State of Maryland

HCD Network Administrator Trainee (#003738)

- Hourly / - BiWeekly /
- Monthly / $46,942.00-$74,933.00 Yearly




As a housing finance agency, Housing and Community Development (HCD) offers a broad range of financial services that include bond finance, mortgage lending, municipal and small business lending, cashflow loans, tax credit programs and loan servicing, as well as housing voucher and grant administration for community revitalization.  HCD’s commercial partnerships and stakeholders include community and investment banks, sub-services, trustees and bond holders.

HCD lending and financing programs are inherently time critical, and there are extensive dependencies on personally identifiable information (PII), as well as other sensitive and non-public information.  

A Network Administrator Trainee has no experience or training, but demonstrates an aptitude for networks (e.g. LAN, WAN, wireless and VoIP). Employees in this class do not supervise.

The employees in this classification receive constant oversight for their tasks and assignments.

Network Administrator Trainee and Network Administrator I can be distinguished by virtue that the Trainee has no ability to perform technical assignments without direction and guidance.  


Will shadow more senior employees as they perform a full range of technical duties;


Develop understanding and proficiency with commodity technologies utilized by agency;


Enable Department to expediently respond to opportunities and challenges via Information Technology;


Manage medium to high complex network and server environments, which may include virtualization;


Monitor and test network performance and prepare reports;


Implement and enforce network security controls and disaster recovery procedures;


Participate in the evaluation, selection, development, and integration of new network systems and applications;


Maintains network component inventory and related documentations of technical specifications;


Determine specifications for orders, and install new server hardware, software or other network devices;


Participate in development of IT policies, procedures and associated training plans for network resource administration, appropriate-use, security controls and disaster recovery;


Troubleshoot and fix network hardware and software problems of medium to high complexity;

Performs other related duties.


All technical knowledge, skill and ability for a Trainee-level employee will be limited;


Knowledge of line-of-business programs, their respective missions, and the role of information technology;

Knowledge of operating systems, network communication equipment (switches, routers, access points, media and NICs, and file servers, storage arrays, printer spoolers);

Knowledge of ip networks, and client-server architecture;

Skill design and enhancing the functions of local- and wide-area-networking, as well as network account metadata and infrastructure, such as via Active Directory;

Skill tracing and diagnosing application processing;

Skill in synthesizing multiple products and technologies into a blended, hybrid solution using niche products;

Skill in reviewing and interpreting event logs;

Skill in delivering solutions and achieving outcomes via Information Technology;


Ability to analyze organizational needs, architect business solutions, and monitor/administer systems/software to optimize performance;


Ability to use acquired institutional knowledge to achieve organizational efficiencies;


Ability to understand programs needs of computers and software and technology;

Ability to recognize data-connectivity requirements;

Ability to implement change management practices;

Ability to deploy and administer virtual computers.


Education: High school diploma or equivalent 

Experience: None


Class specifications are broad descriptions covering groups of positions used by various State departments and agencies. Position descriptions maintained by the using department or agency specifically address the essential job functions of each position.

Date Established

July 1, 2019

Approved By

Director, Division of Classification and Salary

CLASS: 003738; EST: 7/1/2019; REV: ;

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