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Job Description: Bearskin Services has a contract opportunity for a Senior Network Administrator at Southwestern Power Administration for their Information Technology Support Services in Springfield, Missouri.

Scope of Work:
Installs, configures, and supports the LAN/WAN network equipment. Develops and maintains all network equipment, applications, security policies, and network configurations. Monitors and troubleshoots network performance issues and creates / maintains a disaster recovery plan. Recommends upgrades, patches, and new applications and equipment. Provides technical support and guidance to users. This position is within the IT department but is expected to provide consultation to the Engineering and Communication Tech departments.

This role expands more broadly with Network Administration as the primary focus and with additional skills encompassing senior level desktop support, operating systems and troubleshooting expertise.

Skill Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree and minimum 8 years experience in network
equipment knowledge and expertise (Switch, Router, and
Firewall); Cisco experience preferred.
• Network IOS CLI fluency
• Routing protocols
• ACL knowledge
• VoIP
• QoS
• Websense
• Top-level contributor/specialist
• Team player; Drive for results
• Ability to communicate complex and unfamiliar ideas easily and at
all levels within the organization
• Provide training and technical support for users with varying
levels of IT knowledge and competence
• Thorough knowledge and experience with network software and
network security
• Strong analytical and troubleshooting abilities
• Strong Planning and Implementation skills
• Implementing, maintaining and monitoring network security
• Monitor network usage and provide recommendations for best use
• Work with vendors for quotes and purchase of new hardware and
• Knowledge of SCADA and NERC CIP standards is preferred, but not

Job Requirements:
• Some work may include evening and/or weekend hours
• Some travel may be required
• U.S. Citizenship required
• No relocation

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