IT Network Administrator II

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Job Title:

IT Network Administrator II

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AFH IT Network Services

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Division :

Administration & Finance

Classification Title :

IT Network Administrator II

Working Title :

IT Network Administrator II

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

$64,301 - $70,000

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Job Category :

Non-Faculty Information Technology

Organizational Unit Overview:

Information Technology and Computing Services (ITCS) is the central agency that supports enterprise-wide computing at East Carolina University. ITCS, through innovative information technology initiatives and service, provides opportunities for the ECU community to excel in teaching, research, and service using state-of-the-market technology and collaborative environments. ITCS is first and foremost committed to providing excellent information technology support for faculty, staff, and students. ITCS partners with campus departments, other universities, and industry to make strategic investments in information technology infrastructure that will help maintain a competitive advantage in administrative applications, faculty research, and outreach to the state and nation. We will achieve this through increasing the core functions and deploying appropriate technology throughout the university.

Networking Services is comprised of various primary support areas including: Network Architect. Network Analysis, Unified Communications, Network Infrastructure and Network Engineering. These five distinctly structured teams deliver university networking services, asset management control and loss prevention for mission critical network services and enterprise voice communications as well as provide consulting and troubleshooting support for faculty, staff, and medical clinics at East Carolina University. The services provided by the Network Services team include but are not limited to providing support for enterprise-level, mission-critical services, and technologies such as DHCP, DNS,VPN, Firewall, ACL, VoIP phone services, voice mail, call center solutions, network management, unified communication resources, cloud storage, email security, and as well as ensuring complete and accurate accounting and reporting for assets.

The functions provided by the Network Analysis team include but are not limited to: providing support for enterprise-level, mission-critical services and technologies such as, firewall and VPN systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, dynamic addressing and naming systems, load balancing systems, network access control systems, network monitoring, management, and reporting systems, and enterprise-level network systems or services that affect or influence the enterprise network infrastructure. Consulting with and closely supporting the Network Engineering team during network outages to provide overall analysis of network logs and utilizing advanced tools and applications.

Job Duties :

The individual in this position functions in a medium technical capacity and is responsible for the development of long-term plans within their areas. The work is highly analytical, and the position is responsible for ensuring that day-to-day administration and support of the business-class critical client-server applications needs are met. This individual is required to have moderate technical knowledge in the following core areas of responsibility but not limited to: enterprise-level network services, firewall and VPN systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, dynamic addressing and naming systems, load balancing systems, network access control systems, network monitoring, management, and reporting systems, and enterprise-level network systems or services that affect or influence the enterprise network infrastructure. The employee in this position is a skilled technical resource for other team members in the core areas of responsibility providing assistance with problems from medium complexity through analysis and problem resolution. This includes managing projects that have a high impact and complexity utilizing state of the art technologies. This position may also include organizing and coordinating the day-to-day work of student workers.

Duties include: The main responsibilities of this position provides the day-to-day administration, design, deployment, maintenance, automation, disaster recovery, and troubleshooting of various enterprise-level network services. Including, but not limited to the following enterprise-level network services: firewall and VPN systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, dynamic addressing and naming systems, load balancing systems, network access control systems, network monitoring, management, and reporting systems, and enterprise-level network systems or services that affect or influence the enterprise network infrastructure.

This position will assist other support teams and university users with resolving difficult network and application data transport problems and will also be responsible for attending provisioning meetings to gather customer requirements, installing configurations into test and production environments, and obtaining final customer acceptance. This position will perform technical assistance in the resolution of service incidents and service requests and will focus on change, release, configuration, problem, and incident management processes as they relate to network management and security services. The employee must demonstrate the ability to quickly assess faults and take corrective action in a mission critical environment. The position also requires the ability to fully integrate multiple networking technologies into an enterprise class networking environment with the proven ability to work under pressure.

The employee in this position is responsible for forming and maintaining strategic technology contacts and partnerships with university departments, key technology suppliers, vendors and contractors. This position is responsible for the planning, cost containment, configuration, optimization, maintenance, security, and implementation of current and emerging technologies. It is also responsible for negotiating, procuring, and maintaining various support agreements and contracts.

Employees are required to adjust their standard work schedule to meet the requirements of their position, which includes and not limited to evening and weekend hours to perform scheduled and unscheduled workload requirements to maintain University operations.

Duties require On-Call responsibilities.

