Telecommunications/Network Technician

Recruitment #021021-MADF01-370100


There are two positions available.  One will be based out Faulkland Rd, Wilmington and one will be based out Silver Lake Blvd, Dover but subject to change if/as operational needs change.  

These are Casual/Seasonal positions.  In order to be in compliance with the Delaware code and provisions of The Affordable Care Act.  Work hours are to be less than 29.50 hours per week, or less than 130 hours per month, on average over the course of a fiscal year; July 1 to June 30. This is a non-pension eligible position without healthcare benefits. 

Summary Statement

This position provides excellent IT customer service and technical support to end users and fellow team members through execution of incident, request management, problem, policies/procedures. Other duties include diagnosis, troubleshooting & tracking of incidents/requests; report status and system outage notifications to customers, technical staff & applicable management entities; maintain a robust, accurate knowledge base and inventory repositories. This position will also provide hands-on and remote PC, peripheral equipment troubleshooting, repair and installation support. The incumbent will generate performance statistics, as required.  Planned IT centralization may change work location.

Essential Functions

Essential functions are fundamental, core functions common to all positions in the class series and are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties for any one position in the class. Since class specifications are descriptive and not restrictive, incumbents can complete job duties of similar kind not specifically listed here.


  • Configures, installs, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and monitors operation of LAN hardware/software including desktop computers, data/voice/video communication systems, including peripheral devices, wiring and cabling to ensure connectivity and functionality.
  • Identifies and resolves network and telecommunication system malfunctions including connectivity and functionality for mainframe and remote access and other connections/interfaces; start/restart network after disruptions or failures using computer diagnostic tools and software; run system backups; resolves desktop computer problems.
  • Provides customer service through central help desk function to resolve or ensure resolution of problem diagnosis/assessment and repairs. Maintains database of user problems and resolution.
  • Performs routine network systems administration to include, but not limited to: addition/deletion of users and hardware/software, defining access rights, implementing and ensuring compliance with security procedures and policies, purchasing hardware/software through state contracts, planning and implementing desktop computer migration and maintaining inventory control systems. Advises and trains users on the operation and capabilities of hardware and application software.
  • Plans, schedules, installs and tests software updates and hardware upgrades; conducts needs analysis of equipment, software, network security, budget, disaster recovery concerns, training and equipment resources to plan and recommend network changes in ways that meet program goals. Coordinates network expansion with agency technical staff, consultants, contractual vendors or OTM.

Job Requirements

JOB REQUIREMENTS for Telecommunications/Network Technician I
Applicants must have education, training and/or experience demonstrating competence in each of the following areas:

  1. Knowledge of administering computer data networks which includes troubleshooting, diagnosing and resolving hardware and software problems.
  2. Knowledge of installing, testing, and configuring computer data networks including associated wiring, network dependent devices and infrastructure components.

Conditions of Hire

Pre-employment Drug Testing:  Upon a conditional offer, you must undergo pre-employment drug testing as part of the hiring process.

Criminal background check: A satisfactory criminal background check is required as a condition of hire.  The recruiting agency may require the applicant to pay for the criminal background check as part of the conditional offer of hire.

Selection Process

The application and supplemental questionnaire are evaluated based upon a rating of your education, training and experience as they relate to the job requirements of the position.  It is essential that you provide complete and accurate information on your application and the supplemental questionnaire to include dates of employment, job title and job duties.  For education and training, list name of educational provider, training course titles and summary of course content.   Narrative information supplied in response to the questions must be supported by the information supplied on the application including your employment, education and training history as it relates to the job requirements.

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Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities in all phases of the application and employment process.  To request an auxiliary aid or service please call (302) 739-5458. TDD users should call the Delaware Relay Service Number 1-800-232-5460 for assistance.  The State of Delaware – An Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.