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Network Architect 120-144

Overland Park, KS City of Overland Park, KS

Network Architect

The City of Overland Park has a Network Architect position available in the Information Technology Department. Responsibilities: Installs, maintains, and monitors the operation of the organization’s local area, wide area, and metropolitan area networks (LAN/WAN/MAN), wireless network, physical and virtual servers and security and email services. Diagnoses and resolves complex network and system connectivity issues. Plans for and designs network infrastructure (physical and virtual). Evaluates vendor hardware and software solutions. Participates in long and short range technology planning. Recommends networking and security policies and standards. Closely coordinates internally and maintains contact with outside organizations in the maintenance, service, recommendation, implementation, problem solving and /or purchase of these networks. Troubleshoots hardware and software problems and is typically consulted on the organization’s most difficult and complex hardware/software problems and projects. Candidates with the following additional qualifications will be considered: Minimum five years experience in at least five of the following: OSI Model, IEEE 802.x protocols, UDP, TCP/IP, SNMP. Routing protocols such as OSPF and MPLS. Ethernet based data network transport technologies. Wireless network transport technologies including configuration and support of controllers and access points. Administration of IP addressing, subnets. Test equipment and protocol analyzers to aid in diagnosis and solution of problems encountered in a complex networking environment. Networking media, including twisted pair and fiber optic technologies. Advanced administration, implementation, and support experience required in: MS Windows platform and MS Office Suite, Google applications, virtualization software, desktops and servers. Voice over Internet Protocol technologies. Advanced working knowledge in virtualization software and active directory. Fortinet Firewalls and Fortinet Unified Threat Management environment experience highly desirable. Ability to document and evaluate current environment and use best practice methodologies to ensure highest level investment utilization. Strong organizational and time-management skills. Advanced written, verbal, reading and communication skills. Ability to perform intermediate level mathematical calculations. Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively with others. Experience in Fortinet Security, VMWare, Brocade and/or Mitel Voice solution a plus. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, information technology, mathematics or a related field, or an equivalent combination of formal education and work experience. Must have a valid driver’s license and maintain an insurable driving record. To comply with Kansas Criminal Justice Information System security requirements: Must be at least 18 years of age. Seven to ten years of experience with configuration, installation and maintenance of network and server devices. Working knowledge of network hardware to include infrastructure, server and client hardware. Certification in networking or server administration is preferred. No City residency requirement.

8 am-5 pm, Mon.-Fri. $6,603-$8,254/mo. Open until filled. Apply online, attach a resume, cover letter, and view your online application at If unable to apply online, visit the Human Resources Office between 1 pm-4 pm, Mon.-Fri.

City of Overland Park
Human Resources Dept.
8500 Santa Fe Dr.
Overland Park, KS 66212

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