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Job Title: Computer Network Specialist
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Organization: CDC Foundation
Posted: 11/28/2018
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Baltimore,  MD    USA
Position Description: The CDC Foundation seeks candidates for a full time Computer Network Specialist II to support the CDC. The Computer Network Specialist II is the full performance level of work planning, integrating, and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks to include operating systems software and network communications software. Employees in this classification do not supervise Computer Network Specialists. Employees in this classification receive general supervision from a Computer Network Specialist Supervisor or other data processing administrator. The work is performed in normal office settings and at users work sites in offices. When at users’ sites, the work may involve running cables though ceilings and floors resulting in exposure to moderate amounts of dust, dirt, and insulation. When performing these duties, employees in this classification wear specialized safety equipment including hard hats, goggles, and masks. When at users ‘site, the work may involve exposure to electrical wires and outlets, and safety procedures must be strictly followed. The work may require moving computers and printers weighing up to 80 pounds.

This is an outstanding opportunity to work with the nation’s lead agency charged with protecting the public's health. The CDC Foundation offers a competitive salary and attractive benefits package. RESPONSIBILITIES • Consults with users to discuss local or wide area computer network software and hardware needs by assessing existing software and hardware and surveying sites where networks will be located. • Designs the structure of local or wide area computer networks and prepares plans, reports, and diagrams of the type and location of software and hardware. • Customize and maintain hardware, web-database applications and reports to reflect the changes and demands created by new laws effecting death investigation, different studies being researched, and new information not being previously collected. • Prepares and assembles technical documentation and user documentation for network software and hardware. • Install new client workstations and telephones (install operating system software and network communications software for computer networks) and all necessary software, run wiring to supply user with network connectivity, assign IP addresses, etc.) Customize as required. • Train users on changes, upgrades, and new applications installed using group presentations, walkthroughs or one-on-one direction. • Evaluate current security risks and threats by reviewing national events and research. Liaison with state agencies to facilitate data transfer. • Monitor network performance and communicate with software developers to recommend new changes to OCME’s proprietary database application. Diagnose problems and make repairs/adjustments. • Runs backup of network data, archives data as required and develops and maintains OCME's disaster recovery plan • Review software and operating system updates in a test environment to ensure compatibility with currently installed software. Create daily backups of database and images • Perform data recovery due to hard disk failure, corrupt media, or accidental user interference • Reviews technical manuals and other technical literature and attends workshops, seminars, and training classes to learn various network systems used by the agency to keep abreast the latest developments in computer network technology • Make new equipment purchasing decisions based on vendor input, product specifications and reviews and budget restrictions • Configure network software and hardware to provide efficient and effective network performance and data security

Qualifications: • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Information Technology, Management Information Systems, Computer Science or other information technology related field to include course work in database management systems. • Prior experience planning, integrating, and maintaining software and hardware for local or wide area computer networks • Prior code-writing experience • Strong technical skills including word processing, spreadsheet development and management, and database management, with a particular emphasis on proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with particular experience reviewing and editing documents. • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills; collegial; energetic; and able to develop productive relationships with colleagues, stakeholders, and partners.

Organization Description: The CDC Foundation helps the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) save and improve lives by unleashing the power of collaboration between CDC, philanthropies, corporations, organizations and individuals to protect the health, safety and security of America and the world. The CDC Foundation is the sole entity authorized by Congress to mobilize philanthropic partners and private-sector resources to support CDC’s critical health protection mission. Since 1995, the CDC Foundation has launched approximately 1,000 programs and raised over $740 million. The CDC Foundation managed over 300 CDC-led programs in the United States and in more than 130 countries last year.

Closing Date: 2/28/2019
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Contact Name: Human Resources,  Computer Network Specialist
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Atlanta   GA  30308
United States
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  Atlanta   GA  30308
  United States
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