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System Specialist/Project Leader - Technical Support

at Central Hudson

Posted: 10/5/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 690
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Job Description

Location:
Poughkeepsie, NY

Employment Duration:
Full Time

Salary:


Central Hudson Gas & Electric is a regulated transmission and distribution utility serving approximately 372,000 residential and business customer locations in eight counties of New York State's Mid-Hudson River Valley, and delivering electricity and natural gas in a 2,600 square-mile service territory that extends from the suburbs of metropolitan New York City north to the capital district at Albany.

System Specialist/Project Leader - Technical Support 

Benefits:

  • Competitive compensation
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan with substantial company match
  • Life and Travel Insurance 
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Wellness Reimbursement Program
  • Paid Holidays and Vacation

What is a System Specialist/Project Leader (Technical Support)?

The Information Systems Technical Support Group supports the Company’s information technology infrastructure and maintains a high availability operation. This role is responsible for leading information technology initiatives and staff.

What does a System Specialist/Project Leader (Technical Support) do?

  • Oversee IT Technical Support staff
  • Support the Corporate IT Infrastructure, including database administration, application systems support, network design and administration, server systems management and cyber security design and administration
  • Perform system performance analysis, troubleshooting and software installations
  • Apply corrective changes, assist in network planning and the development of recommendations

What does it take to be a System Specialist/Project Leader (Technical Support)?

Required:

  • An Associate’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems and at least five years of experience in an IT Technical Support related field
  • Must have a proven record of accomplishment in application and infrastructure support. This is not an application programming or helpdesk position.
  • Experience leading a team tasked with multiple simultaneous system implementations and support responsibilities
  • Ability to work with internal customers and outside vendors to resolve application, server and database issues using software support tools
  • Well-developed written/verbal communication skills and planning and organizational skills
  • Must be able to implement specialized computer based projects while working alone or as a member of a team
  • Must be able to work with minimal supervision, work well under pressure, and adapt to a variety of assignments
  • Must be able to work off-hours and weekends when required and be available 24/7 for scheduled callout support
  • Valid driver’s license

Preferred:

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Computer Information Systems
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server, Linux, Windows 7/10, Active Directory, Oracle and MS-SQL Databases, Virtualization, Cisco network equipment, etc.
  • Experience in cost control, cost reductions, and returns on investment justifications
  • One or more recognized technical certifications

Please go to www.centralhudson.com/employment. Click the “Search Career Opportunities” button. Follow the directions to submit an application and upload your resume for the desired position. Applications sent via e-mail and US Mail will not be accepted.  No phone calls or agencies, please.  All replies will be held in strict confidence.

 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status.  Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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