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Salary: $5,565.00 - $7,317.00
Posted: 03/07/2014

Job Description:


DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Network and Telecommunication Manager, the Information Technology Specialist II (ITS II) is a technical lead in the Network and Telecommunication Services Section of the Legislative Data Center (LDC). The ITS II provides technical direction for implementation of the network architecture for the LDC Enterprise network. The ITS II acts as a technical advisor and consultant to the LDC’s management, staff, and customers in solving complex network problems and achieving the most effective use of available software tools and methodologies. The ITS II is a lead technical expert that ensures the stability and integrity of the Legislative LAN, WAN, and wireless network services. The ITS II leads a group of engineers in the design, deployment and maintenance of the LANs, WANs, and wireless networks, including routers, switches, gateways, concentrators, probes, firewalls, servers, UPS’s and other related hardware. The ITS II leads the research on network products, services, protocols, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the network industry. The Legislative computer network is a most complex, multi-vendor information technology environment. The computer systems supported are critical to meeting the business requirements of the California State Legislature and Legislative Support organizations. The ITS II acts as a technical project manager and leads teams of Information Technology Specialist I’s on the most complex project of high to extreme risk where the consequences of failure could have an adverse to extremely high adverse impact on the business success of the Data Center. The ITS II may provide support as Information Security Analyst, responsible for establishing and managing the technical aspects of the LDC information security architecture. This position may require working late nights, weekends, extended hours, and on-call hours as necessary to resolve problems, provide extended support, or perform implementation of technical network/architecture projects.

WHO MAY APPLY: Applicants need not be a current or former State employee nor be on a State exam list to apply, but need to meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below. It is your responsibility to make sure that you meet the minimum qualifications listed below. Your signature on your application indicates that you have read, understood, and possess the minimum qualifications required. Under the LDC’s position-specific selection program, candidates do not have to be on a State list in order to apply. LDC may use this selection process for up to one year to fill other vacancies, where job-related knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors are the same or substantially similar to this advertised position. Applications will be screened and interviews scheduled for those candidates possessing the best qualifications and experience. Subject to SROA/Surplus.

HOW TO APPLY: Submit a standard state application and resume which demonstrates that you meet the Minimum Qualifications listed below to the Office of Legislative Counsel Human Resources Office, Attn: H. Chu, 925 L Street, Suite 900, Sacramento, CA 95814. Applications must be received in the Human Resources Office by 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 6, 2014, or be postmarked by this date. You must include on your application the alpha-numeric process indicator number 4LC09 after the position title on your application. Applications that do not contain the process indicator number will not be processed. Please note on your application how you heard about this position. Technical questions regarding the position may be directed to Eric Bedsworth at (916) 341-8868. Questions regarding the application process may be directed to Human Resources Office at (916) 341-8330.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of five (5) years of hands-on experience in operating enterprise-level networks. In-depth knowledge of TCP/IP protocol suite and OSI layers 1-7. Extensive experience with network components (switches, routers, firewalls, VPN gateways, load balancers and Wireless AP’s and controllers). Extensive experience with LAN, WAN, WLAN, and VPN design and implementation. Extensive experience with network hardware and Ethernet technologies, Internet standards and protocols, including TCP/IP, HTTP, SMTP, DHCP, DNS, IPSEC, and SSL. Experience with structured data cabling, including category 5-6 IEEE copper wiring standards and Fiber Optic cabling standards and specifications. Extensive experience with wireless technologies including WiFi and 3G/4G cellular data services including WiMax and LTE. Ability to create useful documentation with Visio and other tools. Demonstrated experience with PC operating systems. Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve complex problems. Demonstrated ability to handle stressful situations in a professional manner. Ability to manage workload and meet deadlines. Ability to manage complex projects and effectively lead a project team. Knowledge of project management tools and techniques. Ability to think tactically and strategically to provide information technology networking solutions and services that meet customers’ needs. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with customers, team members, peers, managers, and executive staff. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: More than five (5) years of experience in operating enterprise-level networks. Knowledge of network security and methodologies. Experience with Juniper hardware and software support, IDP/IPS, and Network Access Control. Knowledge of Virtual Private Networks, tunneling, encryption and authentication methods. Experience with network troubleshooting and monitoring tools, such as, Ethereal/Wireshark, syslog, Junos Space, Juniper Security Threat Response Manager, Juniper Unified Access Control, and Solarwinds Orion. Knowledge of network load balancing or content switches such as RADware Alteon Application Delivery Controller and Citrix Netscaler. Knowledge of video streaming and/or experience with a mix of audio/video technologies and tools. Demonstrated experience with L2/switching and skills in troubleshooting, LAN/WAN/WLAN design, and fully versed in networking concepts. Design and implementation experience with routing protocols (BGP, OSPF, RIP, RIP/v2, etc.). Experience with IP multicast and routing concepts and protocols including IGMP and PIM. Experience in designing, implementing and supporting network technologies in a Citrix environment, including XenApp.


The Office of Legislative Counsel is an equal opportunity employer to all regardless of race, color, creed, ancestry, sex, marital status, disability, religious or political affiliation, age, or sexual orientation.

It is an objective of the State of California to achieve a drug-free workplace. Any applicant for State employment will be expected to behave in accordance with this objective because the use of illegal drugs is inconsistent with the law of the State, the rules governing civil service, and the special trust placed in public servants.


The Office of Legislative Counsel reserves the right to revise the examination plan to better meet the needs of the service if the circumstances under which this examination was planned change. Such revision will be in accordance with civil service law and rules and all competitors will be notified.

At the conclusion of a selection process, the Office of Legislative Counsel reserves the right to establish a pool of eligibles comprised of the most qualified candidates who competed in the process. This pool may be used to fill subsequent vacancies, which require substantially similar knowledge, skills, abilities and behaviors. Such pools can be used for a period not to exceed one year from the final filing date of the original selection process.

Applications are available at local offices of the Employment Development Department and the Office of Legislative Counsel Human Resources Office. The application form (STD. 678) is also available in several formats on the website at:

THIS IS A COMPETITIVE PROCESS. If you meet the minimum qualifications stated on this bulletin, you may file for this position. Possession of the qualifications does not guarantee inclusion in the selection process. Your performance in the selection process will be compared with the performance of all others who participate in this process, and do not guarantee an appointment to the position.

Interview Scope: If an interview is conducted, in addition to the minimum and desirable qualifications described on this bulletin, the panel will consider education, experience, personal development, personal traits, and fitness. In appraising experience, more weight will be given to the breadth and recency of pertinent experience and evidence of the candidate’s ability to accept and fulfill increasing responsibilities than to the length of experience. Evaluation of a candidate’s personal development will include consideration of recognition of training needs; plans for self-development; and the progress made in efforts toward self-development.

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Additional Information:

Working Title Position Number
Information Technology Specialist II (4LC09) 430 - 154 - 9450 - 611
Location County
Timebase Tenure
Full Time Permanent   month(s)
Final Filing Date: Department Link:
05/06/2014 None Specified
Contact Unit/Address Contact Name/Phone
Human Resources Office
925 L Street, Suite 900
Sacramento, CA 95814
Hua Chu
(916) 341-8330

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