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Network Administrator, Job No. 15-055

  • Type:Full Time
  • Salary/Pay Rate:$6,749 - $8,614 per month DOQ
  • Posted Date:12/13/2016

The City of Manhattan Beach Information Technology Department has an exciting opportunity for a Network Administrator. Information Technology provides support for the City’s network environment, operating systems, office automation programs, telecommunications, website, audio visual, Geographic Information Systems and government cable television broadcast services.  

The Information Technology Department is committed to improving fiscal responsibility through collaboration with other departments and organizations to provide effective technical solutions which continuously facilitate and improve the City of Manhattan Beach mission of public service.


Plans, organizes, and maintains computer systems within the City, including data networks involving fiber and Ethernet cabling as well as networking equipment core and edge switches, routers, wireless access points (WAP) and controllers, public safety systems, various specific departmental and enterprise solutions, telecommunications including fiber and copper cabling, phone and voicemail equipment.  Supports, manages, and ensures operating capacity of the Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN) to ensure proper functioning 24 hours a day, seven days a week. May be required to work shifts, weekends, and/or holidays.  Administers database management and email systems, storage area network and network servers, schedules network upgrades and monitors networking systems to ensure optimum performance. Performs full back-up, data archive and date recovery for programs and users based upon regular schedule. Operates and participates on Information Technology support team for City broadcast functions. Provides technical assistance to City staff for printers, computers, Internet services, mobile phones, landline phones, software, hardware, digital surveillance, and public safety vehicle technology. Manages multiple servers, such as operating system, security and service updates, and monitors network security systems such as firewall, intrusion detection system, event log, spam filtering, internet filtering, network anti-virus system, and ensures that the security and integrity of the City’s network infrastructure is maintained at all times. Coordinates and supervises work of information technology solution providers and contractors.  Monitors daily Information Technology operations and leads team members in completing specific help desk tasks, projects and assignments.  Evaluates and conducts tests to determine the City’s technical needs, makes recommendations. May write and review RFPs (Requests For Proposal) as required. 


Education:  Graduation from an accredited college or university with a degree in Information Systems or Computer Science supplemented by courses in microcomputer diagnostics and repair and local area network administration using Microsoft networking technology.

Experience:  Three (3) years of experience in microcomputer support and administration of local area networks using Microsoft Windows.

Substitution:  Additional experience in this area may be substituted for the required education on a year for year basis to a maximum substitution of four years’ experience for the bachelor’s degree.


To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a City employment application and supplemental questionnaire  form to the City’s Human Resources Department by 4:30 PM, Wednesday October 4, 2017 for first review of applications.  Position will remain open until filled.  Facsimiles, electronic mail, photocopies, and final filing date postmarks will not be accepted.  Applications are accepted by mail or in-person in Human Resources Department, City Hall, 1400 Highland Avenue, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266. To receive a job announcement, you may call the Human Resources Department at (310) 802-5258 or download the application materials from the city’s website.

Applications will be screened in relation to the criteria outlined in this job announcement.  Candidates will be reviewed and only those candidates determined to be the most qualified on the basis of experience, training and education, as submitted, will be invited to participate in the selection process.

The selection process will consist of an oral Interview—100% and supplemental questionnaire (for evaluation purposes only).

If you need special assistance with the recruitment process, please contact the Human Resources Technician at (310) 802-5259. 

City Employment Application (MS Word)

Job Announcement (PDF)

Supplemental Questionnaire (PDF)

The City of Manhattan Beach does not discriminate.  NOTE: A drug test may be administered as part of the pre-employment medical exam.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute a contract, express, or implied, and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.


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