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OT Network Analyst

Fairfax Water
Lorton, Virginia
$67,213 - $110,111 (annually) + great benefits
Closing date
Nov 29, 2023

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Full Time
Career Level
Entry Level

Job Details


Under the supervision of the Operational Technologies (OT) Manager, the OT Network Analyst I ensures the stability, reliability, and integrity of Water Production LAN and WAN data communications on operational technology networks at control & Water distribution sites. Provides resolution for break-fix network problems and assists in design and implementation to improve LAN/WAN infrastructure and reliability. This individual is an escalation point, including after-hours, for advanced networking related issues. Responsible for assisting with the design, installation, configuration, maintenance, and documentation of network systems/solutions, and serve as technical support for Operations and projects.  

Examples of Duties

  • Monitor network performance, troubleshoot, and resolve problem areas as needed.
  • On-call and needs to respond on-site as needed; typically as a secondary resource for network related issues
  • Under guidance, upgrade and replace hardware as needed to ensure smooth and reliable operation to meet business objectives.
  • Under guidance, perform system backups, recovery, and comprehensive testing of the backup procedures and backups.
  • Document as needed with the assumption you will be unavailable during various outages/disasters and another network engineer will be responding.
  • Collaborate with team and other departments to assess short-term and long-term network needs.
  • Determine requirements to meet the needs; appropriately communicate, prioritize, review and test options, document, plan, procure, deploy, monitor, and maintain.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, deployment, maintenance, diagrams, processes, and service records.
  • Follow and maintain policies, procedures, and associated plans for network administration.
  • Research and provide recommendations for reliable and maintainable solutions for Fairfax Water to meet clearly defined requirements.
  • Work with the team to design, test, configure, upgrade, document, and deploy LAN and WAN equipment and connections, site-to-site VPNs, including servers for network administration, routers, switches, firewalls, microwave radios, and various WAN circuits.
  • Conduct research on network products, security issues, and standards to remain abreast of developments in the water production industry.
  • Recommend/implement solutions to address or improve cybersecurity concerns.


Typical Qualifications

  • Possession of an associate’s degree in Information Technology (IT), computer science or related field and 1 year of relevant networking experience; Or Possession of a Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology (IT), computer science or related field; Or 2 years of relevant networking experience.
  • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) certification or CCNP preferred.
  • Experience and success with LAN, WAN, and WLAN design and implementation.
  • Working knowledge of network planning, network security principles, and general network management best practices.
  • Working knowledge of core routing and switching design principles, best practices, and related technologies.
  • Experience in implementing and managing both local area and wide area networks.
  • Working Experience with Cisco Networking products
  • Working knowledge of current network hardware, copper and fiber cabling, TCP/IP, Protocols, and Internet standards, including routers, switches, firewalls, site-to-site VPNs, BGP, OSPF, EIGRP, VLAN, RSTP, QoS, BGP, Metro Ethernet, and network attacks.
  • Minimum of one year experience working with, implementing, managing and supporting enterprise level IP networks.
  • Excellent troubleshooting experience.
  • Application support experience with network monitoring and analysis.
  • Competence with testing tools and procedures.
  • Able to produce and maintain technical documents (e.g. Visio diagrams, design documents, Project plans preferably Microsoft Project, knowledge base, and schedules and help desk and user instructions)
  • Must be able to climb and work from water tanks.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and good driving record.
  • Must be able to perform weekend and after hour support.
  • Must pass a controlled substance (drug) test for employment.


Fairfax County Water Authority (Fairfax Water) is Virginia's largest water utility, serving one out of every five Virginians who obtain their water from public utilities. Nearly 1.5 million people in the Northern Virginia communities of Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William and Alexandria depend on Fairfax Water for superior drinking water.

That's 1.5 million friends, neighbors and family members. We don't need any other reason to demand the highest in water quality standards!
Chartered in 1957 by the Virginia State Corporation Commission as a public, non-profit water utility, Fairfax Water operates four water treatment plants with a combined capacity of 262 million gallons per day. The plants include the Corbalis Treatment Plant, operating on the dependable and free-flowing Potomac River in the northwestern area of Fairfax County, and the Griffith Treatment Plant on the impounded Occoquan River in the southeastern area. Water is distributed throughout Fairfax Water's service area through nearly 3,200 miles of water mains.

Fairfax Water produces, on average, 148 million gallons of water per day. More than 235,000 mostly residential accounts in Fairfax County comprise about 60 percent of total water sales. Approximately 40 percent of total water sales are wholesaled to Loudoun and Prince William Counties, the City of Alexandria, the Town of Herndon, Ft. Belvoir and Dulles Airport. Revenues in 2005 were $120 million.

Fairfax Water is governed by a ten-member Board of Directors composed of Fairfax County citizens who are appointed by the elected Board of Supervisors of Fairfax County. A General Manager, supported by a senior staff of engineering and business professionals, manages the day-to-day operations of Fairfax Water.
Summary of Benefits
Regular Full-time Employees

? Vacation Days Per Year Service Years
13 0 < 3 years
19 3 < 15 years
26 15+ years

? Sick Leave
13 days per year for you and/or your household dependent's illness and care.

? Holidays
JAN New Year's Day, Inauguration Day & Martin Luther King Day
FEB Presidents' Day
MAY Memorial Day
JULY Independence Day
SEPT Labor Day
OCT Columbus Day
NOV Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day & Day After Thanksgiving
DEC Christmas Eve (1/2 Day) & Christmas Day
** Plus one Discretionary Holiday to be taken during the calendar year.

? Health which also includes Medical / Dental / Vision / Rx
? Life
? Long-Term Disability (effective after 36 months of employment)
? Voluntary Long-Term Care (at employees' cost)


? Fairfax Water Retirement Plan
? 457 Plan (similar to a 401(k) plan)


? Tuition Reimbursement
? Professional Development
? Child/Adult Care Reimbursement Plan
? Flexible Spending Accounts
? Holiday Parties and Picnics
? Credit Union Membership
? Direct Deposit

Fairfax Water is committed to providing comprehensive benefits to our employees and their eligible dependents, as well as opportunities for continued education and professional development.

Employee-paid premiums and contributions are deducted on a pre-tax basis.

This review is intended to be a brief summary of the major benefits provided by Fairfax Water. In all instances, plan documents and policies govern the eligibility and administration of each benefit plan.

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