The fundamental reason the position exists is to manage and support all city and/or county server-based applications, network and/or telecommunication systems and equipment by designing, troubleshooting and maintaining complex IT systems. IT Specialists are considered experts in their respective area of IT (Systems, Networks or Telecommunications) and will provide formal supervision to lower-level IT staff members. Responsible for administrating Microsoft SQL Server database administration, Microsoft Office SharePoint Server and websites and server based equipment. Employees in this class support user departments in managing their technology needs and works to enhance the user functioning of the department with new and more efficient IT related systems. Employees in this class may be responsible for supervising subordinate IT personnel in the installation, maintenance and troubleshooting of various technology-related systems. IT Specialist employees are distinguished from lower level IT employees through their use of considerable independent judgment in carrying out complicated IT-related work. This position reports to an IT Manager in their assigned IT area.
Network/Infrastructure: Must have a Bachelors’ Degree in Computer Science (or a related field) and at least four (4) years of experience in personal computer maintenance including wide area networks. Qualified experience may substitute for the required education.
Systems: Must have an Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or a related field) and at least four (4) years of experience in client server applications design and analysis using Microsoft.NET based programming languages to include Visual Basic or C#; web development tools including ASP.NET; SQL Server Relational Database System Management; and report design software including Crystal Reports or SQL Server Reporting Services preferably for a windows-based system. Qualified experience may substitute for the required education.
Telecommunications: Must have an Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (or a related field) and at least four (4) years of experience in installing, maintenance and servicing of telecommunications equipment, structured cabling and fiber optics and infrastructure. Qualified experience may substitute for the required education.
NOTE: Professional certifications in the areas of software, networking and/or telecommunications are preferred.
Must be willing to work at night or during weekends as required. Must be able to connect to the network from home either through VPN or dial up to provide emergency recovery using City of Montgomery-supplied IT equipment, or reports to work during non-business hours as appropriate. Employees are strongly encouraged to achieve certifications. This position requires a valid motor vehicle operator's license to operate a motor vehicle