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Network Engineer

Kern Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 31, 2023

Network Engineer

Kern Community College District

Salary: $6,432.93 - $9,089.56 Monthly

Job Type:

Job Number: FY22-23-00129

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Information Technology Services

Basic Function
KCCD is looking for a networking professional to serve as lead for all things Wi-Fi. The Network Engineer will be directly accountable to the Director of IT Infrastructure and have full architecture, design, implementation, optimization and support responsibility for KCCD's Indoor and Outdoor Wi-Fi deployments at numerous sites spread across a 25,000 square mile geography. The Network Engineer will also backup team members in areas such as POWER (UPSs), Door Lock Systems, Network Switching, Firewalls and Remote Access technologies. In-depth experience with Aruba Networking is highly desirable.

This is a full-time position based in beautiful Bakersfield, CA — a day trip away from Yosemite, Beach, Log Angeles, the Bay area and near a wide variety of striking landscapes.

This position will require some onsite presence and travel and have the option of working remote based on project and support needs. This position is available for remote work, applicants, must reside in the state of California.

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Information Technology, provide support for KCCD's network infrastructure including network switches, wireless networks, Voice-over-IP (VOIP) telephone systems, site and building cable plants, network operating systems and related services. In addition, assist with and participate in the ongoing assessment, modification and standardization of KCCD's enterprise network infrastructure and associated configuration management practices.

Representative Duties
Work with IT staff to troubleshoot and resolve networking problems in a timely manner

Prioritize and respond to support requests to ensure IT network service needs are being met

Support VOIP systems infrastructure and processes including but not limited to voice switches, client software, management software, E911, monitoring, problem determination and resolution, billing and MACs (moves, adds, changes)

Work with IT and Facilities staff to provide input and carry out assigned projects related to district wide construction planning and implementation of Network infrastructure

Insure effective patching and anti-virus efforts to keep all client computers properly protected from security threats

Research and implement IT security measures required to keep KCCD's Network infrastructure secure

Implement and maintain backup and disaster recovery plans for District Wide Network infrastructure

Research, implement and utilize appropriate network management tools for Network monitoring, troubleshooting, traffic prioritization, usage reporting and capacity planning purposes

Maintain vendor contacts, partnerships and relationships related to the implementation and support of KCCD's Network infrastructure

Develop and maintain Help Desk Knowledge Base articles for respective areas of responsibility

Maintain accurate inventory and replacement planning information for areas/systems of responsibility

Automate, innovate and standardize Network hardware, software and support practices to continually improve the effectiveness of IT Network Operations

Support key IT infrastructure associated with proper operation of Data Centers, MDFs and IDF district wide (i.e. Monitoring, HVAC, Physical Security, UPSs/Generators, Fire Suppression)

Develop and maintain documentation for KCCD's Network infrastructure

Assist with the development, documenting and prioritizing long-term strategies for meeting KCCD's Network infrastructure needs

Assist with network design, capacity planning and performance management

Develop, document and implement appropriate Network infrastructure standards, policies, procedures and management practices

Identify, recommend and implement changes to support process that need improvement

Receive, prioritize and respond to Help Desk service tickets for LAN/WAN related issues

Assist with management of hardware and software maintenance contracts required to effectively support KCCD's Network infrastructure

Serve as a backup on as needed basis in the support of KCCD's WAN, LAN and Video Conferencing infrastructure

Keep current with the latest developments in networking technologies

Document assignment status as required; apprise management of problems or unexpected resource requirements

Perform related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:

Associate's degree AND 4 years of increasingly responsible experience in the support of LAN infrastructure.


High school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of competency AND 6 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.


A Bachelor's degree in a related field of study AND 2 years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.


At least 2 years experience with Extreme Networks, Aruba Networks, cabling infrastructure and IT Security in a multi-site environment. Experience deploying and supporting VOIP telephone systems in a multi-site environment desirable.

Knowledge and Abilities
  • Ethernet, TCP/IP, IPV4, IPV6
  • LAN performance monitoring, capacity planning and methodologies
  • LAN/WAN Network management systems
  • Packet capture and analysis
  • Installation, configuration and management of network infrastructure including switches, wireless infrastructure, routers and VOIP telephone systems
  • Extreme Networks and Aruba Networks technologies
  • Operating systems such as Microsoft Windows XP, Windows 7, and Windows 2003/2008 server
  • IP addressing and subnetting practices
  • Remote Access technologies (i.e. Citrix)
  • Network management industry best practices
  • Network troubleshooting and problem resolution
  • Cabling standards, methods and procedures
  • Principles of effective project management.
  • Traffic prioritization and management concepts such as QOS, bandwidth shaping and bandwidth compression and bandwidth acceleration
  • Effective customer service skills and practices

  • Plan, organize, coordinate and implement Network related projects
  • Manage a wide array of Network infrastructure
  • Effectively interact and negotiate with vendors
  • Effectively prioritize and execute projects
  • Effectively participate in working groups or committees
  • Prepare and follow work plans and time lines for projects and proposed systems
  • Learn new skills and adapt to changes in technology
  • Continuously update personal knowledge of industry-leading LAN technology
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing
  • Budget management principles
  • Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others

    SALARY RANGE$6,432.93 - $9,089.56 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $6,758.60 monthly
    SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by October 24, 2022 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point.

    Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form

It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.

Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application.

Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024

Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment

The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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