Network Technician

Job description

Hyde Park Campus

44716 IT Services Voice & Data Net.

About the Unit
IT Services

Job Information

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision, assists in supporting the IT infrastructure within the institution, including the physical network (e.g., WAN/LAN, switches, routers, cabling).

This position is a term role ending September 30, 2018, with the option to be extended annually until the expected completion date of the project, June 30, 2024.


  • Performs routine IT activities to configure, maintain, and install, and connect network applications and hardware.
  • Provides technical assistance in managing the institution's network. Installs, supports, and maintains local (LAN) and/or wide area networks (WAN).
  • Performs analysis of software, hardware, and transmission facilities using various diagnostic tools in support of efficient network operations.
  • Monitors data traffic and controls network resource performance to ensure high-quality transmission.
  • Tests and analyzes network facilities including network control software, routers, switches, lines, modems, adapters, and servers.
  • Installs new workstations and other devices, removes individuals from the list of authorized users, archives files, oversees password protection, and takes other security measures.

  • Deductive and investigative skills to identify and diagnose complex, non-intuitive technical problems required.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills required.
  • Integrity and credibility to work with sensitive data required.

Additional Requirements

  • Associates degree or equivalent work experience required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field OR equivalent work experience preferred.

  • Minimum one year of experience working in a network support or systems administration environment required.
  • LAN/WAN support experience preferred.

Technical Knowledge or Skills:
  • Basic knowledge of system monitoring and resource management required.
  • Basic knowledge of network administration issues in a large and complex client campus environment required.
  • Familiarity with integration and management issues in a heterogeneous computing environment consisting of Windows (NT, 2000, XP, Vista), Unix (Linux), and MAC OS/X required.
  • Basic knowledge of current software protocols and Internet standards, including TCP/IP, FTP, SMTP and VPN required.

Physical Requirements:
  • Ability to use computers extensively for four hours or more required.
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds required.

Required Document:
  • Resume

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

Background Check Required?


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 3/21/2018
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