IT Administrator


 The city of Portland is seeking an IT Administrator to serve as System Administrator, Network Administrator, and Network Security Administrator for all City departments. This position is responsible for the upkeep, configuration, and reliable operation of City computer systems, servers, and data security systems. Starting Salary $48,964/YR DOE. Open until filled.

The qualified candidate will have a BS/BA in computer science (preferred); exposure to local government IT operations (preferred); Certification in CompTIA A+ or equivalent; 5+ years of experience in computer information systems maintenance and administration; 4+ years of experience with MS server and desktop operating systems; OR any appropriate combination of education, training, and experience providing the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the essential job functions.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions 

Knowledgeable and able to use various desktop operation systems including LINUX and MS server operating systems. Knowledge of IIS and webserver software; knowledge of MICROSOFT SQL server on an enterprise level, SSMS, and SSRS. Knowledge of SONICWAL/object-oriented firewalls, barracuda or similar d/r systems, VOIP phone systems. Knowledge of network operations, including system or security administration; knowledge, skill and ability to forecast emerging needs for IT infrastructure, project impact to the city, and analyze budgetary constraints and impacts. Knowledge of record retention, preservation, and data integrity best practices; ability to analyze and solve computer, system and it architecture issues; ability to effectively communicate complex technical information, verbally and in writing, to contractors/vendors, employees, consultants, other governmental agency representatives, city officials and the general public; and ability to respond to emergent issues remotely or in person to provide operational continuity of city information systems.

Maintains network and network security; analyzes and resolves network problems; maintains web servers and services; manages and maintains all security cameras/devices throughout the city; recommends the purchase of software and hardware based on specifications; executes vendor contracts for computer needs; handles all software and hardware licensing;  administrator of software used by the city and its various departments; installs network architecture and software; analyzes, designs, programs, maintains data and implements associated projects; creates, manages, and delivers IT work orders using urgency and importance of needs as classifiers of service delivery priority; serves as a member of various employee committees. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 Work is generally performed inside, although occasionally, outside work may be required.  Work performed indoors is in an office environment, temperature controlled, well-lit with low noise levels.  This position may experience extended periods of sitting or standing, frequently shifting schedule, and emergent demands from internal customers.

To apply, visit, or send resume and cover letter to:


City of Portland

ATTN:  Human Resources

100 N. Russell St.

Portland, TN  37148

FAX:  615-325-1481


The City of Portland is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The City of Portland does not discriminate based on race, color or national origin in federal or state sponsored programs, pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000d), or based on disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act.