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Jr. Network Engineer

DoIT Network Engineer Ld/Adv

Recruitment #23-004767-0001


The Department of Information Technology (DoIT) provides support to state agencies, the Executive Office of the Governor, the Governor’s coordinating offices, and a variety of independent agencies within the Executive Branch.

Striving to provide the highest level of customer service to its internal and external customers, DoIT supports Maryland’s agencies and commissions through its leadership and strategic direction for Information Technology and Telecommunications, establishing a long range, target technology architecture, encouraging cross agency collaboration and advocating best practices for operations and project management.


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Dept. of Information Technology
100 Community Place
Crownsville, MD  21032


This position is a Network Engineer Lead and is a highly technical role in the implementation and performance of the Department of Information Technology's (DoIT) Local Area Network (LAN) IT infrastructure as well as with the IT infrastructure for DoIT’s partners, managers, directors, service owners, and other agencies at the state, local and federal levels of government.

The primary purpose of this position is to manage, plan, implement, and integrate DoIT's LAN and WLAN infrastructure. Including troubleshooting, operations & maintenance (O&M), solution implementation, formal hardware upgrades, firmware evaluations, providing technical support and consulting to partner agencies, performing site surveys, and optimizing LAN infrastructure solutions. Including coordinating, providing guidance and support to personnel either at DoIT, other agencies, contractors, LAN Services team members, DoIT managers or directors, networkMaryland™, or others at DoIT to complete these tasks. 

This position also provides guidance and direction in the areas of hardware, software, networking, wireless, VoIP troubleshooting, and evaluation of work. Includes network design, troubleshooting, operations & maintenance (O&M), solution implementation-, formal hardware, and software evaluations, providing technical support and consulting to partner agencies. The Tier II Network Engineer will serve as the first technical escalation point to for DoIT Network Administrators on the LAN Services team.



Eight years of experience designing and implementing complex data communications or telecommunications networks.


1. Candidates may substitute a bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field of study to include coursework in database management systems for up to four years of the required experience.

2. Candidates may substitute additional graduate education at an accredited college or university, at the rate of thirty credit hours for each year of the required experience.

3. Candidates may substitute the U.S. Armed Forces military service experience in Database Administration classifications or Database Administration specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year for year basis for the required experience and education.


Our preferred candidate will have experience in one or more of the following:

Ability to configure and deploy Juniper EX, SRX and MX devices.

Ability to configure and deploy Cisco routers and switches  

Ability to configure and deploy Aruba switches and wireless access points.


Employees in this classification may be subject to call-in 24 hours a day and, therefore, may be required to provide the employing agency with a telephone number where the employee can be reached. Employees may be furnished with a pager or cell phone.

Applicants for this classification may handle sensitive data.  This will require a full scope background investigation prior to appointment. A criminal conviction may be grounds for rejection of the applicant. 

Employees may occasionally be required to travel to field locations and must have access to an automobile in the event a state vehicle cannot be provided. Standard mileage allowance will be paid for use of a privately owned vehicle.


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.


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.



Online applications are highly recommended. However, if you are unable to apply online, the paper application and supplemental questionnaire may be submitted to: Department of Budget and Management, Recruitment and Examination Division, 301 W. Preston St., Baltimore, MD 21201. Paper application materials must be received in our office by the closing date for the recruitment. No postmarks will be accepted.

For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact the DBM Recruitment and Examination Division at or 410-767-4850, MD TTY Relay Service 1-800-735-2258.

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country.

People with disabilities and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

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

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

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