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Data Center Technician (State Work Location - Lakewood, CO)

State of Colorado Job Opportunities
Full Time
Lakewood, CO
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Description of Job

The Data Center Technician provides specialized work in the management of the foundational critical facility infrastructure found within a data center environment. This position has specific training and experience in the operation and management of critical environmental support equipment to include Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)s, Power Distribution Units (PDU)s, Remote Power Panels (RPP)s, Computer Room Air Handlers (CRAH)s, Computer Room Air Conditioners (CRAC)s, In-Row Chillers (IRC)s, containment systems, fire suppression systems, security systems, and Data Center Information Management (DCIM) systems. Data Center Technicians follow strict guidance to establish and maintain the physical security of the data centers to State and Federal standards. Technicians also provide specialized support services to tenant agencies to include remote-hands on assistance, equipment surplus inventory, and deprecated media storage and destruction.
This position has the potential for learning new diverse skills and could provide an opportunity for personal career development within the Governor's Office of Information Technology.
Some of the day to day duties include the following:
Enforce Data Center best practices and follow data center access procedures to ensure all personnel entering the data center are properly cleared.
Ensure physical security of the data center spaces, IT security of the equipment, and adherence to IT security standards and policies.
Develop a working knowledge of the Data Center Information Management (DCIM) software to effectively operate and identify potential issues.
Ensure that the power, cooling, and other other equipment installations have the associated documentation available and that they meet industry standards.
Monitor status of data centers through the DCIM to ensure power and cooling are delivered within standards of operation.
React according to procedures for any out of standards measurements.
Utilize the DCIM tool to expand monitoring capabilities as equipment becomes available.
Understand the basic functions of data center equipment and why specific items are utilized within any given facility.

Minimum Qualifications, Substitutions, Conditions of Employment & Appeal Rights

A wide salary range is posted for this position and any job offer is based upon a salary analysis to comply with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The salary analysis considers relevant experience, education, certifications, and state seniority as compared to others doing substantially similar work. While all offers are compliant with the Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, there is no guarantee an offer will be at the top of the posted range based on the salary analysis.
State Workplace
: Employee regularly works in a State office or facility and may have temporary or ad hoc flex place arrangements but not an established agreement. This employee will be flagged in CPPS as a "State Facility" worker. No further action is required during the validation process.

Minimum Qualifications:
Associate’s degree from an accredited institution in a field of study related to the work assignment.
One year of professional experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position to include experience as a dedicated Data Center Technician or comparable role.

Additional appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Additional, appropriate paid or unpaid experience will substitute for the required education on a year-for-year basis.

Training or Certification related to the work assigned to the position will be assigned credit towards substitution for experience and/or education, but cannot completely substitute for these qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications:
Data Center Certified Associate (DCCA) certification through Schneider Electric preferred.
Standard OIT Criminal, tax compliance, FTI Fingerprint Background, and CJIS Fingerprint Background checks required.
Conditions of Employment:

OIT employees must comply with any screening procedures in place at state entity locations where they might be required to perform work.

A pre-employment background check will be conducted as part of the selection process.

Positions supporting some agencies such as the Department of Corrections and Department of Public Safety will also require a pre-employment drug test.

This position may occasionally require travel within the specified geographic area, and to locations across the state as needed.

This position may require on-call duties as needed by position.

Supplemental Information

If this posting indicates “remote from anywhere in CO” in the title, periodic reporting to the primary state work location designated for the position is required. All remote work must be performed in Colorado.
Our application process and what to expect after you apply are described in the videos found here.
The State of Colorado believes that equity, diversity, and inclusion drive our success, and we encourage candidates from all identities, backgrounds, and abilities to apply. The State of Colorado is an equal opportunity employer committed to building inclusive, innovative work environments with employees who reflect our communities and enthusiastically serve them. Therefore, in all aspects of the employment process, we provide employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, medical condition related to pregnancy, creed, ancestry, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or military status (with preference given to military veterans), or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law.
The Governor's Office of Information Technology is committed to the full inclusion of all qualified individuals. As part of this commitment, our agency will assist individuals who have a disability with any reasonable accommodation requests related to employment, including completing the application process, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, participating in the employee selection process, and/or to perform essential job functions where the requested accommodation does not impose an undue hardship. If you have a disability and require reasonable accommodation to ensure you have a positive experience applying or interviewing for this position, please direct your inquiries to our ADA Coordinator at [email protected] or call (303) 764-7900.
This posting may be used to fill multiple vacancies based upon business need.
The Governor's Office of Information Technology does NOT offer sponsored Visas for employment purposes.

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