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.