Network Specialist

Job | Posted 14 days ago
Start Date
Valid Through
Position Areas
Non-Instructional Support


Please note that this posting closes at 3:00 pm on the date listed above.

Granite School District

Job Title Network Specialist
Department/Location Information Systems
Supervisor Network Security Officer
Salary Schedule Middle Manager
Lane Placement H
Contract Length 12 months (243 days)
FTE 1.0
FLSA Classification Exempt
Special Designations None

If you have questions regarding this position please contact Jeff Darling at (385)646-4162 or email

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily, with or without reasonable accommodations.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, training, education, responsibilities, abilities; the machines, tools and equipment used; background; and any licenses or certifications required.  Regular attendance and timeliness is an essential job function to perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Job Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Network Security Officer the Network Specialist designs, installs, configures, monitors, and maintains the WAN/LAN connectivity and network infrastructure of the district.  The incumbent must be organized and is responsible for creating and maintain network topology maps.  The position is also responsible for creating, maintaining, and implementing appropriate network security protocols to prevent unauthorized access and other potential risks to the district information systems

Essential Functions:
  • Architect and install new hardware, systems, services, and software for WAN segments that span multiple data centers.
  • Lead planning and support efforts for network infrastructure in a large-scale environment.
  • Perform troubleshooting analysis of switches, firewalls, and routing in multiple data centers.
  • Configure firewalls, access points, routing, and switching to maximize network efficiency and security.
  • Install, test, and configure Checkpoint firewall and other DMZ systems.
  • Maintain network file storage (NAS, SAN).
  • Maintain backup software (Veeam).
  • Configure and maintain Hyper-V virtual server environment.
  • Facilitate device refresh of network security devices with a focus on capacity, manageability, and security of new and existing security infrastructure.
  • Troubleshoot firewall and web proxy issues.
  • Evaluate and recommend new and emerging services and technologies.
  • Maintain and construct district WAN/LAN.
  • Create and maintain network topology maps.
  • Assign and track IP address ranges to locations.
  • Configure and maintain routers at all locations.
  • Support the implementation and ongoing maintenance of network services such as:
    • Forwarding Proxy Servers;
    • Web Connectivity (HTTP/HTTPS);
    • Application Delivery controllers (F5);
    • Encrypted Remote Access (VPN);
    • Domain Name Server (DNS);
    • Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS);
    • Mail Spam filtering and encryption (Barracuda);
    • Web Content Filtering (iBoss); and
    • IP address assignment (DHCP).

Non-essential Functions:
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge and Skills:
  • Understanding of routers, switches, cabling and other essential network hardware.
  • Knowledge of security, internet protocols, TCP/IP, and server network infrastructure.
  • Using Cisco Prime, ISE & DLT products.
  • Strong understanding of Cisco Wireless communication design and configuration.
  • Skill in using f5 load balancers.
  • Skill in monitoring traffic and utilization with SNMP flow-based tools.
  • Ability to diagnose technical problems/failures and determine a proper resolution, leveraging all available knowledge and support resources to expedite that resolution.
  • Ability to use iPalo Alto Firewall configuration and troubleshooting.
  • Knowledge of Windows and Linux operating systems.
  • Skill in using Cisco Router with routing protocols (OSPF, BGP, EIRGP).
  • Skill in configuring VPN’s, VLAN’s, and VLAN trunking.
  • Skill in managing Windows/O365 environment, Active Directory, Exchange, Advanced Threat Protection.
  • Understanding of TCP/IP, UDP, ICMP, GRE and other protocols.
  • Deploy and manage NMS, TACACS+, IPAM etc.
  • Understanding of VOIP using Skype for business.
  • Ability to do packet captures using WireShark or Netscout.

Required Education and Qualifications:
  • Requires one of the following:
    • a bachelor’s degree or higher in a computer-related field from a regionally-accredited college or university; or
    • a minimum of six (6) years of combined education and work experience in a computer related field.
  • A current certification in one of the following is preferred:
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA);
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP);
    • Microsoft Certified Expert (MCE); or
    • Palo Alto Certified Network Security Administrator (PCNSA);
Please note, if an applicant does not hold one of the certifications listed above, upon hire the applicant will be required to sign a one-year-only contract pending completion of at least one of the certifications within the first year of hire.

Assigned Decision Making:
  • Not applicable.

Non-supervisory Interaction:
  • Interacts and collaborates with employees, board members, patrons, vendors, administrators, and secretaries in schools.
  • Works with various department secretaries, coordinators, managers, and directors.
  • Utilizes strong interpersonal skills to work collaboratively with a diverse group of people.

Supervisory Responsibility:
  • Not applicable.

Budget Responsibility:
  • Not applicable.

Working Environment:
  • Work takes place in a typical office or school environment.
  • Tasks may involve extended periods of time at a keyboard or workstation.
  • Requires incumbent to work after hours and weekend as needed to support projects and network outages.
  • Duties may involve travel between multiple work sites.

Physical Demands:
This list of essential and marginal functions and of physical requirements is not exhaustive and may be supplemented in accordance with the requirements of the job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to speak and/or hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, and crouch.
  • The employee is occasionally required to use hands to handle or feel objects and must occasionally climb or balance.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 20 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

Posted By

Granite School District

2500 South State Street , Salt Lake City, UT 84115

At the following locations


2500 South State Street , South Salt Lake, UT 84115