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Network Manager

Company: Polk County Public Schools
Location: Lakeland
Posted on: May 24, 2023

Job Description:

*\*\*This is an 11-month position, but paid in equalized paychecks throughout the entire year. You must ALSO apply for this position on our internal application site: in order to continue with the interview process.\*\**

Polk County Public Schools is looking for an adaptable, independent, and detail-oriented Network Manager to join the IT team at the school level. This position is responsible for the technical and professional coordination of the management of instructional and non-instructional school networks. The ideal candidate will acquire and update skills as necessary for effective network management. The candidate must also be able to install, troubleshoot, and maintain hardware and software. The candidate will also need to coordinate activities of outside vendors, consultants and trainers.

We are currently looking for Network Managers for several schools in Polk County. The list is updated regularly at and search Network Manager.

*You'll be a great fit for this position if you:*

* *sweat the details - *You are organized and can maintain accurate inventory of hardware, software, and related peripherals.

* *know your stuff - *You have a considerable knowledge of computer operating systems used in schools. You are proficient at maintaining hardware and can perform timely repairs with an accurate history. You have a commitment to learning, following, and enforcing district network security procedures.

* *are a people person - *You have the innate ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others. This will help when you collaborate with district IT and school staff. You can provide technical assistance to adults. You can create an environment that encourages creative and independent use of instructional technology.

* *are comfortable with change - *The education world is always changing. You are able to be flexible with your plans, strategies, and time to meet the needs of your position.

*Here's the work you'll contribute to the team:*

* Coordinate the maintenance, operation, and management of existing instructional and non-instructional school technology.

* Assist with the planning, design, and installation of future network expansions a growth demands.

* Perform all functions and procedures necessary to install and maintain school network hardware and software.

* Install and configure local workstations, peripherals, and mobile devices, as needed.

* Develop and maintain network procedures to ensure regular school server backups as needed.

* Continues personal professional growth and development in the area of technology pertinent to network management and software programs.

*Ideal applicants meet the following education and experience requirements:*

* Sixty (60) or more college credit hours or an Associate's degree or higher from an accredited school, or diploma from an accredited high school with successful completion of Para Pro exam.

* Successful technical training or experience administering local area networks required.

* Technical proclivity and/or experience with successfully implementing and integrating technology in daily life.

*The pay amount listed in this position is based on zero years of experience. The Collective Bargaining language regarding this position reads:*

Network Managers Newly Hired, Rehired or Transferred on and after October 13, 2021: The newly hired employee may receive one (1) salary level on the salary schedule for every one (1) year of documented full-time related network manager experience for up to ten (10) years of verified related work experience as a network manager.

\*Additional compensation for advanced degrees may be available upon transcript review.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $18.52 per hour


* Dental insurance

* Employee assistance program

* Flexible spending account

* Health insurance

* Health savings account

* Life insurance

* Paid time off

* Parental leave

* Retirement plan

* Vision insurance


* Monday to Friday


* High school or equivalent (Required)

Work Location: In person

Keywords: Polk County Public Schools, Lakeland , Network Manager, Executive , Lakeland, Florida

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