Systems / Network Engineer

$35.66 - $45.37 hourly
  • City of Corvallis
  • Corvallis, OR, USA
  • Aug 12, 2021
Full time Information Technology

Job Description

This is a great opportunity to make a difference in your community. Corvallis strives to provide a safe, sustainable, diverse, and livable environment. Community members enjoy the areas arts, outdoor recreation, and innovation.

Working in Local Government…

  • Pride in making an impactful difference by supporting the library, theatre, pool, parks, streets, water, emergency services, economic development, and much more.
  • Generous Benefits Package including City contributions to Health, Life, LTD, HSA/HRA, as well as Deferred Comp, & more.
  • Student Loan Forgiveness
  • Work-Life Balance – regular hours; vacation, sick, & holiday
  • Respectful, professional environment with friendly, helpful, and smart coworkers
  • A steady career with Oregon PERS pension

The City of Corvallis is located in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Corvallis is home to Oregon State University and is highly regarded as an innovative, engaged, and vibrant community. Close to beautiful coast, mountains, countryside, and large cities.

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Are you motivated to make a difference in your community? Do you appreciate emotional intelligence and a team committed to tackling organizational challenges? Are the acronyms, CISA, CIS, or CJIS a cornerstone of your career? Are you forward-looking with process improvement in mind? Are professional development opportunities important to you? Is it important for you to have fun at work? How about coworkers who are professional, kind, and helpful? Does living, working, and playing in the Willamette Valley appeal to your lifestyle?

If you answered yes to these questions, this position and team might be right for you!

The City of Corvallis is seeking a qualified Systems Engineer to proactively manage, maintain, and enhance the city's infrastructure. This key position will partner with our existing System Engineer to support and enhance the network, servers, and security environments City-wide. The successful candidate will have working knowledge and experience in the areas of networking, server deployment & maintenance, enterprise software, and security. Strong leadership, communication, and project management skills are essential as this position partners with department personnel to solve the City’s toughest technological challenges.

The City of Corvallis’ Information Technology team builds and maintains the technology stack that meets the growing demands of the community. We are committed to providing superior customer service built on innovation and excellence.

As part of our forward-thinking information technology operations team, you will play an essential role in delivering critical services and infrastructure to City departments, such as Public Works, Community Development, Police, and Fire, as well as the Library and Parks & Recreation.  

Additional Information:  
Full-Time, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday; must be available for after-hours maintenance, projects, or emergency support work as needed.
AFSCME Union-represented, Non-Exempt position
12-Month Probationary Period
Annual Starting Salary:   $72,711.24 - $92,524.08

Generous Benefits Package includes State PERS, Health, Life, LTD, HSA/HRA, Deferred Comp, Vacation, Sick, Holiday & more.

Please see our website for a complete position description including essential functions and requirements.  
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Essential Functions

Position Summary:  Plan and engineer citywide systems and infrastructure.  Provide technical leadership, project management, and administration of departmental and citywide information systems.  Develop, implement, and configure multi-tier, server-based hardware, network infrastructure, applications, and other software.  Provide all-tier technical support, troubleshooting problems to resolution.  These tasks are illustrative only and may include other related duties.

