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Date:  Nov 7, 2022


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Requisition No: 771902 

Agency: Financial Services


Position Number: 43003069 

Salary:  $80,000.00 - $90,000.00 

Posting Closing Date: 12/05/2022 









Bachelor's degree in a computer related field, such as programming, computer science, engineering is preferred OR a combination of college coursework and experience as described above may also be interchanged.  Professional work experience can qualify on a year-by-year basis in place of the preferred education.  College coursework will be considered the equivalent of experience at the rate of thirty (30) semester or forty-five (45) quarter hours on a year for year basis.



  • Five (5) years of professional experience in network engineering, performing network analysis, design, implementing, capacity planning with focus on performance tuning and support of large Networks.
  • Five (5) years of experience in Cisco routing, switching and security with strong Cisco hardware/software experiences with platforms such as Cisco multilayer switches.
  • Five (5) years of experience configurating, managing and troubleshooting any interior gateway protocol such as BGP, EIGRP, OSPF and RIPv2.
  • Two (2) years of experience with wireless network technologies that comprise of Wireless Controllers and access points (APs).
  • Five (5) years of experience with firewalls in highly available (HA) pairs


Additional preferences:

  • Knowledge and hands-on experience on IPv4 addressing, subnetting, VLSM and ARP, reverse & proxy ARP, Ping Concepts.
  • Experience with fault and performance monitoring systems. Example: SolarWinds, Nagios etc.


The salary range for this position is $80,000.00 to $90,000.00 per year.


This position may be required to occasionally perform duties other than those listed on the position description.


This position requires a security background check, including fingerprint as a condition of employment. 


Employees of the Department of Financial Services are paid on a monthly pay cycle. 


Responses to qualifying questions must be clearly supported by the state application and any omission, falsification or misrepresentation in the answering of the qualifying questions will be cause for immediate elimination from the selection process. 


Minimum Qualifications for this position include the following REQUIRED ENTRY LEVEL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Five plus years of professional experience as a Network Engineer, Network Administrator or Network Analyst with demonstrable accomplishments in network planning and analysis.

Knowledge of:

  • Network design, planning, and analysis
  • Network security
  • Principles, practices and techniques of computer programming and systems analysis.
  • Operating system and telecommunications concepts.
  • Cisco IOS and NX-OS operating systems
  • TCP/IP, switching, and routing
  • 802.11 wireless systems
  • Network Monitoring Systems
  • Network Intrusion Detection / Prevention Systems
  • Microsoft Active Directory
  • SIP and PRI telephony systems
  • Unified Communication as a Service (UCaaS)


Ability to:

  • Prioritize workload.
  • Develop various reports including technical data processing reports.
  • Perform feasibility and cost analysis studies.
  • Interpret technical information relating to computer programming and other areas of data processing.
  • Perform mathematical calculations.
  • Plan, organize and coordinate work assignments with peers.
  • Communicate technical data processing information effectively.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
  • Understand and apply applicable rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Communicate effectively in the English language, both verbally and in writing.



This position is part of the Network Services team within the Distributed Infrastructure group.  The Network Services team is responsible for analyzing, designing, implementing, and maintaining the Department’s network infrastructure, cellular voice, data systems, and their respective performance and monitoring tools.  This team is involved in both long-term project work with the goal of improving the IT infrastructure and short-term work fulfilling the requests from other teams and efficiently dealing with operational issues.


Primary responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to: design, configuration, maintenance, and support for: WAN, voice, and core routers, distribution and access switches, IPS network security, perimeter firewalls, site-to-site and client-access VPN, 802.11 wireless, and network monitoring systems.


You will serve as a Lead Engineer for highly technical work including design, implementation, and maintenance for the Department’s Wide Area Network (WAN), Local Area Network (LAN), and other voice/data communications support statewide including the Regional Offices, Field Offices as well as connectivity and support to other State Agencies and Public Entities requiring access to DFS.


You will be responsible for applying daily operational changes to switches, routers, firewalls, IPS, 802.11 wireless, and other network infrastructure components, as needed.  Daily operational changes include but are not limited to 1) Troubleshooting and Resolution of Problems; and 2) Changes as a result of a Policy or Business need, System Deployment, or System Change.


If you are a retiree of the Florida Retirement System (FRS), please check with the FRS on how your current benefits will be affected if you are re-employed with the State of Florida. Your current retirement benefits may be canceled, suspended, or deemed ineligible depending upon the date of your retirement.



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. 

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