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Justin Ramirez ´makes the impossible, possible' in city's IT department

SEGUIN, Texas – Justin Ramirez is being recognized as the October 2018 Employee of the Month. Seguin born and bred, Ramirez spends his time jumping from one area of IT to the other and back again as the Information Systems Administrator for the city.

“I take on every task and issue with the city and the people who also call it home in mind. Most of what our team does is behind the scenes. It’s rare that we find ourselves interacting directly with the public, but the technology and systems we configure, deploy, and maintain allow our fellow employees to work efficiently and effectively with these tools to accomplish the needs of the city and the people,” said Ramirez.

Nominated by IT Director Shane McDaniel, Ramirez is praised for being a ‘go-getter extraordinaire’. He recently created detailed guides for the state-of-the-art audio/visual technology systems at the Utilities Operations Center. In addition, he led a group training for his coworkers, so they could better utilize the systems. Ramirez also helped resolve a major SCADA issue involving utilities. Finally, he enabled reporting by the fire department’s weather stations so they could share data with Weather Underground.

“Every day here at the city is never the same and juggling the different tasks and issues that present themselves is a task in and of its own. We truly must be the jack of all trades and the masters of none when it comes to supporting the city’s IT infrastructure. Although this can become quite cumbersome at times, I also enjoy a good challenge!” added Ramirez.

Ramirez’s positive attitude is often praised by city staff. According to McDaniel, he “exemplifies perseverance, ability and initiative on behalf of his responsibilities for the city.” He always handles stressful situations in a calm, supportive manner and is much appreciated by everyone he works with. ###

DSC_0002Pictured (left to right): IT Director Shane McDaniel, IT Administrator Justin Ramirez and City Manager Doug Faseler