STATE CLASSIFICATION JOB DESCRIPTION


Salary Group B22

Class No. 0290

NETWORK SPECIALIST IV

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

Performs highly complex (senior-level) network work. Work involves coordinating activities associated with a local area network or wide area network, Internet and intranet systems, and other data networks; coordinating network design and installation, policy development, training, monitoring, and analysis of existing hardware and software; and evaluating potential network enhancements. May supervise the work of others. Works under limited supervision, with considerable latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.

EXAMPLES OF WORK PERFORMED

Coordinates the design and maintenance of local area network implementations.

Coordinates performance tuning and capacity planning activities to enhance the performance of the network resources.

Evaluates various hardware and software resources to identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential benefits to the agency.

Evaluates policies and procedures designed to ensure the integrity of the local area network or wide area network environment and provides recommendations to improve them.

Evaluates network technologies for potential acquisition.

Assesses future information requirements to develop long-range and comprehensive local area network or wide area network plans.

Supports migration to new network operating system levels.

Ensures that appropriate network management software is available and effectively used.

Determines standards on network security.

Monitors the operational network environment and takes corrective measures to ensure efficient performance.

Designs or coordinates the designing of the procedures necessary to save and recover local area network or wide area network environments from hardware and software failures.

Assists with the preparation of budget recommendations for network facilities, with the analysis of user support statistics, and with the implementation of appropriate measures.

Assists with the development and maintenance of procedures to facilitate network administration.

Assists with the development of goals and objectives for the development and use of an efficient and cost-effective network.

May supervise the work of others.

Performs related work as assigned.

GENERAL QUALIFICATION GUIDELINES

Experience and Education

Experience in local or wide area network work. Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in computer science, management information systems, or a related field is generally preferred. Education and experience may be substituted for one another.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of network facilities and data processing techniques, of personal computer hardware and software, of network operating system and security software, and of performance monitoring and capacity management tools.

Skill in using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approaches to problems.

Ability to recognize, analyze, and resolve network problems; to communicate effectively; and to supervise the work of others. 


State Auditor’s Office

Revised 9-1-17