Firewall Technician

Recruitment #211021-UNCB-232


A resume and cover letter must be submitted with your application.

The Office of Management and Enterprise Services (OMES) is dedicated to providing excellent service, expert guidance, and continuous improvement in support of our partners’ goals. We are a highly-qualified workforce committed to serve those who serve Oklahomans and make government run in the most efficient, innovative manner possible. Achieving this mission takes a collaborative, agile, respectful team with humble leaders who make a difference and get things done. 

For more information about OMES, please visit our website.  

OMES is seeking a full time Firewall Technician for the Information Services Division. This is an unclassified position in state government, located in Oklahoma City. OMES offers a comprehensive Benefits Package, including a generous benefit allowance to offset the cost of insurance premiums for employees and their eligible dependentsFor more information about the benefit allowance [click here]. The annual salary for this position is up to $55,000.00 based on education and experience.

This position is assigned responsibilities involving the administration and direction of a data or voice information technology program and related systems through state owned firewall systems. Duties will include maintaining State firewall systems, configure, maintain and update firewall settings, manage state private networks, and install and troubleshoot firewall hardware.

Position Responsibilities
• Plan, develop, and implement wireless, telephone, data or other telecommunications or information technology programs and networks for the State
• Perform professional and technical work in providing data and/or voice network services for the State; establish and maintain networks and systems, perform preventive maintenance, evaluate systems performance, respond to malfunctions and operating problems, and identify and resolve causes
• Install, test, and modify data networks, voice networks, wireless networks, and other communication components; coordinate and perform systems tests; adjust, calibrate and modify network firewall equipment or components to conform to specifications, implement engineering or software changes or enhance systems performance throughout the state network
• Confer with agency users, representatives of other agencies and political subdivisions and others to determine network firewall requirements for wireless, voice, data, and other telecommunications services
• Coordinate network firewall requirements with technical staff, contractors, vendors, or others as needed to develop a plan of approach and provide for implementation of required tasks and activities
• Represent the agency or State at national, professional, or other meetings or functions concerning data or voice network requirements and activities

Physical Demands and Work Environment
• Physical demands include the ability to bend, crouch, stoop, sit and/or lift objects weighing 50 pounds or more. The position uses manual equipment, including dollies and carts. Some extended hours including evenings and weekends maybe required.

OMES is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities may be provided upon request.


Requirements include two years of experience involving the installation, operation, repair or maintenance of a voice or data network; completion of a technical school or vendor training in the area of Computer Operations/Networking Technology; or professional certification such as CCNA, JNCIA and CompTIA Network; must include at least 6 months of experience with Palo Alto Firewalls, Network firewalls or a professional Palo Alto Network certification or other enterprise firewall related professional certification.


Please read instructions carefully and include all required documents when you submit your application.

No additional information will be accepted after the application has been submitted.


Veteran’s preference points apply only for initial appointment in the classified service.