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Recruitment #21-004413-0028


The Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA) is an independent State agency that regulates Maryland’s insurance industry and protects consumers by monitoring and enforcing insurers’ and insurance professionals’ compliance with State law.  Through the diligence of a highly professional staff of market analysts, financial analysts, accountants, lawyers, law enforcement officers, actuaries, complaint investigators, and others, the MIA works to facilitate a strong and competitive insurance marketplace where consumers are well informed and treated fairly.  Staff members are subject matter experts who serve as a resource for lawmakers, consumers, and other public and private entities. 


The MIA is charged with a broad range of responsibilities including the licensure of insurance carriers and insurance producers (brokers/agents) operating in Maryland, the conduct of financial examinations of companies to monitor financial solvency, and the review and approval of rates and contract forms.  The MIA investigates reports of consumer fraud and consumer complaints about life, health, automobile, homeowners, and/or property insurance.  Insurance carriers are subject to market conduct examinations and other actions to monitor compliance with Maryland law.  The MIA also has a unit dedicated to consumer education and outreach, which participates in hundreds of events and reaches thousands of individual consumers annually.




Baltimore City


The Maryland Insurance Administration is recruiting for a Computer Network Specialist II.  This position is responsible for maintaining and updating the agency’s data center and all network and server infrastructure. This position maintains and updates LAN/WAN infrastructure to optimize network operations; troubleshoots and resolves hardware and software issues on servers, network equipment and CISCO VOIP systems; and manages and maintains VPN and WAN links to other sites and vendors. Reviews and runs reports for MIA’s SIEM product (Qradar).  Reviews current levels of security patching and virus protection on servers and maintains security updates for network devices. Performs network traffic audits and monitors server and network logs and management systems.  Installs and supports network security products such as firewalls, Web Security Appliances, intrusion protection systems and access control systems; and assists in the design and implementation of the Agencies Disaster Recovery plans. 


Education: A Bachelor's degree in computer information technology, management information systems, or other information technology related field, including 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.


1. Candidates may substitute graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a 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 graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a 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 graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a 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 graduation from an accredited a high school or possession of a high school equivalency certificate: 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.


1. Cisco Certified Network Association (CCNA) or related certification.


2. Knowledge and skills with the following:

• Firewalls
•  web security appliances
• Cisco Enterprise switches and routers
• Radius Access Service
• Windows Certificate Authority
• SIEM products
• Backup products


3. Experience working with the following protocols:

• VLAN’s


4. Experience with the following operating systems:

• Nexus (NX-OS)
• Windows Server 2012 and up
• Linux


5. Experience with the following applications:

• ASDM Firewall and NGFW’s
• CiscoWorks and/or Prime Infrastructure
• Fabric Manager
• Wireshark
• LDAP browser
• Windows DHCP
• Windows WSUS
• Symantec and SEP/SEEAM backups


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications will be evaluated.  The evaluation may consist of a rating of your application based on your education, training and experience as they relate to the requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.  Please report all related education, experience, dates and hours of work.  For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service may be 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.  Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be placed on the Eligible List categorized as BEST QUALIFIED, BETTER QUALIFIED or QUALIFIED and remain eligible for consideration for at least one year from the date of examination.



Please contact: for additional information concerning this recruitment. Online applications are strongly preferred.  If you are unable to apply online, you may submit an application by mail.  The paper application must be received by close of business, on the closing date for the recruitment.  Postmarks will not be accepted.  Incorrect application forms will not be accepted.

Applications may be mailed to: Maryland Insurance Administration, Human Resources Division, 200 St. Paul Place, Suite 2700, Baltimore, Maryland 21202.

TTY Users call Maryland Relay Service at 1-800-735-2258.

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

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