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COMPUTER NETWORK SPECIALIST II

AIX Administrator

Recruitment #18-004413-0022

Introduction

The current vacancy is at the location below, however this recruitment will be used to fill future vacancies in other DPSCS institutions. Therefore, we encourage you to apply at this time. Please select all of the locations in which you will accept employment.

GRADE

17

LOCATION OF POSITION

1201 Reisterstown Road Pikesville, MD 21208

Main Purpose of Job

The main purpose of this position is to ensure the continuing operation of the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services Information Technology AIX systems, thereby maintaining and providing data, information and communication services to the DPSCS criminal justice agencies and the public. This is also a technical position that focuses on supporting and implementing AIX server solutions that are part of ITCD's IT architecture plan as approved by the CIO. The primary responsibilities include ensuring outstanding customer service, maintaining accurate documentation, and providing resolution of technical issues and problems to ensure DPSCS systems are operational and available at all times. This is an essential position that may require 24 x 7 on-call availability. This position is responsible for the planning, integration, software and hardware for the AIX Computing environments. Responsibilities include assisting with the strategic planning, operations, and service delivery for AIX. This position work with technical staff members, trains less experienced personnel to ensure the continuing operation of the server and messaging systems in a 24 X 7 computing environment.

The duties and responsibilities of this position require that the incumbent be identified as an EMERGENCY ESSENTIAL EMPLOYEE. As defined in Executive Order 01.013.1981.10 Procedure for Release of State Employees Under Emergency Conditions, an emergency essential employee is one whose duties are of such a nature as to require the employee to report to work or remain at the work site to continue agency operation during an emergency situation. The appointing authority or designee may excuse emergency essential employees from duty, or require their presence, as circumstances and conditions warrant, to maintain minimum staffing requirements for the affected facility(ies). Emergency Essential Employees will be notified of their essential status no later than December 1 of each year.

POSITION DUTIES

Under the supervision of the AIX supervisor, assist with the planning, integration, support and maintenance of AIX software and related hardware to ensure DPSCS systems are operational and available to all users, 24 x 7 using ITCD policy, procedures and standard hardware and software.

Installs, configures, and manages AIX servers and communications software and hardware to prepare and maintain an effective operating environment.

Maintains AIX hardware and software documentation. Ensures documentation is current and accurately reflects the operating environment.

Communicates with Information Technology Administrators and other Computer Network Managers, staff, users, vendors, and other agencies to ensure DPSCS systems are operational and available to all users, 24 x 7, using ITCD policy, procedures and standard hardware and software.

Other duties as assigned.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Bachelor's degree in computer information technology, management information systems, or other information technology related field, to include course work in local or wide area computer networks, from an accredited college or university.

Experience: One year of experience planning, integrating and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks.

Notes: 1. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and eighteen months of experience converting data from project specifications by preparing program code using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools; planning, installing and maintaining data communications network lines and devices; or evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software for the required education.

 2. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and fifteen credit hours from an accredited college or university in systems analysis and applications programming using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools for the required education.

 3. Candidates may substitute completion of high school or high school equivalency certificate and completion of a certification program in Network Administration, such as Certified Novell Administrator (CNA), Microsoft Certified Product Specialist NT 4.0 Administrator or equivalent certification program for the required education.

 4. Candidates may substitute experience in one of the following areas on a year-for-year basis for a high school education: operating computer systems, scheduling, controlling input and output or maintaining backups or data storage, processing data on computer systems, evaluating, implementing and maintaining computer hardware and software or converting data from project specifications by developing programs using generally accepted computer programming languages or other developmental tools.

5. Candidates may substitute U.S. Armed Forces military service experience as a commissioned officer in Network Analyst classifications or Network Integration and Management specialty codes in the Information Technology field of work on a year-for-year basis for the required experience and education.

SELECTIVE QUALIFICATIONS

Applicants must meet this selective qualification to be considered. Include clear and specific information in the work experience section of your application detailing your qualifications.

Six months professional experience as an AIX administrator.

DESIRED OR PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

The following qualification is preferred, not required:

Professional experience using System Management Interface Tool (SMIT) for AIX systems.  

Professional experience completing daily activities of a Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) Administrator.

SELECTION PROCESS

All persons who meet the minimum and selective qualification will be will be ranked as Best Qualified, Better Qualified, or Qualified and will be placed on the employment (eligible) list for at least one year.

EXAMINATION PROCESS

Please make sure that you provide sufficient information on your application to show that you meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning your qualifications must be submitted by the closing date. We will not consider information submitted after the above closing date.

BENEFITS

FURTHER INSTRUCTIONS

To submit qualifying documents; the preferred method is to upload them using the "other" tab on the online application. However, if you’re unable to upload your documents, please fax requested information only to 410-585-0570 (providing a cover sheet with your contact information, recruitment name, recruitment number and the number of pages faxed). We will not consider information submitted after the closing date of this announcement.

 

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.

 

Online applications are STRONGLY recommended; if you do not have internet access, please mail the Maryland State Application (paper) by the closing date to:

HRSD-Recruitment & Examination

ATTN: O. Billing

300 East Joppa Road, Suite 1107

Towson, MD 21286

 

For more information, please call 410-339- 3698

 

As an equal opportunity employer Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity.

TTY Users: call via Maryland Relay

 

We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.