Associate Network Administrator

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POST DATE 9/15/2016
END DATE 11/9/2016

SGT,Inc. Sioux Falls, SD

Sioux Falls, SD
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Full Time
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Entry Level (0 - 2 years)
Associates Degree


Position Description

Stinger Ghaffarian Technologies (SGT) has an immediate need for an energetic and dynamic Associate Network Administrator to join the EROS Information Technology Services Division (ITSD) in support of the United States Geological Survey (USGS) Earth Resources Observation & Science (EROS) Center ( near Sioux Falls, SD ( This position is an integral part of a diverse team, with primary responsibilities for support of EROS network environments. This is a great opportunity for a December graduate to start part-time in November while finishing school and transition to full-time upon graduation in December.

The Associate Network Administrator s role is to ensure the stable operation of the in-house computer network. This includes planning, installing, configuring, maintaining, supporting, and optimizing all network hardware, software, and communication links. This person will also analyze and resolve end-user network-related hardware and software computer problems in a timely and accurate fashion, and provide end-user training as required.

Candidates must have strong technical knowledge, excellent communication skills, and a teamwork emphasis. Candidates must also be able to integrate into a highly-skilled Information Technology Team.

Position Requirements

Required Skills:

* Configure and perform diagnostics on network infrastructure components.

* Perform hardware fault isolation and repair when necessary.

* Understand and troubleshoot the following network layers, technologies, and system protocols: TCP/IP, UDP/IP, SNMP, SSL, HTTP, FTP, SSH, Syslog, DHCP, DNS, RDP, NETBIOS, IP routing, Ethernet, switched Ethernet, 802.11x, NFS, and VLANs.

* Understand and maintain network security appliances (firewalls, etc.) and the concepts and procedures for network security.

* Maintain and support wireless network access technologies, equipment, and tools.

* Detail-oriented, self-motivated and able to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy.

* Ensure all systems and networks comply with USGS computer and network security requirements.

* Ability to work well within a team, possessing a good team spirit, as well as demonstrated self-management and flexibility in taking on new challenges.

* CCENT preferred within one year of employment (continuing education and previous experience considered in lieu of)

Other Desired Skills:

* Exceptional customer service skills. Able to identify and understand client needs to ensure a successful outcome to customer requests.

* Excellent analytical and organizational skills with the ability to plan and achieve a variety of tasks. Able to set priorities and deal with a number of issues and deadlines concurrently.

Application Instructions

The candidate must be able to obtain and maintain a national agency check and background investigation after hire to obtain credentials for facility access and user accounts.

This position will be posted to the career opportunities listing on the SGT website ( This position may be filled by a SGT teammate on the TSSC Contract. Please apply on line.

SGT is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.

SGT is an equal opportunity employer. EOE/m/f/disabled/veteran.