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NETWORK SUPPORT SPECIALIST III - 55005892

Date: Aug 23, 2019

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Requisition No: 69366 

Agency: Department of Transportation

Working Title: NETWORK SUPPORT SPECIALIST III - 55005892

Position Number: 55005892 

Salary:  $42,144.92 - $54,316.32 

Posting Closing Date: 09/19/2019 

STATE OF FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
JOB POSTING DESCRIPTION
302 / Information Technology Services – District 3
OPEN COMPETITIVE
CAREER SERVICE

 

CONTACT PERSON: Brett Bell

CONTACT PHONE NUMBER: (850) 330-1365

 

For benefit information available to State of Florida employees, go to http://www.mybenefits.myflorida.com/

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  You may be required to provide your Social Security Number to conduct required verifications. Male applicants born on or after October 1, 1962 will not be eligible for hire or promotion in the Career Service, or appointment in the Selected Exempt Service (SES) or Senior Management Service (SMS) unless they are registered with the Selective Services System (SSS) before their 26th birthday, or have a Letter of Registration Exemption from the SSS.

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES AND SUPPORTS EMPLOYMENT OF INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.  QUALIFIED INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
In accordance with Section 110.112, Florida Statutes, and the Florida Department of Transportation’s Individuals with Disabilities Affirmative Action Plan, the agency is committed to ensuring affirmative action and equal employment opportunity for qualified individuals with disabilities.  Upon request and as appropriate, reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities may be provided.  Interested persons should contact the Florida Department of Transportation’s Equal Opportunity Office located at 605 Suwannee Street, Tallahassee, Florida 32399 or call (850) 414-4747 for assistance.  

POSITION DESCRIPTION: Performs network storage administration and provisioning, including support for the Storage Area Network (SAN).  Plans for SAN growth, assesses and monitors SAN environment, creates Logical Unit Number (LUN) drives.  Provisions and configures drive arrays and LUNs to manage security on the SAN and ensures only those with authorization can access specific LUNs.

Performs Active Directory administration following current applicable standards and guidelines.  Installs Active Directory Domain Services.  Administers Active Directory by using administrative tools.  Creates and manages user and service accounts.  Creates and administers computer objects and accounts to join the domain.  Implements and manages Group Policy infrastructure; troubleshoots policy application.

Performs system administration and provisioning. Controls access and authorization (creating and assigning members to the appropriate role), sets up the distribution infrastructure, and installs and configures servers.  Responds to system warnings, alerts, and errors, and diagnoses and resolves system problems.  Plans for high availability configurations.   Follows provisioning policies to grant access to the Department’s managed resources.                            

Designs, configures network devices, and implements changes to the network infrastructure. Enforces system standards.  Monitors network performance and adjusts network equipment as necessary to provide optimum performance. Troubleshoots network problems and outages, schedules upgrades, and collaborates with network engineers for network optimization.

Maintains a secure environment and network infrastructure in accordance with all applicable policies, procedures and practices.  Monitors network for security threats or unauthorized users.  Analyzes security risks and develops response procedures. Ensures anti-spam and virus protection is in place.  Implements, maintains, and monitors network intrusion prevention measures.  Maintains security documentation as required.

Coordinates and participates in Research and Development.  Participates in network technology upgrade studies or expansion projects, including installation of hardware and software and integration testing.  Researches and tests new or modified hardware or software products to determine performance and interoperability.  Attends training sessions and studies technical journals to keep up with changes in technology.  Communicates with vendors to gather information about products, alert them to future needs, resolve problems, or address system maintenance issues. Participates on statewide teams, both internal and external to the Office of Information Technology.  Provide facts to facilitate the team's decision making process and to achieve the team's goals.  Shares information and receives feedback from other Office of Information Technology staff as appropriate.    

Monitors Service Desk queue and resolves support tickets as assigned.  Documents work performed and resolution(s). Identify, analyze and resolve problems and issues through the use of troubleshooting tools and techniques as well as teamwork. Provides high level of customer service by providing status and information to the customer. Performs advanced troubleshooting to determine cause of problem. Works with staff on issues outside their areas of responsibility as needed.

Responds to security incidents as assigned.  Captures additional event data and performs preliminary analysis to determine criticality.  Escalates events if emergency response is determined necessary.  Reviews and analyzes log data to determine nature and scope of incident.  Uses virus, spyware, rootkit and other detection tools to determine necessary mitigation and repair.  Documents all steps taken and subsequent resolutions.

Performs user provisioning to ensure access to authorized resources and applications.  Sets up user computer network access and email accounts as requested.  Gives users access to systems, network applications and databases based on a unique user identity.  Deactivates user objects and attributes when requested.

Plans, organizes, manages and tracks projects.  Develops the project plan and schedule.  Supports and informs project stakeholders and team.  Identifies and mitigates project risks and conflicts.  Tracks project progress and goals achieved.

Maintains current Disaster Recovery Plan.  Conducts testing and development of disaster recovery plans to detect faults, minimize malfunctions and backup systems as it relates to network functionality.  Performs risk assessments and business impact analysis to identify the information technology services that support the Department’s critical business activities.

Generates and maintains technical documentation as assigned.  Creates network topology diagrams for network segments, the routers connecting the segments, servers, gateways and other major pieces of networking hardware.  Documents server names, roles, and addresses.  Documents changes such as application installations and modified security settings as required.

