Under direction, the Senior Network Analyst leads and participates in the work of staff responsible for the installation, layout, and maintenance of all network components. Activities include planning, designing, analyzing, and providing technical support for data communications networks or group of networks. Additionally, this position conducts research and evaluation of network technology and recommends purchases of network equipment.
This is the advanced journey-level in the Network Analyst series. Positions at this level are distinguished from other classes in this series by the level of responsibility assumed, in-depth knowledge about the business area, and complexity of the duties assigned. The Senior Network Analyst performs project lead functions including assigning work, delegating assignments, and reviewing the work of others. Incumbents at this level perform the most difficult and responsible types of duties assigned to classifications in this series including serving as project lead over staff responsible for analyzing network performance and improving network operations and efficiencies, network security, intrusion protection, and performing the full array of installation and troubleshooting duties.
This series is distinguished from the Information Systems Analyst series by its focus on, and specialization in, the performance of tasks related to deploying, monitoring, analyzing, and managing VTA's computer networks and internet connections.
This class is distinguished from the higher-level classifications of Information Systems Supervisor and Technology Infrastructure Supervisor in that the supervisory classifications are responsible for full supervisory activities over a major section in the Technology Department.
Development of the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is typically obtained through a combination of training and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited college or university with a four-year degree in computer science or a related field, and four (4) years of increasingly responsible experience performing technical and analytical tasks in support of local area, wide area, and wireless computer network systems. (Additional applicable experience providing technical and analytical support for computer networks substitutes for college education on a year for year basis.)
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