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State of Montana Network Wireless System Engineer (66981) in Helena, Montana

Why live in Helena, Montana? * Helena is surrounded by rolling hills and lofty mountains and is tucked below the Continental Divide. * It is a relatively quiet place to call home where small-town living collides with outdoor adventure. * Helena has a rich history and was originally founded as a gold camp during the Montana gold rush. * Learn more about moving to and/or living in Helena, Montana here. In this position you will be afforded the opportunity to telework, however there will be required weekly in-office day(s) in Helena. Specific conditions will be outlined as part of the job offer and must adhere to state policy. Why should you keep reading and consider working here? We know you have other work options, but we ask you to consider working with us at the State of Montana Department of Administration in the State Information Technology Services Division (SITSD). Our mission to provide shared IT services to support the needs of the state and citizens of Montana. We offer an innovative and collaborative work environment where employees are valued and supported. In addition, our employees have the opportunity to be involved in some of the most exciting and innovative IT projects and initiatives in development within Montana state government. (You can learn more about SITSD here.) Do you want to be involved with wireless network design for the State’s Enterprise network? Do you want to plan and design emerging technologies from the ground up? You may be the person we are looking for! You would perform activities to design and architect the wireless components and infrastructure of the State’s Enterprise SUMMITNET Network. In addition, you would review current wireless designs and recommend solutions based on new or changing Enterprise network needs and/or policies as well as emerging industry technologies. You would conduct and assist in Proof of Concept tests as well as conduct engineering planning and design sessions with the State’s various networking vendor partners. You would also assist with various network audits and risk assessments and with network disaster recovery plans. An average of 15% of your time would be spent traveling, and 5% of that would be overnight trips. Our team culture promotes: * An open, supportive, and collaborative work environment; * Flexible schedules; * Casual dress; * Training opportunities and room for professional growth. What are we looking for? Education and Experience: * Associate's degree in Information Technology or related field, and three years of applicable experience; OR * Alternate combinations of education and experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Competencies: /Knowledge of:/ * RF fundamentals and Wi-Fi antenna characteristics; * IEEE 802.11 and Wi-Fi Alliance standards; * Various wireless architecture types and wireless management systems; * Industry best practices for wireless networks; * Broad IT concepts (voice, video, data networking, operating systems, hardware, software operations and diagnostics); * Familiarity with the OSI model; * Cisco CCNA/CCNP Wireless; * Cisco CCNA/CCNP Route/Switch; * CompTIA Network ; * Experience with project management principles, practices and techniques. /Ability to:/ * Recommend a variety of wireless design solutions using resourceful approaches and research when necessary; * Design, implement and troubleshoot an enterprise class wireless network; * Communicate technical information with both technical and non-technical people at all levels in state government; * Develop effective working relationships with co-workers, managers, employees of state government, and citizens of the state; * Work effectively under stressful circumstances as priority incidents occur; * Develop and document processes and procedures; * Work independently and in a team environment; * Manage competing deadlines with shifting priorities; * Deliver confident and informed decisions related to matters of Enterprise Wireless network architecture. Does this sound like you? Please tell us how and why by submitting your resume, cover letter, and three professional business references. /(Please Note: You do not need to complete the “work experience” or the “education & certifications” portion of the application process in our recruiting system. You only need to upload the requested documentation.)/ What can you expect from us in return for your hard work? * Look here to see the additional benefits! They include: o Work/life Balance o Health Coverage o Retirement plans o Paid Vacation and Sick Leave and Holidays o And more… * Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) – *Employment with the State of Montana may qualify you to receive student loan forgiveness under the PSLF. Look here to learn more and see if you may qualify! *Other important information to be aware of. * This position requires the successful completion of a criminal background check. * Only online applications are accepted. By applying online, you are able to receive updates and monitor the status of your application. Title: Network Wireless System Engineer (66981) Location: Helena Requisition ID: 23141569