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Sample network administrator job description

At [Company X], the network administrator is responsible for maintaining the networks and systems that keep our organization running. From maintaining ironclad security to supervising network updates and training users, the administrator is not only IT support but also the thread that connects all operations. Deep technological expertise with a wide range of computer systems, hardware, and software is essential for the network administrator to excel in this role and help drive our organization forward.

Objectives of this role

  • Assist in network design, implementation, and maintenance
  • Provide network support across organizational operating systems
  • Maintain stable and consistent connectivity across all network computers
  • Prepare, implement, and monitor disaster procedures and recovery


  • Maintain network servers and associated hardware, software, services, and settings
  • Recommend, test, and implement system and security upgrades
  • Consistently monitor and troubleshoot network stability and performance
  • Create, adjust, and maintain network user settings and permissions
  • Write technical support documentation for network systems and applications

Required skills and qualifications

  • Two or more years of experience in a network administration role
  • Comprehensive knowledge of networking concepts and computing infrastructures
  • Proven skills in network engineering, operations, and performance analysis
  • Experience with leading server management and monitoring tools
  • Strong communication skills for training and assisting users

Preferred skills and qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in computer science or related field
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and forward
  • Experience with Cisco switches and routers
  • Professional certification, such as CISSP, CCNA, or CCNP