Communications Network Administrator – Emergency Communications Center (ECC)

The County of Shenandoah Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is accepting applications for the position of Communications Network Administrator. This position is responsible for installing or upgrading components, setting up software and hardware, assisting with network administration and security, resolving all IT support issues, as well will be responsible for managing the daily operations of our computer networks for the Shenandoah County Public Safety Network and the evolving field relating to NextGen911; work is performed under the general supervision of the Director of Emergency Communications.

The successful candidate must possess a proficient knowledge of computer and office equipment. Considerable knowledge of automated systems and workstations with advanced knowledge of data networking infrastructures, IP addressing, complex routing and switching, and system designing utilizing switches, routers, and firewalls; understanding of VLANS, packet analysis, and sub netting. Knowledge in network related server hardware and software. Thorough knowledge of the methods and procedures of operating the communications system; ability to direct the design, installation, and maintenance of communications equipment. Comprehensive knowledge of the technical equipment used by the Emergency Communications Center (ECC) and Public Safety Agencies; ability to operate all related equipment; ability to speak distinctly; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with County officials, associates, law enforcement, and fire/rescue personnel. Ability to teach and mentor staff assuring effective personnel development.

Requirements include: Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by coursework and/or certifications in information technology or related field with preferred experience in public safety telecommunications. An MCSE or similar training is preferred. Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

This is a full-time, exempt position with a starting salary on a Grade 21 of the County pay scale of $47,401 and a potential 2.5% increase after 6 months of satisfactory performance. Benefits include Virginia Retirement System, health and dental insurance, and vacation, sick and holiday leave. Eligible applicants are required to submit both a Shenandoah County Application for Employment and Resume. Applications may be mailed or hand delivered to: The Office of the County Administrator, 600 N. Main Street, Suite 102, Woodstock, VA 22664 or emailed to: If you have any questions in regards to this advertisement, please call (540) 459-6165. The application deadline is September 13, 2019 at 4:30pm. For an application and complete job description, please see the links below.

Shenandoah County is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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