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Texas Department of Insurance

The Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) is a state agency responsible for both consumers and the insurance industry. We work to fulfill our legislative mandate to regulate the insurance industry, administer the Texas workers’ compensation system, and promote a healthy insurance marketplace, while also protecting the people and the businesses that are served by insurance. We take our responsibility to Texans seriously and strive for excellent customer service through our professional attitude, competence and efficiency.

Important notice: Read before you apply

Veterans’ preference:

To receive veterans’ preference, applicants must provide at least one of the following documents with their State of Texas Application:

  • a copy of the DD 214, member #4;
  • a statement of compensation from the Veterans Benefits Administration; or
  • a copy of the DD 1300.

Applicable Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) codes are included, but not limited to one of the following: 13D, 255A, 1T, 275, 6046, 8846, 3A, 1X1

Additional Military Crosswalk information can be accessed at:

http://www.hr.sao.texas.gov/Compensation/MilitaryCrosswalk/MOSC_InformationTechnology.pdf

Veterans: Go to www.texasskillstowork.com for assistance with translating your military work experience and training courses into civilian job terms, qualifications/requirements and skill sets.

Current opportunity: Customer Support Telecommunications Analyst

Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public

The Network Specialist performs and monitors the activities associated with a local area network or wide area network, internet and intranet systems, and other data networks.


This position:

  • plans, installs and maintains agency data and wireless networks, including hardware and related systems;
  • plans, designs, and integrates data telecommunications networks;
  • designs, installs, and monitors networks;
  • monitors and analyzes existing hardware and software;
  • prepares, monitors and analyzes statistics on network utilization and availability, including recommending and implementing improvements for network efficiency and cost-effectiveness;
  • trains peers in general and advanced network concepts, technologies and support knowledge, including related policies, procedures or technical documentation;
  • oversees and/or performs the preparation of logic flow charts, decision tables, narrative descriptions, and similar materials to document the network environment and to support enhancements;
  • analyzes existing network and system procedures for efficiency and effectiveness.
  • maintains current knowledge of telecommunications systems (hardware and software), modifications, and improvements;
  • develops policies and procedures designed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the network environment;
  • evaluates network technologies for potential acquisition and directs the evaluation of various hardware and software resources to identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential benefits to the agency;
  • provides input into the preparation of budget recommendations for network facilities, analyzes user support statistics, and implements appropriate measures;
  • assists with analyzing and defining agency disaster recovery responsibilities and procedures for enterprise network systems;
  • may plan, assign and/or supervise the work of others; and
  • performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a degree in information technology and systems, or a field related to assignment. Education and experience relevant to the position requirements may substitute for one another on a year for year basis. 


Additionally, this position requires:

  • four years’ experience in maintenance, installation, and configuring network infrastructure and related telecommunications equipment.

Preferences for this position include:

  • one year vocational school or completion of a vendor-supplied program of study in computer network telecommunications; and
  • Cisco CCNA (Security, Wireless, or Routing and Switching), CompTIA Network+ certification.

This position requires demonstrated knowledge of:

  • telecommunications principles, equipment, procedures, terminology, standards and wiring technologies;
  • network facilities and data processing techniques;
  • network security best practices; and
  • basic wireless network management.

This position requires demonstrated skill in:

  • problem solving, decision making and planning;
  • installing, maintaning, administering, and troubleshooting local- and wide-area network technologies including, but not limited to: VLANs, OSPF, VoIP, Quality of Service, Routing, Switching, Wireless Networking;
  • installing indoor telecommunications cabling and the use of related telecommunication tools and test equipment;
  • using Microsoft Office software applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; and
  • using a Help Desk management system.

This position requires the demonstrated ability to:

  • apply ciritical thinking to analyze and interpret technical information;
  • communicate professionally and effectively, both verbally and in writing, with all levels of employees and the general public;
  • establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff, insurance industry representatives, and the general public;
  • bend, stoop, and safely lift items weighing fifty pounds;
  • train others; and
  • research and document problem solutions.

 

Applicants completing the oral interview process will be subject to an extensive background investigation that may include fingerprint queries, which requires a fee that is to be paid by the applicant.

 

Position details

Opening date:05/02/2018
Functional title:Customer Support Telecommunications Analyst
Classification title:Network Specialist V
Status:Internal/External Posting – TDI Employees and General Public
Application deadline:Until Filled
Pay group:B24
Monthly salary: $5,261.85
Annual salary:$63,142.20
Job posting number:18-232
Division:Administrative Operations – Procurement and General Services/General Services
Location:333 Guadalupe Street, Austin, TX 78701
Travel required:10 %

 

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Last updated: 5/2/2018