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Infrastructure Server Administrator

*This position could be located at our Headquarters in Anadarko or at our satellite office in Moore, OK* 
Applications will be accepted until June 28, 2019
SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Manager, IT Infrastructure, the Infrastructure Server Administrator installs, configures and maintains the physical and virtual server systems and storage systems necessary to meet the operational, compliance, and security needs of Western Farmers Electric Cooperative. Ensures system uptime by performing regular software, hardware, and network analysis and maintenance. Configures and maintains Windows, Linux, and storage related systems. Manages Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, and file servers within the organization. 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Include the following; other duties may be assigned. Manages day-to-day administration of Windows and Linux servers, user account management, and creating/monitoring automated tasks. Manages day-to-day administration of storage systems. Manages day-to-day administration of Active Directory. Manages the servers and storage within the data center to include hardware, operating system, and specialized software (such as Microsoft Exchange) and their associated equipment. Administrates Linux and Windows-based servers within both virtual and physical environments. Optimizes system uptime; performs backup/recovery functions; applies patches as required; conducts performance monitoring and tunes the system to ensure maximum performance; identifies system problems and solves them using advanced trouble shooting techniques. Evaluates and analyzes computer hardware and software products. Maintains a current understanding of networking and distributed computing environments, the principals of routing, client/server programming and the design of consistent network-wide file systems. Performs VMS system administration; manages VMS on alpha system; optimizes system uptime and monitors system security. Configures and maintains network-based storage; performs disk space planning and management. Works with EMS staff to configure, test and deploy patches for NERC compliance. Produces reports and other evidence to demonstrate NERC compliance with assigned CIP standards. 
COMPETENCIES: To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies: 
Analytical: Synthesizes complex or diverse information; collects and researches data; uses experience to complement data; designs work flows and procedures. 
Problem Solving: Identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; develops alternative solutions; works well in group problem solving situations; uses reason even when dealing with emotional topics. 
Professional Knowledge: Generates creative solutions; translates concepts and information into applications; uses feedback to modify recommendations; pursues training and development opportunities; strives to continuously build knowledge and skills; shares expertise with others. 
Oral and Written Communication: Speaks clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations; listens and gets clarification; responds well to questions; demonstrates group presentation skills; participates in meetings; writes clearly and informatively; varies writing style to meet needs; presents numerical data effectively; demonstrates ability to read and interpret written information. 
Teamwork: Balances team and individual responsibilities; exhibits objectivity and openness to others' views; gives and welcomes feedback; demonstrates ability to build morale and group commitments to goals and objectives; supports everyone's efforts to succeed.  
Planning/Organizing: Prioritizes and plans work activities; uses time efficiently; sets goals and objectives; develops realistic action plans. 
Adaptability: Adapts to changes in the work environment; manages competing demands; changes approach or method to best fit the situation; demonstrates ability to deal with frequent change, delays or unexpected outcomes. 
Professionalism: Approaches others in a tactful manner; reacts well under pressure; treats others with respect and consideration regardless of their status or position; accepts responsibility for own actions; follows through on commitments. 
Customer Service: Manages difficult or emotional customer situations; responds promptly to customer needs; solicits customer feedback to improve service; responds to requests for service and assistance; meets commitments to customers. 
Cost Consciousness: Works within approved budget; develops and implements cost saving measures; conserves organizational resources. 
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors required: 
Education and Experience: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Computer Systems Administration or a related field, eight (8) years of directly related experience in system administration in a business setting, and a working knowledge of Windows, Linux, and VMware. Directly related experience may be substituted for education at the rate of two (2) years of experience for one (1) year of education. 
Language Skills: Requires ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations; ability to write reports, business correspondence and procedure manuals; ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from employees, managers and outside support personnel. 
Math Skills: Requires the ability to work with mathematical concepts related to the job duties. 
Reasoning Ability: Requires ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists; ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form. 
Computer Skills: Requires ability to use applicable computer programming languages related to enterprise business systems; ability to proficiently operate personal computers using Microsoft Office Suite. 
Certificates, Licenses & Registrations: This position requires a current driver's license. Must have or be able to obtain Microsoft Administrator (MCSA), Red Hat Administrator (RHCSA), or VMware Certified Professional (VCP) certifications within 18 months or demonstrate directly related experience.
Work Schedule Requirements: Normally works a weekday schedule, but may be required to work evenings, holidays, or weekends. May be required to travel on short notice. This job may require a work schedule in excess of a 40 hour week. 
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision. Hearing and vision must be normal or corrected to normal. 
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The characteristics of the work environment described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.