NETWORK AND SYSTEMS SPECIALIST II 0760
DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS
An employee in this class is involved in evaluating departmental network and equipment needs, and the selection and implementation of equipment and software for a Non-County jurisdiction. The incumbent may perform specialized work that requires knowledge of specific programs and procedures. Work is performed under the general supervision of a Network and Systems Administrator or other administrator, and is reviewed through conferences, consultations and the submission of required reports. Supervision may be exercised over lower level employees including Network and Systems Specialists I or Technicians. Duties require independent judgment and initiative in the evaluation and design of computer networks and systems. Does related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES
Reviews, updates and maintains operations and systems including personal computers, networks, peripheral equipment and other hardware and software within a Non-County jurisdiction;
Determines the need for installation and/or modification of new or existing equipment;
Recommends the systems equipment and design that will best improve operations;
Recommends standards for hardware, software and peripherals;
Recommends and plans for hardware and software upgrades;
Installs and modifies networks and systems as needed;
Recommends modifications and the creation of new programs to systems that will improve the effectiveness of the system and departmental operations;
Supervises Network and Systems Specialists I or Technicians;
Trains support staff and professional staff in the use of information technology;
Provides in-house technical support for questions and problems;
Develops applications and files design;
Updates manuals to reflect changes of information technology procedures and provides program documentation.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS
Good knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of information technology including computers, networks and other hardware and software; good knowledge of information technology including practical and optimum usage; good knowledge of the current literature, sources of information and recent developments in the field of information technology; ability to analyze facts and exercise sound judgment in arriving at conclusions; ability to supervise in a manner conducive to full performance and high morale; ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; good judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.
A) Graduation from a college with federally-authorized accreditation or registration by NY State
with a Bachelor's Degree which includes or is supplemented by twelve (12) credits in information technology or a computer related field and two (2) years of experience in the installation, analysis, design and/or selection of information technology networks and systems; or
B) Graduation from a standard senior high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma, and six (6) years of experience in the installation, analysis, design and/or selection of information technology networks and systems; or,
C) An equivalent combination of education and experience as defined by the limits of A) and B).
NOTE: Coursework in information technology from a non-degree-granting computer training institution may be accepted based upon credit hour equivalence.
SPECIAL NOTE: Because of the rapid evolution of technology in this field, five (5) years of qualifying experience must have been gained within the last six (6) years.
Two (2) years of permanent competitive status as a Network and Systems Specialist I.