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Help Wanted

I have (officially, now) a job opening. If you are (or anyone you know is) a network engineer who would like the challenge of working for me on a big honkin' network in the 2nd poorest city in the nation, please apply!

Wait, that didn't come out right. The challenge is working in Hartford, not working for me. Um, at least I think the challenge is Hartford. Read the rest of my blog and decide for your self.

Any way, I don't have anyone in mind for this job. Unlike the last two hires, there is no candidate waiting in the wings. In the hope of drawing some more applicants I posted it to Craig's list. Hopefully I have not violated some rule of City hiring that will result in my being keel-hauled.

Speaking of City hiring rules, because of the union affiliation of this position (HMEA - the Hartford Municipal Employees Association) Personnel requires that applicants have a four year degree. If you have an associates they'll give you partial credit and let you pass. The damned thing about this is that of the five most recent present and past network engineers who have worked on the network, only one could get this job. The other four either got their training in the military or went to trade school.

So, if working on a sprawling network in a mid-sized city for decent pay (and excellent benefits) sounds like your cup of tea, please get in touch with me to throw your hat in the ring.


( 4 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 24th, 2005 02:52 am (UTC)
Just out of curiousity. . .
What is the City paying their Network Engineers these days?
Nov. 24th, 2005 02:59 am (UTC)
Re: Just out of curiousity. . .
This job is based on the "Senior Systems Analyst" job ... the pay range is $53,500 to $68,800.

It's a City (vs. Board) job; Personnel will want to stick people on step 1, but if they provide a pay stub or W2 documenting a higher rate of pay at their current job, Personnel will obligingly adjust the step placement up to meet or exceed... The bennies are better than what a new Board staffer would get, so all around, its a pretty good deal. And, with networking, you're very unlikely to find your job outsourced to Bangalore!
Nov. 24th, 2005 03:43 am (UTC)
Re: Just out of curiousity. . .
So is this a new position to expand your staff, or did you lose someone?
Nov. 24th, 2005 01:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Just out of curiousity. . .
By God, it's an add-on! I'll actually have three full-time people when we get this one filled. ...A far cry from January '04 when it was down to just me.
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