Share this Job

Current Employee? Click here to apply.

LAN Administrator Senior - Department of Homeland Security

Date Posted:  Jan 10, 2022
Requisition ID:  299587

Indianapolis, IN, US, 46204


Work for Indiana

Grow your career with the State of Indiana! With more than 50 executive branch agencies, the State of Indiana is a diverse workforce offering employees stimulating and challenging projects across a broad scope of career opportunities. As a State of Indiana employee, you impact the well-being of Indiana’s communities every day.


At the State of Indiana, we don’t just talk about diversity and inclusion – Our goal is to create a welcoming, accessible, and equitable workplace, with a workforce that is representative of the State of Indiana population. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.


About the Indiana Department of Homeland Security:
The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (“IDHS”) works 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to protect the people, property, and prosperity of the State of Indiana. We pursue this mission in order to achieve the highest level of safety and security for Indiana’s citizens, businesses, and infrastructure. It is also IDHS’s goal to efficiently and effectively mitigate and respond to threats and disasters, both natural and manmade. 
Salary Information:
The salary for this position may be commensurate with education and experience.

About the Job:

As the LAN Administrator Senior, you will be responsible for working to carry out a wide variety of advanced technical computer system duties. You would be responsible for supporting, installing and maintaining computer, peripherals and standardized software.   

A Day in the Life:

The essential functions of this role are as follows: 

  • Analyze and develops server hardware specifications and configurations. 
  • Monitor the network to ensure performance status. 
  • Establish standards and procedures for server specifications and setup. 
  • Ensure that loops on event servers, either preventative or scheduled, are performed. 
  • Ensure that all preventive maintenance is performed. 
  • Act as a liaison for other departments/divisions in providing troubleshooting for all types of programs. 
  • Perform studies to define solutions. 
  • Install and diagnose standard approved software. 
  • Set up, troubleshoot, and diagnose PC and Laptop issues. 
  • Provide integrated customer support and consults with all users on system design and implementation. 
  • Evaluate new products/technologies to determine impact on existing systems. 
  • Evaluate vendor products and recommends hardware, software and modem equipment to management for purchase. 

The job profile is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice. 

What You'll Need for Success:

This person must have the following requirements to be considered for employment: 

  • Associates or bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and five (5) years of equivalent experience. 
  • Thorough knowledge of network operating system, design and protocols. 
  • Thorough knowledge of local area network concepts. 
  • Thorough knowledge of computer programming including computer languages, database design work process charting and testing of programs. 
  • Thorough knowledge of technology equipment including operating characteristics and limitations. 
  • Thorough knowledge of most recent technical developments in the hardware field. 
  • Advanced knowledge of operating systems. 
  • Advanced knowledge of networking protocols. 
  • Advanced knowledge of distributed systems-based tape management software. 
  • Effectively communicate, both orally and in writing. 
  • Ability to read and understand complicated technical manuals on hardware, software, LAN design and administration. 

Supervisory Responsibilities/Direct Reports:

This role does not provide direct supervision to direct reports.


Benefits of Employment with the State of Indiana:

The State of Indiana offers a comprehensive benefit package for full-time employees which includes: 

  • Three (3) medical plan options (including RX coverage) and vision/dental coverages 
  • Wellness program (offers premiums discount for the medical plan) 
  • Health savings account (includes bi-weekly state contribution) 
  • Deferred compensation account (similar to 401k plan) with employer match 
  • Two (2) fully-funded pension plan options 
  • Group life insurance 
  • Employee assistance program that allows for covered behavioral health visits 
  • Paid vacation, personal and sick time off 
  • Competitive leave policies covering a variety of employee needs 
  • 12 company paid holidays, 14 on election years 
  • Qualified employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 
  • New Parent Leave 
  • Free Parking 
  • Free LinkedIn Learning 


Equal Employment Opportunity:

The State of Indiana is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Current Employee? Click here to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Indianapolis