Network Engineer

The Network Engineers will report to a designated NOAA NWS Project Manager and will be responsible for establishing the necessary network to host the NIC systems on the existing NCO network. Network Engineers are expected to perform system administration functions for network equipment including but not limited to:
• Define, design, plan, and implement LAN/WAN infrastructure changes including cabling, switches, routers, and firewalls, Layer 2 and Layer 3 design, and network configurations.
• Operate and maintain all network hardware and software.
• Plan and execute network migrations, network OS upgrades, network hardware upgrades, firewall implementations and VPN installations.
• Notify the appropriate NOAA personnel whenever a computer security incident occurs.
• Monitor network activity including, but not limited to, network equipment health, data transfer rates, network connectivity, bandwidth consumption, and security intrusions.
• Create, maintain, and disseminate system documentation and Standard Operating Procedures for network maintenance activities.
• Troubleshoot, diagnose root cause, and resolve network related problems.
• Maintain and operate communication devices and services including Network Management tools, equipment and software, and telephone support lines.
• Deliver monthly reports concerning network metrics including, but not limited to, network uptime statistics, bandwidth consumption, network link utilization, and outages for both network links and network equipment.
• Deliver Ad hoc reports required by the Government Network Branch Chief.
• Monitor and Maintain VOIP Phones and DVTCs of on-site phones.
• Work with other NCO members to assure a smooth transition of the NIC systems and applications
• Attend and actively participate in scheduled meetings
• Communicate effectively both orally and in written form to all levels of the organization

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