Date:  Nov 17, 2023


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Requisition No: 809541 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: NETWORK SYSTEMS ANALYST - 72000223

Position Number: 72000223 

Salary:  $68,381.30 

Posting Closing Date: 12/07/2023 

Network Systems Analyst

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The selected candidate independently performs a full range of assignments under limited supervision of the Chief of Building Systems in the Division of Real Estate Development and Management (REDM). Serving as the division’s network expert autonomously supporting projects, troubleshooting outages, enforcing standards, monitoring performance, and identifying vulnerabilities to support daily operations of 12.6 million square feet of real estate in the Florida Facilities Pool (FFP). Oversee the design, installation, inspection, and testing of network systems. Provide technological solutions to network-related problems. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Independently manage contractor activities during network infrastructure projects. Reconcile project schedules, manage access requirements, coordinate communication notices to tenants, and oversee work. 
  • Design, oversee, and inspect all local area network installations in the FFP supporting REDM. Conduct site visits to map existing conditions, develop scope of work for network infrastructure upgrades, create a diagram of proposed network, and identify network equipment needs.
  • Provide planning and technical support to projects with networking needs. Attending project design and planning meetings. Recommend network infrastructure build-out options. Enforce network infrastructure design and installation standards.
  • Design, configure, install, and test small-scale networking projects in support of REDM or the agency. 
  • Work collaboratively with the DMS Division of Information Technology to configure, test, install, and maintain network equipment supporting REDM. 
  • Develop and publish network infrastructure design and installation specifications to ensure design engineers and contractors adhere to accepted industry practices and conform to REDM standards for structured wiring systems.
  • Develop and maintain an equipment inventory including network device nomenclature and location.
  • Analyze network performance and availability using monitoring, management, and mapping tools. Monitor bandwidth usage to recommend strategies for optimizing network performance and improving availability.
  • Work closely with the DMS Information Security Manager and security team to identify cybersecurity threats. Identify vulnerabilities in Industrial Control Systems and recommend mitigation strategies. Periodically check the Department of Homeland Security website for Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures.
  • Troubleshoot network outages to identify root cause, restore communications, and implement long-term policies to prevent reoccurrence. 


The Benefits of Working for the State of Florida:
State of Florida employees enjoy top tier benefits offerings including comprehensive health coverage to meet the needs of you and your family while maintaining low deductibles and low monthly out of pocket contributions. State employees also enjoy the option of selecting between two retirement options, including the FRS Pension Plan and the FRS Investment Plan. As an additional benefit, state employment affords you the opportunity to take part in the tuition waiver program within the state university and community college systems. For a more complete list of benefits, please click


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of networking concepts, architecture, technologies, and protocols.
  • Knowledge of project planning and execution to include management of scope, communications, time, stakeholder, and quality.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.
  • Skilled in design, configuration, installation, testing, and troubleshooting of communications networks and associated hardware.
  • Skilled use of monitoring, management, and mapping tools to analyze network performance and availability.
  • Ability to set goals, plan, organize, and prioritize tasks, manage time, monitor, and report progress.
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, overcome obstacles, adapt to changing needs, and take ownership of work.
  • Ability to plan, organize, coordinate, direct, and communicate project activities.
  • Ability to document existing network conditions, develop scope of work, and create diagram of new network design.
  • Ability to communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, to present complex material in a visually appealing and easily understandable format to non-technical users and stakeholders. 
  • Ability to exercise effective interpersonal communication skills to include active listening, empathy, collaboration, fostering cooperation, resolving conflicts, and navigating social and professional contexts, norms, and expectations.
  • Ability to analyze complex situations, research reliable sources, evaluation options, make well-informed decisions, generate creative solutions, and consider various perspectives and viewpoints.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationships, at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to function proactively and synergistically, as part of a team, or independently to achieve goals and objectives. 
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced setting, manage time efficiently between multiple priorities, and deliver under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to proactively take initiative, exercise sound judgment, and exhibit a high level of discretion.
  • Ability to perform travel five consecutive days up to six times per year.
  • Ability to model behaviors of Accountability, Communication, Empowerment, Flexibility, Integrity, Respect, Teamwork


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Seven years of progressive experience managing network infrastructure projects. A bachelor's degree in computer science, information technology, management information systems, or engineering can substitute on a year-for-year basis for the required experience. 
  • Physically able to climb multiple flights of stairs, climb a ladder, reach overhead, work from heights, bend at the waist, kneel and crouch, be able to work near loud noises and electrical equipment, work in basements, tight spaces, and on rooftops.
  • A valid and applicable driver’s license.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Cisco CCNA, CompTIA Security+, CompTIA Network+ and CompTIA A+
  • Experience hardening Industrial Control Systems from cyber-attacks.


Our Organization and Mission:
The Florida Department of Management Services (DMS) is a customer-oriented agency responsible for managing various business-related functions throughout state government. Under the direction of Governor Ron DeSantis and DMS’ Executive Leadership Team, the agency oversees the real estate, procurement, human resources, group insurance, retirement, telecommunications, private prisons, and fleet and federal property assistance programs utilized throughout Florida’s state government. It is against this backdrop that DMS strives to demonstrate its motto, “We serve those who serve Florida.” Under the leadership of DMS Secretary Pedro Allende, DMS’ employees embody four pillars on a daily basis: establishing a process-oriented mindset; challenging the status quo; creating efficiencies; and respecting state employees.


Special Notes:
DMS is committed to successfully recruiting and onboarding talented and skilled individuals into its workforce. We recognize the extensive training, experience, and transferrable skills that veterans and individuals with disabilities bring to the workforce. Veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to contact our recruiter for guidance and answers to questions through the following provided email addresses:
An individual with a disability is qualified if he or she satisfies the skills, experience, and other job related requirements for a position and can perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodation. Candidates requiring a reasonable accommodation, as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act, must contact the DMS Human Resources (HR) Office at (850) 488-2707. DMS requests applicants notify HR in advance to allow sufficient time to provide the accommodation.
Successful completion of background screening will be required for this position. 


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.  Certain service members may be eligible to receive waivers for postsecondary educational requirements.  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. 

Nearest Major Market: Tallahassee