Network Specialist I/II

  • CALAVERAS COUNTY, CA
  • San Andreas, California
  • Dec 17, 2023
Full Time Information Technology and Communication Services
  • Salary: $59,758.40 - $81,411.20 Annually USD Annually
  • Salary Top: 81411 USD Annually

Job Description

Position Description

Network Specialist I: $28.73 - $34.94

Network Specialist II: $32.19 - $39.14

Under supervision, provides technical expertise, support, management, and administration of networks, servers, databases, PCs and applications in a Microsoft/Cisco network environment. Provides support for users and addresses questions and issues encountered with systems and computer related equipment. Performs related work as required.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS:

Network Specialist I
This is the entry level position for the Network Specialist series. The position requires a foundation in technical computer skills and systems. The position requires strong oral and written communication skills; ability to establish and maintain effective interpersonal relationships at all organizational levels; ability to quickly adapt, learn and apply new skills; ability to provide IT related customer and computer support. The Network Specialist I will demonstrate an aptitude and work ethic that is well suited for a multi-tasking, fast paced environment.

Network Specialist II
This is a journey level technical position requiring knowledge of, and prior job experience with Microsoft and/or CISCO enterprise production environments. The Network Specialist II will provide support and administration of networks, servers, and databases, along with related equipment and software. The Network Specialist II provides technical support of business applications. The position requires a high degree of technical IT skill in addition to the skills and abilities of the Network Specialist I as listed above.

Network Specialist III
This is an advanced journey position requiring a high level of knowledge and experience of Microsoft and/or CISCO production environments. The Network Specialist III candidate will have demonstrated abilities to work with limited supervision and will have completed projects of varying size and complexity working as the project lead. The Network Specialist III may have earned industry recognized certifications with Microsoft and/or CISCO. The Network Specialist may have demonstrated experience and skills in Business Process scripting. The Network Specialist III requires a very high degree of technical computer acumen in addition to the skills and abilities of the Network Specialist I/II as listed above.

Example of Duties

Network Specialist I
  • Provide technical assistance to County departments and staff.
  • Research software, hardware and process solutions.
  • Provide quotes and handles purchasing for end user computer equipment.
  • Maintain an inventory of software and hardware.
  • Monitor ticketing system from receipt of request through ticket life cycle.
  • Provide computer support and performs hands-on fixes for computers and systems.
  • Add new users to servers and software applications.
  • Perform server backups.
  • Install and configure software
  • Provide security support for systems and networks.
  • Assist with technology projects performed by Network Specialists II and III.

Network Specialist II
In addition to duties of Network Specialist I above:
  • Perform database administration.
  • Perform support functions for Network and Server equipment.
  • Develop internal reporting and management tools for use within IT.
  • Perform basic SQL functions.
  • Monitor networks.
  • Administer core tools for anti-virus and anti-malware.
  • Provide support for and build copper and fiber infrastructure.
  • Provide support and administration of Microsoft Exchange.
  • Provide support and administration of Active Directory.
  • Provide support and administration of County telephone system.
  • Maintain County Web site.
  • Determine application requirements.
  • Provide technical application support.
  • Assist with technology projects performed by Network Specialists III.

Network Specialist III
In addition to duties of Network Specialist I/II:
  • Perform database administration
  • Provide server support and trouble shooting.
  • Perform router programming.
  • Maintain firewalls.
  • Configure and install backup equipment and software.
  • Manage Microsoft Exchange.
  • Manage Active Directory.
  • Manage County Telecommunications.
  • Administer SQL databases and do custom SQL programming.
  • Maintain network diagram and documentation.
  • Maintain server schematics and associated devices.
  • Manage enterprise storage architecture and associated devices.
  • Develop and support County custom computer programs


Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Computer hardware repair, installation and maintenance. Help Desk ticketing systems; E-mail systems and spam filters; Peripheral intrusion detection systems, Microsoft Active Directory and Exchange Servers; Virtual Server designs; Cisco Call Managers and IP phone technology; Structured Cabling concepts; IT infrastructure Best Practices; Network monitoring software; Enterprise network concepts and equipment

Ability to:

Work under general supervision; manage time to meet assigned needs; work effectively with other members of team and other departments; multi-task; review and analyze technology needs; communicate effectively.

Skill to:

Complete tasks and assignments with deadlines; acquire and maintain a good working knowledge of personal computers; servers; PC operating systems; off-line storage mediums; printers; and, network hardware.

