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Aviation Information Technology Network Lead #2406-295600-02

Network Administrator

Date Opened
Friday, June 28, 2024 3:00 PM
Close Date
Friday, July 19, 2024 11:59 PM
  • $100,686 - $117,466/yr.
Employment Type
  • Full Time


The City of Charlotte is the largest municipality in North Carolina and the 17th largest city in the United States, with a total population of more than 872,498 citizens. A major commerce center, Charlotte hosts several of the nation’s largest banks and technology companies. We work hard to ensure that the community will be a winning city for everyone – a truly remarkable place to live, work, learn and play. Join us in helping to keep our City thriving, ensuring upward mobility and advancement in the workplace.

Also known as the Queen City, Charlotte is home to the Charlotte Douglas International Airport which ranks as the 7th busiest airport in the United States and serves as a HUB for American Airlines. With a forward-thinking philosophy and a focus on constant growth, CLT sees itself as an Airport of the future.


The Network Lead at the CLT Airport is responsible for installing and configuring network devices, performing network maintenance, and troubleshooting.  Additional responsibilities may include system administration, network design, complex implementation projects, and training or reviewing the work of lower levels in the career family.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

• Manages, maintains, protects, and builds technology infrastructure. Provides support and implements technology needs.
• Provides design, implements, and maintains wireless connectivity for users.
• Manages all Layer 2/3 networking infrastructure for the aviation environment. 
• Monitors and responds to any network, VPN, or wireless issues across WAN/LAN. Resolves trouble tickets, responds to alerts for switches and wireless access points down, and replaces failed devices.
• Implements and manages monitoring and alerting solutions for WAN/LAN and wireless networks.
• Provides design, implementation, and deployment assistance on various projects from all departments in City.
• Supports, configures, programs, upgrades, maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs networks and system components, power supplies, peripherals, and software programs.
• Monitors customer inquiries and ensures appropriate and timely solutions.
• Assists with design, implementation, monitoring, and maintenance of primary and secondary datacenters.
• Assists with setting long term strategy for network environment.
• Maintain Documentation and Records for all network systems and diagrams.
• Plan and implement change requests and cutover schedules for networked systems for the Airport.
• Assist airport consultants and engineers in the design and implementation of networked Systems for Capital projects.
• Assist in creating and maintaining the Airport Networking Infrastructure Standard.
• Research new and emerging network products for inclusion to Airport Standard Systems.
• Acts as a SME technical resource for vendors, peers, and junior networking technicians/engineers.
• Performs related work as required.

• Work requires providing guidance and the potential to oversee another employee.  This position may oversee work quality, training, instructing, and work assignments.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge of:
• English grammar, spelling, and punctuation
• Principles and practices of basic bookkeeping
• Modern office procedures, methods and computer equipment
• Information security principles
• Strong knowledge in Local and wide area network design and architecture
• Knowledge of Firewall configuration and maintenance.
• Networking components such as routers, modems, switches, and servers
• Principles and practices of the design, installation, and maintenance of voice, data, and communications networks and applications

Skill in:
• Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships. 
• Performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature
• Performing basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, and ratios
• Leadership 
• Troubleshooting 

Ability to:
• Meet schedules and deadlines of the work.
• Understand and carry out oral and written directions.
• Accurately organize and maintain paper documents and electronic files.
• Maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries.
• Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
• Engineer, build and test network environments for optimum scalability and reliability.
• Mitigate security risks and ensure network compliance with policies and procedures.
• Provide strategic planning, network design, and technical oversight of the city data network.

Preferred Qualification

At least two years of relevant college-level course work or an Associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in Information Technology, Computer Science, or a related field- 
Five (5) to seven (7) years of experience in network design, administration, IT infrastructure and firewall support 
Expert Quality of Service understanding and configuration, able to customize across all platforms to support Voice, Video, and/or selected applications:
Intermediate to expert with 802.1q vlans and Extreme Fabric environments
Experience maintaining and managing critical network infrastructure for Large Campus and Data Center environments.
Ability to engineer, build and test wireless network for optimum coverage and reliability.
Hands on experience in layer 2-3 protocols

Minimum Qualifications

High school graduation or equivalent and seven years relevant work experience


Associate's Degree and five years relevant work experience


Bachelor's level degree and three years relevant work experience

Conditions of Employment

The City’s Background Check Policy requires background checks to be conducted on final internal or external candidate(s) applying for any position with the City of Charlotte. The type of information that will be collected as part of a background check includes, but is not limited to: reference checks, social security verification, education verification, criminal conviction record check, and, if applicable, a credit history check, sex offender registry and motor vehicle records check.

Background checks must be in compliance with all federal and state statutes, such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The checks must be consistent with the guidelines set forth by these laws requiring organizations to obtain a candidate’s written authorization before obtaining a criminal background report, motor vehicle records check or credit report; and to properly store and dispose of information derived from such reports.

Final candidates must pass a pre-employment drug-screening test and physical examination. During the selection process, candidates may be asked to take a skills test, and/or participate in other assessments.

The City of Charlotte is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

How To Apply

Apply online.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job.

You are welcome to visit the City of Charlotte Human Resources Department lobby where we have workstations available. Our office is located at 700 East 4th Street, Suite 200, Charlotte, NC 28202. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (EST), excluding official City holidays.

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The City of Charlotte provides a comprehensive benefits package to all employees.

Click here to learn more about the City of Charlotte’s benefits.

The City of Charlotte is a drug and alcohol-free workplace.

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