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Idaho State Police

700 South Stratford
Meridian, Idaho


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IT Network Analyst, Senior

Idaho State Police

Open for Recruitment: November 3, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Announcement # 01635078591
Salary Range: $28.00 - $31.00 per hour DOE -Plus Competitive Benefits!

Location(s): Meridian

ISP Mission: Providing public safety across the state of Idaho through law enforcement excellence.

There has never been a better time to join the Idaho State Police (ISP)!  ISP is a dynamic force in the mix of entities that provide public safety services to Idaho's citizens and visitors.  In this role you contribute to that cause in supporting our almost 600 employees by providing essential services through our extensive technical and professional expertise.

Today's Idaho is both cosmopolitan and small-town friendly, providing a variety of options that appeal to every taste.  Recently Idaho has been featured nationally for its way of life which includes:

Forbes Boise, Idaho #2 Best Cities for Raising a Family

Forbes Boise, Idaho #20 Best Cities for Young Professionals

Expedia Boise, Idaho North Americas Best Downtowns 2016 Best Places to Live - #27

Outside Mag Best Rocky Mtn Secret

This is the senior level. "Senior" refers to a class of work, not a level of expertise. At this level, incumbents are fully qualified and use their in-depth knowledge of LAN/WAN design and operation to provide planning and design leadership for network projects having a major impact on a statewide network.

The successful candidate must meet ISP's Drug Policy (see below) and will be required to complete a criminal history background investigation and polygraph, which includes drug screening.  Employment is dependent upon satisfactory results of the investigation and polygraph.


  • Designs, maintains, implements and troubleshoots local/wide area networks (LAN/WAN), data communications networks and wireless networks to meet the needs of ISP and supported agencies.
  • Expert knowledge of TCP/IP stack and Internet Protocols (IP) and its application in data, network, wireless, and voice systems.
  • Prepares specifications and plans for implementation of new or enhanced networks.
  • Resolves user and system problems.
  • Monitors and evaluates network utilization and performance.
  • Oversees modifications to enhance network operating efficiency and ensure operating problems are resolved.
  • Designs, configures, and coordinates router installation, router software upgrades, and connections of site to Ethernet, T1, Fiber and Serial connections.
  • Build and maintain AMP, Firepower, ASA Firewalls, and Cisco Firewalls.
  • Work closely with other technical team members to ensure proper network operations.
  • Ensure routine preventative maintenance is performed, all network equipment complies with industry and regulatory standards, and license compliance is maintained.
  • Travel to other campus locations around the State of Idaho as needed to ensure optimal network performance and availability.
  • Perform advanced capacity planning, assessment of network risks, and participate with team members in ongoing projects where network system configurations could be involved.
  • Perform set-up and configuration of Cisco wireless controllers and access points.



  • Independently installing structured wiring systems in accordance with international standards.
  • Supporting one or more network operating systems.
  • Working with data networking technologies in multiple locations.
  • Installing, administering and configuring multi-protocol routers, wireless access points and layer 2 switches.
  • Troubleshooting, isolating, and interpreting performance problems in a multiple protocol environment.
  • Serving as a project leader and team member on a multi-phase project.

Desirable Experience:

  • Experience configuring Cisco routing and switching equipment in LAN, WAN, MPLS and wireless environments.
  • Good knowledge of Ethernet and fiber.
  • Strong knowledge of routing and switching protocols including but not limited to OSPF, BGP, spanning tree, VRRP, HSRP, MPLS, and EIGRP.
  • Good knowledge in Cisco ISE and Cisco Prime.
  • Experience developing and maintaining network documents.
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to explain technical information to other non-technical users.
  • Demonstrate a high degree of service delivery to ensure customer satisfaction.

Examination: Education and Experience. Enter your responses to the questions in the space provided in the examination. You must have the minimum level of experience or education described for each question to qualify for this position. Your score will be based on the information you provide. Notification of your test results will be available online when the review process is complete. You can access this by logging into your applicant account at: Login. You then select the “Exams Summary” tab, click on either “Current Exams” or “All Exams” and the score will be displayed.

TO APPLY: Click on the Apply Online button to the left and follow the instructions provided to complete the Application and exam. Type or copy and paste your customized resume into the field provided under the Qualifications & Exams section of the Application. When updating your online application information, please select Idaho State Police under "Agencies," full-time under "Job Type/Shift," and Meridian under "Cities."

Idaho State Police Drug Policy

Idaho State Police does not consider for employment, nor accept as a volunteer, any person who has:

  • Used or possessed within the 5-year period immediately preceding application for ISP employment: LSD, PCP, heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine, or designer drugs (e.g. ecstasy, synthetic cathinones, their chemical derivatives and synthetic equivalents, etc.); if use was prior to 5 years preceding application for employment, the following factors will be considered:

    (1) the frequency of the behavior;
    (2) the quantity of drugs involved; and
    (3) the type of drug;
  • Used or possessed within the 3-year period immediately preceding application of ISP employment: marijuana, inhalants (huffing), anabolic steroids, hallucinogens (psilocybin mushrooms), or synthetic cannabinoids (e.g. spice, K2, etc.);
  • On any occasion illegally manufactured or delivered a controlled substance;
  • Used any illegal drug while employed in any law enforcement or prosecutorial agency;
  • Been found guilty by a court or jury of driving under the influence of intoxicants within the 5-year period preceding application for ISP employment;

· Abused prescription drugs (case by case analysis).

Other involvement with illegal drugs may be a disqualifier. The Colonel of the Idaho State Police has the authority to make all final hiring decisions.

Also please note:
ISP's procedure states that visible tattoos on the head, neck, or hands are prohibited and must either be removed or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image. Tattoos on arms below the cuff of the summer uniform must be removed or covered by an acceptable means that does not deter from the professional image


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At the discretion of the appointing authority, compensatory time off may be provided in lieu of overtime cash compensation.

Hiring is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. In addition, preference may be given to veterans who qualify under state and federal laws and regulations. If you need special accommodations to satisfy testing requirements, please contact the Division of Human Resources.