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Kenya Forest Service Job Vacancies

Kenya Forest Service is a State Corporation established to sustainably manage, conserve, develop and protect forest resources for Kenya’s social-economic development. 

The Service seeks to recruit highly competent, self driven & results oriented individuals of high integrity to fill the following positions:

Job Title: Systems Administrator

1 Post 

KFS Grade 8
Reporting To: Chief Administration Officer
Location: Based at Kenya Forest College - Londiani
Overall responsibilities:
  • Design, Install, support, implement & maintain systems, network configurations, and network architecture, including hardware, servers and software technology, site locations, and integration of technologies
  • Plan for development of ICT Facilities, project management for systems-related projects,
  • Development & implementation ICT policies & procedures for installation, use, and troubleshooting of communications hardware and software for the College.
  • Ensure proper administration of operating systems and applications and providing technical support to system users
  • Maintain appropriate profiles, privileges and system backups and restoration scripts.
  • Manage all external and internal information security 
  • Review systems performance and implementing strategic improvements
  • Ensure the integrity, reliability and security of data and processes
  • Ensure proper implementation of IT change management control processes
  • Planning for and responding to service outages and other problems.
  • Scripting or light programming, issuing & implementing upgrades,
  • Maintains network infrastructure such as switches and routers & administration of the college’s mail server.
  • Supervising & training system operators
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science or equivalent qualification from an accredited university.
  • Microsoft Certified System Developer or Certified Information System Auditor
  • Must have at least two (2) years relevant work experience in a large & reputable commercial entity or public organization.
  • Knowledge of operating systems and applications, as well as hardware and software troubleshooting
  • Effective hardware and software problem solving abilities.
Job Title: Systems Technician / Assistant
1 Post

KFS Grade 10
Reporting To: Systems Administrator
Location: Based at Kenya Forest College - Londiani
Reporting to the Systems Administrator - KFC, the position holder will provide first-line ICT support for Kenya Forestry College staff and maintenance of the ICT infrastructure.

Essential Job functions
Specifically the Key tasks for this position will include:
  • Providing technical support in line with service levels, respond to & resolve individual users’ difficulties as well as diagnose and resolve common ICT problems.
  • Administering the creation, operation, modification, and deletion of username and passwords of employees in the system.
  • Trouble shooting through periodic scheduled & unscheduled checks of systems, network infrastructure & software
  • Identify areas of operation that need upgraded equipment such as Computer, Drop Cables (UTP), fibre optic cables, Hub, Switch, etc.
  • Train users in use of equipment
  • Maintain the peripherals, such as printers, that are connected to the network.
  • Install and maintain computer hardware, network systems and other ICT facilities
  • Obtain and install the necessary hardware and software upgrades for the ICT network to ensure that the network is capable of meeting the needs of the College.
  • Perform data backups and disaster recovery operations.
  • Maintain and administer computer networks and related computing environments, including computer hardware, systems software, applications software, and all configurations.
  • Operate master consoles in order to monitor the performance of computer systems and networks, and to coordinate computer network access and use.
  • Perform routine network start up and shutdown procedures, and maintain control records.
  • Design, configure, and test computer hardware, networking software and operating system software.
  • Analyze equipment performance records in order to determine the need for repair or replacement.
  • Maintain logs related to network functions, as well as maintenance and repair records.
  • Maintain an inventory of parts for emergency repairs.
  • Coordinate with vendors and with Service personnel in order to facilitate procurement
Qualifications, experience & key competencies
Suitable candidates MUST have the following minimum qualifications:
  • A Diploma in Computer Engineering/Science or equivalent with two (2) years progressive work experience in a large and busy organization OR a certificate holder in a relevant field with (4) years of work experience
  • Certification in Hardware Maintenance, network management or CISCO.
  • Proficiency in use of electronic test equipment and documentation
  • Able to work independently with minimal supervision when required
  • Be flexible in responding to changes in schedules and job priorities.
Application Procedure
Interested and suitably qualified candidates should send their application, detailed Curriculum Vitae with daytime contacts, testimonials and copies of academic and professional certificates to the undersigned so as to reach him on or before Friday, 19th April 2013.
The Director
Kenya Forest Service
P.O. Box 30513-00100
These are permanent & pensionable positions in the Kenya Forest Service. 

The Kenya Forest Service is an equal opportunity employer.

Only short listed candidates will be contacted.

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