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COMPUTER NETWORK SPECIALIST II

Recruitment #21-004413-0013

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

SOMERSET COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL SERVICES

30397 MT. VERNON ROAD

PRINCESS ANNE, MARYLAND 21853

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is the full performance level of work planning, integrating and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks to include operating systems software and network communications software. This position also performs risk management functions which include facility maintenance and building issues that affect the day to day operations of the agency. This employee is also expected to respond to shelter activation if the county is required to open a shelter.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet all minimum (and selective) qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire. Please read all requirements before applying.
Education: Bachelor's degree in computer information technology, management information systems, or other information technology related field, to include course work in local or wide area computer networks, from an accredited college or university. 

Experience: One year of experience planning, integrating and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks. 

Notes: 

1. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by preparing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools; planning, installing and maintaining data communications network lines and devices; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

 3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and completion of a certification program in Network Administration, such as Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Microsoft Certified Product Specialist NT 4.0 Administrator or equivalent certification program for the required education.

 4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas on a year-for-year basis for a high school education: operating computer systems, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computer systems, evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software or converting data from project specifications by developing programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Network Analyst classifications or Network Integration and Management specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Preference will be given to applicants who possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding your qualifications.

One year experience installing, repairing and troubleshooting computers, laptops, printers, scanners, and/or other network equipment.

One year experience providing onsite and remote technical support.

One year experience maintaining an inventory of information technology and/or non IT items.

Six Months Experience utilizing a VOIP Telephone System.

LIMITATIONS ON SELECTION

LIMITED TO CANDIDATES WILLING TO ACCEPT EMPLOYMENT IN SOMERSET COUNTY.

SELECTION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after this date. 

Successful candidates will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and placed on the eligible (employment) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

The assessment may consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience related to the requirements of the position.  It is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all experience and education that is related to this position.    

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service is required prior to hire.  

All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date.  We will not consider information submitted after this date.   

It is imperative to list all computer and software experience on your application pertaining to your job duties.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

Online applications are STRONGLY preferred.  If the online application process is not available, please send your paper application and supplemental questionnaire (if applicable) to: 

Department of Human Services

Examination Services Unit

Attention: LaToura Jones

311 W. Saratoga Street, First Floor

Baltimore, Maryland 21201  

Or fax requested information to: 410-333-0882; Email latoura.jones@maryland.gov: Voice 410-767-8844, toll-free: 1-800-332-6347.  

Do not submit unsolicited documentation.  

The paper application must be received by 5 PM on the closing date for the recruitment.  TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay, 1-800-925-4434.  

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.  

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.



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View and print the Supplemental Questionnaire. This recruitment requires completion of a supplemental questionnaire. You may view and print the supplemental questionnaire here.
Apply via Paper Application. You may also download and complete the Paper Application here.