and vendors.


Incumbent typically works in a variety of settings and locations. Work requires the ability to bend, crawl, climb, stoop and be available at sites to provide client support in the installation, repair and maintenance of hardware and software. Incumbent must be able to lift or move personal computers, terminals and peripheral equipment which may weigh up to fifty pounds. Frequently works early and late hours to meet timelines, provide off-hour upgrade and maintenance, and respond to emergency situations.


Vendor certification as applicable to specific discipline.

Some positions must successfully pass a criminal history check which may include national or state fingerprint records check.

Driving may be necessary for County business. For position(s) with occasional/incidental driving, incumbents must possess a valid driver's license. Accommodation requests for an acceptable alternative method of transportation will be reviewed on an individual basis in compliance with State and Federal legislation. For position(s) with regular driving, incumbent(s) must also possess and maintain an acceptable driving record throughout the course of employment.


Any satisfactory combination of experience and training that demonstrates possession of the required knowledge and skills.