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Systems Specialist Admin Dept

City of Vidalia Position Announcement
Systems Specialist
Admin Department
Under administrative direction of the City Manager, administers, plans, directs, manages, oversees, and provides
highly responsible and complex administrative support to the City of Vidalia staff and the City Manager.
Responsible for the planning, installation, configuration, testing, implementation, and management of the systems
environment in support of the organization’s IT architecture and business needs.
Responsible for the planning, analysis, design, development, testing, quality assurance, configuration, installation,
implementation, integration, maintenance, and/or management of networked systems used for the transmission of
information in voice, data, and/or video formats.
Oversees the planning, development, implementation, and administration of systems for the acquisition, storage,
and retrieval of data.
Plans and Coordinates the installation, testing, operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of hardware (serv-
ers, hubs, bridges, switches, routers, phones, copiers, simulators, projectors, sound systems, etc.) and software
Provides employee support services, including installation, configuration, troubleshooting, customer assistance,
and/or training, in response to customer requirements with hardware and software systems.
Oversees the administration, operation, back-up, and support of automation, including networking, servers, remote
access, desktop computers and applications, hardware, websites, courtroom technologies, audio-video systems,
telephones, mobile devices and any new and emerging technologies.
Allocates resources to support the cyclical replacement and maintenance of all systems. Maintains oversight of
unit’s automation equipment and property inventory.
Recommends new services and products. Remains current regarding emerging technologies and how they inter-
face with systems.
Assumes full responsibility for all Information Technology services.
Manages the development and implementation of IT goals, objectives, and priorities for each assigned service
area; recommends and administers policies and procedures.
Directs, reviews, and approves the development and administration of the department budget; approves the
forecast of funds needed for staffing, equipment, materials, and supplies; approves expenditures and implements
budgetary adjustments as appropriate and necessary.
Oversees and participates in preparing the Capital Improvement budget for the department; monitors capital
improvement projects to ensure projects are completed within budget.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Problem-solving skills.
A technical mind.
An organized mind.
Attention to detail.
In-depth knowledge of computer systems.
Enthusiasm and patience.
Ability to describe technical information in easy-to-understand terms.
Good communication skills.
Knowledge of Citrix, Windows server and client operating systems. Knowledge of IBM AS/400 operating system a
Knowledge of Active Directory, LDAP, Policies implementation, DNS and DHCP a must.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Proficiency with personal computers and Microsoft Office.
Excellent written and oral speaking skills.
The City Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The City Manager spot-checks completed work for
compliance with procedures, accuracy, and the nature and propriety of the final results.
Guidelines include department policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may
require some interpretation in application.
Provides staff assistance to the City Manager; represents IT to other departments, elected officials, and outside
agencies, coordinates assigned activities with those of other departments and outside agencies and organizations.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and developments in
the field of IT; incorporates new developments as appropriate.
Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office and/or and operate office equip-
ment. Continuous sitting and upward and downward flexion of neck; fine finger dexterity; light to moderate finger
pressure to manipulate keyboard, equipment controls, and office equipment; pinch grasp to manipulate writing
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Network Administration or a
related field.
Five to ten years of broad and extensive program experience in the field of information technology.
IT certifications are preferred.
Must pass a preemployment background check and drug screen
Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of
vehicle or equipment operated.
Have an oral interview with the City Manager to determine such things an applicant’s appearance, background,
and ability to communicate;
Only the most qualified applicants will be contacted for an interview. Applications, resumes, and references are due
Thursday, December 21, 2017, at 5:00 pm.
Applications can be obtained through the City of Vidalia’s website at www.vidaliaga.gov. Please click on City Hall/Administrati
on and then Employ-
ment to find an application. Please mail your application and resume along with at least three (3) professional references to t
he attention of Shikima
Johnson, HR Director, City of Vidalia, at PO Box 280, Vidalia, Georgia 30475. Applications may also be obtained through the Geo
rgia Department of
Labor locally as well as their website.
The City of Vidalia is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Posted 11/30/17