Date: Feb 1, 2024

Location: Durham, NC, US, 27703

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit





Information Services & Technology

DATE POSTED:         


February 1, 2024

CLOSING DATE:           


April 29, 2024



$85,891 - $115,902





Full-Time; Exempt




The purpose of this position is to plan, design, implement and manage networking solutions.
This class works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.


The essential 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 class as necessary.
• Network Design and Architecture: Design and plan the organization's network infrastructure as well as develop and implement network architecture, including hardware and software configurations.
• Network Implementation: Deploy and configure networking hardware and software components. Install and maintain routers, switches, firewalls, and other networking equipment.
• Troubleshooting and Issue Resolution: Diagnose and resolve complex network-related issues promptly. Perform root cause analysis for recurring problems and implement permanent solutions.
• Network Security: Implement and manage network security measures to protect against unauthorized access, breaches, and cyber threats. Monitor and respond to security incidents and vulnerabilities.
• Network Monitoring: Implement and use network monitoring tools to ensure the optimal performance and availability of the network. Monitor network traffic, bandwidth usage, and other key performance indicators.
• Capacity Planning: Assess network capacity and plan for future growth and expansion. Recommend upgrades or enhancements to meet the organization's evolving needs.
• Collaboration and Communication: Collaborate with other IT teams, such as systems administrators and application developers. Communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders to understand their requirements and explain technical concepts.
• Documentation: Maintain accurate and up-to-date documentation of network configurations, processes, and procedures. Create network diagrams and documentation for troubleshooting and reference.
• Vendor Management: Work with vendors to evaluate, select, and implement network solutions. Manage relationships with network-related service providers.
• Policy and Compliance: Enforce network policies and ensure compliance with relevant regulations and standards. Stay informed about industry best practices and emerging technologies.

• Training and Mentoring: Provide guidance and mentorship to junior network engineers.



• Comprehensive knowledge of networking and telecommunications technologies.
• Extensive Routers and Switch experience, specific to Cisco and Nexus hardware.
• Ability to manage firewalls (Cisco or Palo Alto).
• Ability to work independently or as a team member to identify requirements, find and evaluate alternatives, present solutions, make recommendations and follow projects through to completion.
• Ability to take initiative and use creative and innovative thinking to find solutions to business problems.
• Ability to serve as a team leader, providing coordination and leadership to other team members.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with users, peers and department officials.
• Ability to provide technical training to co-workers.
• Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Computer Science or related discipline.

• Six (6) years of progressively responsible experience in Network and/or Security Architecture practices, design, implement and troubleshoot local and wide area networks or related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.





Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh