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Network Engineer I

Location: Rapid City, SD, United States
Job ID: 34386
Date Posted: Sep 7, 2022
Salary: $60350 to $90600 annually

Job Description

Job Specifications

Engineers are accountable for equipment installations, problem resolution, vendor management, technical planning, cross-functional communications, and on-call support as required.  Qualified candidates are expected to work independently on multiple tasks with minimal supervision, in a fast-paced business environment.

SALARY RANGE:   $60,350 - $90,600 (Determined by the knowledge, skills and abilities of the applicant.)

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Network Engineering Senior Manager

LOCATION: Our Company Headquarters in Rapid City, South Dakota

  • Relocation financial assistance is available, amount may vary based on individual circumstances.    


  • Troubleshoot and support Cisco routers, switches, and firewalls.
  • System administration and support experience with Cisco IP Telephony systems.
  • Ability to design, test, implement and support high level network designs.
  • Work with service providers to install and support voice, data, and Internet circuits (POTS lines, DSL, Cable Modems, DS1, DS3/Ethernet/cable modem/DSL).
  • Develop and maintain network documentation/diagrams.
  • Assist with installing, terminating, and testing cabling.
  • Work with the Helpdesk to resolve issues.
  • Maintain a high availability, security focused enterprise network environment.
  • Develop detailed technical designs and implementation strategies for key technology areas.


  • Adhere to internal processes related to change management, internal audit, human resources and disaster recovery policies/procedures.
  • Support BHSC IT and BHC goals and objectives.
  • On-call rotation.


  • Minimum of (1) one year experience in an IT support environment required.
  • Associate’s degree in a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.


  • Basic understanding of Cisco network designs and protocols.
  • Basic understanding of all common IP protocols.
  • Knowledgeable in Windows and Linux Operating Systems.
  • Sufficient communications skills (written/verbal) to develop appropriate technology solutions to business needs.
  • Experienced using network diagnostic software and equipment.
  • Experience with the installation, maintenance, troubleshooting, of routers and switches.   

The mental and physical descriptions are representative of the activities an employee in an office job performs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Mental description: Understand, remember, apply oral and/or written instructions or other information, and communicate routine factual information. Apply common sense in performing job functions, usually within a set of rules or guidelines.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee continuously accesses, inputs, and retrieves electronic information and communicates regarding the information.  Employee frequently moves about the office space. Employee may occasionally: climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, push, pull and reach. Employee must be able to operate routine office equipment including computers and similar equipment. Must be able to routinely perform this work for an average of 6-8 hours per day and occasional extended hours as necessary. Must be capable of regular, reliable, and timely attendance.

Specific lifting abilities required by this job include: Light work. The employee is continuously moving about the job site or office space. Exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 10 pounds of force frequently and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. If the use of reaching and moving controls exertion of forces greater than that for sedentary work and the worker sits most of the time, the job is rated for light work.

Work environment: Routinely perform work indoors in climate-controlled shared work area with moderate to high noise level. Worker is subject to hazards including variety of physical conditions such as proximity to moving mechanical parts and or moving vehicles. Willing to travel up to 15% (e.g., 3.5 days/month) by automobile (as driver and passenger), commercial airlines, rental vehicles and public transportation and be able to lodge in public facilities. Travel will be necessary to conduct the duties of this job and the employee must have proper licensing to operate a motor vehicle.

This description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of responsibilities, duties, and requirements for employees in this position. Job descriptions may and do change periodically. Where positions are covered by a collective bargaining unit agreement, the terms and conditions of the agreement will apply.

About our Company: We are a customer, growth and safety focused utility company that is dedicated to our communities. We improve life with energy as an energy partner of choice. Our diverse culture fuels unique perspectives, opening doors to new insights and possibilities. Based in Rapid City, South Dakota, we have over 3000 employees and serve 1.3 million natural gas and electric utility customers across eight states (South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, and Arkansas).

Enjoy our Comprehensive Benefits Package!  Annual incentive program, 401(k) (6% company match and up to 9% company retirement contribution), tuition reimbursement, paid time off, additional Veteran PTO, paid holidays and annual floating holidays, company paid short term and long term disability, paid parental leave, health and wellness program, and competitive medical, dental and vision insurance.

Candidates must successfully pass a pre-employment drug screen and background check. 

Black Hills Energy does not sponsor applicants for work visas. All applicants must be legally authorized to work in the US.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or status as a protected veteran.

Wage: 60350 to 90600
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Network Engineer I

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