Associate CIO for Network Engineering and Operations

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Associate CIO for Network Engineering and Operations


EITS Operations & Infrastructure

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

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Monday – Friday; Occasional after-hours and weekends, as needed.

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Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

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Director. Subdivision/Unit AD



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Minimum Qualifications:

Requires at least a baccalaureate degree in the field. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

Creates a technology vision and provides the overall leadership for the development, implementation, and ongoing maintenance of enterprise-wide network/Internet connectivity and solutions, including coordination and facilitation of both network engineering and operations at a vast, research-oriented institution. Oversees services provided to internal and external customers across the enterprise.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Knowledge of project management and ability to effectively manage multiple priorities. People skills or equivalent development skills around leadership.

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Normal office environment.

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Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Leads and directs the EITS organization’s work responsible for the ongoing strategy and operational support for the UGA network and its connections to and through the SOX connector to the Internet and other world-wide research and education networks.

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Oversees all network engineering and operational staff, including managing external vendors, ensuring adherence to UGA policies and best practices for operational integrity, change management, and network security.

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Approves the business technology and human resources plan for assigned areas. Meets regularly with the team to gather work status. Discusses work progress and obstacles. Provides advice, guidance, encouragement, and constructive feedback.

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Works closely with other University departments and divisions regarding the design and operation of the University’s network systems, ensuring proper campus-wide coordination and collaboration, so that network services are responsive to the teaching, research, and service missions of the University.

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Initiates and ensures implementation of improvement processes that impact customer satisfaction and relationships. Coaches team about corporate decision-making processes, prioritization, and IT/business unit alignment.

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Champions workforce deployment of IT organizational resources. Generates appropriate communication for mitigating the disruption of change. Develops timelines and action steps for anticipating and framing the type of change. Manage change within the IT organization.

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Partners with senior business leaders to further develop and support an integrated network, infrastructure, and business strategy. Engages with business leaders to improve the network infrastructure and operations and partners with them to successfully maintain and upgrade the systems.

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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 5/21/2021
Work Type: Full Time