Systems and Security Administrator – Town of Cochrane

16 June 2023

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Town of Cochrane

Systems and Security Administrator

Cochrane is located in the breathtaking Bow Valley corridor in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in southern Alberta. With a population of over 32,000 people, and growing steadily every year, Cochrane is a thriving town, surrounded by world-famous ranch country. Our western heritage is reflected in the Town’s architecture and our friendly people. The Town of Cochrane welcomes innovative and skilled individuals to join our team of over 250 employees.
The Town of Cochrane is looking for you to join the Town’s Information Services team in the role of Systems and Security Administrator!
We are looking for someone who will design, maintain and optimize our server, network and security architecture, and provide ongoing network administration, upgrades and design while ensuring network security and data integrity. You have a computer science degree, 5+ years of experience and excellent communication and interpersonal skills as a strong team player. We invite you to join our small team to make a big difference for our staff and residents.
You have excellent analytical and critical thinking skills; and the ability to work in a professional and ethical manner with integrity. The team is dedicated to facilitating organizational technology and process change, and has the ability to establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders at all levels and experiences. With your high degree of adaptability and willingness to be flexible, you are not afraid to test ideas and discover new processes and concepts in a dynamic ever-changing technical environment.
Please note: We are excited to welcome you to work in-office with the possibility of working remote 1-2 days/week. The successful candidate will also be flexible and available to work evenings and weekends on-call as needed.

If you want to make a difference in our community and have a computer science degree and 5+ years of experience, we welcome your application for the Systems and Security Administrator.
Why should you consider working for us?
Our employees enjoy many benefits including competitive public sector pay, comprehensive health and dental benefits package, professional learning and development opportunities and the opportunity to work with other talented municipal professionals.
As an organization, Cochrane has a focus on investing in people. This is not a boring municipality. We are growing into an organization with a focus on transparency, critical thinking, curiosity, reflection and innovation. We support experimentation as part of the growth process and strive for continuous improvement. We are municipal employees, and we are accountable to all Cochrane residents. Want to be a part of this exciting time?

As the Systems & Security Administrator, you will:

  • Design, planning, implementation, configuration, patching and administration and continual update of a broad range of Information Technology infrastructure.
  • Be responsible for system and infrastructure security including but not limited to: design, policies, staff training, procedures, prevention, and disaster recovery.
  • Plan, coordinate, and implement current and relevant network security measures to protect data, software, and hardware. 
  • Monitor complete infrastructure for performance, effectiveness and suitability. Identify opportunities for improvement and implementation of equipment repair or replacement, as well as redesign when necessary.
  • Oversee selecting suitable technology and software to ensure proper integration with existing network functionality, integration and capacity.
  • Participate in the RFP process: Build/Evaluate/Award for selection of hardware and software services.
  • Coordinate with vendors during projects through planning, implementation and completion to ensure successful delivery of services.
  • Be responsible for monitoring and administration of data backup processes and procedures and disaster recovery operations.

If many of the following characteristics and skills describe you, we want to meet you!

  • Computer Science degree from a recognized institute or university or equivalent experience
  • 5 -10 years experience as an Information Systems professional with proficient knowledge of: Microsoft Windows Server, SQL Server, Client Operating Systems, Active Directory administration and account management, TCP/IP, Ethernet, Fibre and Network Management, Advanced knowledge of network design, and optimization, including wireless,
  • Cybersecurity design, implementation and penetration testing
  • Cloud technologies administration and licensing, including Office 365, VOIP
  • Network routing and switching technologies
  • LAN/WAN/VLAN connectivity
  • Virtualized computing environments
  • NextGen Firewalls, VPN, SIEM, Optimization of Security Stacks
  • Data storage technologies
  • Backup administration and management
  • Asset management, data analytics and reporting
  • Project Management
  • Municipal experience considered an asset
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various Information Technology systems including virtualization, storage, networking, security, and access methods across a variety of architectures.
  • Advanced Cyber Security knowledge and experience.
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CCNA and/or MCSE certification
  • VCP or similar designation is considered an asset
  • Server Network Administration and Security Professional (CISSP) designation is considered an asset
  • Fortinet Firewalls experience is considered an asset
  • Valid Alberta Class 5 License

Still interested? Here’s how to apply:

  • Qualified individuals are encouraged to submit your resume, and a letter stating how your experience match the required qualifications, skills and abilities for this position
  • All qualified candidates will be requested to complete an online suitability survey
  • Applications for this position will be accepted at until 9pm MST July 9, 2023
  • Salary range from $50 – $58.98 / hour based on 40 hours/week +health benefits and pension

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. All applicants must be legally entitled to live and work in Canada.
Land Acknowledgement
In the spirit of reconciliation, we acknowledge that we live, work and play on the traditional territories of the Blackfoot Confederacy (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations, the Métis Nation (Region 3), and all people who make their homes in the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta.