The Boston Public Library is accepting applications for the Network Manager
position. The Information Technology (IT) Network Manager is responsible for
leading the network team and managing the network and telecommunications
infrastructure, and providing network architecture, IT security and high level
network/security problem resolution expertise: to ensure a functioning and
optimal computing infrastructure across the Boston Public Library's branch
library locations, the central library and its departments, across both
internal and public computing programs and services, and encompassing all
online and onsite IT services.
The IT Network Manager directly manages the network staff. The IT Network
Manager will act internally and externally for the IT department as the deputy
CTO as needed and on tasks and projects as assigned. This role will work
closely and collaboratively with the Server, Help Desk, Web Services and
Applications Managers in particular to ensure a well-coordinated delivery of
IT services to internal and external customers. This role is also responsible
for the on-call schedule, team scheduling, oversees personnel, and
participates in strategic and budgetary planning procedures, including BPL's
participation in the Federal eRate program. This is both a hands-on technical
and managerial position. The position is also expected to maintain currency in
cutting edge network and security technology and service delivery models, and
provide appropriate leadership to BPL's IT department in this area.
The IT Network Manager is responsible for maintaining the Data Center and
Network inventory; for procuring, supporting and delivering maintenance for
included equipment and software licenses and contracts. They maintain vendor
relationships with key service providers that support and provide technology
and network services for the BPL infrastructure.
This role is responsible for the optimal operation of all network and
telecommunications environments. It is also responsible for escalation
management from technical support and directly from partner organizations that
consume services, and does so with a focus on maintaining high levels of
availability and recoverability.
Salary: $68,406 - 92,353, DOQ. Competitive benefits.
1. Education - Bachelor's Degree, and Cisco Certification (CCNA/CCNP) or
equivalent, required; Industry Standard Security Certification (eg. CISSP),
preferred. In exceptional instances, specialized education, training and/or
experience may be substituted for part or all of the educational requirements.
2. Experience - Minimum of at least three years of managing staff in a network
support function, plus at least five years of direct technology-related
experience in the network (routers, switches, services) and/or
telecommunications area (ATM, Frame relay, PRI, MPLS, Fiber Networks & VOIP,
PBX Systems); experience in troubleshooting hardware, software and ability to
diagnose and provide solutions within the IT infrastructure environment.
3. Requirements -Position schedule may require working evenings and weekends.
Demonstrated ability to accept responsibility, work under pressure and to
interact positively and efficiently with the public. Demonstrated superior
customer service skills; ability to communicate clearly and in a concise
manner, superior work habits, ability to prioritize work, strong
organizational skills, and good mechanical aptitude. Ability to manage and
lead people, to hire, motivate, and separate from staff successfully, to work
in a changing progressive environment. Demonstrated ability to problem-solve,
time management and supervise peers and subordinates.
1. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on detail as required by the
2. Residency - Must be a resident of the City of Boston upon the first day of
3. CORI - Must successfully clear a Criminal Offenders Record Information
check with the City of Boston
Complete job description and application available at:
Deadline for application: August 10, 2012
In compliance with Federal and State Equal Employment Laws, Equal opportunity
will be afforded to all applicants regardless of race, color, sex, age,
religious creed, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation,
marital status, ex-offender status, prior psychiatric treatment or military
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