Network Engineer

Camden City Board of Education | Camden, NJ


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Posted Date 11/13/2023

The State Superintendent invites qualified and interested candidates to apply for the position of Network Engineer.

In our District, we put students first. Our vision: all Camden students will attend a high quality school where they are valued, challenged, and prepared for college and careers that positively impact their community and the world. High quality schools have a great teacher in every classroom, are housed in safe, clean buildings equipped to meet the needs of 21st century learners, with the support of an efficient and effective Central Office. All this is possible only with the right team members in place, working together with partners and the community to provide all students the academic, social, and emotional supports needed to succeed in school and beyond. Read more here.


The Network Engineer will work in the Office of Technology and will support the vision for Camden City School District by ensuring that students and employees of the district have access to high quality technology to drive student learning and employee productivity. Reporting to the Senior Director of Technology and working closely with other central office colleagues, the Network Engineer is responsible for supporting the implementation of the vision and strategy that will guide the district’s approach to technology. The Network Engineer will play an integral role in supporting optimization of network performance, day-to-day management of server operations of technology equipment, installation and decommission of technology hardware and software and providing rapid and effective solutions to district wide concerns..


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university (in Computer Science, Information Systems, or a related field)
  • Certification preferred in at least one of the following areas: Cisco Certified Network Associate, Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate
  • Other professional IT certification will be considered, however, job training that does not result in certification will not be considered
  • At least 3 years of information systems engineering experience and/or relevant experience required
  • At least 3-5 years of experience preferred in the following areas: architecture design and implementation; product lifecycle management; planning & operations; LAN, WAN, MAN, SAN and VOIP management; TCP/IP; network routing; protocols; load balancers; multi-tiered security and disaster recovery systems; and IT continuity of operations plans (COOP).
  • Experience with the following products preferred: Cisco unified communications voice and data, Microsoft Active Directory, Hyper-V, Exchange, Lync, Sharepoint, ProofPoint, Cisco – Unified Computing System, ASA, FirePOWER, FireAMP, WSA, VMware, vSphere, vCenter, EqualLogic Compellent, and Veeam
  • A valid driver’s license as well as current insurance and vehicle with valid registration
  • Required criminal history background check, TB test and physical, and proof of U.S. citizenship or legal resident alien status


Major responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Optimizes back-end Active Directory and Exchange infrastructure to meet the needs of district users
  • Designs, specifies and deploys routers, switches and other network equipment in collaboration with the Senior Director
  • Supports Network Administrators in the installation, management and maintenance of hardware and software that supports schools, administration and operations of the Camden City School District (i.e. switches, routers wireless access points, virtual servers, etc.)
  • Proactively analyzes network performance and uses the information gathered to identify areas for future improvement or cost savings
  • Monitors and reports on the health of the network infrastructure on a real time basis
  • Assists in resolving Level 3 related IT issues
  • Proactively addresses customer needs related to Level 4 IT issues and assigns actions and resolutions to Network Administrators and Customer Service Engineers as appropriate
  • Collaborates with Network Administrators to diagnose and troubleshoot IT issues that arise on a daily basis including malware, viruses, connectivity, and related challenges and resolves issues
  • Uses professional judgment in providing real-time responses to issues, while conscientiously performing required tracking in the formal system(s) after time sensitive needs are addressed

The Network Engineer may also take on other tasks and responsibilities as assigned by the Senior Director.


An ideal candidate for this role will demonstrate the following and/or have experiences with:

  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Comfort and experience with entering data into online systems
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Good customer service and interpersonal skills, combined with a focus on customer satisfaction
  • Flexible, optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges; comfortable with change and ambiguity
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Desire to grow professionally and seek out new opportunities to learn
  • Integrity and clarity in all communications and interactions
  • Commitment to the success of all Camden students; specifically to raising the academic achievement of children in high-poverty communities
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and achievement-oriented environment
  • Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and basic Web browsers and searches
  • Strong problem-solving skills - strong organizational skills, attention to detail, the ability to balance multiple projects under tight deadlines
  • Fluency in all Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) and basic Web browsers and searches
  • Willingness to go above and beyond to contribute to the success of a dynamic team committed to a new future for urban education
  • Demonstrated ability to learn quickly and take initiative


We are seeking individuals who will exemplify the district's core values:

  • Respect and Humility: We serve our community by recognizing the strengths, experiences, and perspectives of others. We humbly recognize our own limitations and incorporate lessons we gain from our reflective practice.
  • Evidence-based: We use evidence to inform decisions and to ensure that we are accountable to our students and families.
  • Communication & Collaboration: We communicate openly and work collaboratively, recognizing that getting to the best possible decisions requires input from others. Honest communications build trust and establish a community that assumes best intentions.
  • Solutions-oriented: With respect for the complexity of this work and the history that precedes us, we focus on persistence, resourcefulness, and inclusiveness to drive toward solutions.


  • Reports To: Senior Director, Information Technology
  • Evaluated By: Senior Director, Information Technology
  • Salary Range: Competitive based on qualifications and previous experience
    • Starting Minimum Salary:
    • Starting Maximum Salary:
  • Employment Period: Twelve months, non-tenurable position
  • Union Affiliation: Non-affiliated


  • Full medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage, including spouse, child and family coverage
  • Mandatory enrollment in NJ Pension
  • Optional pre-tax benefits available, including flexible spending accounts for childcare, healthcare and transportation


(Pending availability of funds and Superintendent’s approval)

Type of Job (K-12 or Higher Ed.)

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