Nantahala Outdoor Center

  • IT Desktop Network Administrator

    Job Locations US-NC-Bryson City
    Job ID
    Information Technology
    Job Classification
    Year Round
  • Overview

    For 40+ years NOC has led the outdoor industry, taking more guests whitewater rafting and teaching more paddlers than any other outdoor recreation company. NOC also provides top-quality aerial and trail-based adventures, wilderness medicine as well as providing unmatched retail service, foodservice, lodging, and trip planning services. Behind NOC's rapid growth are our staff’s commitment to our five core values: lead by example, service before self, do the right thing, work hard/play hard and make it happen. These core values unite a community of leaders and pioneers in an exciting, fun and always changing work environment.


    NOC career opportunities offer prospects rare opportunities to work in beautiful locations, to grow their skills and to share a passion for active outdoor recreation. Ideal candidates are leaders in the work place that wish to join a unique, values-driven organization. They aspire to excellence in their fieldThe Nantahala Outdoor Center is seeking a Network / Desktop Administrator who will be responsible for the maintenance and end-to-end support of the network servers, backbone, and desktop / laptop computers. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals along with reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating information technology systems operations.s and disciplines and they demonstrate a commitment to the service of others. Above all, they want to provide visitors with unforgettable experiences in the great outdoors. If this sounds like you, we hope you'll apply to join the NOC team.



    Job Summary: 

    Nantahala Outdoor Center is seeking a Network/Desktop Administrator who will be responsible for the maintenance and end-to-end support of the network servers, backbone, and desktop/laptop computers. This position relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish goals along with reviewing, analyzing, and evaluating information technology systems operations.


    This is a full-time, year round, benefits eligible position.


    • Support of all network servers, switches, workstations and printers including installation and upgrades
    • End user support of applications including but not limited to Windows workstations, MS-Office, Office365, Utilities and various stand-alone applications
    • Support of disaster recovery processes and procedures
    • Accurately and completely document problems and solutions on case notes
    • Solve problems by adapting previous and new solutions to fit conditions
    • Manage and maintain the Windows and VMware ESX servers
    • Assist in maintaining department records pertaining to all hardware, software, networks and service agreements
    • Assist with project efforts and overall infrastructure enhancements to meet company goals and objectives
    • Maintain asset inventory, network diagrams and other related and relevant records
    • Tests and evaluates network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements
    • Instructs end-users in the use of relevant technology
    • Role will require planned and unplanned off-hour support and travel
    • Other duties as assigned and deemed necessary by management


    • Experience and practical knowledge of backup/restore solutions, Veeam preferred 
    • Experience with software diagnostics, configuration and installation in the area of Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office Suites
    • Infrastructure knowledge including SANs, LANs, switches and wireless networking
    • In-depth knowledge of end user desktop issues in areas ranging from desktop support, e-mail, Remote Support tools, application support, web technologies, videoconferencing and IT security
    • Familiarity with a variety of the IT field's concepts, practices, and procedures
    • Exceptional customer service and communication skills (both written and verbal), analytical and troubleshooting skills.
    • Time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to write processes and understand technical documentation
    • Ability to work with a wide variety of end users at all levels of the company



    Required Education or Experience desired:

    Any of the following certifications or equivalent coursework is an advantage: Cisco certification; Microsoft Certified System Expert (MCSE) or A+ certification in Desktop Infrastructure, Server Infrastructure

    • Bachelor degree in Information Technology field or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    • Bachelor degree in any field combined with relevant coursework in the field


    Work Environment:

    • Work requires mobility with frequent bending and standing
    • Lifting, moving, racking, etc. of computers, servers, monitors, UPS batteries, etc. is required
    • Frequent use of arms for stretching and reaching and use of legs for walking and lifting
    • 80% -90% of work hours are spent sitting down



    The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to provide a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of this position. As the nature of business demands change, so too may the essential functions of this position.

    The Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC) is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity in any and all terms, conditions or privileges of employment including hiring, promotions, termination, training and compensation. The NOC does not discriminate against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic condition or any other status protected by federal, state or local law, where applicable. Furthermore, the NOC is committed to a work environment free of discrimination and harassment through respecting and valuing the diversity among employees and all those with whom the NOC does business.


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