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Network Administrator

University of North Carolina at Asheville
Asheville, NC

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

Job Details

UNC Asheville Overview:

Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains in Western North Carolina, UNC Asheville is the designated public liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. UNC Asheville is nationally known for the quality of our student-centered teaching, mentoring of undergraduates in research, interdisciplinary learning, and striving to be an inclusive campus community.
UNC Asheville is committed to promoting diversity and a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and the ability to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds. Staff members are encouraged to take an active role to engage in the institution’s efforts in promoting diversity and inclusion throughout the workplace. The successful candidate is expected to foster an inclusive work culture where uniqueness of beliefs, backgrounds, talents, capabilities and ways of living are respected and welcomed. Women, traditionally under-represented minorities, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Position Type:

EHRA Staff


Network Administrator

Position Number:


Recruitment Range:

$63,000 - $67,448

Work Schedule and Hours:

Typical hours are Monday-Friday from 8:00am-5:00pm. Occasional time on evenings and weekends to meet the needs of the University.

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Months per Year:

12 Months

Position Summary:

The primary purpose of this position is the technical and operational support of the planning and executing the selection, installation, configuration, testing and troubleshooting of IP telephony, voice mail, wireless network mapping, and local user and network connection databases.

The position will be responsible for the maintenance and support of the entire campus data communications network (wired and wireless), optical fiber and copper based cable plant, network management software tools, network hardware inter-connectivity, network security policy enforcement, end user connectivity needs, future network design changes, new equipment evaluations and installations, and technology consultation for new construction projects.



Required Education/Experience/Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electronics, or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and 1-2 years of directly related experience; or a
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Computer Engineering, Electronics, or related technical degree from an appropriately accredited institution and with 2-4 years of directly related experience.
  • CCNP or equivalent certification desired.

Preferred Education/Experience/Skills:

The preferred candidate will have a Master’s degree in Computer Science, MIS, Electronics, Telecommunications, or Engineering or Bachelors in the same concentrations with 1-2 years of relevant technical experience. Experience working in a higher education environment is preferred.Preferred qualification include experience using the following Cisco products:

  • Catalyst IOS switches
  • MIST wireless solutions
  • Juniper router/switches
  • Palo Alto firewall and VP, ACS, IP telephones
  • Call Manager and Unity Connection Administration
  • Prime Wireless Infrastructure.

Candidates who demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively with non-technical personnel (including writing clear documentation), ability to work independently and reliably to ensure projects meet time and resource constraints, ability to work as a team member and exhibit the ability to advance technical skills, and a commitment to excellent customer service are strongly preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities :

Communication skills, Problem-solving skills, Critical thinking, Interpersonal skills, Multitasking skills, Creativity, Initiative, and Attention to detail. Firewall, switch, router, VOIP, VPN technologies, physical cabling, and wireless technologies administration. Vendor specific knowledge for Cisco, Palo Alto, Mist, Avigilon, and Juniper technologies.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Application Instructions
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Please note that any documents submitted to Human Resources or the hiring departments become property of UNC Asheville and will not be returned. Official verification from each college/university you have attended are required upon employment, and will be requested directly from the college/university by Human Resources or from the National Student Clearinghouse. Any expense will be the responsibility of the employee. Educational degrees must be from an appropriately accredited institution. If no applicants apply who meet the required competency and training and experience requirements, management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations. It is the policy of UNC Asheville to conduct pre-employment background investigations on all candidates selected for employment. If hired, the candidate will be required to submit proof of eligibility to work in the United States. New employees are paid only by direct deposit to the financial institution of their choice.

Employee Work Locations and Reasonable Commuting Distance
Employees approved for flexible work locations are expected to work within a reasonable commuting distance to be able to report to their on-site duty station within a practical period of time when directed due to operational needs and/or due to changes to, or revocation of, their flexible work arrangements. A “reasonable commuting distance” generally means within 90 minutes of the employee’s on-site work location. Exceptions may be made to the reasonable commuting distance based on operational needs, including but not limited to recruitment of those with unique or scarce skills and arrival or departure of employees for a transitional period of relocation. All such exceptions must have the written approval of the appropriate Senior Officer and Human Resources.

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The University of North Carolina Asheville offers a singular experience for original minds.

We’re the original and only liberal arts campus in the University of North Carolina system. We break down conventions, overcome obstacles, expand horizons. We dare to connect curiosity and critical thinking, courage and challenge, imagination and impact, opportunity and responsibility. When the world looks down, we look up.

We’re a public resource that draws on a deep history to make a profound impact—on our students and on the world. We founded the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Our STEAM Studio helped to produce the largest public art installation ever shown in Times Square. We offer majors and concentrations that re-tool the liberal arts and sciences for new challenges and new opportunities. We live in one of America’s great small cities, a mountain town with wit and grit, with an artist’s eye and an explorer’s heart.

We are the originals. We’re rooted in the Land of the Sky, at the intersection of what’s known and what’s possible. This is an education that’s affordable, adaptive, and endlessly relevant. This is an experience where every path leads to a new vista, where there’s room for every voice, and where the future is a frontier—vast and bright and close enough to touch.

UNC Asheville’s national reputation for empowering human potential is rooted in its unique student-centric public liberal arts and sciences mission. UNC Asheville thrives on close-knit connections among students and their faculty and staff mentors. The University’s 3,300 students are innovative, ethical, creative and resilient leaders who seek to understand complex global challenges and find creative, sustainable solutions that benefit our communities and the world. More than 65 percent of UNC Asheville students conduct applied research alongside faculty experts. UNC Asheville consistently ranks as a national top 10 Public Liberal Arts and Sciences University by U.S. News & World Report, and on its list of Most Innovative Schools. UNC Asheville regularly earns several national top 20 rankings in The Princeton Review’s “The Best 386 Colleges,” including Best Quality of Life, Town-Gown Relations, and UNC Asheville has ranked in the top two nationally for the “Best Schools for Making an Impact,” in The Princeton Review’s “Colleges that Pay You Back.”

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