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Network Engineer

Location: Halls, TN
Job # 11647392
Date Posted: 11-29-2018
We’re bringing internet to our community – we need your network expertise to help us build it!
Since 1940 Forked Deer Electric Cooperative has been providing electrical service and support for the communities in which they provide utilities. Formed as part of President Roosevelt's new deal and the Rural Electrification Act of 1935, the cooperative not only brought electricity to rural West Tennessee, but also provided much needed employment opportunities to the area.  Learn more about us at
We are currently seeking an experienced Network Engineer in the Halls, Tennessee area.
Forked Deer is proud to offer:
  • Total compensation package $80-$100K
  • Medical, vision and life insurance (Valued up to $30K)
  • 401K
  • Employee assistance programs
  • Paid vacation and holidays
  • Positive working environment 
In this newly created “ground floor” position as Network Engineer, you will be responsible for planning network architecture, integration, migration, design and engineering, and maintenance of hardware, software and infrastructure from the ground-up.  Strong communications skills and the desire to contribute to a collaborative team environment are essential.
Responsibilities include:
  • Performs all technical services required for the integration, installation and maintenance of information technology and voice communication systems.
  • Implements network solutions which are best suited to the operational needs of each client.
  • Recommends appropriate network configurations to meet organizational needs and industry standards.
  • Manages multiple client projects including coordination of internal/external resources, communications, maintaining project schedules, supervising quality standards, cost management as well as successfully managing any implementation issues or changes.
  • Performs customization, configuration and optimization of equipment and applications to meet users’ requirements and ensure top performance. Performs system administration for network management, task/project management on local and wide area networks.
  • Configures, maintains and manages network security features to ensure systems integrity. Responds to, diagnoses and resolves technical problems regarding equipment, and software performance and capabilities.
  • Analyzes and recommends the capabilities of hardware, software, and communications products to meet network requirements.
  • Provides telephone, in-person and online support to system administrators and co-workers.
  • Oversees maintenance of all network devices with all firmware, software, and security updates, patches and features.
Qualifications include:
  • High school diploma
  • 2+ years of relevant technical experience
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills with demonstrated problem-solving abilities.
  • MCSE certification
  • CCNA or more advanced Certification required, Cisco Voice and/or Call Manager Express is a plus
  • VM Ware 6.0+ experience
  • Linux RHEL or equivalent a plus
  • Experience creating and maintaining a Web Server (IIS)
  • Experience installing and/or troubleshooting Local Area and Wide Area Network elements, Firewalls, Microsoft Windows Server-Active Directory
  • Fiber optic network experience a plus
  • MS Access or any variant of SQL DBMS (Oracle, mySQL, SQlServer)
  • Previous electric utility experience beneficial
  • Must be self-motivated and detail-oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Must be professional and clean in appearance
  • Must submit to a drug screening and criminal background check
  • Must be able to travel occasionally as needed with position
We firmly believe that our company is only as good as the people we employ.  Join a company that values its employees and rewards them for a job well done! 
For immediate consideration, please email your resume and cover letter to no later than January 8th.  Your cover letter must explain why you feel you are a good fit for this position.
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