Recruitment #23-132-4029




Loudoun County, Virginia is an innovative, globally competitive community known for its favorable business environment, exceptional quality of life, and strong sense of community. Located in northern Virginia, approximately 45 minutes northwest of Washington, D.C., Loudoun County is a thriving community of more than 336,000 residents. Loudoun has been one of the fastest growing communities of its size for two decades. The Center for Digital Government has named Loudoun County one of the top five counties with populations of 250,000 to 500,000 in the past four years for its use and management of technology.

Job Description

Do you want to make a difference in one of the fastest-growing counties in the United States? Can you work as part of a team, with inspiration, vision and creativity?  Are you passionate about the role of technology in supporting the mission of local government? 

Loudoun County’s Department of Information Technology is currently seeking a Network Engineer II in the Server and Network Services Division. Upcoming projects will include but are not limited to replacing our WAN circuits, data center migration, implementing network access control (NAC), Virtual routing and forwarding (VRF), replacing switches with newer platform, implementing a wireless replacement.

 This position will: 

 * Serve as a lead engineer in support of the County network to provide the highest level of customer service

 * Perform technical tasks related to planning, design, maintenance, troubleshooting, issue resolution, additions, and upgrades to the network, including LAN, WAN, VoIP, Internet, Wireless and data networks

* Act as a senior level engineer, providing guidance to other Network Engineers 

* Lead the implementation of projects related to the County Network and associated systems

* Respond to customer requests in the time frame and manner defined by the supervisor

* Perceive, identify, and recommend solutions to customer related issues 

* Identify and escalate situations requiring urgent attention

* Coordinate acquisition of equipment and track inventory and projects in support of the data network

* Provide oversight for the installation, inspection, maintenance and repair of all County networks, accessories, and other equipment 

* Establish policies and procedures and lead preventative maintenance activities on all associated equipment

* Coordinate and/or lead tactical and strategic planning efforts for all customer network related needs including integration and automation of network gear and services

* Provide regular reports on communications/network systems performance and maintain documentation related to network configuration, design, repairs, requests, actions taken and root cause analysis


We are seeking an individual who has: 


* The ability to strategically plan the engineering requirements for systems and associated equipment

* The experience to make technical recommendations associated with data networks and associated systems 

* Creative and strategic approaches to problem solving, and an ability to tackle complex issues.

* Demonstrated excellent Customer Service Skills 

* Familiarity with Internet, LAN, WAN, VoIP, VPN and data network routing protocols

* Complete understanding of networking technologies at layers 1-4 of the OSI model, including experience with cabling and collaboration with telecommunications vendors


Salary commensurate with experience.


Loudoun County Benefits

Loudoun County Regular Full-time Employees are eligible for full benefits including but not limited to the following as a part of a total rewards package:


*Retirement from the Virginia Retirement System (VRS)

*Annual leave

*Sick leave

*Annual Paid Holidays (15 per year)

*Group Health Plan

*Group Life Insurance

*Exceptional Performance Recognition

*Credit Union Membership

*Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

* Education and Career Development


Click here for a full list of County Benefits


Job Requirements

Requires a combination of education and experience equivalent to a Bachelor's degree with major coursework in computer science or related field and four (4) years of professional experience in networking/information technology

Preferred Requirements: * Local government experience * Extreme or Avaya network related training, or certifications

Special Requirements

Ability to work in all outdoor conditions (temperature and weather conditions)

Will participate in on-call rotation and is subject to recall 24/7 to provide critical system support.

** The Network Engineer is considered essential personnel. **

Post Conditional Offer Contingencies

Successful candidate will be required to undergo driving record and fingerprinting background check