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Information Technology Specialist (Network Specialist)

The Information Technology Specialist (Network Specialist) is responsible for architecture, design, implementation, maintenance, and optimization of Broward County's Water and Wastewater Services computer network infrastructure. Broward County Water and Wastewater Services supports Mission Critical systems for the operations of both Business Operations, compliance reporting and Industrial Control Systems.  Water and Wastewater Services employes various technologies including MPLS, cellular, VPN and Microwave technologies to achieve our communications goals.  This position plays a critical role in ensuring that the network operates efficiently, securely, and in alignment with the Broward County's objectives. This role demands a high level of technical expertise, problem-solving abilities, and a deep understanding of network and IT Security technologies. 


General Description
Manages large scale information technology projects.
Works under administrative supervision, developing and implementing programs within organizational policies and reports major activities to executive level administrators through conferences and reports.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Requires a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major coursework in computer science or closely related field.
(One year of relevant experience may be substituted for each year of required education.)

Requires four (4) years of experience in systems analysis, systems design and/or applications programming relevant to area of assignment including related project management or closely related experience.

Special Certifications and Licenses

Must possess and maintain a valid Florida Class E Driver's License for duration of appointment. 



*Master's Degree or higher in Computer Science or closely related field

* Fortinet Certifications/Checkpoint/Palo Alto

*Cisco CCNP
*Cisco CCIE
*4+ years' experience with configuring Fortinet Firewalls
*4+ years' experience with System Administration with Cisco Routers and switches
*4+ years' experience with network security devices (NAC, IPS/IDS,WAF,VPN)


International Degrees
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The functions listed below are those that represent the majority of the time spent working in this class. Management may assign additional functions related to the type of work of the job as necessary.

Provides high-level technical expertise and project management direction of multiple large scale information technology initiatives including technological research, analysis, design, development, and implementation of projects.

Reviews County-wide information technology strategic direction, recommends approaches for incorporation of the emerging technologies when appropriate, and implements the approved approach.

Reviews programming techniques and recommends information technology solutions, enhancement plans, and related cost-benefit comparisons.

Supervises professional and technical personnel in assigned work teams or sections.

Plans, organizes and implements approved emerging technologies.

Administers County-wide technological specialty functions.

Performs project management responsibilities for large scale complex information technology projects.

Reviews systems designs, development of applications, and documentation for accuracy, timeliness, and adherence to departmental standards.

Documentation of deployment, security, quality assurance, change controls, and compliance.

Performs related work as assigned.