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Network Security Administrator

Company: Lake County IL
Location: Waukegan
Posted on: May 18, 2023

Job Description:

General DescriptionAre you looking for a challenging role within an organization that provides rewarding compensation, an excellent benefit package and career growth opportunities? If so, Lake County Government is the place for you. Comprised of nearly 3,000 employees, it is our goal to positively serve the residents of Lake County while working with a purpose. We believe our employees should take pride in the work they accomplish while truly respecting a collaborative work environment.Lake County is seeking a Network Security Administrator with a track record of implementing network security best practices at the enterprise level. This position is responsible for network security, troubleshooting network access, and implementing security policies and procedures at our organization. Responsibilities include recommending enhancements, identifying areas of weakness, and responding promptly to possible security breaches.To be a successful Network Security Administrator, you should be meticulous and detail-oriented, with excellent technical and information security skills. You should be skilled at drafting and understanding security policies and training less technically skilled employees to be security conscious.Essential FunctionsDepending on the assignment, the incumbent may perform a combination of some or all of the following duties, and perform related duties as assigned:* Management and administration of firewalls, including policies, access control, and intrusion detection settings.* Administering remote access authentication and security configurations.* Administering authentication and security policies and procedures for networking devices such as routers and switches.* Administering wireless authentication, configuration, and access control.* Updating networking software with the latest security patches and ensuring the proper defenses are present for each network resource.* Installing, administering, and troubleshooting network security solutions.* Responding quickly and effectively to all security incidents and providing post-event analyses.* Remaining up to date with the latest security systems, standards, authentication protocols, and products.* Developing and recommending innovative security controls to protect network assets.* The ability to effectively communicate with all levels of the business on security issues.* Performing network vulnerability and penetration tests, identifying and defending against threats, and developing disaster recovery plans.* Configuring network security systems, analyzing security requirements, and recommending improvements.* Monitor system logs, SIEM tools, and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret such activity and make recommendations for resolution.* Creating network policies and authorization roles and defending against unauthorized access, modifications, and destruction.* Consulting with staff, managers, and executives about the best security practices and providing technical advice.* Implement or coordinate remediation required by audits, and document exceptions, as necessary.* Develop and maintain network security diagrams and documentation for security systems and procedures.Knowledge Skills Abilities and Education Required* Technical proficiency with security-related systems and applications.* Experience in developing, documenting, and maintaining security procedures.* Knowledge of network infrastructure, including routers, switches, firewalls, and associated network protocols and concepts.* Cisco certified or related certifications in networking.* Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and network administration/protocols.* A strong understanding and knowledge of computer, network, and security systems.* Good teaching, interpersonal, and communication skills.* Strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS* Bachelor's degree in IT or related discipline preferred, or equivalent relevant experience.* Advanced training certifications may be advantageous.Supplemental InformationPHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE POSITIONRequires mainly office work, involving standing or walking some of the time, exerting up to 10 pounds of force on a regular basis, and high dexterity operating in front of a computer monitor for more than six (6) hours possible. The position requires normal visual acuity and field of vision and the ability to hear and speak to understand, respond to and build relationships with a diverse clientele.Lake County offers a competitive salary and benefit package. We also offer flexible working hours, and a comprehensive wellness and training program. Visit ourProspective Employee page to get additional information on why you should work for Lake County!Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background screening, drug and alcohol testing and may include a pre-employment medical exam.Lake County is committed to being a diverse and inclusive workplace and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

Keywords: Lake County IL, Waukegan , Network Security Administrator, IT / Software / Systems , Waukegan, Illinois

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