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Network Tech Specialist IV

Posting Date:  February 21, 2020
Position Type: Full - Time, Hourly

Department:  5040 - Airport

Compensation Range:  $35.47 - $43.76 hourly
Closing Date:  Open until filled

JOB SUMMARY:  To provide service to the Airport relative to the development, modification and maintenance of highly complex Airport information technology systems in compliance with County-wide standards

JOB DUTIES: Under general direction; provides architectural guidance to clients and recommends solutions to upper management on strategic IT initiatives; recommends and implements cloud technologies or other hosted solutions/strategies; project leads for major PMO initiatives involving servers, LAN/WAN, and /or other IT solutions necessary to meet the requirements of the Airport; handles escalating server issues and provides timely response to customer; plan and implement server upgrades, maintenance fixes, vendor-supplied patches and perform strategic planning in this space, monitors and test system performance; administers networks to insure proper functioning and recommends improvements and/or additions; develops network control standards in compliance with Information Management Services Division; assist management staff in providing training and technical guidance to network staff; train and advise airport staff in the proper operations and maintenance of servers, related IT equipment and overall operations of the systems; supports and maintains a variety of Windows server environments, active directories, SQL Clusters, physical or virtual servers and desktops LAN/WAN equipment in order to insure proper functioning within the Airport environment; perform support for problem management; installs network upgrade for server and/or Cisco equipment; provides SAN/SQL maintenance and provide architectural guidance to ensure best security practices; manages information technology networks including technical support, problem tracking and resolution; perform asset tagging of equipment and/or software; system recovery routines and contingency procedures; system backup administration and architectural guidance for storage solutions; records and analyzes equipment performance utilizing statistics; act as liaison with outside vendors for the purchase of hardware, software, servers coordinate and schedule installation or implementation; evaluate equipment and/or software proposals and provide recommendations; conducts research or server hardware, software, and protocols in support of procurement and development efforts and performs such other duties as may be assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a bachelor’s degree with a major in Information Systems Technology.  Note:  An associate degree with 7 or more years of experience will be considered in lieu of a bachelor’s degree.

  • A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License is required at the time of application and must be maintained during incumbency 

  • Five (5) or more years of experience supporting networks and/or Windows server environment. 

  • One (1) or more years of experience in project management is required.

  • Must undergo a criminal history background check to maintain security clearance for unescorted access to secured area of the airport.

  • Advanced knowledge of all related computer and software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Advanced knowledge of VMWARE, EMC Storage, Switches, Firewalls, Windows Server 2012, DNS, TCPIP.
  • This position required to take a rotating on call assignment, as the airport operates 24/7.

  • Ability to lift/carry and push/pull up to 50lbs.


Licenses/Certifications:  A valid Wisconsin Driver’s License at time of application and maintained during incumbency.  Microsoft MCSE and/or Cisco Professional. 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of IT systems, practices and practices; knowledge of backup systems (Unitrends preferred); knowledge of architecting class environments in products including VMware, and Microsoft Server;  Fluent in VMware, EMC Storage, SQL, Configuring switches, VLANS, routers and firewalls, server 2012, DNS, TCP/IP, DHCP and all other basic Windows and networking capabilities;  skill in project management, skill in Windows applications; oral and written communication skills; ability to work in changing environment; ability to work effectively and harmoniously with others.



Note: This Original Examination is open to all qualified candidates of the United States. State of Wisconsin residency is required within six months of hire. In accordance Section 11, Rule 3 of the Civil Service Rules a non-competitive examination will be held for this position. The non-competitive examination will consist of criteria deemed appropriate by the Director of Human Resources to rank applicants on the eligible list for this position.

Milwaukee County offers a comprehensive blend of benefits designed to make your life better both inside and outside of the workplace. Milwaukee County conducts job related criminal background checks and pre-employment screenings.

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Milwaukee County is an Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability genetic information or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing, background checks and pre-employment physicals subject to job requirements. If special accommodations are needed, please contact 414-278-3936.