IT Administrator

Lea County of New Mexico - Lovington, NM

30+ days agoFull-timeEstimated: $62,000 - $86,000 a year
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What do we do?

Our purpose is to make a difference in the community, to make Lea County a better, safer, and more enjoyable place to live. And it’s our employees who make that happen. Our employees serve in positions as diverse as clerk, administrative assistant, accountant, attorney, detention officer, engineer, IT professional, maintenance technician, mechanic, heavy equipment operator, law enforcement officer, supervisor, and manager, to name only a few.

What do we have to offer you?

Challenging opportunities to serve your community and make a difference, a diverse and dynamic work environment, plus a full range of benefits; including competitive pay, professional development opportunities, health, vision and dental insurance, vacation, holidays, sick, and military leave time, a retirement program, and more.

What can you bring to us?

In order to meet tomorrow’s changing realities, we are constantly seeking outstanding employees who can help us improve our systems, processes, and technologies - today.

Essential Duties

Administers the Information Technology (IT) systems and functions of County government under the direction of the IT Director. Coordinates aspects of IT to support the County’s mission, and to provide County staff and members of the public convenient access to appropriate information and services. Such administration may include the supervision of personnel.

Serves as administrator for the County’s telecommunications systems and internet service. Provides recommendations for ordering all new or additional telephone services and internet accounts.

Is responsible for developing and maintaining the County’s web site.

Coordinates, under the direction of the IT Director, future IT developments and projects with appropriate local municipalities and the State of New Mexico.

Oversees and may perform or assist with daily operations of IP and analog telephone systems, servers and workstation computers and peripheral equipment. Oversees and may perform or assist with such daily computer activity as bringing systems up, printing reports, delivering reports, trouble-shooting, taking systems down, locating and overcoming error conditions, performing back-ups of all County data, and maintaining equipment.

Oversees and may perform or assist with printing of periodic and annual data and all other related tasks with the appropriate department heads and elected officials.

Acts as liaison with and coordinates communications with the County’s computer programming contractor and, as feasible, provides information to employees on programming. Confers with programming contractor to test new and revised programs.

Evaluates and recommends programs that can enhance and supplement operational programs as requested by the appropriate department heads and elected officials; makes minor program and input data revisions to maintain operations.

Recommends changes in programs, routines, and quality control standards and IT systems. Is responsible for all areas of transition when changing/updating systems.

Coordinates the ordering of supplies related to IT; coordinates and schedules maintenance for IT equipment.

Develops and keeps current operations manual for IT equipment, systems and functions.

Provides information and training to County employees on operations of IT equipment as feasible. Will attend schools and conferences, as approved, to update information and skills.

Oversees and may perform the running of accounts payable warrants and payroll warrants and reports.

Is required to work a flexible schedule including early and late hours, occasional weekends, and availability for call-out at any time.

The duties of the Information Technology Administrator are not limited to those set forth above. The employee will perform such functions, duties or assignments as given by the IT Director, County Manager or Board of County Commissioners, consistent with ability, background and expertise.

High school diploma or GED required.

Bachelor's degree from accredited college or university preferred.

Any combination of advanced training and practical experience in Information Technology systems and operations totaling four years, with a minimum of two years to be practical experience with complex systems and projects.

See above.

Network design, network maintenance, server deployment and maintenance, switch and router programing, low voltage cabling experience preferred.

Business administration, public administration, financial or records retention IT experience beneficial.

Supervisory experience helpful.

Certification, Skills and Licenses:
Ability to communicate orally and in writing in English.

Certificate or diploma in IT-related field preferred.

Knowledge of systems development life cycles.

Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical users.

Ability to articulate strategy and timelines to reach objectives.

Ability to work autonomously with minimal supervision.

Excellent interpersonal and communications skills.