Network Administrator III is responsible for daily administration of a network/server environment. Installs, configures, and maintains system software. Being a Network Administrator III monitors network performance, troubleshoots issues and deploys solutions. Plans and implements upgrades, patches, and installation of new applications and equipment. Additionally, Network Administrator III creates and maintains a disaster recovery, security and back up and restore plan. May assist with evaluating new technologies to optimize network efficiency and performance. Requires a bachelor's degree. Typically reports to manager or head of a unit/department. May require Network Administrator certification. The Network Administrator III contributes to moderately complex aspects of a project. Work is generally independent and collaborative in nature. To be a Network Administrator III typically requires 4 to 7 years of related experience.