Application Support:
Function in an journey-level technical resource capacity concentrating in the primary systems in which they are responsible for which may include but is not limited to: various enterprise-level network services, firewall and VPN systems, intrusion detection and prevention systems, dynamic addressing and naming systems, load balancing systems, network access control systems, network monitoring, management, and reporting systems, and enterprise-level network systems or services that affect or influence the enterprise network infrastructure. The individual investigates and develops solutions to improve system and application performance. The person in this position is responsible for installing, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining a variety of networking products and associated management systems, and providing technical support on many network-related issues. Duties also include installing supported levels/releases of vendor supplied software and supported products; minimizing application unavailability to the end-user while maximizing available resources; providing a platform that is conducive to future technical enhancements; providing information to technical documentation staff regarding the use and procedures of the application; troubleshooting problems pertaining to systems; identifying conditions that impede optimum system performance; establishing security guidelines; setting access permissions; using all available resources to protect environment from potential security threats. Develop, propose, and implement solutions to increase system performance and effectiveness.

Network Monitoring, Management, Troubleshooting and Support:
This individual is responsible for the monitoring, management, and troubleshooting of network resources. Understanding the underlying issues related to network and application connectivity problems and take action to prevent future occurrences. Diagnose and resolve upper-level network protocol problems involving a variety of network applications and operating systems. Communicate with team members, Supervisor and appropriate resources for issues that impact enterprise services. Assist internal and external clients and others with resolving general network-associated problems as needed. Provide management with reports of system resource utilization. Preparing network and operations documentation for distribution/use within ITCS, as well as individual end-users and departments.

Project Management:
Demonstrate ability to manage projects that have medium complexity, often involving moderate changes to the environment or implementing new technologies. Some projects may require detailed planning with other teams throughout the organization or supporting vendors for technical support and recommendations. Demonstrate the ability for maintaining accurate project documentation, project priorities, providing status updates and ensuring projects are completed according to schedule. May receive goals and objectives from supervisor and proactively research and identify methods to attain them. May function as a project team leader for projects of medium complexity, and at times a project team member for other complex projects of different functional teams. Assist management with developing project budgets. Utilization of project management software and methodologies is required to manage projects.

Documentation, Professional Development and Administration:
Individual must demonstrate excellent oral and written communication skills. Communication delivery methods will include but not limited to web pages, documents, presentations and formal and informal training sessions. Document recurring activities so that when the person in the position is not available, essential duties can be performed by another team member. Identifies needed knowledge, seeks out and applies that knowledge to changing client and campus needs. Assist Manager with administrative duties and miscellaneous functions including the routing of problems to the appropriate technical support level. Thoroughly documents assigned problem reports that have been resolved.

New Technology Exploration:
Plan for the effective and efficient use of available technologies, as well as, new technologies as they are developed. Assists in developing solutions that that will offer efficiencies and enhancements for an evolving enterprise network infrastructure.

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity (DR/BC):
This individual is responsible for DR/BC planning, implementation, documentation, cross training of team members, and testing on a scheduled basis of systems in which they responsible for maintaining. Establish goals and actions in the implementation of DR/BC processes.

Other duties as directed.

Minimum Education/Experience :

Master’s degree and 1-2 years’ experience; or a bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years’ experience: or an equivalent combination of education and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

A technology-related degree with an emphasis on networking is preferred.
The desired candidate should have a strong foundation of the principles, protocols, and practices of computer networking and computer networking security, which may include but not limited to: Switches, Routers, Wireless, Firewalls, and VPNs. Experience with hands-on network engineering with Cisco infrastructure a plus. Knowledge and experience working with the TCP/IP protocol suite. In addition, possess knowledge in these additional areas which may include but is not limited to: Enterprise DNS services, Enterprise DHCP services, load balancing, network access control, network monitoring, management, and reporting, intrusion detection and prevention, and network troubleshooting. CCNA and CCNP Certifications completed or renewed within the last 5 years.

Demonstrated ability to successfully manage short and long-term projects with medium complexity that includes coordination with internal and external resources.

Individual should possess excellent oral and written communication skills; and the ability to work as an independent, productive, responsible, self-motivated member of a team in high-pressure situations.

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. Candidates must also submit a cover letter, resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.


ECU offers a challenging academic environment and an energetic campus life. We are committed to excellence through a talented and diverse faculty and staff. One of the perks of working at ECU is that you can take up to 9 credit hours of classes per year at no cost to you. There is also a textbook loan program in place available to permanent ECU staff and faculty, or their eligible dependent children or spouse. ECU also offers excellent benefits, including health care and retirement plans, and generous leave time.

Scholarship. Discovery. Service. Leadership.

Here, those values are more than just buzzwords. They indicate the wealth of opportunity that ECU students experience while engaging in the rigorous pursuit of knowledge. They define the many ways in which students innovate and forge new paths. They encompass the life lessons our students learn while serving others and improving communities. They emphasize the encouragement our students receive to stand up and lead the way into a brighter tomorrow.

To be a national model for student success, public service and regional transformation, East Carolina University:

  • Uses innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;
  • Prepares students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;
  • Develops tomorrow's leaders to serve and inspire positive change;
  • Discovers new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;
  • Transforms health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and
  • Improves quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

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