Plans, engineers, develops, and implements citywide systems and infrastructure. Performs comprehensive system and network administration tasks, analyzing, designing, and configuring integrated computer networks and network components.
Provides technical leadership and project management for departmental and citywide information systems. Serves as technical expert for the organization, develops, analyzes, implements, and supports the City's information technology infrastructure, including new or upgrade installations of existing clients, servers, applications, and information systems security.
Engineers, coordinates, and deploys the citywide ethernet local and wide-area networks and SAN fiber storage network. Evaluates, recommends, acquires, and configures network equipment and management tools.
Assists and guides staff within information technology and citywide in formulating short and long range plans regarding City computing needs.
Monitors system and network performance and equipment; verifies systems are working properly; performs upgrades as necessary; supports, configures and maintains servers, network, data, and associated equipment and ensures high availability.
Develops backup and disaster data recovery strategies. Designs, installs, and upgrades datacenters for reliability, disaster survivability, security, and sustainability.  Works with stakeholders to develop, implement, and maintain back-up systems and disaster/data recovery strategies. Responds to service outages and other problems with mission-critical systems.
Ensures that hardware and software purchase requests comply with City standards. Coordinates procurement of desktop hardware purchases for the organization; configures desktops and installs at users' locations.  Manages hardware and software warranty and maintenance contracts.  
Provides technical analysis and support on hardware, software, and network administration, and troubleshooting systems containing highly sensitive information. Complies with City and department policy regarding such access, and maintains the confidentiality of the information.
Delivers excellent customer service to diverse audiences. Provides support for technical issues and troubleshoots problems to resolution.
Prepares and maintains documentation supporting assigned and related areas of responsibility.
Coordinates and conducts user training, education and problem-solving sessions; maintains user-accessible knowledge base for self-service problem resolution.  Assists users regarding system and network functionality.
Recommends policies for the use of the computer systems as well as security policies for employees and computer systems.
Operates and drives a motor vehicle safely and legally.

Qualifications and Skills

Education and Experience
High school diploma or equivalent.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Data Processing or closely-related field and five years of work experience in a system administration capacity.
Nine years of professional-level Information Technology experience including three years of system administration experience.  Post-secondary education in Computer Information Systems, Computer Science or a closely-related field may substitute for up to four years of experience.
Experience in systems administration, network administration and knowledge of the following is required:

  • Microsoft server and client operating systems;
  • Active Directory, including group policy and roaming profiles,
  • Enterprise software, including SQL databases, web services and email systems;
  • Server and desktop enterprise management tools such as patching and anti-virus;
  • Windows scripting and other scripting languages;
  • Switched Ethernet network topology and TCP/IP protocols
  • Network monitoring, security, and management software.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent analytical, communication, interpersonal, technical writing and organizational skills. Ability to use technical and analytical knowledge to solve technical problems and make effective decisions within short time frames to minimize system down time.
Expert understanding and the ability to support a Windows-based operating system including Active Directory, file system concepts ("NTFS"), and the ability to use performance analysis to tune systems.
Expert understanding of storage architecture, including SAN, NFS, NAS, deduplication, and other data optimization technologies.
Ability to attend and incorporate learning from approved trainings on a regular.
Expert understanding of virtualization, preferably VMWare, and the related technologies, such as Veeam, vMotion, and virtual storage.
Advanced understanding and the ability to support networking/distributed computing environment concepts, principles of routing, and design and upkeep of consistent network-wide file system layouts and security.
Ability to program in an administrative language such as Powershell, Visual Basic and DOS Command shell to perform various system tasks more efficiently.
Ability to work independently and effectively on self-directed priorities and in-group settings with technical and non-technical staff.
Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to write technical documentation, specifications,and develop and teach technical materials and courses.  Ability to communicate technical information to a non-technical audience.
Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects, and act as a vendor liaison to acquire and implement new systems, troubleshoot current systems, and assist with new or maintaining various systems integrations in an efficient manner.
Ability to analyze trends in the industry and make informed decisions about which alternative will have the best long-term value to the department, based on knowledge of the organization and department's goals and objectives.
Ability to use computerized systems for extended periods of time in order to perform the essential functions of the position.
Ability to provide excellent customer service, get along with coworkers and maintain effective working relationships.
Ability to maintain confidentiality and exercise high degree of discretion and judgment in dealing with sensitive or confidential information.
Special Requirements
Ability to possess and maintain Criminal Justice Information Systems (CJIS) security clearance and requirements.
The ability to travel among City worksites and to training/conferences.
Possession or ability to obtain a valid Oregon Drivers License.

Must have ability to pass a pre-employment background and/or criminal history check.

How to Apply

Qualified applicants must submit an online application located on the City of Corvallis website (click on "Apply" above).  Position is open until filled and we are actively accepting applications.  Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter and resume with the online application; however, resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed online application.  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted/considered.

An Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer in Compliance with ADA.