IT Network Engineer II

  • Orange County, CA
  • Orange County, California
  • Aug 29, 2023
Full Time Engineering Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $84,510.40 - $113,568.00 Annually USD

Job Description


IT Network Engineer II

In addition to performance-based merit increases, this position is scheduled to receive salary range increases on the following dates:

Effective June 28, 2024 - 4.25% increase

Effective June 27, 2025 - 4.00% increase

Salary may be negotiable within the range listed above, based on position requirements and successful candidate's qualifications, subject to appropriate authorization.

This recruitment is open to the public and will accept applications beginning May 4, 2023, for a minimum of five (5) business days and will remain open on a continuous basis until 11:59 p.m. PST on the day the Sheriff's Department's needs are met.

This recruitment is being held to establish an Open Eligible List to a fill vacancy in this class until the next recruitment. The eligible list established may also be used to fill positions in similar and/or lower classifications.

The Orange County Sheriff's Department - Technology Division consists of approximately 150 personnel organized in five bureaus that specialize in specific technologies and services, including Operations, 800MHz Radio Communications, Applications, Infrastructure, and Security. Each section maintains a staff of Managers, Engineers, Technicians, and support staff to provide a high level of operational and technical expertise to various public safety functions including Law Enforcement, Fire Services, Emergency Medical Services, Lifeguard, Park Rangers, Public Works, Local Government, Courts, County and City jails, and Probation facilities. The Division supports all information technologies for approximately 4,000 Department employees and more than 320 law enforcement applications. OCSD Technology maintains a closed, wide area data network only accessible by law-enforcement, and has direct connections with more than 50 Orange County law enforcement agencies for information sharing. The Technology Division’s functions include: application development and support, help desk support, desktop support, body-worn camera, mobile, and MDC support, storage and server support, network and CCTV support, network security operations, and the management of the 800MHz Countywide Coordinated Communications System. OCSD Technology is committed to fully supporting all Divisions of the Sheriff’s Department and all Orange County, mutual aid, and federal partners with the honest delivery of high quality IT systems and excellent customer service.

Orange County Sheriff's Department is seeking to hire an IT Network Engineer II who is self-motivated, capable of multitasking and functions well within a team environment. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will:
  • Serve as an administrator for a complex LAN and WAN; researches and identifies network environment requirements and specifications; determines integration requirements to ensure inter-operability across multiple platforms and technologies
  • Determines and implements hardware/software configurations including wireless equipment, switches, routers, cabling, and peripherals; installs and configures hardware, software and internet connections; maintains network and data security by implementing administrative and technical safeguards as necessary; plans and leads network upgrades; tests hardware and software to ensure optimal functionality
  • Researches and obtains new and upgraded network-related hardware and software from vendors; oversees and directs the installation and testing of critical upgrades and patches; ensures that the network functions in a manner to support smooth integration, transition and efficiency
  • Prepares technical documentation and procedural manuals including detailed project plans, network diagrams, circuit schematics and user training materials; ensures that all related documentation is current
  • Monitors server/network traffic, performance and security using a variety of evaluation tools; analyzes traffic patterns; checks server logs to detect intruders; writes scripts to support network monitoring and server administration tasks. Identifies and resolves network security issues; provides recommendations to improve network performance and security
  • Can serve as the project lead over network-related projects, requiring the support of multiple staff, monitors vendor performance to ensure compliance with County standards and specifications; interfaces with clients to define project scope and review project activities, recommendations and outcomes; coordinates the use of project resources based on project specifications; designs and implements project testing and quality assurance processes
  • Researches and responds to user complaints regarding network functionality; investigates, analyzes and resolves a wide variety of network-related problems; troubleshoots network failures and telecommunication problems and re-establishes connectivity to ensure business continuity
  • Performs critical network configuration backup, network database backup, and network system recovery; stays up to date on security issues such as threats, vulnerabilities, technology and vendors
  • Prepares reports, correspondence and other documents; participates on committees and task forces; attends meetings, conferences and training sessions
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor's degree in a related computer field; a valid Cisco Certified network Associate (CCNA) certification; be able to troubleshoot. In addition, possess extensive work experience in the following:
  • Experience in a Public Safety Agency such as Police, Fire or Office of Emergency Management
  • In-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN communications, network hardware’s such as Cisco routers, Ethernet switches, bridges, gateways and firewall
  • Design, configure and implement end-to-end Cisco networks using best practices
  • Administer Cisco networks as well as related network systems and software, including design, installation, configuration, support, optimization and administration of associated department network infrastructure and applications
  • Resolve end-to-end systems and network issues
  • Resolve end-user 2nd and 3rd tier support for department and enterprise-wide network systems and applications, coordinate with vendors as necessary to identify issues & determine proper resolution
  • Coordinate and manage Cisco installations, migrations and troubleshooting
  • Document successful implementation techniques
  • Coordinate and administer large complex information technology projects
  • Gather and evaluate information in order to reason logically, draw valid conclusions, take appropriate actions and/or make appropriate recommendations
  • Configure, test, maintain, troubleshoot, and repair complex data, voice and video network equipment
  • Troubleshoot a variety of technical network systems hardware and software problems, identify and recommend alternative technical solutions, and respond appropriately to user requests
  • Plan and evaluate new network systems and equipment
  • Plan, organize, prioritize and process work to ensure that deadlines are met
  • Adapt quickly to changes in policies, procedures, assignments and work locations
  • Communicate effectively both in orally and in writing for technical and non-technical audiences
Two years of experience that is comparable to a County of Orange IT Network Engineer I. College level education or training directly related to the competencies and attributes required of the position may be substituted for up to one year of the required experience at the rate of three semester units of the equivalent, equaling one month of experience and one hour of training equaling one hour of experience.

