Systems Administrator III - IT Department

Title: Systems Administrator III - IT Department

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 DOQ




  • Performs network administration and planning for IT-network infrastructure, to include network equipment, servers, and software applications.
  • Designs, implements, maintains and provides support for computer networks, communications systems and related components.
  • Works as a team member with other technical staff to ensure connectivity and compatibility between systems.  
  • Maintains and supports the integrity of the operating system environment and various computer systems within the County.
  • Evaluates, tests, and deploys all software and hardware upgrades to the networking infrastructure.
  • Administers, installs and troubleshoots a variety of operating systems.
  • Proactively monitors all network devices, services, and servers.
  • Assists in developing, implementing, testing, and maintaining disaster recovery plans.
  • Schedules, installs, and tests system software upgrades.
  • Configures software and resolves technical problems.
  • Provides on-call support during non-business hours on a rotating basis.



  • Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Networking, or related field. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Must possess one or more industry certifications from providers such as Microsoft, VMware, or Cisco.
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) preferred.
  • 8 years minimum experience in all phases of information technology processing to include working with Windows servers and network monitoring tools, administration of LAN/WAN systems and maintenance, hardware and software analysis, troubleshooting and support in heterogeneous computing environments.
  • Strong knowledge of networking, such as Cisco VOIP (required), TCP/IP, Vlans, switching, routing and routing protocols, and DNS.



  • Ability to be discreet and maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to deal with peers and management using tact and diplomacy.
  • Ability to work flexible hours as required.
  • Ability to troubleshoot quickly and work well under pressure.
  • Experience with general productivity and utility software, including Microsoft Office, web browsers, e-mail clients, anti-virus clients.
  • Experience with SCCM, iBoss, MDM technologies, Palo-Alto, Forefront, PXE, Imaging, AV, and Cisco
  • In-depth understanding of IP routing, configuration, baselining, basic application writing and scripts as it pertains to application management.
  • Knowledge of general wiring specifications.
  • Knowledge of hardware, software, operating systems and networking protocols.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong work ethic, integrity and positive attitude.

All applicants tentatively selected for a position with Beaufort County Council will be required to submit to urinalysis to screen for the illegal use of drugs and to a background check prior to appointment. Employment is contingent upon clearing both the drug screening and background investigation.