IT Engineer (Systems)

Recruitment #24-CO0272-01

Nature of Work

The fundamental reason the position exists is to support City and/or County server-based applications, network and/or telecommunication systems and equipment by troubleshooting and maintaining IT systems. IT Specialists are considered fully functioning in their respective area of IT (Systems, Networks or Telecommunications) and are able to perform most routine work independently but while seeking assistance from Specialists on difficult or highly complicated projects or problem situations. IT Engineers provide support to entry level IT staff members.  IT Engineers support of various IT related work including applications systems, personal computers (PCs), local area networks (LANs), and wide area networks (networks) and telecommunications systems in the Department of Information Technology supporting all technology systems of City/County of Montgomery functional areas and departments. Employees in this position follow the policies and procedures of the Information Technology (IT) Department without close supervision except on highly technical situations.  The essential functions of the job include:  This position reports to an IT Specialist.

Minimum Qualifications

Systems:  Must have an Associate’s Degree in Computer Science or a related field from an accredited college or university and three (3) years of progressively responsible experience in client server applications design and analysis using Microsoft.NET based programming languages to include Microsoft Visual Studio 2012 or higher; Visual Basic.NET or C#; web development tools including ASP.NET; Microsoft SQL Server 2012 or higher for Relational Database System Management; and report design software including Crystal Reports version 2013 or higher and or SQL Server Reporting Services version 2012 or higher; Microsoft Windows Server Operating Systems version 2012 or higher; Microsoft Windows Desktop Operating Systems version(s) 7 and or 10; Microsoft Internet Services version 7.5 or higher; Microsoft SharePoint version 2013 or higher. Qualified experience may substitute for the required education. 

NOTE: Professional certifications in the areas of software, networking and/or telecommunications are preferred.

NOTE: Qualifying education, training and experience that provide the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the job will be considered.


Special Requirements

Must be willing to work at night or during weekends as required.  Must be able to connect to the network from home either through VPN or dial up to provide emergency recovery using department-supplied IT equipment, or reports to work during non-business hours as appropriate.  When on-call, must be able to respond to incidents.  Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license to operate a motor vehicle.  Employees are strongly encouraged to achieve certification within two years.

Kind of Examination

Applications are being accepted to fill one vacancy and any other vacancies that may occur during the life of the register. The current vacancy is with the Montgomery County Information Systems Department - Systems functional area. Applicants will be screened and qualified based upon education and experience as shown on the application and attached supplemental questionnaire.  For this reason, applicants are urged to fill in the application form and the supplemental questionnaire completely providing detailed information concerning the kinds of jobs they have held, the dates they held them, where and exactly what their duties were.   If more than five qualified applications are received, the supplemental questionnaire will be used to rank applicants.  Tied scores will not be broken (in accordance with Personnel Rules and Regulations, Rule VII, Section 3). If there are five or less qualified applicants, they will be considered equally qualified and placed on the register in alphabetical order.

Complete an online application by visiting Montgomery City-County Personnel's Online Employment Center. Paper applications are no longer accepted. Completed applications will be accepted online until 5:00 p.m. on the closing date. If there is no closing date, the announcement may be closed at any time without prior notice.

Additional Information

BENEFITS: Employees are offered a competitive benefits package which includes health, dental, and life insurance, paid annual and sick leave, paid holidays, and a retirement program.

DRUG TEST: Employment is conditional upon the potential employee passing a preemployment drug test. (The drug test may require the submission of a sample of hair, finger nails, and/or urine that will verify illegal drug use).

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY: Discrimination against any person in recruitment, examination, appointment, training, promotion, retention, discipline, or any other aspect of personnel administration because of political or religious opinions or affiliations or because of race, national origin, or any other non merit factors is prohibited. Discrimination on the basis of age, sex, or physical disability is prohibited except where specific age, sex, or physical requirements constitute a bona fide occupational qualification necessary to proper and efficient administration.

REQUEST FOR ACCOMMODATION: Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, it is the responsibility of the applicant with a disability to request accommodation which he/she requires in order to participate in the application or examination process. The Personnel Department reserves the right to require documentation of the need for accommodation under the ADA. In order to request accommodation in the application or testing process, contact the Personnel Director at (334) 625-2675.

I9: Prior to your employment, you will be required to provide to your employer documentation of your identity and employment eligibility in order to comply with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986.

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