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COMPUTER NETWORK SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #13-006681-003

Introduction

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Business Support Services

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

2301 Argonne Drive
Baltimore, MD   21218

Main Purpose of Job

Full performance level of work  planning, integration, and maintaining software and hardware for local and wide area computer networks to include operating systems software and network communication software. Responsible for implementation and administration of network security hardware and software, enforcing the network security policy and complying with requirements of external security audits and recommendations. Develop network security trainings for staff in compliance with the State’s IT Security policy. Provide support and administration of CISCO networking hardware (switches, routers, firewalls) as well as managing CISCO VPN services.  Manage, administer and maintain security for the wireless LAN and WAN.  Plan, implement, and monitor the Disaster Recovery system. Administer Active Directory services. When necessary, support the agency’s data communication system by responding to service desk requests, diagnosing the situation and resolving the problem.

POSITION DUTIES

Responsible for implementation and administration of network security hardware and software, enforcing the network security policy and complying with requirements of external security audits and recommendations. Develop network security trainings for staff in compliance with the State’s IT Security policy. Provide support and administration of CISCO networking hardware (switches, routers, firewalls) as well as managing CISCO VPN services.  Manage, administer and maintain security for the wireless LAN and WAN.  Plan, implement, and monitor the Disaster Recovery system. Administer Active Directory services. When necessary, support the agency’s data communication system by responding to service desk requests, diagnosing the situation and resolving the problem.

MINIMUM EDUCATION OR GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

Education:  Bachelor's degree in computer information technology, management information systems, or other information technology related field, to include course work in local or wide area computer networks, from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience planning, integrating and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks.

Notes:  

1. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by preparing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools; planning, installing and maintaining data communications network lines and devices; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software for the required education. 

2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and completion of a certification program in Network Administration, such as Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Microsoft Certified Product Specialist NT 4.0 Administrator or equivalent certification program for the required education.

4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas on a year-for-year basis for a high school education: operating computer systems, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computer systems, evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software or converting data from project specifications by developing programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge and experience in the field of network security is required. Certification in this field is preferred but not required;knowledge and experience configuring and managing Cisco equipment including ASA Firewalls, ASR routers, Catalyst switches and various series routers. Cisco certification is preferred but not required; knowledge and experience administering VMWare is preferred but not required; knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory and other Microsoft Server Services; excellent technical writing skills is essential; ability to develop informative training seminars to both small and large groups of individuals; excellent customer service skills are a must.

BENEFITS

STATE OF MARYLAND BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

The Application, resume and any support documentation must clearly demonstrate that the applicant meets the prerequisite Minimum Qualifications and possesses the Essential Requirements for the position.

Paper applications must be directed to Denise Metzger, Division of Rehabilitation Services, 2301 Argonne Drive, Baltimore, MD 21218 and received by the closing date.    Additional information may be found at our website www.marylandpublicschools.org  or www.dors.state.md.us.

Appropriate accommodations for individuals with disabilities are available upon request. TDD (410) 554-9399. Proof of eligibility to work in compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act, and travel throughout the State are required.  Any misrepresentation of academic or experience requirements for this position may result in non-selection or termination of employment.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.



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