ColdFusion Job Opportunity in Houston, TX


Under general direction, the incumbent performs a variety of complex tasks related to information systems functions, activities and operations related to Precinct One’s multi-user and server-based computer systems.

In conjunction with Harris County’s Information Technology Center (ITC), performs the duties below; other duties may be assigned as deemed appropriate.

  • Maintains and supports the Precinct’s local and wide area data network systems, voice systems, network servers and infrastructure, as well as desktop hardware and software.
  • Performs a wide variety of complex technical duties involved in installation, minor repair, and maintenance of personal computers, network servers, network infrastructure, peripherals, phone systems, and equipment.
  • Assists Precinct departments with work-flow analysis and suggests improvements.
  • Develops enhanced systems and/or modifies existing systems based on users’ needs.
  • Maintains, updates, and improves the Precinct One website.
  • Provides three to five (3-5) year projections for technology infrastructure such as computer turnover, phone/data/cabling infrastructure, mobile connectivity, etc.
  • Proactively recommends and implements tools that ensure Precinct One’s technology grows with the evolving needs of the organization.
  • Takes the lead in developing the Precinct’s annual technology budget for the purchase of hardware and software.
  • Liaises with ITC, meeting regularly to address Precinct One’s technology needs and staying abreast of ITC’s capital projects.
  • Escalates technical issues/projects to ITC or Precinct One’s senior leadership as necessary.
  • Actively represents the needs of Precinct One and its constituents on committees dealing with technology, enterprise content, electronic information, and records management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s (BA/BS) degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in information systems, computer science, or a closely related field; and
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively highly responsible and verifiable experience in an information technology environment equivalent to a network / system administrator performing configuration, implementation, administration and support of complex LAN/WAN.

Knowledge of:

  • Current principles and practices related to Microsoft (MS) Windows Enterprise Servers (Exchange, Internet Information Server, SQL Server and Terminal Server services).
  • Desktop hardware (PC and laptop) and software (MS operating and applications) support; familiar with local area networks (LAN) and remote access troubleshooting.
  • Network and LAN fundamentals, including network interface connection and user installation, various network topologies, LAN administration, servers, switches and network architecture.
  • Voice communications equipment and services including modems, cabling plans, and coaxial and fiber optic cables.
  • Computer hardware, software applications and associated security, backup procedures and firewall and network security.
  • Basic electronic methods, techniques, parts, tools, and materials used in the maintenance and repair of a wide variety of electronic and communications systems including telephone, voice mail, fax, and related microcomputer systems.

Skilled in:

  • Business process analysis and project management.
  • Operating, installing, maintaining, configuring, and troubleshooting a variety of computers, local and wide area network equipment, servers, and peripherals, including but not limited to desktop computers, servers, routers, hubs, switches, audio/visual equipment, telephone equipment and accessories, and wireless access devices.
  • Asking questions and getting information in order to diagnose network and computer problems.
  • Setting up records and tracking methods.
  • Writing technical memos and documents.

Ability to: 

  • Maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
  • Exercise time-management, documentation, organizational and communication skills.
  • Be a strong self-starter, providing measurable results with minimal supervision.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve escalated network and product problems.
  • Act as the technical lead and provide technical training and mentoring to departmental staff as needed.
  • Stay current with new technology developments; recommend appropriate revisions to processes and procedures and make process improvement changes to streamline procedures.


  • Valid driver’s license (Texas by hire date).

Environmental and Physical Requirements:

  • Physical ability to perform job duties including: sitting, standing, walking, kneeling, crouching, stooping, squatting, crawling, twisting and climbing.
  • Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds.
  • Ability to travel to different sites and locations.
  • Will be exposed to confining work space and electrical hazards.


  • Certification in computer science, network administration, Microsoft, or telecommunications specialty programs.
  • Experience with the latest versions of Microsoft Windows Server and desktop operating systems, office productivity applications, network switches, telephone or voice mail systems.
  • Computer skills specific to web-based technologies such as HTML, HTML5, CSS, XML, XSLT, ColdFusion, Java, .NET, JavaScript, Web Design, and web services.

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