Network Analyst
State of Montana - Helena, MT

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Job Listing Detail

Position Title:
Network Analyst

  • Applications must be received by Midnight Mountain Time on the closing date.
Listing Number: 9737-1335


For more information contact:
State Agency:
Office of Public Instruction

P.O. Box202501

Helena , MT

Phone: (406)444-2673

Fax: (406)444-1369

TTY: (406)444-0169


  • OR -
Local Montana Job Service Workforce


35100647, 35166005



Job Status:
Full-Time Permanent


Date Posted:

Closing Date:

Office of Public Instruction

Information Technology Services

Network Services


Bargaining Unit:


State Application Required:


Salary Unit:

Additional Salary Information:
Applicant Pool: If another department
vacancy occurs in this job title within six months, the same applicant pool may
be used for the selection.

Special Information:
ADDITIONAL SALARY INFORMATION: Full-time employees earn 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, state holidays, health and dental benefits and life insurance. They also receive access to a defined benefit - contribution retirement. For more information see Salary and Benefits at

SPECIAL INFORMATION: This is a Public Employee Retirement position. You are encouraged to apply online for this position by clicking on the "apply online" button at the top of the vacancy announcement. Alternatively you may obtain an electronic copy of the Montana State Application, Additional Employment Experience, and the Employment Preference Form by going to and scrolling down to Montana Employment Application & Information. These forms can be mailed or e-mailed to

Incomplete applications will be rejected if the materials requested in the vacancy announcement are not received by midnight (Mountain Standard Time) on the closing date.

Procedures to be used in evaluating an applicant’s qualifications may include, but not limited to, the Montana state application, supplemental questions, an oral interview, skills based testing and reference checks.

All applicants claiming disability or veteran preference shall provide verification of eligibility before the close date. Preference forms may include DD-214, DPHHS Disability Certification or Military Disability Letter.

If accommodation for disability is needed during the application or interview processes please contact the OPI Human Resource Office at (406) 444-2673 or

The Montana Office of Public Instruction is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. Women (and/or) minorities are under-represented in this position and are encouraged to apply.

This position installs and maintains the agency hardware and software on the local area network, provides security and backup for all OPI electronic systems and provides technical assistance to agency staff and K-12 school districts.

Work with other network analysts, system analysts, programmers, technicians, and top-level managers in the research, analysis, design, testing and evaluation of computer systems and technologies. Monitor computer and network performance and provide tuning and maintenance to ensure the most efficient and secure operation of agency systems. Knowledge of technology related security concepts and implementation. Knowledge and experience with application deployment, patch management, imaging, inventory and asset management, and incident management concepts and software. Test and evaluate hardware and software to determine efficiency, reliability, and compatibility with existing systems, and make purchasing recommendations affecting the configuration. Configure workstations, debug and resolve software and hardware conflicts and ensure proper operation of computers and applications. Train users in use of hardware, software and in-house applications. Work closely with and perform backup functions to Level 1 help desk staff.

? Advanced knowledge of computers, peripherals and network technology concepts. Skill in network and desktop administration. Specific applications include but are not limited to: Microsoft Windows Server, Active Directory, Microsoft IIS, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Office suite, ESET NOD32, Altiris CMS & SMS, Microsoft System Center suite, Backup Exec, VMWare, Microsoft SQL, and Microsoft Sharepoint.

? Verbal and written communication skills, including customer service skills, and strong independent judgment and problem solving techniques, planning and design; maintain effective working relationships with a variety of individuals. Ability to work with confidential information; interpreting policies and regulations.

The knowledge, skills and abilities required for this position are typically acquired through a Bachelors Degree in computer science or related field and two years of experience with designing, maintaining and administering local and wide area networks. Alternatively an Associate’s Degree in computer science or related field and three years of experience with designing, maintaining and administering local and wide area networks or a combination equivalent to a high school diploma and five years of experience with designing, maintaining and administering local and wide area networks. Knowledge of Windows Server and desktop platforms, MS SQL Server, MS Office suite, Storage Area Networks, Altiris, VMWare, Microsoft Sharepoint 2010, Microsoft IIS 7 and web server concepts, Microsoft Forefront, scripting and Backup Exec is preferred.

Supplemental Questions:
The supplemental question(s) gives you an opportunity to present more complete and specific details regarding your qualifications for this position. Please limit your response to no more than 6000 characters (about a page and half) to respond to each supplemental question. If you are not using the on-line application, please re-type the questions and number your responses, including your name and the position at the top of each page. Your responses should be clear and concise.

Do not substitute a resume or any other material for your responses. It is important to provide specific information regarding names of employers, dates, job titles, etc. as your responses to these supplemental questions will be evaluated on their own merit, without referring to the rest of your application.

Please tell us about any formal training that has prepared you for this job (refer to the Competencies section of the Vacancy Announcement for a list of specific skills). Be sure to include degrees, college coursework, training classes, and certifications you have received.
Please describe your experience in server administration on local area networks. To determine the depth of your knowledge, skills and experience, be sure to provide enough detail about specific technologies, hardware and software you have used.
Please describe your experience implementing security practices on a network. To determine the depth of your knowledge, skills and experience, be sure to provide enough detail about specific technologies you have used, security standards and policies you may have developed and/or utilized, and any pertinent hardware and software you have used to enforce security on a network.

Additional Materials Required: None Required

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