Technology Specialist III

Portland Community College   Portland, OR   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 14, 2022
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Technology Specialist III

Requisition ID



Information Technology


CPARK-Capitol Park

Employment Type

Classified-Full Time

Best Consideration Date


Position Summary

Portland Community College is looking for a technical lead in its Network Infrastructure Services Department.  The Tech Specialist III position will help guide and shape the present and future of Portland Community College's network through the configuration and deployment of routers, switches, and/or firewalls, and mentoring others in best practices of the development and maintenance of those tools.  Working alongside a strong team, the person in this role will work with internal and external stakeholders in a diverse environment to build and deliver a stable and secure network on which Portland Community College can deliver its educational services.

See the classification description for additional information:

Candidate Profile

These qualifications, skills and abilities are critical for success in this position.
Throughout the screening process, you will be evaluated based on the demonstration of these qualifications.

  • Technical expertise in the implementation and development of firewalls, deployment of policies, routing technologies and methodologies, and acting as a security evangelist for the network team.
  • Experience as, or ability to act as, a technical lead including creating definition around broad requests and mentoring other team members in technical concepts.
  • Proven ability to clearly document proposals, changes, and work accomplished to create a repeatable record of work done, act as a paper trail for record-keeping, as well as complete and document ticket notes.
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed in researching and taking on new technologies, learning them, and implementing them.
  • Demonstrated ability to mentor others in new technologies, work methodologies, and provides clarity in tasks.
  • Strong culturally responsive communication and interpersonal skills – written and verbal – with diverse audiences at all levels.

Minimum Qualifications

To be considered, your application must demonstrate these minimum qualifications. (Experience is calculated based on the start and end dates you provide multiplied by the number of hours per week worked).

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Associate’s degree in Computer Information Systems or related discipline. Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year-for-year basis.
  • Minimum qualifications may vary based on assigned area of responsibility.
  • Four years of applied work experience in data, or video or voice telecommunications planning, implementing and supporting both wide area and local area network environments, or server management, video streaming, or audio visual media, as related to area of assignment.
  • Must possess state-of-the art (current) knowledge of data, video streaming, or voice network telecommunications technology such as TCP/IP, Microsoft Windows, and be familiar with hardware and software diagnostics. The above-mentioned qualifications could be demonstrated by possessing applicable certifications.
  • A valid Oregon Driver’s License for operation of a motor vehicle in the State of Oregon.


Position Grade


Starting Salary Expectations

The first two steps of the range are: $69,959 to 5 $72,055 per year. Higher salary placement may be available based on qualifications, experience and internal equity.

Position Grade Salary Range

$69959 to $112259 Annual Salary



PCC Benefits

PCC offers a comprehensive benefit package designed to provide employees and their families, including domestic partners, with access to a broad range of benefit options. Includes Health, Dental, and Vision options, Group Life, Long-term Disability, Long-term Care, and Auto and Home Insurance programs.

PCC currently fully funds the Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS/OPSRP) pension and contributes an additional 6% into the employee's Individual Account Program under PERS/OPSRP. PCC offers a tax deferred annuity program and a deferred compensation program where employees may save additional pre-tax dollars for retirement.

Additionally, PCC provides a tuition waiver for yourself, domestic partner, and dependent children under 24 years of age. Partial tuition reimbursement for yourself at other accredited institutions (full-time employees only).

Paid Leave:   (Pro-rated by FTE for Part-Time Employees)

  • Starts at 8 hours of vacation leave per month (additional vacation hours with years of service)
  • 8 hours of sick leave per month
  • 24 hours of additional personal leave days per year
  • 11 Paid holidays


View a complete list of PCC benefits.

Working Conditions and Physical Requirements

Position involves some medium to heavy lifting. Routine to extended periods of standing; walking and lifting of equipment (30-50 pounds). Position may also require physical agility to perform work in confined spaces, tunnels and work from ladders in elevated areas as well as the ability to pull wire through conduits, ceiling areas and wire duct. Learned physical skill for keyboarding and operating complex network and computing equipment.

Background Check Required


Portland Community College complies with the Oregon Veterans' Preference in Public Employment law which provides qualifying veterans and disabled veterans with preference in employment. You will be given instructions during the application process to claim Veterans' Preference in the recruitment of this position, and to provide the documents required for verification of eligibility. Please do not send your documentation to the hiring manager directly. For verification of eligibility, please submit the following documentation:

  • Veterans: DD214
  • Disabled Veterans: DD214 and Letter from the Department of VA

Portland Community College is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or any other protected class.