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Network Systems Administrator

Socorro, NM

Responsible for the overall leadership and management of the New Mexico Bureau of Geology and Mineral Resources (NMBGMR) information technology (IT) services. These services include a broad range of components such as network and servers for data storage, web, database, help desk and GIS. This position also supervises all full and part-time IT staff, establishes and maintains strong working relationships with bureau senior leadership, research and support staff, campus IT staff, and other internal/external stakeholders to accomplish objectives. Strong leadership and management experience is required for this position, along with a broad technical IT background.

Bachelor’s degree required in Information Technology Management, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or related area required. Master’s degree in preferred. Minimum of 8 years work experience supporting a broad range of IT services required. Minimum of 3 years IT leadership and management experience required. Excellent writing skills, both technical and non-technical required. Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills required. Expertise in project management, proposal writing, budgeting, etc. required. Knowledge and expertise in managing a running and Active Directory based infrastructure desired. Knowledge and expertise with Windows Server operating system desired. Knowledge and expertise with enterprise disaster recovery and backup/restore procedures desired. Knowledge running Windows storage clustering capabilities desired. Knowledge of various networked storage technologies such as iSCSI, SMB, NFS desired. Knowledge of various hardware/software RAID levels desired. Knowledge running web servers such as Apache, IIS desired. Knowledge of various firewall and security technologies desired. Knowledge of various VPN technologies desired. Knowledge of various networking protocols, topologies, and routing/switching technologies desired. Knowledge of virtualization technologies such as Hyper-v, VMware, KVM desired. Knowledge of Linux operating systems; systems monitoring highly desired. Knowledge of Earth Science disciplines and GIS desired.

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