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Date:  Sep 28, 2022


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Requisition No: 710442 

Agency: Management Services

Working Title: NETWORK SYSTEMS ANALYST - 72000223

Position Number: 72000223 

Salary:  $65,125.00 

Posting Closing Date: 10/10/2022 

Network Systems Analyst

Division of Real Estate Development and Management

State of Florida Department of Management Services

This position is located in Tallahassee, FL

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


Position Overview and Responsibilities:

The Analyst works collaboratively with the Division’s bureaus, the DMS Division of Information Technology, vendors, and stakeholders to support daily operations of 12.6 million square feet of real estate in the Florida Facilities Pool (FFP). Oversees design, installation, inspection, and testing of network systems. Provides technological solutions to network-related problems. Holds primary responsibility to support REDM’s Industrial Control Systems network. Serves as the division’s network expert supporting projects, troubleshooting outages, enforcing standards, monitoring performance, and identifying vulnerabilities.


  • 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. Attend 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. Use Pcard or obtain quotes for purchase order to procure equipment and materials.
  • 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. Review 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. Maintain stock of commonly used network equipment to accelerate replacement.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of structured cabling installation techniques and associated tools.
  • Knowledge of network architectures, network management tools, TCP/IP network communications, and network security.
  • Skilled use of Microsoft Office products such as Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Visio, and Project.
  • Skilled in design, configuration, installation, and testing of network hardware, software, and basic security requirements.
  • Skilled use of monitoring, management, and mapping tools to analyze network performance and availability.
  • Ability to use network cable testers and troubleshooting techniques to identify, diagnose, and solve network problems.
  • 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.
  • Ability to utilize problem-solving and decision making skills to reach an acceptable outcome.
  • Ability to establish and maintain professional relationship, at all levels, both internally and externally.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to accurately prioritize tasks under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to exercise initiative, good judgment, and 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:

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, engineering, or 7 years of progressive experience designing, installing, configuring, and managing networks
  • Experience with structured cabling tools, equipment, and installation of twisted pair and fiber optic cables.
  • Experience planning, designing, and troubleshooting communications networks.
  • Experience managing a network to include TCP/IP suite, security architecture, and equipment configuration.


Preferred Qualifications:
Althought not required, some nice-to-haves include:

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


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