Data Communications Specialist

Location
Los Angeles, California
Salary
$6,836 - $8,468/mo (Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position)
Posted
Sep 01, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

The Los Angeles Community College District (LACCD) invites applications for the position of Data Communications Specialist. This position designs, implements, customizes and administers Metropolitan Area Network (MAN) and complex Local Area Networks (LAN) such as Virtual Local Area Networks (VLAN) and Wireless Local Area Networks (WLAN) and provides technical advice to Local Area Network (LAN) support staff on complex issues involving network design, configuration, security, and performance.


MONTHLY SALARY: $6,836 - $8,468
*Salary Information is based on a full-time, 12-month position


TYPICAL DUTIES

Designs, implements, and administers MAN and complex LAN networks such as VLANs and WLANs in coordination with IT management and technical staff.

Provides technical expertise to campus information technology staff on complex issues involving network design, configuration, security, and performance.

Evaluates, designs, installs, customizes, optimizes, and monitors LAN-MAN data and telecommunications hardware and software such as Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or Proxy.

Implements and maintains security configurations in firewalls, Intrusion Protection Systems (IPS), routers, switches, Virtual Private Network (VPN) appliances, and communications circuits.

Analyzes and monitors LAN-MAN telecommunications systems to assure optimum access to users of the system by using state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and extensive network monitoring programs.

Analyzes specifications and design criteria for voice, data, and video communications and makes recommendations for new or revised telecommunications networks.

Analyzes, recommends and maintains accurate records of network hardware, software and system network configurations.

Installs and uses systems management software to monitor network activities at multiple sites.

Interfaces with users and LAN support staff to analyze and resolve complex campus network problems.

Participates in periodic disaster recovery tests involving network hardware and software.

Recommends specifications for acquisition of new hardware.

Oversees telecommunications maintenance and repair done by staff and vendors.

Maintains a daily log of activities related to long and short-ranged hardware and software problems, temporary circumventions and reconfigurations.

Recommends LAN and MAN policies and procedures.

Evaluates new network technologies.

Conducts network capacity planning studies.

Trains staff with lower-level technical skills on network operating procedures.

Performs related duties as assigned.


VACANCIES
Anticipated vacancies throughout the District. The hiring list established by this examination will also be used to fill future vacancies as they occur during the life of the list.  Our Colleges include:
 

Los Angeles City College
East Los Angeles College
Los Angeles Harbor College
Los Angeles Mission College
Los Angeles Pierce College
Los Angeles Southwest College
Los Angeles Trade-Technical College
Los Angeles Valley College
West Los Angeles College

BENEFITS

  • Medical and dental insurance and vision care plans are provided for employees and their dependents.
  • A $50,000 life insurance policy is provided free of charge for each employee.
  • 12 full-pay days and 88 half-pay days of illness leave.
  • At least 15 paid holidays per year.
  • Vacation days accrue annually beginning at 10 days and increasing incrementally to 24 days depending on years of service with the District.  Vacation days for management and confidential positions begin at 15, 20, or 24 days.
  • Other paid time off includes: bereavement leave, personal necessity leave, court subpoena, and jury duty.
  • Employees become members of the Public Employees Retirement System.  The employee contribution rate is 6 percent.  The District also contributes to the retirement system.  Employees are also covered by Social Security.
  • Employee Assistance Program

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS FOR ACCEPTANCE OF AN APPLICATION:

Education and Experience:

A. A bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university preferably with a major in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering or a related field AND two years of recent, full-time paid technical experience with complex Local Area Networks which included the management of routers, firewalls, and switches.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND twenty-four (24) semester units from a recognized college or university or completion of an equivalent certification training program in computer science, computer information systems, computer engineering or a related field AND four years of recent, full-time paid technical experience with complex Local Area Networks which included the management of routers, firewalls, and switches.

Vendor training courses in router and firewall management is highly desirable.

A current certification as a Certified Cisco Network Professional (CCNP) or Certified Cisco Network Associate (CCNA) or equivalent is desirable.

Special:                                    

A valid Class “C” California driver's license may be required for some positions. Travel to locations throughout the District may be required for some positions.


For a complete job description including the Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities associated with the position please visit our website.

EXAMINATION PROCESS
The examination process may consist of one or more parts which may include a training and experience evaluation, written test, performance test and/or oral interview.
 

ACCOMMODATION
Individuals protected by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) may request, orally or in writing, an accommodation in the examination process. Documentation of the need for accommodation is required solely for the purpose of establishing that the applicant has an ADA disability and that the disability necessitates a reasonable accommodation. Typically, a recent letter from an appropriate health care or rehabilitation professional which establishes that the applicant has an ADA qualifying disability, identifies the functional limitations as they relate to the testing situation, and recommends/suggests the appropriate accommodation is sufficient.  In order for appropriate arrangements to be made at the testing site, a request for accommodation and required documentation must be received by the Examiner of Record at least 3 days prior to the administration of the test.

HOW TO APPLY
Online

https://jobaps.com/laccd
 

DEADLINE
Completed applications must be submitted through our online employment system by 4:00 P.M. on FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2017. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of an application.  For a listing of other job opportunities with the Los Angeles Community College District, call our 24-hr job hotline, or refer to our Web Page at https://jobaps.com/laccd.


Contact Us
Personnel Commission: (213) 891-2129
24-hr Job Hotline: (213) 891-2099
TDD: (213) 891-2408
Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday 7:30AM – 4:30PM