Network Engineer

City of Eugene   Eugene, OR   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on August 5, 2022
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 Are you great at maintaining all aspects of a network? Do you have hands on knowledge of firewalls, routers, switches, VPN, and server/client operating systems? Do network routing protocols and subnetting interest you? Do you have knowledge of network monitoring, security, and management software systems? Do you enjoy working independently but also collaboratively with a team of experienced engineers in a positive work environment? Do you like working for an organization that cares about you and offers great benefits? If you answered yes to these questions, then a job as an IT Network Engineer with the City of Eugene might be right for you!

About ISD:
The City of Eugene Information Services Division (ISD) builds and maintains the City of Eugene's technologies to meet the evolving needs of the community. We are a team committed to innovation and excellence built on a solid foundation of providing excellent customer service. The scope of operations includes:

  • Complex environment including public safety networks, business networks and wifi environments supporting six diverse departments.
  • An abundance of professional development and training opportunities.
  • 51 City facilities throughout the community connected by a high-speed fiber optic network.
  • More than 200 business software systems.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at 5:00 pm PDT 

Salary Range: Depending upon knowledge, skills, and abilities, the position of IT Network Engineer may be filled at a Systems Programmer 1 or Systems Programmer 2 level.

  • Systems Programmer 1  $74,526.40 - $96,387.20 annually, $35.83 - $46.34 hourly\
  • Systems Programmer 2 $81,078.40 - $107,036.80 annually, $38.98 - $51.46 hourlyy

 Department/Division: Central Services Department/Information Services Division
Work Location: Eugene Public Library Building, 100 W 10th Ave, Suite 450, Eugene, OR 97401. Must reside in the state of Oregon and be able to report onsite for work as needed in Eugene, OR to meet business needs.

Schedule: Currently 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday; other work schedule may be required. Must be available for after-hours on-call rotation, projects or emergency support work as needed.

 Examples of duties performed:

  • Configure and install various network devices and services. 
  • Program network hardware including DNS servers.
  • Define, document, and enforce system standards.
  • Maintain firewalls and manage security standards. 
  • Perform network maintenance and system upgrades including service packs, patches, hot fixes and security configurations.
  • Monitor network performance and ensure system availability and reliability, troubleshoot problems and outages for switch, router, and firewall connectivity issues between various physical sites around the city.
  • Monitor system resource utilization, trending, and capacity planning.
  • Provide Level-2/3 support and troubleshooting to resolve issues.
  • Use ticket system and knowledge base to documents network problems and resolution.
  • Work with regional agencies to coordinate network infrastructure projects and support.
  • And other duties as assigned.


The City will consider any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications. If you are interested in applying, we encourage you to think broadly about your background and skill set for the role.
A Network Engineer will have knowledge of:

  • Principles of network, system, and service design.
  • Principles of project management in a highly complex IT environment.
  • Microsoft Active Directory, Windows Server administration, VMware / Hyper-V hypervisor administration, storage, Cloud technology, certificate authority and backups.
  • Best practices of network and data center security.
  • Local and wide-area network hardware and software and related transmission and interface protocols.

Minimum Requirements: Combinations of experience and education which meet the minimum qualifications will be considered. 


  • Systems Programmer 1: One year of experience in a secure network environment including project management, analysis, procurement, installation and maintenance of network hardware, servers, software.
  • Systems Programmer 2: Three years of progressively responsible experience in a secure network environment including project management, analysis, procurement, installation and maintenance of network hardware, servers, software.


  • Systems Programmer 1 & 2: Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in Computer Science, Telecommunications, or a closely related field. A combination of education and experience may be substituted to meet the education requirements, i.e. A two-year degree and four years of hands-on required networking experience in an enterprise organization may qualify.

Oregon Driver’s License (ODL):
Valid Oregon driver’s license, or ability to obtain by date of hire; must pass driving records check and, if hired, maintain a driving record that meets the City’s standard. Oregon law requires that an out-of-state license holder must obtain a valid Oregon license (with appropriate endorsements) within 30 days of becoming domiciled in the state (ORS 803.355).

Accepting on-line applications only. 
Click the APPLY NOW button to go to our site and follow the application instructions. 


What You Can Expect from Our Application Process: 

  1. Submit your application materials.
  2. Your application is reviewed by a person for relatable skills and experience that can be used to meet the minimum requirements of the role.
  3. Your application supplemental question answers are reviewed and scored.  Take your time on your answers, they are really important!
  4. Interview invites are extended. (There can be more than one round of interviews.) We use panel interviews where all interviewees are asked the exact same questions to provide the same opportunity to each candidate.
  5. Finalists are discovered, and references and backgrounds are checked.
  6. Pay equity reviews are performed to avoid any pay gaps or inequities. 
  7. Offers are made.

Once the posting closes, the process can take 4-6 weeks to complete.
Our recruiting goal is the find the best candidate to help us grow and serve. In order to do that, we are very intentional and mindful throughout each element of the process.  We know that means a little more time to get to the end, but we believe that making sure each employee is in a role that they can succeed in is important to our community's success.

Eligibility List: This posting may also be used to establish an eligibility list of applicants for future vacancies. Candidates that are placed on the eligibility list will be notified via email which will include the duration of the list and how notification of call up will occur.  

Retirement Program: Upon eligibility, the City will contribute an employee contribution of 6%, as well as the employer contribution, to a retirement program administered by the Oregon Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS). In addition, the City will pay a 3% contribution to a deferred compensation program if the employee contributes at least 1%.  

Selection Process: Applicants are screened based upon their relevant knowledge, abilities, skills, experience, and training. The selection process varies according to the position and can include such things as screening of supplemental questionnaires, written or skill tests, ability or fitness tests, interviews, and assessment processes. In addition, background investigations and records checks may be required. Applicants selected to continue in the process will be notified within two-three weeks after the posting deadline.  

The City of Eugene complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. Any applicant with a qualified disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act may request accommodation by contacting an employment coordinator at (541) 682-5061. 

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, the City of Eugene will request all eligible candidates who accept employment with the City to provide documentation to prove they are eligible for employment in the United States.  

The City of Eugene is committed to a Respectful Work Environment, we value the cultural, educational, and life experiences of each employee. We believe that a diverse workforce enables us to deliver culturally responsive services to all members of our community. As part of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion we desire to welcome, respect, and create a sense of belonging for a wide range of identities and experiences in our workforce.  Women, people with disabilities, and persons of color are strongly encouraged to apply.