Network Admin Job Descr

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Subject:      A Network Posting for Your Amusement
To: Multiple recipients of list UGANET [UGANET@UGA.BITNET]
Status: OR

This posting seems to fit what many of us are experiencing as network
managers.  Does this strike a chord with anyone here?


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Subject:      Re: Network Administrator Job Description
To:           Multiple recipients of list NOVELL [NOVELL@SUVM.BITNET]

]Our department is considering budgeting a full-time position for a network
]administrator.  Likely functions are network support, applications support,
]and liaison with computing center.

]Does anyone have a job description and salary info that might help us budget
]such a position?

I am currently on about 35 pages of a job description.  It looks like 50 to 75
tight pages before completion.

Basically, the description is to know everything about computers, business,
training, programming and hardware support and do everything, including
forecast 5-15 years into the future.  Should have at least completed grade
school equivalency. Have 10 years or more network experience with 20+ years of
computer experience.  Needs CNE certification.  Be willing to work 24 hours a
day, 7 days a week.  Must be willing to work for starvation wages and feel
privileged to be able to work with all of the equipment.  Must be trustworthy,
honest, kind and above all thrifty.  Must understand overtime is a luxury "we
can not afford."  Should be able to write 30 pages of documentation for every
10 minutes of installation work (spending no more than 10 minutes doing this
documentation).  Requires an even temperament, realizing that the LAN Manager
is a servant to all, master of none.  Should be able to learn any software
package in 10 minutes, so as to perform a one day training seminar scheduled
for NOW.  Must be willing to work in a converted closet with no windows or
ventilation.  Must be willing to wear a beeper to the bathroom.  Must commit
to giving a minimum of one year's notice before leaving.

There are more requirements, but that gives the general gist.  Oh and by the
way because of enlightened management, the salary should be at least 10% over
minimal beginning secretarial wages.