Network Specialist

Boca Raton
Feb 20, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job location: Boca Raton

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2021-02-18
Req: REQ09758
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Position Summary:

The Office of Information Technology at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Florida Atlantic University is seeking a Network Specialist, Boca Raton, FL.

With over 30,000 students from all 50 states and over 180 countries, 21 intercollegiate teams, 180 plus degree programs, and an administration that thrives on discovery and excellence, FAU is pushing the boundaries of higher education. Florida Atlantic's faculty and staff are trailblazers and innovators with a passion for finding creative solutions while advancing science, art, and technology in all disciplines. Our work environment is a hub of cultures from across the nation and the world, making FAU a place where collaboration flourishes.

Summary of Responsibilities:

  • Manages and supports networking equipment, appliances, inventory, tickets, and projects.
  • Performs network engineering and configuration for the Cisco based network.
  • Installs, maintains and documents networking equipment.
  • Provides technical and equipment support for a Cisco based network. Network support includes but is not limited to switches, routers, firewalls, optical equipment, lan and wan devices, appliances, and servers.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in an appropriate area of specialization and three years of work experience, including some professional IT experience required.

Working knowledge of network communication concepts including:
•Ethernet standards
•OSI model, specifically layers 1, 2, 3
•TCP/IP version 4 protocol family (TCP, UDP, IP) and common TCP/IP services (HTTP, SNMP, FTP,
TFTP, etc.)
•IPv4 subnetting
•Event logging via syslog
•SNMP network management concepts

Familiarity with 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless networking concepts, UPS concepts and remote access concepts - SSLVPN, IPSec VPN required.

Familiarity with common IT security practices (secure vs. non-secure protocols, authentication/authorization, etc.) required.

Prior Hands-on Network Device operation and configuration experience required.

Strong communication, network troubleshooting, problem solving, project management, and customer service skills required.

Experience in a Cisco based network environment required.

Cisco CCNA CCNP network certifications preferred.


$55,000 - $60,000

College or Department:

Office of Information Technology


Boca Raton

Work Days and Hours:

Monday - Friday, 6 a.m. – 3 p.m. On-call as necessary.

Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711

Final candidate will be required to have official, sealed transcripts and original NACES evaluation, if applicable, sent from their educational institution to Human Resources prior to the start of employment.

Successful completion of a background check, which may include a motor vehicle check, credit check, fingerprinting or additional screening, is required for the selected candidate prior to the start date.

A resume and a cover letter are required for this position. Make sure to attach these required documents in the Attachments section of the application. Any missing required documents may result in disqualification.

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