Network administrator sought by Plum School District
Technology use in the Plum School District continues to grow.
District officials have found the growth has provided a need for a new position.
The district is accepting applications for a network administrator who will report to Christopher Davis, the director of educational technology.
“With all the infrastructure, we almost need a person to handle it,” said board member Kevin Dowdell, chairman of the personnel committee. “Our network and phone system have expanded over the years.”
The district's network supports more than 2,000 computers, Dowdell said.
In addition, Davis has said the school board's decision to permit students to bring their own computing devices to school has resulted in about a 25-percent increase in the amount of traffic or data on the network.
Davis said the ‘Bring Your Own Device' policy has resulted in an additional 800 to 1,000 devices on the network each day.
The record use of the network resulted in the technology department over the summer making upgrades to the district information technology infrastructure.
The network administrator will be responsible for monitoring network performance, managing wireless infrastructure and administering the video security system, according to an ad for the position on the district's website.
The district is looking for a candidate with an associate's degree in computer science, information systems, network administration or a related field, as well as three years experience in network administration and proficiencies in various technology systems.
The salary posted for the job is $42,167. The deadline to apply is Jan. 17.
Dowdell expects a hire within the next few months.
“We aren't in crisis mode right now,” Dowdell said. “We have time and leeway.”
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