Job Description

Job Number:2019-7076
Network Specialist (DoTS)
ERAC-Technology Services
Hours Per Day:
Position Type: Regular
Start Time:
End Time:
Salary: $69,501.00 - $77,504.00
Open Until Filled - To be considered for this position, please submit a
Closing Date:
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this date.
Additional Information: The Network Specialist plans, designs, and directs the integration of individual
networks and systems including Active Directory, LAN, WAN, and/or Wireless
networks, into HSD’s overall network structure. Professional/Technical (Non-
represented) Level 19.
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Professional/Technical (Non-represented) LEVEL: 19

: Exempt

: 247 HOLIDAYS: 13

The Network Specialist plans, designs, and directs the integration of individual networks and systems including Active Directory, LAN, WAN, and/or Wireless networks, into HSD’s overall network structure. This employee applies a thorough understanding of policy, practices, and technology in the planning and implementation of network and systems services and provides high-level technical support, innovative solutions, and integrated proposals for networks and systems, including recommendations for network hardware and software acquisition, as appropriate.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: - Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. - Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. - Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. - A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 1. Major Programmatic Responsibilities (Oversight, Leadership, Policy-level Decision-Making): ? None. 2. Major Operational Responsibilities (Day-to-Day tasks, Planning, Judgment): ? Provide consistent and uninterrupted service in maintaining and operating servers, routers, switches and other network apparatus in a timely manner, including day-to-day maintenance, equipment performance issues, and optimization of devices at the server and network levels. ? Diagnose and resolve server and network issues. ? Maintain accurate and current documentation of the LAN/WAN, servers, routers, switches, workstations, network, enterprise software used in District and other related equipment. ? Troubleshoot, support and perform maintenance on server and network apparatus.

NETWORK SPECIALIST @ ERAC (DoTS) ? Actively seek and test new technologies to improve business function and operation. ? Work directly and indirectly with other departments to achieve department goals. ? Work closely with department staff to maintain network and workstation health. ? Analyze District needs regarding use of network equipment and services, while providing planning, leadership, direction, and technical expertise. ? Participant in strategic and long-range planning for network services. ? Provide technical oversight to Tier I and Tier II technicians as it relates to work performed under position requirements. ? Extend switched networks with VLANS, determining IP Routes, managing IP traffic with access lists, and establishing point-to-point connections. ? Configure network apparatus, VPN, routers, switches and other load carrying devices. 3. Legal & Safety Compliance (Federal, State, District, Collective Bargaining Agreements): ? Follows vendor specifications for wiring and wireless installs and on equipment parts replacement. ? Periodically review vendor recall notices for impact on District technology and users. ? Supports the District’s policies for appropriate web and e-mail use as defined by CIPA (Children’s Internet Protection Act) and COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) compliance regulations. ? Supports the secure use of district electronic records for FERPA (Federal Education Rights and Privacy Act) compliance. 4. Supervision ? None 5. Training: ? Creates and updates troubleshooting documentation and installation/support procedures. ? Trains IT staff on new procedures and functions. ? Works closely with Tier I, II and Helpdesk personnel to mentor and assist in troubleshooting and diagnosing problems. 6. Communications/District Representation: ? Provides regular and/or daily correspondence to management, peers, Tier I, II and Helpdesk personnel regarding hardware status, updates, security threats, and operation requirements. ? Establishes and maintains relationships with District staff related to job responsibility. ? Improves staff and community communication in the area of technology. ? Communicates status of systems to directors and tech contacts, as appropriate. ? Represents district at various state-wide meetings and participates in state-wide decisions. 7. Budgetary Authority: ? None. 8. Technology: ? Influences decisions on solutions in district-wide implementation model. ? Fluent knowledge and extensive user of Microsoft and Internet technologies. ? Understands and uses common office and enterprise applications regularly ? Evaluates leading technical solutions for potential implementation in network. ? Early adopter of new technologies. 9. Support: ? Supports implementation of enterprise services as assigned by the Director of Technology Services. ? Assists District representatives in the research and implementation of enterprise software. ? Assists Department of Technology Services staff in troubleshooting enterprise systems. Highline Public Schools 81E19NS Network Specialist @ ERAC (DoTS) Page 2 of 5

NETWORK SPECIALIST @ ERAC (DoTS) 10. Professional Development: ? Attends training, conferences, vendor presentations, district meetings and other activities as needed for professional development. 11. Other Duties: ? Performs related duties and assumes other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director of Technology Services.

: Education and Experience High school diploma or equivalent Three years of experience as a network administrator with extensive experience setting up and diagnosing problems related to server technology Three years of experience working with the following: Macintosh and IBM/compatible microcomputers and servers, LAN/WAN technology, wireless, peripherals, software and network apparatus ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Experience maintaining an enterprise operation consisting of multi-site integrated technologies Familiarity with a variety of the field's concepts, practices, and procedures Familiarity with server administration and networking concepts Experience supporting enterprise environments and solutions Evidence of good oral and written communications skills Ability to work with management, customers and vendors Experience using and applying Internet technologies

A college degree in Computer Science or a related field (AAA degree or higher) Prior experience working within a K-12 service and support organization Project management experience Network+ certification A+ certification Technical/Vocational Tech. training in networks and systems

Criminal background clearance Valid Washing State driver’s license and proof of insurance Pass a post hire, pre-employment physical assessment test

Enterprise operations; technology; staff development skills; communication and process skills; project management and coordination skills; people skills; planning skills; supervision skills; problem solving skills; budget skills Working knowledge of system and network security tools such as sniffers, intrusion detection systems, cracking software, encryption software, and other related tools Knowledge of WAN/LAN technology characteristics, basic routing protocols, specifically TCP/IP, design and best practices School board policies and procedures Highline Public Schools 81E19NS Network Specialist @ ERAC (DoTS) Page 3 of 5


Perform a variety of complicated tasks without direct supervision Lead or direct the work of others through local or remote connections Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, peers, end users and vendors Maintain infrastructure at Division and remote locations; including upgrades, patches and optimization Support user account structure; including rights, security and systems groups Maintain a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems Present a friendly presence and helpful attitude; good interpersonal skills and ability to work well with others Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

Reports to the Chief Technology Officer or designee

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to sit and use hands for fine manipulation. The employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, bend neck and back, squat, climb stairs or ladders, reach overhead, lift overhead, knee stand, lift and carry, push/pull, use hands for repetitive grasping and pushing/pulling. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus. The employee will occasionally be required to lift/carry a maximum of 50 pounds. The employee is required to push and/or pull a maximum force of 20 pounds.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display with prolonged exposure to electronic equipment and visual display screens. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. Requires travel throughout the district. Works independently. Requires minimal supervision. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated by Human Resources as outlined by the Director-Technology Services, 2016.06.16 Updated by Human Resources to revise Physical Demands & add physical assessment as a requirement per WorkSteps Study, 2014.08.28 Transferred to new format by Human Resources, 2014.06.19 Updated pay level by Human Resources, 2012.03 Revised by Human Resources, 2011.02 Created by Human Resources as outlined by Director DoTS, 2005.10 Highline Public Schools 81E19NS Network Specialist @ ERAC (DoTS) Page 4 of 5

NETWORK SPECIALIST @ ERAC (DoTS) Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Family Engagement and Student Support, 206.631.3100; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011 Highline Public Schools 81E19NS Network Specialist @ ERAC (DoTS) Page 5 of 5

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