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Network Engineer


Recruitment #23-004490-0005


When you join the Maryland Department of Human Services (DHS), you join a team of more than 5,000 employees across the state dedicated to positively changing the lives of more than 1 million Marylanders each year. We do this by providing economic support, preventive services, and caring for children and adults. 

We aim to deliver services so that we more quickly meet the needs of the people we serve. At DHS, we grapple with hard questions to find new ways to foster a culture of bold innovation. We do this to ensure that in Maryland, we achieve Governor Wes Moore’s pledge to leave no one behind.

This is a full-time contractual position.

This position has been reposted.  Applicants that already applied, do not need to reapply. 




Department of Human Services
849 International Dr.
Linthicum Heights, MD 21090

Main Purpose of Job

The IT Assistant Director I (Network Engineer) will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining our Amazon Web Service (AWS) cloud network infrastructure. Will work closely with cross-functional teams to ensure the performance, security, and reliability of our cloud-based systems.


  • Design, implement, and maintain highly available and scalable AWS network architectures to support the company's cloud services.
  • Implement and manage security best practices, including network access control, firewalls, VPNs, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Continuously monitor network performance and proactively optimize AWS network resources for cost-efficiency and reliability.
  • Diagnose and resolve network issues, including latency, packet loss, and connectivity problems, to ensure uninterrupted service delivery.
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams, including DevOps, Security, and Infrastructure, to align network solutions with business requirements.
  • Maintain comprehensive network documentation, including diagrams, configurations, and procedures.
  • Implement automation scripts and tools to streamline network provisioning and management tasks.
  • Develop and maintain disaster recovery plans and ensure network resilience in case of system failures or outages.


Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a related field of study to include coursework in database management systems.  


Experience: Five years of experience designing and implementing complex data communications or telecommunications networks.


The ideal candidate will possess the following:

  • AWS Certified Solutions Architect or AWS Certified Network Specialty certification is preferred.
  • One year In-depth knowledge of AWS networking services, including VPC, Direct Connect, Route 53, and Transit Gateway.
  • One year Proficiency in scripting and automation using tools like Python, AWS CloudFormation, or Terraform.


Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. It is important that you report all related education and experience that is relevant to this recruitment qualifications. We will not consider information submitted after this date.  Successful candidates will be placed on the employment (eligible) list. The resulting list may be used for future vacancies with this agency.


Contractual employees who work for an agency covered under the State Employee and Retiree Health and Welfare Benefits Program, have a current employment contract and work 30 or more hours a week (or on average 130 hours per month) may be eligible for subsidized health benefits coverage for themselves and their dependents. As a contractual employee, you will be responsible for paying 25% of the premiums for your medical and prescription coverage, including any eligible dependents you have enrolled. The State of Maryland will subsidize the remaining 75% of the cost for these benefits. You can also elect to enroll in dental coverage, accidental death and dismemberment insurance, and life insurance, but will be responsible to pay the full premium for these benefits.


Leave may be granted to a contractual employee who has worked 120 days in a 12 month period. This leave accrues at a rate of one hour for every 30 hours worked, not to exceed 40 hours per calendar year.


The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to apply online, you may mail a paper application and supplemental questionnaire to, Department of Human Services, Employment Services, Attention: Kendra Young, 311 W. Saratoga Street, Room 145, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

If you have any questions concerning the recruitment process for this position, please email Kendra Young at; include the job title and recruitment # in the subject line.

If you are having difficulty with your user account or have general questions about the online application system, please contact the MD Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, at 410-767-4850 or 

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

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