Network Designer | Minnestar

Minnesota IT Services

Working Title: Network Designer
Job Class: Information Technology Specialist 4
Agency: Minnesota IT Services

  • Job ID: 76650
  • Location: St. Paul
  • Telework Eligible: Yes #LI-Hybrid
  • Full/Part Time: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Unlimited
  • Who May Apply: Open to all qualified job seekers
  • Date Posted: 06/05/2024
  • Closing Date: 06/18/2024
  • Hiring Agency/Seniority Unit: Minnesota IT Services
  • Division/Unit: Office of Enterprise Tech / Network LAN Support
  • Work Shift/Work Hours: Day Shift
  • Days of Work: Monday – Friday
  • Travel Required: Yes
  • Salary Range: $34.95 – $57.65 / hourly; $72,975 – $120,373 / annually
  • Job Class Option: Network
  • Classified Status: Classified
  • Bargaining Unit/Union: 214 – Professional Employees (MAPE)
  • FLSA Status: Exempt – Administrative
  • Designated in Connect 700 Program for Applicants with Disabilities: Yes

The work you’ll do is more than just a job.

At the State of Minnesota, employees play a critical role in developing policies, providing essential services, and working to improve the well-being and quality of life for all Minnesotans. The State of Minnesota is committed to equity and inclusion, and invests in employees by providing benefits, support resources, and training and development opportunities.

Join the 2,600+ professionals of Minnesota IT Services (MNIT) who connect Minnesotans to services that will improve their lives. This position will be part of the Enterprise Services team, which delivers full suite of services to state agencies, boards, councils, and commissions, and many central services to local government partners.

Job Summary

As a Network Designer, you will provide planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining of Wide Area Network, Local Area Network, Wireless Local Area Network (WAN/LAN/WLAN) infrastructure used to support MNIT and customer infrastructures connecting MNet wide area network services. In this role, you will make strategic decisions in planning and designing network configurations, analyze network performance, training and mentoring other Information Technology Specialists in one or more MNet network services, including all WAN/LAN/WLAN services supported and managed by MNIT.

This position is currently eligible for full-time telework: 

  • Telework for Minnesota IT Services allows an employee to perform work from a telework location and an employee may be required to be in the office based on business needs and other dependencies in St. Paul, Minnesota. 
  • Only candidates located in Minnesota and bordering states (Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wisconsin) are telework eligible. 


Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must clearly demonstrate all of the following qualifications in their resume:

Position requires a minimum of four (4) years of IT related experience in planning, designing, implementing, and maintaining WAN/LAN/WLAN infrastructures.

Experience must include:

  • Cisco WAN/LAN/WLAN operating system administration.
  • TCP/IP network protocols, functions, and operations.
  • Understanding of network addressing standards and administration.
  • Experience in one or more communication technologies such as MPLS or TCP/IP router networks.
  • Ability to deliver effective verbal and written messages that facilitate a mutual understanding on both parties.
  • Customer service skills that include active listening, empathy, and problem-solving.

**A master’s degree in Information Technology or an IT related field substitutes for three (3) years of experience, OR an IT related bachelor’s degree substitutes for two (2) years of experience, OR an IT related associate’s degree substitutes for one (1) year.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience analyzing and diagnosing network problems.
  • Experience with network management systems such as Cisco Catalyst Center and other Simple Network Management Protocol (SNMP) management systems.
  • Experience designing, implementing, and troubleshooting router/switched networks, specifically Cisco products.
  • Knowledge of network equipment including routers, gateways, and switches.
  • Understanding of WAN/LAN protocols and software, including wireless LAN and WAN/LAN troubleshooting processes.
  • Knowledge of WAN/LAN and network test equipment, including Sniffers and other protocol analyzers.

Additional Requirements

It is the policy of Minnesota IT Services that a successful candidate must pass all legally required checks prior to employment which may consist of the following:

  • SEMA4 Records Check (applies to current and past state employees only)
  • Criminal History Check
  • Reference Check
  • Social Security and Address Verification
  • Education Verification
  • CJIS Background Check
  • Driver’s License Record Check
  • Other legally required checks

Minnesota IT Services will not sponsor applicants for work visas, including F-1 STEM OPT extensions. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $34.95 - $57.65 / hourly - $72,975 - $120,373 / annually
Compensation Type: Salaried
Location: St Paul, MN - Telework
Posted by Karla Larson on June 6, 2024