Network Engineer

Position Summary:


Salary Range – $37.94 – $56.88/hr.


The Network Engineer works within the Information Services infrastructure team providing advanced technical expertise in support of the districts mission critical LAN / WAN / security / unified communications / wireless and SCADA/ICS networking. This individual works in conjunction with the Network Architect on research and development of new network architecture to fulfill specific internal and/or external customer needs.


Essential Functions and Responsibilities:


The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to this position.


  • Advanced network administration support with an emphasis on networking security, routers, switches and NGFW (Next Generation Firewall)
  • Provides support to IT staff, direct/indirect support to end users, enhancing the performance and reliability of the systems, assessing, and implementing emerging technologies, providing support for major projects, and supporting mission critical systems
  • Monitor and review network logs
  • Follow established district network security regulatory and compliance requirements
  • Track incidents using established support management software to maintain support records, history, and related documentation
  • Ability to pay close attention to detail while performing technically detailed tasks
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure in high stress situations to support mission critical utility SCADA/ICS and public safety systems
  • Ability to provide accurate time estimates for how long a task will take
  • Develop operational documentation for use by other staff
  • Participate in key process improvements as they relate to the environment
  • Coordinate and collaborate with information services staff, business units to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of district IT systems to meet business demands
  • Work with the necessary department(s) to prepare requirements for technology delivery
  • Manage contractors as needed
  • Communicate effectively with SCADA/OT staff, Engineering and Plant Operators to coordinate required system outages to perform scheduled and non- scheduled system updates
  • Travel between TRWD (Tarrant Regional Water District) facilities as needed
  • Assist in troubleshooting/fault finding and repair of microwave links
  • Maintain familiarity with strategic District levels of service
  • Continuous improvement monitoring and innovation efforts
  • Perform other duties as required


Required Experience:


  • Seven (7) years of experience working of Network Engineering or similar work
  • Five (5) years or more experience with Cisco switching and routing
  • Three (3) years or more experience with Cisco Voice
  • Five (5) years or more experience with Wireless LAN Technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of network routing (BGP preferred)
  • Experience preparing standard operating procedures, architecture and design diagrams, and other technical documentation
  • Demonstrated ability to develop creative solutions to complex problems
  • Advanced knowledge of data security administration principles, method, and techniques including NGFW technologies
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively manage project activities with and through internal relationships
  • Demonstrated accountability in project ownership and solution-oriented work approach
  • Planning, organizing, setting objectives, and managing time to meet deadlines
  • Available to provide 24-hour on-call support on a rotating basis
  • Strong written and communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of employees and sources


Desired Experience:


  • Desired experience with Cisco SD-WAN, Cisco ACI (Application Centric Infrastructure), Cisco SD-access, and Cisco ISE (Identity Services Engine)
  • Desired experience with Azure networking


Required Education/Certification/License:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field of study or equivalent work experience in the enterprise technology industry
  • Cisco CCNP (Cisco Certified Network Professional) or ability to obtain certification within 1 year
  • Successfully pass CJIS (Criminal Justice Information Services) background check
  • Valid Texas driver’s license


Desired Education/Certification/License:


  • CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional)


Success Factors/Job Competencies:


  • Detailed documentation skills
  • Adhering to and creating policies and procedures
  • Excellent problem-solving ability and strategic thinking
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task to ensure accurate and timely completion of tasks
  • Strong attention to detail to diagnose problems and ensure that solutions address the problem
  • Self-motivated, ability to learn new technologies quickly
  • Planning – ability to think ahead and plan over five years
  • Strong team player


Physical Demands and Work Environment:


The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hand to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk and hear. Must not be afraid of heights.  Must be able to drive necessary distances when required.  Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


  • Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee typically resides within an office or cubicle and may have occasional field work that will expose the employee to weather conditions prevalent at the time.


Lake Current Level Conservation Level* Level Difference**
Arlington 547.90 550.00 -2.10
Benbrook 690.57 694.00 -3.43
Bridgeport 833.22 836.00 -2.78
Cedar Creek 320.46 322.00 -1.54
Eagle Mountain 646.96 649.10 -2.14
Lake Worth 592.34 594.00 -1.66
Richland-Chambers 312.72 315.00 -2.28
*Conservation Level: The permitted level of water an entity is allowed to hold in a lake. Any amount above the conservation level is used for the temporary storage of flood waters and must be released downstream.
**Difference: Amount above or below conservation level.
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