Under general supervision, plans, organizes, trains, oversees, and participates in providing specialized, support services in local, wide, and internetworked information systems to interconnect schools, administrative departments, the Computers and Technology Department, and Internet resources to keep pace with the demands of rapid technological development and the efficient delivery of the network component of the GUHSD information system; performs other essential job related work as required.


1.Analyzes user needs relating to local, wide, and internetworked information systems to design, install, and maintain cost-effective, local (LAN), wide (WAN), and metropolitan (MAN) area networks using PC and Macintosh computers and network servers; designs and implements internetworking, distance, and fiber-optic networking, including cable video.

2.Keeps abreast of field of network technology to ensure efficient delivery of network-related computers and technology services; provides training to staff and users; oversees the work of Network Technology Specialist and provides input with regard to related evaluations.

3.Maintains and enhances the interconnection of operating systems, desktop computer applications, network protocols, and mainframe applications; keeps pace with rapid development of network technology, ensuring consistency with GUHSD information system needs; analyzes network protocols and develops conflict matrixes based on network traffic evaluation.

4.Responds to help desk referrals; confers with computers and technology staff and users to resolve problems related to network related hardware and software functions and in preparing areas for installation, including planning for power, environment, and cabling.

5.Evaluates and recommends network hardware, software, and related tools and materials; prepares necessary topology drawings, schematics, diagrams, specifications, and sketches; writes standards on the use, maintenance, and interfacing to communications networks.

6.Facilitates in procuring network-related equipment and materials; develops bid specifications; coordinates with vendors; ensures that hardware and related materials are properly ordered, received, tested, and installed in a timely manner; uses hand truck and carts in delivering and removing equipment.

7.Performs diagnostic evaluations of faulty equipment, analyzes results, and takes corrective actions; monitors DSU/CSU transmission equipment (hubs, bridges, routers, media) to ensure communications integrity; uses on-line software and coordinates with vendor engineers as appropriate.

8.Maintains change control, inventory, and other necessary records and prepares various reports as required.

9.Complies with applicable state, local, and federal rules, regulations, and laws, as well as the policies and procedures of the District.
10.Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with a variety of groups, including teachers, students, administrators, coworkers, vendors, consultants, and others as required.

11.Demonstrates and models safe, prudent, and healthful work behaviors and practices; identifies and works toward the elimination of unsafe or unhealthful work area conditions.

12.Performs other essential job-related work as required.


Education and Experience

Skills, knowledge, and abilities required of this classification would typically be acquired through graduation from a four-year college or university with a degree in electronics technology, supplemented by recognized courses in technology or related fields; and three years of progressively more responsible experience in network technology at the technician level or higher in a similar environment. Other equivalent combinations of training, experience, and education are acceptable.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Current knowledge, skills, and abilities relating to VAX and Novell hardware and software network products, including experience with PC and Macintosh microcomputers and network servers hardware and system software, and VMS; data communications equipment and microcomputer hardware and software products, such as print servers, file servers, network managers, modems, concentrators, multiplexors, communications processors, protocol converters, data switches, and related products; data and voice communications facilities, hardware, and media such as leased and switched lines, coaxial cable, twisted pair, fiber optic, satellite, and microwave; network technologies and design skills in the area of educational and administrative network design; diagnostic skill relating to local, wide, and internetworked information systems; knowledge, skill, and ability in verbal and written communication and problem solving/conflict resolution; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of district staff, vendors, and the general public; knowledge of asbestos-related safety equipment and procedures.

Licenses & Certificates
Possession of a valid Class C California driver's license.

Working Conditions
The nature of this work is considered heavy (25-50 pounds frequently) and physically demanding with a wide range of lifting, carrying, handling, fingering, and other physical demands. The work is performed primarily inside in an office or office/laboratory environment with occasional exposure to the elements, and working in awkward postures, high places, and tight spaces as a result of attic or under-floor cable-related duties. Exposure to asbestos, adhesive, and cleaning solvents/chemicals.

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