Description of Work

The position provides technical leadership and management for DHHS IT customer voice and data networks. The position requires experience managing a networked environment, a high degree of customer service, teamwork, effective communications, talent development, organizational awareness, business management, and technical leadership. The employee should have experience in networking tools and techniques and must have experience in direct client contact. The position participates in the development of solutions using networking expertise for day-to-day problems to include maintenance, modification, or development of complex inter-related network solutions. Solutions link technical knowledge with business, research and/or instructional solutions and may range from consulting services to developing integrated systems.

The position may be reassigned as necessary to support the department’s critical needs and changing priorities. On call, travel, and overtime may be required dependent on client needs.

About the NC Division of Information Technology:
DHHS Information Technology (IT) Division provides enterprise information technology leadership and solutions to the department and their partners so that they can leverage technology, resulting ultimately in delivery of consistent, cost effective, reliable, accessible, and secure services. DHHS IT Division works with business divisions to help ensure the availability and integrity of automated information systems to meet their business goals. DHHS IT Division’s primary information technology services are Application Management, Project Management, Privacy and Security, Financial Management, Health Information Technology, Infrastructure and Service Management.

About the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS):
The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is one of the largest, most complex agencies in the state, and has approximately 17,000 employees. It is responsible for ensuring the health, safety, and well-being of all North Carolinians, providing human service needs for special populations including individuals who are deaf, blind, developmentally disabled and mentally ill, and helping poor North Carolinians achieve economic independence.

Compensation and Benefits:
The State of North Carolina offers excellent comprehensive benefits. Employees can participate in health insurance options, standard and supplemental retirement plans, and the NCFlex program (numerous high-quality, low-cost benefits on a pre-tax basis). Employees also receive paid vacation, sick, and community service leave. In addition, paid parental leave is available to eligible employees. Visit website for benefits.

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities / Competencies

Listed below are the knowledge, skills and abilities (KSAs) associated with the position. These KSAs, along with the minimum education and experience listed, are required in order to be deemed “eligible” for the position therefore you must provide supporting information, within the body of your application, to demonstrate your possession of each KSA listed.

Qualified applicants must possess, and application must clearly reflect work experience that demonstrates the following:

  • Documented knowledge of data communication hardware capabilities, a variety of computer hardware and software and communication protocol, software, and network architecture.
  • Background knowledge of software design and modifications.
  • Cited experience tracking operational metrics (including trends over time) and identifying process and service improvement opportunities while adhering to department/division standard operations and policies.
  • Demonstrated skill ensuring infrastructure (networks, datacenters, servers, and storage) incidents and problems are resolved in a timely and effective manner, root causes are analyzed to reduce frequency, minimal disruption to business operations, and adherence to SLAs on availability and resolution response times.
  • Documented background maintaining working relationships with internal and external vendors and team members
  • Demonstrated participation in multiple projects simultaneously such as refresh and consolidation strategies that include infrastructure technology updates and rollouts.

Management preference will be given to applicants with:

  • Experience successfully directing the work of others and leading a team to successful project completion.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Some state job postings say you can qualify by an “equivalent combination of education and experience.” If that language appears below, then you may qualify through EITHER years of education OR years of directly related experience, OR a combination of both. See for detail.

Bachelor’s degree in computer science or an IT related field or a related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and four years of progressive experience in telecommunications network management, analysis, or design
Associate degree in computer science or an IT related field or a related curriculum from an appropriately accredited institution and five years of progressive experience in telecommunications network management, analysis, or design;
High School or General Educational Development (GED) diploma and eight years of progressive experience in telecommunications network management, analysis, or design;
an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Supplemental and Contact Information

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is an Equal Opportunity Employer who embraces an Employment First philosophy which consists of complying with all federal laws, state laws and Executive Orders. We are committed to reviewing requests for reasonable accommodation at any time during the hiring process or while on the job.

For more information about DHHS:

DHHS uses the Merit-Based Recruitment and Selection Plan to fill positions subject to the State Human Resources Act with the most qualified individuals. Hiring salary will be based on relevant qualifications, internal equity, and budgetary considerations pertinent to the advertised position.

It is critical to our screening and salary determination process that applications contain comprehensive information. Information should be provided in the appropriate areas to include the beginning and ending dates of jobs worked, education with the date graduated, all work experience, and certificates / licenses. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of completing this application. Answers to Supplemental Questions must refer to education or work experience listed on this application to receive credit. Degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

  • Applicants seeking Veteran’s Preference must attach a DD-214 Member-4 Form (Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty) to their applications.
  • Applicants seeking National Guard Preference must attach a NGB 23A (RPAS) if they are a current member of the NC National Guard in good standing. If a former member of the NC National Guard, who served for at least 6 years and was discharged under honorable conditions, they must attach either a DD256 or NGB 22.
  • If applicants earned college credit hours but did not complete a degree program, they must attach an unofficial transcript to each application to receive credit for this education.

Applicants may be subject to a criminal background check. All candidates selected for positions considered “Positions of Trust” will be subject to a criminal background check.

Applications for positions requiring specific coursework must be accompanied by a copy of the applicant’s transcript. Applicants with degrees not conferred at a United States college or university must attach verification that their degree is equivalent to a similar degree from a U.S. institution. The Office of State Human Resources uses the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) as a referral resource for applicants who need to have their credentials certified as equivalent. For a list of organizations that perform this specialized service, please visit the NACES membership website at Transcripts, degree evaluations and cover letters may be uploaded with your application.

NOTE: Applicants will be communicated with via email only for updates on the status of their application or any questions on their application. If there are any questions about this posting other than your application status, please contact HR at 919-855-4930.

For technical issues with your application, please call the NeoGov Help Line at 877-204-4442. If you have a technical issue with your Government Jobs account, please call their Help Line at 1-855-524-5627.


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