Performs network backups and file restorations as required.  Monitors backups ensuring the integrity of the data.  Provides quality control reports of backup results.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: ADVANCED KNOWLEDGE OF THE MICROSOFT WINDOWS SERVER OPERATING SYSTEMS, INCLUDING PRINTING, FILE SYSTEMS, PROCESS MONITORING, SUPPORT TECHNIQUES AND DIAGNOSTIC TOOLS AND SOFTWARE; KNOWLEDGE OF COMPUTER SOFTWARE, HARDWARE, AND FIRMWARE RELATIVE TO SERVERS, PERSONAL COMPUTERS, LOCAL AREA NETWORK/WIDE AREA NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS;  SKILLED AT INSTALLING AND PROVIDING TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR SOFTWARE APPLICATIONS AND OPERATING SYSTEMS;  ABILITY TO DESIGN, CONFIGURE, IMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT THE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE; ABILITY TO PERFORM NETWORK STORAGE ADMINISTRATION AND PROVISIONING; SKILLED AT INSTALLING AND TESTING COMPUTER HARDWARE; ABILITY TO PERFORM NETWORK BACKUPS AND COORDINATE DISASTER RECOVERY EFFORTS; ABILITY TO PLAN, ORGANIZE, MANAGE AND TRACK PROJECTS AND PARTICIPATE ON TEAMS; ABILITY TO WORK INDEPENDENTLY; ABILITY TO COMMUNICATE EFFECTIVELY BOTH VERBALLY AND IN WRITING; ABILITY TO RESEARCH INFORMATION; ABILITY TO MAKE QUICK DECISIONS, SOLVE PROBLEMS, REMAIN FLEXIBLE, AND KEEP A POSITIVE ATTITUDE; ABILITY TO READ, UNDERSTAND, AND COMPLY WITH THE DEPARTMENT'S POLICIES, PROCEDURES, GUIDELINES, AND PRACTICES RELATING TO NETWORK AND SECURITY STANDARDS; BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF PHONE SYSTEMS; ABILITY TO DEVELOP AND MAINTAIN TECHNICAL DOCUMENTATION FOR SUPPORTED SYSTEMS; ABILITY TO PROVIDE EXCELLENT CUSTOMER SERVICE.    

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A Bachelor or Associate degree in Computer Science, Information Technology or closely related field from an accredited college or university and 4 years of work experience in two or more of  the following : Experience supporting Storage Area Network (SAN) and fiber channel switches. Experience as a network administrator for MS Active Directory, Experience managing virtual servers such as Hyper-V or VMWare. Experience with Enterprise Backup software such as Veeam. The installation, maintenance and technical support of network hardware, hands on experience with  layer 2 and layer 3 switches and supporting services: TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS. OR A Bachelors Degree in Computer Science or Information Technology and certification in Advanced Network Technologies such as MCSE/MCSA, CCNA/CCNP and 2 years hands on experience in two or more of the following areas: Experience supporting Storage Area Network (SAN) and fiber channel switches. Experience as a network administrator for MS Active Directory, Experience managing virtual servers such as Hyper-V or VMWare. Experience with Enterprise Backup software such as Veeam.  The installation, maintenance and technical support of network hardware such as layer 2 and layer 3 switches and supporting TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS. OR 7 or more years work experience in two or more of the following areas: Experience supporting Storage Area Network (SAN) and fiber channel switches. Experience as a network administrator for MS Active Directory, Experience managing virtual servers such as Hyper-V or VMWare. Experience with Enterprise Backup software such as Veeam. The installation, maintenance and technical support of network hardware, hands on experience with  layer 2 and layer 3 switches and supporting TCP/IP, DHCP and DNS.

 

As a CANDIDATE, you may be required to provide documentation (i.e. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA OR EQUIVALENCY, college transcripts, ETC.) to verify meeting these Minimum Qualifications.

 

THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION VALUES THE SERVICE VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE GIVEN TO OUR COUNTRY AND SUPPORTS THE HIRING OF RETURNING SERVICE MEMBERS AND MILITARY SPOUSES.

If you are a preference-eligible applicant who receives notice of a hiring decision and believe that you were not afforded employment preference in accordance with applicable Florida law and regulation, you may file a written complaint within 60 calendar days from the date you receive the notice, requesting an investigation to the Florida Department of Veterans’ Affairs, Division of Benefits and Assistance, 9500 Bay Pines Boulevard, Room 214, St. Petersburg, Florida 33708.

The State of Florida is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Affirmative Action Employer, and does not tolerate discrimination or violence in the workplace.

Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must notify the agency hiring authority and/or People First Service Center (1-866-663-4735). Notification to the hiring authority must be made in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.

The State of Florida supports a Drug-Free workplace. All employees are subject to reasonable suspicion drug testing in accordance with Section 112.0455, F.S., Drug-Free Workplace Act.

VETERANS’ PREFERENCE.  Pursuant to Chapter 295, Florida Statutes, candidates eligible for Veterans’ Preference will receive preference in employment for Career Service vacancies and are encouraged to apply.  Candidates claiming Veterans’ Preference must attach supporting documentation with each submission that includes character of service (for example, DD Form 214 Member Copy #4) along with any other documentation as required by Rule 55A-7, Florida Administrative Code.  Veterans’ Preference documentation requirements are available by clicking here.  All documentation is due by the close of the vacancy announcement. 


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