Network Administrator

Juniata College
Huntingdon, PA

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Technology, Network & Systems Administration
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Job Title:

Network Administrator

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Pay Rate:

Starting at $64,000

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Key Responsibilities :

The Network Administrator is responsible for providing and maintaining reliable campus voice and data networks, communication hardware, and software solutions. This position is the point person for performing campus network installations, upgrades, and configuration changes. This position often works with campus constituents to provide customer service and technical expertise to address voice and data network issues. The Network Administrator also works with service providers to install new services and troubleshoot issues with existing services.

• Monitor, troubleshoot, and address performance, configuration, and security related issues with campus networks, voice systems, Internet connections, remote access, backup power, and associated devices.
• Test and evaluate new solutions related to all foundational data and voice communication systems.
• Plan, install, and manage wiring infrastructure supporting campus telecommunications.
• Assist with disaster recovery planning and deployment for network and communication resources.
• As a member of the IT Security Team, contribute to the assessment and improvement of the overall security posture of voice and data networks using best practices and industry standards.
• Create technical documentation and provide related user training.
• Perform repair services in emergency situations as needed.
• Plan and develop policies, procedures, and solutions to provide a secure computing environment, including voice and data network upgrades and changes based on applicable and modern technology.
• Play an active role in the development of long-term strategic goals and operating plans to guide network operations and new strategies.
• Perform related duties as assigned.

Juniata College is committed to cultivating an equity-minded and equity-engaged campus culture, one that is inclusive and supportive of its students, faculty, and staff. We believe that all members of the College community share the responsibility to engage, sustain, and leverage an interconnected learning environment in which difference is valued, equity is sought, and a sense of belonging is explicit. Juniata’s strategic mission promotes diversity in every expression, and amplifies the College’s commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion and access. We aim to evolve into a more global, equitable and ethical community, where all Juniatians live a life of inclusive belonging needed for becoming leaders who value and embrace human interconnectedness and dignity. Juniata invites and welcomes applicants from diverse backgrounds and perspectives.


Position Qualifications:

•Knowledge and abilities normally acquired through a Bachelor’s Degree in information technology, or related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience.
•At least two years of data and voice network experience sufficient to demonstrate:
*the ability to scope out, recommend, install, configure and maintain data and voice infrastructure and technologies in an enterprise or campus environment,
*competency and capability with routing, switching, and associated communication protocols,
*knowledge of standards associated with the installation and support of copper, fiber, and wireless technologies,
*exceptional network monitoring and troubleshooting skills related to network performance, including availability, utilization, and throughput.
*knowledge of voice-related server applications, Windows Servers, and/or UNIX operating systems,
•Demonstrated knowledge and application of technology security standards, backup operations, disaster recovery concepts, and other best practices.
•Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
•Must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing to both a technical and non-technical audience.
•Demonstrated ability to develop new skills and stay current on relevant technologies.
•Must be able to respond to system outages during off-hours.

Supervision Required/Given:

This position is supervised by the Director of Campus Network and Security under general guidelines and direction. This individual must be able to work both independently and collaboratively with others.

Preferred Qualifications:

See position qualifications.

Physical Demands:

• After hours and on-call support is required for emergencies and planned maintenance intervals.
• The position requires a variety of physical activities including using ladders, accessing and installing wiring above ceilings/below flooring and in crawl spaces, moving equipment from building to building, and troubleshooting issues that extend outside of building walls.
• The position may require lifting/pushing/carrying objects up to 40 pounds.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

• Must have a strong sense of responsibility and integrity due to the level of system access required for this position.
• Must agree to and pass a background check.

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:



Working at Juniata College 

Juniata College's mission is to provide an engaging personalized educational experience empowering our students to develop the skills, knowledge and values that lead to a fulfilling life of service and ethical leadership in the global community.

Founded in 1876, Juniata is a national liberal arts college located in the scenic Allegheny Mountain region of central Pennsylvania and is the intellectual home for 1,600 students and nearly 14,000 alumni. The College ranks highly in the percentage of graduates that eventually earn doctoral degrees. Juniata integrates international, intercultural and global dimensions into its curriculum and experiential learning opportunities and was awarded the 2012 Paul Simon Award for Comprehensive Internationalization. Juniata is known for the personal attention it gives to students and flexible areas of study (its Program of Emphasis resembles a major but is more flexible, encouraging students to design a program of study and justify their choices. About a third of Juniata students self-design their entire POE.) Each student is assigned two faculty advisers, and the average student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

Juniata is a very strong community where student involvement is paramount. There are no fraternities or sororities. The student clubs and organizations (over 90 currently) have a positive impact on the Juniata community and on the larger community of Huntingdon and the surrounding area.

Juniata College takes positive steps to enhance diversity in both its community and its curriculum. The College commits to this policy not because of legal obligations but because it fully believes that such practices are basic to human dignity. AA/EEO

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