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Senior Network Data Center Technician/Engineer - IT Specialist
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Senior Network Data Center Technician/Engineer - IT Specialist
Job Title:
Senior Network Data Center Technician/Engineer - IT Specialist 5

Opening Date/Time:
Tue. 05/08/18 12:00 AM Pacific Time

Closing Date/Time:
Sun. 06/17/18 11:59 PM Pacific Time

$5,358.00 - $7,032.00 Monthly

Job Type:
Full Time - Permanent

Thurston County - Olympia, Washington

Washington State Patrol

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Are you looking for:

+ Excellent benefits?

+ Career growth opportunities?

+ Opportunities to impact your community?

+ A professional workplace that fosters respect, commitment and trust?

As an employee of the Washington State Patrol, you will be part of a team of dedicated professionals responsible for providing safety and security to the citizens of the State of Washington.

Troopers patrolling the highways are the most visible part of this agency. However, there are over 1,200 civilian employees who serve behind the scenes supporting the agency mission. To name just a few, we have:

+ 911 dispatchers who are the critical vital link between calls for assistance and emergency response;

+ Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Officers that work to inspect commercial vehicles to ensure safe and efficient travel on public highways;

+ Deputy State Fire Marshals who help prevent fires in homes and workplaces;

+ Forensic Scientists who process evidence that assists in prosecuting criminal cases;

+ IT Specialists who leverage technology to enhance and sustain business processes, public safety infrastructure, and statewide emergency communications

+ Records staff that process criminal information to ensure crimes are reported accurately so that offenders do not end up working with vulnerable people.

+ Administrative staff who provide exceptional customer service and respond to information requests while ensuring the agency runs smoothly and efficiently.

Apply today and join us in providing "Service with Humility"!


Why you should apply:

The Washington State Patrol (WSP) is a professional public safety agency made up of dedicated professionals who work hard to improve the quality of life as well as prevent the unnecessary loss of life on a daily basis.

This is what you will do:

As an expert level lead network technician of the WSP, this position is responsible for the network hardware, network configurations, and network administration inside the State Data Center (SDC) and the Quincy Disaster Recovery site.

This position assists the agency Network Engineering Manager and performs highly-complex tasks such as conducting data network capacity planning to determine agency needs and make recommendations; designing complex agency-wide data network infrastructure crossing multiple data networks.

The position provides technology leadership for Information Technology (IT) network infrastructure and transport systems, which enables the agency to effectively engage in its public safety activities. The position sets direction and defines the Data Center technology infrastructure.

This is who you will work with:

You will provide advanced technical assistance to agency employees. You will work closely with peers, other IT Specialists, System Administrators, IT vendors, and Project Managers to complete work as assigned. You will interact directly with your supervisor regarding daily assignments, tasks, and project updates as well as ESD management on assigned work. You will also interact with internal and external customers in person, telephonically, and via email.

There's more:

Position is issued a cellular phone and email device and is expected to monitor it Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and periodically when off duty and respond to notices and/or calls within two hours.


This position requires travel and overnight stays anywhere statewide, with Quincy WA being a common work site. Travel includes typical rural and urban environments and may require 4 wheel drive utilization on unimproved roads. In addition, you may be required to travel statewide for agency and division functions, training, and project support.


Required Qualifications:

+ High School completion or GED equivalent

+ 3 years experience configuring network routers; CISCO, Juniper, or Alcatel-Nokia

+ 2 years experience configuring data switches; preferably CISCO

+ Must possess or obtain a valid Washington State Drivers' License.

Desired Qualifications:

+ Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Management Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field of IT engineering.

+ 5 years of expert-level experience as an IT professional in an enterprise organization supporting 24x7 critical systems.

+ CISCO Certified Network Profession (CCNP):

+ Routing & Switching (R/S)

+ Data Center (DC)

+ CISCO Certified Design Associate (CCDA)

+ CISCO Certified Design Professional (CCDP)

Supplemental Information:

The act of submitting application materials electronically is considered affirmation that the information is complete and truthful. The agency will verify this information and any untruthful or misleading answers will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and wish to claim Veteran's Preference MUST attach a copy of their Form DD214, or other verification of military service, that shows the type of military discharge. Typically this is found on the Member 4 version of the Form DD214. Please blackout any personally identifiable data such as social security numbers.

Note: Applicants claiming veteran's preference points must attach the documentation with each on-line application. If you do not provide appropriate documentation to qualify for these preference points, the points will not be awarded. Preference will not be granted until service documents are verified. Documents must be received by the closing date of the announcement.

For additional information on Veteran's Preference and guidance on how to determine if you are eligible, click here.

We thank you and are grateful for your service.


If you have questions regarding this announcement, please contact Melodie Wulfekuhle at (360) 704-2307 or


Please complete the on-line application process at

Please include a RESUME and LETTER OF INTEREST explaining how you meet the qualifications for this position as outlined in the job posting. Provide clear, detailed information about your education and job-related experience.


The hiring authority reserves the right and may exercise the option to make a hiring decision at any time. Candidate evaluation will be ongoing. It will be to the applicant's advantage to submit application materials as soon as possible.

The candidate evaluation and selection process will include a preliminary screening of application materials for qualifications, clarity and completeness. The applicants who meet or exceed the required qualifications and possess the most competitive background in directly related experience, knowledge, and training may be invited for interviews and testing by one or more panels.


For candidates that pass the on-line supplemental questionnaire process, and based on a review of your application materials, you may be invited to the next phase of testing which could include tests related to typing speed and accuracy, reading comprehension, spelling, data entry speed and accuracy, and prioritization AND/OR an oral interview.


Prior to a hire, a polygraph examination and background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not necessarily preclude employment but will be considered in determining the applicant's suitability and competence to perform in the position.

Applicants are required to sign release of information forms and will not have access to any investigative materials, files, or results. The Washington State Patrol has strict guidelines relating, but not limited to, personal and employment characteristics, arrests, convictions, and illegal drug usage, etc.

During the polygraph examination, candidates are required to sign an assessment sheet and participate in an oral interview process to verify responses to the Personal Background Evaluation, the Personal History and Background Questionnaire, and a Pre-Employment Interview. Untruthful or misleading answers or omissions will be treated as a falsification which will be cause for rejection of potential employment.


Education verification is part of the selection process. If selected as a top candidate, position required and/or applicant specified education will be verified. Please do not send these transcripts at the time of application. If you are selected as a top candidate you will be contacted by the Human Resource Division and asked to provide transcripts at the appropriate time.


This position is in a collective bargaining unit and as a condition of employment you will be required to become a union member or pay a fee as outlined in the Master Agreement.


Persons with a disability, who need assistance in the application or assessment process, or those needing this announcement in an alternative format, may call (360) 704-2317. Applicants that are deaf or hard of hearing may call through the Washington Relay Service 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384.

The Washington State Patrol actively supports diversity in the workplace

and is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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