Network Security Specialist

Primary Function

Under direct supervision of the Information Technology Manager, the Network Security Specialist will configure and install security infrastructure and provides for the planning and administration of the Local Area Network (LAN), Wide Area Network (WAN), Servers, and all network connected devices, evaluates and implements all LAN/WAN related security projects, and assists in the implementation of goals and objectives of the IT Strategic Plan.
Evaluate, install, configure, and maintain computer hardware related to the computer network.
Administer network servers and support server software on network servers.
Create and manage network file, print, and application services on network servers.
Operate network related software.
Documents network problems for appropriate action.
Assist users in resolving problems associated with network software and network applications.
Configure and support.
§ Research best practices to secure companywide infrastructure and implement best practices.
§ Monitor hardware and software for intrusions, investigate and mitigate issues.
§ DNS and DHCP servers.
§ Windows Active Directory.
§ AD Group Policy Objects (GPOs).
§ Firewalls, spam filters, web filters and other security systems.
§ Switches and routers at layer 2 & 3 levels.
§ Antivirus.
§ storage area network (SAN) technology.
§ wireless network hardware and software.
§ backup and recovery solutions.
Actively participates in the testing and implementation of new network hardware.
Provides assistance and guidance to written and verbal questions from end-users regarding the proper implementation and use of procedures and operations necessary to meet end-user needs.

Maintains and/or prepares records, reports, logs, and counts of documents related to assigned functions.

Sets up and maintains user system access according to established procedures; Sets up and maintains customer distribution lists.

Notifies appropriate staff of network outages and scheduled network maintenance.

Develops written communication and documentation for end-users and for use by Office of Information Technology staff.
Develops and provides training materials and sessions for end-users on the operation of computer and communications equipment, system applications, and software products.

Establishes and maintains cooperative and supportive relationships with customers.

Performs other duties, as assigned and within the scope of the position

Required Skills

Educational Requirements

Minimum: Associates Degree or two (2) years of college with completion of supplemental courses/certifications beyond high school in office technology, computer science, information systems, business administration, or a related field.

Preferred: GIAC GSEC, CISSP, or Bachelor’s Degree in Information Systems Security or related field.
Substitute: Other relevant network certifications may be considered in lieu of minimum educational requirements.

Experience Requirements
Minimum: Five (5) years of network security and end-user support work experience in a client server computer environment.

Preferred: Seven (7) years of network security and end-user support work experience in a client server computer environment.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
1. Proficiency in Microsoft applications, including Word, Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet Explorer, etc.
2. Proficiency in computer information systems terminology, technology, concepts, functions, policies, and procedures.
3. Proficiency in the proper use and operation of computer equipment, software packages, system applications, and other related software.
4. Ability to stay informed of current end-user hardware and software products.
5. Ability to continually learn and utilize highly specialized software applications.

1. Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships.
2. Ability to foster team effort and cooperation with co-workers and supervisors.
3. Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers, supervisors, external vendors, and other concerned parties.
4. Skilled in the use of business communications (proper spelling/grammar).
5. Skilled in the use of business arithmetic (accounting, etc.)
1. Ability to pass a background screening.
2. Ability to interpret and follow applicable federal, state, and local laws, regulations, and requirements.
3. Must demonstrate strong organizational skills, with the ability to prioritize.
4. Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure.
5. Ability to effectively conduct research, analyze information, interpret data, and prepare business reports.
6. Ability to analyze situations and adopt appropriate courses of action.
7. Ability to learn and apply appropriate procedures within assigned areas of specialization.
8. Ability to learn customer’s operations and systems and prioritize customer requests according to established guidelines.
9. Knowledge of modern office methods, practices, and procedures.
10. Must maintain confidentiality.
11. Must work independently.
12. Must have a valid Oklahoma drivers’ license and be insurable with Pawnee Nation’s insurance carrier.



Salary Range


Application Process/Contact Information

Please contact Shelby Harger, Human Resource Manager @