Click here to learn more about the Minimum Qualifications for the IT Network Engineer II classification as well as the physical, mental requirements and the environmental, working conditions.

PLEASE NOTE: The desirable qualifications and minimum qualifications above will be used to select the idea candidate. Your application and answers to the supplemental questions should be descriptive, concise and highlight the areas you have developed expertise, matching your professional experience with the desirable qualifications listed above.

The County of Orange is committed to providing a means for applicants who have a disability to identify areas in which they may request a reasonable accommodation. The following is a list of the physical and mental abilities which are customarily required to perform the essential job functions of this position. Applicants are encouraged to contact the recruiter listed for any questions or to request an accommodation during the testing/selection process.

Physical and Mental Requirements:
Frequent standing or sitting for extended periods; frequent walking; occasional driving may be required, depending upon assignment; occasional pushing/pulling; occasional bending, kneeling, squatting and crawling; occasional lifting up to 25 pounds; infrequent lifting up to 50 pounds; constant use of good overall vision for reading/close up work; infrequent use of color perception and occasional use of eye/hand coordination; frequent repetitive motion from writing and using a computer keyboard; occasional grasping, holding and reaching; frequent hearing/talking to others on the telephone and in person; frequent decision making and concentration; occasional public contact; occasional working alone.

Additional physical/mental requirements or frequencies may be required, depending upon assignment.

Environmental and Working Conditions:
Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment, but occasionally requires travel to other locations. Work environments may include high levels of noise, dust and/or unpleasant odors. Occasional early morning, evening, holiday and/or weekend work may be required.

Applicants must not have been convicted of a felony or be on any form of probation and must pass an extensive background investigation to the satisfaction of the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner.

Background screening includes completing of a Personal History Form, interview with a background investigator, fingerprinting and may include a polygraph test. Some of the areas considered in the background screening include prior convictions, traffic violations, drug use and credit problems, employment history, professional references and education verification (i.e. degree, license, or official transcripts. Foreign degrees require an evaluation of U.S. equivalency by an agency that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services (N.A.C.E.S.).

Human Resources | Minimum Qualifications
Sheriff Human Resources screens all applications to identify the most qualified candidates for the position based on the skills required to meet the needs of the Department. After the initial screening, the qualified candidates will be referred to the next step and notified of all further procedures applicable to their status in the competition.

Applications must emphasize all the areas in which the applicant has expertise and accomplishments in the specific competencies related to the position.

Structured Oral Panel Interview (Weighted 100%): Candidates will be interviewed and rated by a panel of job knowledge experts. Each candidate's rating will be based on responses to a series of questions designed to elicit the candidate's qualifications for the job. Only the most successful candidates will be placed on the eligible list.

Based on the Department's needs, the selection procedures listed above may be modified. All candidates will be notified of any changes in the selection procedure.

After all procedures have been completed, the Sheriff Human Resources will establish an eligible list of qualified candidates.

Veterans Employment Preference
The County is committed to providing a mechanism to give preferential consideration in the employment process to veterans and their eligible spouses and will provide eligible participants the opportunity to receive interviews in the selection process for employment and paid internship openings. Please click here to review the policy.

Only on-line applications will be accepted. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of on-line applications. Application information must be current, succinct and related to the requirements in this job announcement. Your application should demonstrate your professional experience and education related to the specific qualifications/duties listed in this bulletin, including areas which you have developed expertise.

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NOTE: User accounts are established for one person only and should not be shared with another person. Multiple applications with multiple users may jeopardize your status in the recruitment process for any positions for which you apply. Candidates will be notified regarding their status as the recruitment proceeds via email through the site. Please check your email folders, including spam/junk folders, and/or accept emails ending with "" and "" If your email address should change, please update your profile at .

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS: Click here for additional Frequently Asked Questions.

For specific information pertaining to this recruitment, contact Paige West at (714) 834-5859 or email at .

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Orange County, as an equal employment opportunity employer, encourages applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Non-Management Benefits
In addition to the County's standard suite of benefits, such as a variety of health plan options, annual leave and paid holidays--we also offer an excellent array of benefits such as a Health Care Reimbursement Account, 457 Defined Contribution Plan and Annual Education and Professional Reimbursement. Employees are provided a Retirement Plan through the Orange County Employees Retirement System (OCERS).

Please go to the following link to find out more about Defined Benefit Pensions and OCERS Plan Types/Benefits.

Click here for information about benefits offered to County of Orange employees.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

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