Network Specialist IV

Lexington, KY
Apr 14, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Network Specialist IV is responsible for analyzing, configuring, maintaining, and repairing network infrastructure and application components. They ensure the network systems meet established design standards and guidelines. This position acts in the identification, investigation, and selection of new network related software as well as network hardware solutions required to implement the technology strategies approved by management. Additionally, this position monitors, evaluates, and performs diagnostics on the LAN/WAN network and its associated systems like AAA, logging, NTP, and SNMP monitoring systems.
Candidates should be self-motivated and able to work in both an incident response and project implementation atmosphere. Unique professionals who thrive on solving problems and get excited about taking on new challenges, working with new clients, and keeping up with new technology will be a great fit for this opportunity. This position requires dedication, persistence, follow-up, effective time management, and unbeatable customer service with exceptional communication skills.

Job Title
Network Specialist IV

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Work Location
120 Hardymon Bldg

Grade Level

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Required Related Experience

7 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The physical requirements of this position include: occasionally lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs; occasionally standing or walking with objects up to 25lbs; regularly sitting at a computer workstation for extended periods of time with regular repetitive motions (such as typing); utilizing mouse, keyboard, and phone for portions of the day. Ability to travel to various locations on and off-campus for meetings, to provide service and install equipment.


Primarily days (i.e. Monday - Friday, 8am-5pm) Please be aware that as an exempt position, job duties may occasionally require additional time in the evenings, nights and/or weekends to accomplish work goals in excess of 40 hours per week.


Logical thinking; planning; problem solving; project management; excellent communication, time management, customer service, and organizational skills. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team. Knowledge of common protocols such as SNMP, HTTP, HTTPS, SMTP, NTP, LDAP, KERBEROS, RADIUS and FTP.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

BS, CCNA, or equivalent and 7 years of previous network experience preferred.

Driver's license preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How many devices were managed in your last network position?
    • None through 99
    • 100 through 299
    • 500 through 999
    • 1000 or more
  2. * How many years of full-time, paid work experience do you have in a service provider or MPLS enabled network?
    • None
    • More than 0, through 1 year
    • More than 1 year, through 5 years
    • More than 5 years
  3. * Please describe what types of networks with which you have experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Do you have any experience with SDN (Software Defined Networks)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If you have any experience with SDN (Software Defined Networks), please explain.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Have you ever worked in a Network position that required change management?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents


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