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Senior IT Communications Technician - The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

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Company: The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California

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As the Senior IT Communication Technician, you will focus on network security to install, configure, manage firewalls, virtual private networks, web protocols and application security for Corporate, ICS (Industrial Control Systems) and Video Surveillance networks. You will support, monitor, and make configuration changes for communications systems which include Palo Alto Firewalls, Cisco routers and switches, F5 load balancers, Arista data center switches and Tempered HIP switches. You will collaborate with other technicians to assess procedures, such as change management, automation, and revision control. You will also aid in fixing network security issues of clients, suggest recommendations after researching best industry practices, creating documents for its configuration and installation. You will use your network security experience to support both Business and ICS/SCADA network systems. You will utilize your strong expertise in TCP/IP and VRF, VPN, BGP, along with other network routing protocols to manage wireless and LAN networks, including switches, routers, and other related equipment. In addition, you’ll identify and troubleshoot complex network problems affecting LAN, WAN, Internet connections, and issues of end users issues. You will also recommend, schedule, and conduct hardware and software enhancements, upgrades, reconfigurations, and patches, which will include coordination with engineering and business units to deploy/implement server systems that use best practices to meet the objectives of the organization.

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Education & Experience: High school diploma or Certificate of High School equivalency, six years of relevant experience, and completion of 60 semester units from an accredited college, university, vocational or military school.

Relevant Experience is defined as: experience working with high speed switches, firewalls, load balancers, and VPN technologies for network security and installations.

Education and Experience:

CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS Employees in this position may be required to obtain and maintain the following certifications, licensing and registrations:

50% Technical knowledge/skills
25% Job Preparation (education, experience, and training relevant to the position)
10% Customer Service
5% Oral Communication
10% Written Communication
100% Total

This job announcement has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this classification / job.

• Competitive compensation
• Excellent medical insurance
• Deferred compensation in the form of a 401(k) plan (with matching contribution) and a 457 plan.
• Retirement benefits under the California Public Employees' Retirement System
• Excellent working environment
• Public transportation reimbursements and van pools

Hub of public transportation: rail, subway, buses, and taxis

For more information on MWD benefits, please use the following link:Benefits District Temporary Full Time Employee

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is a consortium of 26 cities and water districts that provides drinking water to nearly 19 million people in Southern California. Metropolitan’s mission is to provide its service area with adequate and reliable supplies of high quality water to meet current and future needs in an environmentally and economically responsible way. Metropolitan’s facilities include the 242-mile Colorado River Aqueduct, five water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 2.3 billion gallons per day, nine surface water reservoirs, 800 miles of pipeline, and 16 hydroelectric power plants.

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. Qualified individuals with disabilities, who need a reasonable accommodation during the application or selection process, please call (213) 217-7738 or email: [email protected]

MWD is a Federal and State EO employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories.

Application Filing Period: Closes at 4:30 pm PST on the date stated in the job announcement. However it may close prior to the filing end date if sufficient applications have been received. If sufficient applications have not been received, then the filing period end date may be extended.

Sponsorship: Applicants for employment with The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States (i.e., H1-B or other employment-based immigration case).

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