I know this may not be the correct forum for this type of question, but thought I would ask and maybe get some input from some of yout that may have been in the same situation in the past.
I am the Network Engineer for my company and was hired for this position a year ago.
Four months ago a Security Specialist was hired to take care of monitoring the security logs and make security suggestions (and whatever else his duties are).
He has a background in Networking and has been the Network person prior to his current position with my company.
He has taken a lot of my time asking questions about the network, IP Addresses, subnets. How certain things are working and what is what.
I have been free and open with this knowledge and answered any question he has asked.
It seems that he wants to be more and more involved with what I am doing, since his Security duties do not fill his day.
He has mentioned to me that he would like to do what I am doing.
I am finding that the lines between his job and mine are getting blurred as he does not ask and is not shy about injecting himself into my position.
This may seem kind of small, but he will answer questions that people are directly asking me, and seems to have a "take over" mentality.
He is being very forceful in his efferts to be involved with what I am doing.
It is not the other way around, I am respectful to stay out of his job and not cross the line, since we are supposed to be observing seperation of duties.
I don't want it to gradually become more and more of a power struggle with this guy for me to do what is considered my job, but it seems to be heading down that road.
He seems to be nice enough, but I am not sure of his sincerity.
I am quite swamped at the moment, but feel uncomfortable with getting him to help me.
Does anyone have advice on how to handle a situation like this?