Network Engineer I

State of North Dakota Bismarck, ND
Summary of Work

The Information Technology Department (ITD) provides the equipment (hardware & software) and expertise (human resources) required for the design, installation, day-to-day operations and consulting ensuring its customers and partners of STAGEnet business are successful through the innovative use of technology.

STAGEnet (State Technology Access for Government and Education Network) is a large, enterprise-consolidated inter-network providing network connectivity for North Dakota government, higher education, K-12, and local government entities. Individual will work in a team environment responsible for the network.

Individual will be part of a team responsible in the design, implementation and support of network infrastructure for STAGEnet, which carries data, voice and video solutions.

Duties and Tasks

Duties include but are not limited to:

* Involved in the detailed design, creation and analysis of network based infrastructure and solutions.

* Implementation of changes and solutions of network based infrastructure that meets customer requirements.

* Daily administration and management of network infrastructure across the entire enterprise network.

* Collaborate with a variety of subject matter experts across divisions with multiple products and vendors to analyze, diagnose, and interpret both network infrastructure technologies as well as application technologies in support of application level incident response.

* Development and execution of test plans.

* Documentation of network design and engineering.

* Provide research and advanced assistance in the troubleshooting and incident management process.

* Conduct research on network and communications technologies.

* Involved in ongoing monitoring, management and capacity planning.

* Utilize logic, analysis and problem solving skills to perform the synthesis and translation of business need into technology solutions.

* Design, engineer, implement and troubleshooting of network support and management solutions.

* Participate in the execution of the overall security strategy as it relates to network infrastructure.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in network systems, computer science, computer information systems, data systems design or related field and 4 years of current and progressive experience in planning, design, installation, testing, support and management on large, complex, network infrastructure supporting multiple locations. An Associate's degree or two years of related coursework in computer science, computer information systems, network systems and 6 years of current and progressive experience as described above may be substituted for the above Bachelor's degree and 4 years of experience requirement.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates having experience with Juniper, Extreme, Palo Alto Network, Polycom or Avaya equipment. Preference will also be given to candidates with knowledge of Linux and network security practices.

Application Procedures

Applicants are screened based on qualifications, successful completion of the interview process and a background and criminal investigation. Applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States. The Information Technology Department does not provide Sponsorships.

Application package must be received by 11:59 PM on the closing date listed on the opening.

Documents to be submitted:

* Resume

* Cover Letter

* Copy of Final College Transcript

Applicants who are residents of ND and eligible to claim veteran's preference must attach Form DD214. Claims for disabled veteran's preference must include a current statement of disabled status from the Veteran's Affairs Office with the application for employment.

Anyone needing assistance or accommodations during any part of the application or interview process please contact Darla, Information Technology Department: E-mail: itdjobs@nd.gov phone: (701) 328-1004, fax: (701) 328-3000 or TTY: 1-800-366-6888 or local at (701) 328-3190.

* Learn more about ITD at: >http://www.nd.gov/itd

* Learn more about Employment Benefits at: >http://www.nd.gov/hrms/employees/benefits.aspx

* Visit North Dakota State government: >http://www.nd.gov

Job Announcement Status can be viewed at: >http://www.nd.gov/itd/working-itd

Equal Employment Opportunity

The State of North Dakota and this hiring agency do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, genetics, religion, age or disability in employment or the provisions of services and complies with the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights Act.

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. ยง 23-12-10.

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