Education, Training, and Experience :

Network Specialist I
High School diploma. One (1) year of experience supporting computer users or supporting IT infrastructure in a networked environment is required

Network Specialist II
Graduation from an accredited two-year college with an AA or AS Degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and at least one (1) year of full time, paid experience performing duties equivalent to a Network Specialist I is required.
  • Up to two (2) years of full time, paid experience supporting computer users in a networked environment may substitute for the educational training, on a year for year basis.
  • Microsoft certifications (MCSA or MCSE) for Windows Server 2012 or Server Infrastructure may be fully substituted for education requirement.
  • CISCO certifications (CCNA or CCNP) for Routing and Switching or Security or Voice may be fully substituted for education requirement.
Network Specialist III
Graduation from an accredited two-year college with an AA or AS Degree in Information Technology or a closely related field and at least two (2) years of full time, paid experience performing duties equivalent to a Network Specialist II is required.
  • Up to two (2) years of full time, paid experience performing similar relevant duties may substitute for the educational training, on a year for year basis.
  • Microsoft certifications (MCSA or MCSE) for Windows Server 2012 or Server Infrastructure may be fully substituted for education requirement.
  • CISCO certifications (CCNA or CCNP) for Routing and Switching or Security or Voice may be fully substituted for education requirement.
Professional Certifications :

Certifications from Microsoft and/or CISCO that attest to technical skills are highly desirable.

Special Requirements

Valid California driver's license is required.

Bargaining Unit 7 - Service Employees International Union Local 1021


For available Health/Dental/Vision insurance please visit the County BENEFITS WEBPAGE. Please note that Extra-hire positions that are benefitted, are only offered our CORE medical plan and are not offered dental or vision.

NEW * Assist-To-Own program to help Couny employees purchase a home.

Program Highlights:
  • Down Payment Assistance, up to 5.5% of the Total Mortgage Loan.
  • Available with purchase of a primary residence.
  • Variety of Mortgage Loan options (FHA, VA, USDA and Conventional Mortgage Loans).
  • No first-time homebuyer requirement to qualify.
  • Flexible guidelines: Minimum FICO 640; Maximum DTI 50%.
  • Flexible income limits, up to moderate income levels; no income limits for FHA and VA.
For more information, vists Calaveras County Assist-to-Own

Boot Allowance: $150 per year and is distributed once a year, in the first full pay period in the month of December.Qualifying Classifications: Registered EH Specialists, EH Techs, OSS Engineers, Fleet Manager, Junior Engineer, Mechanic series, Sheriff's Mechanic, Public Works Inspector, Road Maintenance Worker series, Integrated Waste Worker series, AG Techs, and AG Biologists, and Recycling Program Coordinator I/II, Permit Tech I/II, Engineering Tech I/II assigned to the Rock Creek Landfill facility, and Air Pollution Control Tech.

Uniform Allowance:$600 per calendar year split into monthly payments.Payments will be made monthly on the second pay check.Qualifying classifications: Custodian series, facility maintenance worker series, facilities maintenance engineer.

Extra-Hire:
Extra-hire employees are not eligible for step advances, vacation, seniority rights, holiday pay or other certain employee benefits. They are entitled to 24 hours of sick leave per year and eligilbe for the county's CORE Medical plan but not eligible for dental or vision insurance.

Vacation days:

0 - 3 complete years = 80 hours per year.

After 6 months you can take your first week.

3 - 10 complete years = 120 hours per year

10 years+ = 160 per year

Holidays:13 paid holidays per year.

Life Insurance: $50,000.00 County paid

Sick Leave: 12 days annual sick leave accrual with unlimited accumulation.

Sick leave is accrued at 3.69 hours for each full 80 hours of payroll period.

60 hours of sick leave can be used for immediate family, parent spouse, child or sibling.

Merit: After successfully completing twenty-six (26) pay periods, a 5% merit increase may be granted.Merit increases may be granted annually thereafter to the top step.

Probation Period: New employees remain in a probationary status for 26 pay periods..

Longevity Incentives @ 2.5% for each of the following:
  • 5.5 years (if hired before March 28, 2005)
  • 6 years
  • 10 years
  • 15 years
  • 20 years
  • 25 years


Bi-Lingual pay:$75 per month for specific approved job classifications.

Flexible Spending: Pre-Tax Medical Reimbursement - Max contribution of $2,500 annually

Flexible Spending:Pre-Tax Dependent Care Account - Max contribution of $5,000 annually

Section 125 Plan:Additional insurance is available through the Section 125 plan and may be purchased from a representative during open enrollment or by appointment when they are on-site.

AFLAC

Heart & Stroke Insurance

Cancer Insurance

Accident Insurance

Universal Life Insurance

Short Term Disability Insurance

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CALPERS RETIREMENT INFORMATION:

CalPERS:
CLASSIC MEMBERS: 2% at 55
PEPRA MEMBERS: 2% at 62

Extra-Hire's will be enrolled into Public Agency Retirement System (PARS) unless you are already a member of CalPERS.

Additional Retirement Plan:

The County offers a 457 Government plan. Employees can contribute u to this deferred compensation plan (Pre or Post Tax options).The County utilizes VALIC.

Participating employees will receive a County paid match of up to $50 a month.

Closing Date/Time: Continuous

Base Pay

59,758

Job Address

San Andreas, California United States View Map