Network and Security Specialist

Recruitment #220616-UNCB-I20


This vacancy is located in the Information Technology Services Division at the OSBI Headquarters in Oklahoma City, OK.

Annual Salary Range: $55,000.00-$60,000.00
Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

This Network and Security position assists the Network and Security Administrator with hardware and software infrastructure for OSBI system and network security. Protected systems include both custom-developed and commercial-off-the-shelf applications. This position helps with day-to-day network and security operations for a medium data center and provides operational support for Microsoft and Linux operating systems, application servers and the technical infrastructure in accordance with standard operating procedures. Work includes helping to develop processes, operating procedures, and project plans to implement and help achieve OSBI Information Technology (IT) objectives.

•Performs tasks as assigned by the Network and Security Administrator, or in their absence by the IT manager.
•Assists with designing and implementing all security-related functions for OSBI computer and network systems.
•Keep current in basic technical knowledge of network hardware, protocols and standards.
•Some application support with regards to firewalls, routing, and wireless networking and unified communications systems.
•Monitor network to ensure optimal performance and provide day-to-day support.
•Evaluate and recommend security improvements and system upgrades.
•Troubleshoot hardware and software errors by running diagnostics, documenting problems and resolutions, prioritizing problems, and assessing impact of issues.
•Assist with the design, implementation and administration of the network and security portions of Data Protection, Business Continuity, Disaster Recovery, and Failover plans. As needed, assist other IT sections with their portions of the same.
•Support users with a variety of third-party and custom law-enforcement applications, such as OSBI’s case management system.
•Strong organizational, customer service and problem-solving skills.
•Work with in-house IT support for planning and implementing new roll-outs or upgrades of IT infrastructure.
•Responsible for maintaining warranty and maintenance contracts on all related network and security equipment.
•Maintains proper licensing for all network and security equipment and applications.
•Monitors functions of OSBI network systems internal and external to the OSBI to ensure appropriate levels of operations.
•Researches and makes recommendations regarding improvement and acquisition of network and security infrastructure.
•Work with vendors to provide quotes for new acquisition and renewals.
•Coordinates security related activities with team members.
•Attends meetings as required.
•Performs other duties as related to information technology systems.

Successful applicants must be willing to submit to a drug screen, polygraph examination, psychological evaluation (commissioned positions only), and a thorough background investigation.  Certain events automatically disqualify an applicant, such as, felony conviction; admission of an undetected crime that, if known, would have been a felony charge; failure to pay federal or state income tax; positive confirmed drug urine test; illegal use of a controlled substance within certain time frames.


Security+ or equivalent.
Network+ or equivalent.

JNCIA, CCNA, or equivalent.


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.