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Senior Network Engineer - Information Technology 00528

Christopher Newport University
Newport News, VA
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Senior Network Engineer - Information Technology 00528

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Information Technology Specialist III

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Full Time

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General Public

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This position is designated as a “responsible employee” who has the authority to redress sexual violence, who has the duty to report incidents of sexual violence or other student misconduct, or who a student could reasonably believe has this authority or duty.

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This position is a “designated position” meaning this position could potentially be required to work (depending on the event) during an emergency closing.

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Departmental Objective:

Inspire and foster partnerships that focus on innovative solutions for ubiquitous access and use of information services to support educational and cultural opportunities that benefit the CNU community.

Purpose of the Position:

This position will assist in maximizing the value derived from the University’s information systems by analyzing, designing, and implementing the University’s network infrastructure architecture, telecommunications, and campus television systems.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (KSA's) and/or Competencies required and preferred:

- Ability to act as the infrastructure team lead as well as mentor and provide training whenever necessary.
- Expert level skills with administration, troubleshooting, and maintenance of wireless controllers, routers, next-gen firewalls, layer 2/3 switches, servers, virtual private network (VPN), and fiber-optics.
- Ability to provide expert-level support to the University’s telecommunications and campus television systems, referring only the most complex issues to higher levels.
- Expert knowledge of current network security best practices and ongoing mitigation strategies.
- Ability to learn, research, and prove new and emerging networking concepts.
- Ability to establish standards and documented best practices within the team, to improve network security, sustainability, and to respond to audit findings.
- Proven ability to model professional integrity and behavior

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Required :

Education Required:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Systems, Computer Science, or Computer Engineering or equivalent coursework, certifications, or experience that equates to a Bachelors degree.

Experience Required:

- Experience training and mentoring junior department members to prepare them for more complex assignments.- Significant experience with infrastructure lifecycle management in a campus environment. - Extensive experience with supporting wide area, local area, and wireless networks, in addition to on-campus and cloud data centers.- Experience analyzing campus needs and providing infrastructure solutions, including budgetary estimates.- Experience managing large projects, teams of employees, and multiple vendors simultaneously.

Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification Preferred :

Education Preferred: - Relevant industry certifications such as Cisco, Aruba, Extreme, etc.

Experience Preferred: - Significant experience in an academic setting.
- Experience with internal and external (Auditor of Public Accounts) auditing.

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Commensurate with Education and Experience

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Per the Governor’s order, as a state employee, you would be required to disclose vaccine status. If you are fully vaccinated, you must provide documents confirming this status. The Governor requires that all employees who are unvaccinated, or not yet fully vaccinated to be tested weekly until they are fully vaccinated. This is a condition of employment. This is a classified position. New and returning classified employees are required to complete a 12-month probationary period; This position includes Commonwealth of Virginia and CNU employee benefits; Selected candidate must attend 3-day New Employee Orientation Program.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

PLEASE NOTE: Applications for this position require a resume and cover letter to be attached in order to be considered for the position.

Christopher Newport University (CNU) will make a reasonable effort to accommodate persons with disabilities in the application and/or interview process. Persons with disabilities who require accommodation should contact the CNU Human Resources Office by calling (757) 594-7145.
CNU will only accept online applications through the website. Online applications must be received by midnight on the closing date indicated in a job announcement. Faxed, emailed, hand-delivered or mailed applications and attachments will NOT be accepted. Applicants are welcome to complete an online application by using computers located in the Office of Human Resources. Address: CNU North – 301 Hiden Boulevard, Suite 101, Newport News, VA 23606. Public computers are also available in nearby libraries and at the Virginia Employment Commission. Address: 600 Butler Farm Road, Hampton, VA 23666 (M-F 9am-4:30pm).
Applicants who possess an Interagency Placement Screening Form (Yellow Form) or Preferential Hiring Form (Blue Card) as issued under Policy 1.30 Layoff (Commonwealth of Virginia Employees Only), must attach these forms with their application, in order to receive credit.
Applicant finalists are required to complete a CNU sponsored background check. After accepting employment, individuals are required to complete a USCIS Form I-9 (employment eligibility verification) and present documentation from the USCIS List of Acceptable Documents that establishes both their identity and employment authorization to work in the United States. The provided documents will be verified through the Department of Homeland Security E-Verify website.
CNU, an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE), is fully committed to access and opportunity.

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Selected by The Princeton Review for The 386 Best Colleges: 2021 Edition, and highly ranked for its quality of life and innovative leadership, Christopher Newport University is a public school offering a private school experience — great teaching, small classes, and a safe, vibrant campus. A “student-first, teaching-first” community, Christopher Newport is dedicated to the ideals of scholarship, leadership and service. The University is located between Williamsburg and the Virginia beaches in Newport News, and enrolls 5,100 students. Academic programs encompass more than 90 areas of study, from biology to business administration and political science to the performing arts. The University has a new and technologically advanced campus, has generated over 7,300 applications for a freshmen class of 1,155 and has been ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges guide as fourth among public regional universities in the South and seventh among all regional universities in the South. In addition, Christopher Newport is ranked third among all public schools for having “the highest proportion of classes with fewer than 20 students.” Christopher Newport is committed to ensuring that all people are welcomed, honored and fully engaged in the life of our academic community. We seek exceptional and diverse candidates and encourage applications from individuals who are underrepresented in their profession. For further details and information about Christopher Newport, visit ”">

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Christopher Newport University, an EO Employer, is fully Committed to Access and Opportunity. Notice of Non-Discrimination & Title IX Policy Statement:

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