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The Town of Forest City is seeking a motivated well qualified applicant to fill the position of IT Systems Administrator.


The Town of Forest City (population 7,400), is one of the fastest growing small towns located in the foothills of Western North Carolina, centrally located just 1 hour west of Charlotte, NC and 1 hour east of Asheville, NC and with only a 15-minute drive to the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  The Town has seen growth with many commercial projects, including the Facebook Data Center located within the City limits.  Our downtown has experienced revitalization with new restaurants and apartments, construction of a new amphitheater, and a 13-mile rails to trail corridor.  The position includes responsibilities such as managing the City’s information technology systems to include installing and maintaining hardware and software applications to include the recommendation of purchases for these applications, along with troubleshooting and resolving equipment failures, serving as the local area network specialist, responsible for installation and maintaining the Town’s servers, updating computer systems, and implementing automated systems for existing manual systems, manages multiple cameras and alarm systems to include the installation and support of the systems, as well as maintaining and upgrading the Town’s phone system.  The position is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions and to hazards of electrical current, loud noises and work in high places or enclosed crawl space areas.  This position reports directly to the City Manager and is responsible for supervision of two employees.  Applicant must be a graduate from a two-year college with a degree in information technology, computer science, or related fields and considerable related experience in systems administration and networking, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Hiring salary for this position begins at 54,318 with consideration of experience.  Successful applicant must pass drug test and criminal background check prior to employment. Applications will be accepted October 22, 2018 through November 9, 2018 at the City Hall, 128 North Powell Street, Forest City, NC 28043.  Applications can be obtained at our website www.townofforestcity.com or at the Human Resources Department located at 128 North Powell Street, Forest City, NC 28043. 


For further information call 828-248-5242.


The Town of Forest City is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status. 



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