Network Specialist II
Texas Department of Criminal Justice
Performs routine network work. Work involves the implementation, maintenance, and monitoring of a local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN). Works under moderate supervision with lmited latitude for the use of initiative and independent judgment.
Assists in the administration of assigned servers, maintaining inventories, and other related duties; administers the process for installing, testing, and maintaining server hardware and software and applies vendor updates to software; and maintains the operating system and security software, including the addition of new users to the network and establishment of rights and privileges.
Performs performance tuning and capacity planning activities to enhance the performance of the network resources; and performs routine backup, recovery, and archival of files stored on he servers to assist in recovery efforts.
Assists in conducting product evaluations of upgraded and new hardware and software, identifying strengths, weaknesses, and potential benefits to the agency.
Prepares and analyzes statistics on server utilization and availability; and analyzes user support statistics and recommends appropriate measures.
Assists with preparing training materials and provides user support and training in the use of available hardware, software, and utilities; and communicates with vendors, users, management, and network programming staff.
* Performs a variety of marginal duties not listed, to be determined and assigned as needed.