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JUDICIAL BRANCH EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES — ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICE OF THE ILLINOIS COURTS

Network Engineer




Applicant may be required to submit additional materials and/or complete job specific tests for the position.

POSITION: Network Engineer PDF form Job Vacancy Announcement
DIVISION: Judicial Management Information Services (JMIS) PDF form Judicial Branch Employment Application
SALARY: Starting at $67,230 per year; salary to be determined upon hire (fillable application requires Adobe Reader or Acrobat)
BENEFITS: An attractive judicial branch benefits package is offered, including pension, medical, dental, vision and life insurance, as well as deferred compensation and generous leave time.  
REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Skip Robertson, Assistant Director, JMIS  


ESSENTIAL DUTIES: The Network Engineer position is responsible for the administration, performance, and stability of servers (cloud and on-premise), server software, network equipment, and services provided throughout the enterprise. This includes designing, planning, and development of an effective and scalable Azure cloud architecture and integration of cloud and on-premise servers and services. In addition, the Network Engineer is responsible for monitoring, maintenance, and optimization of networks (LAN/WAN), servers, and managing user access to cloud services, while ensuring minimal outage and downtime.

This position requires a comprehensive knowledge of architecting, implementation, and experience with Microsoft technologies and Azure cloud solutions. Hands on knowledge of IT infrastructure and networking technologies, including experience with Active Directory, TCP/IP, DNS, DHCP, and VLAN’s. The Network Engineer position requires experience with servers, server components, storage systems, security and vulnerability management, and monitoring the operation and health of a data center and distributed WAN enterprise.

The Network Engineer position requires strong analytical skills, the ability to solve complex issues, prioritize multiple projects, the ability to develop implementation plans and schedules, possess strong written communication skills, and the ability to adapt to dynamic work assignments. This position requires travel and after hours work as needed, including response to system alerts (e-mails or text), which may require after-hours analysis and remediation.

FUNCTIONS: The Network Engineer position works under the supervision of the Assistant Director, JMIS and requires a high degree of communication and coordination with JMIS’ IT Security and Hardware/Software groups. Tasks include implementation, monitoring, and analysis of servers, network equipment, and services in support of the enterprise users. Ability to timely administer and assign online services, user software licenses, and maintain efficient cloud services. The Network Engineer position requires detailed technical analysis, ability to produce system documentation, ability to solve complex issues with a logical approach, project planning and time management. The Network Engineer position requires a disciplined approach to all tasks, high attention to detail, the ability to maintain confidential information, and work effectively with coworkers. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office products, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, and Visio. Performs other duties as assigned.

EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION AND TRAINING REQUIREMENTS: A Bachelor of Science degree in Information Technology and two years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. The successful candidate must possess strong oral and written communication skills, be very detail-oriented and disciplined in procedures and assignments, have excellent project and time management skills and be self-motivated. Ability to work alone, with colleagues and third-party service providers is important.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Professional office work environment. Ability to travel as needed, lift computers, servers, peripherals, and equipment, and sit for extended periods of time. Additional work hours, as needed.

 

Interested persons should submit - via email - a letter of interest, resume, and completed (and signed) Judicial Branch Employment Application to:

courtemployment@IllinoisCourts.gov

This position will remain open until filled.

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