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Associate CIO for Systems and Network Engineering

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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Associate CIO for Systems and Network Engineering


EITS-Systems Engineering

About the University of Georgia:

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to 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 employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 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, 8am – 5pm; Occasional after-hours as needed.

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Commensurate with Experience

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please provide name and contact information for three professional references.

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 (

USG Core Values Statement:

The University System of Georgia is comprised of our 26 institutions of higher education and learning, as well the System Office. Our USG Statement of Core Values are Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values serve as the foundation for all that we do as an organization, and each USG community member is responsible for demonstrating and upholding these standards. More details on the USG Statement of Core Values and Code of Conduct are available in USG Board Policy and can be found on-line at

Additionally, USG supports Freedom of Expression as stated in Board Policy 6.5 Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom found on-line at

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Director. Subdivision/Unit AD





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:

This is an Information Technology (IT) Leadership position responsible for project management, resource management, supervision of IT professionals, and communication of IT services and support. This individual is responsible for IT strategic and/or tactical planning, implementation and evaluation for a unit, department, college, or enterprise. Additionally, the individual is responsible for effective communication among faculty, staff, administration, students, and appropriate IT resource providers at the University. This position is responsible for the identification, selection, and application of appropriate technology resources to support the unit of responsibility and the University goals for instruction, research, and public service. Technology services provided under the leadership of this position meet University standards for design, security, and delivery. The individual in this position will have some institutional scope as well as decision-making responsibilities at the unit level.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

  • Experience managing IT Infrastructure Teams
  • Understanding of systems engineering, network engineering, and IT infrastructure.
  • Ability to work independently and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to communicate well with all levels of management
  • Ability to direct the design, implementation, and management of complex IT systems and networks
  • People skills or equivalent professional development skills around leadership

Physical Demands:

Normal office environment

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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.

Background Investigation Policy:

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website.


Provide leadership and oversight for Systems Engineering.a. Plan projects, assign tasks, track progress on projects and service delivery.b. Coordinate activities of the teams and ensure that operational goals are met in a timely fashion.c. Guide, direct, and encourage increased efficiency, continual improvement, creative cloud and on-prem solutions and collaboration within System Engineering and campus clients.d. Guide the development, maintenance, and enforcement of relevant UGA system, network, and cloud hosted standardse. Guide, direct, and encourage increased efficiency, continual improvement, creative solutions, and collaboration within System Engineering and campus clients.f. Coordinate and support disaster recovery documentation and testing.g. Oversee management and maintenance of system documentation.

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Provide leadership over operations and projects of Network Engineering.a. Lead the development and implementation of strategic plans for network infrastructure that align with the organization’s overall IT strategy and operational goals.b. Evaluate and recommend new technologies and enhancements to improve system performance and cost-effectiveness.c. Provide leadership and oversight for the design and maintenance of the organization’s network architecture, including both hardware and software components.d. Ensure that network management practices comply with regulatory requirements and industry standards.e. Ensure the network is scalable, secure, and robust to support the needs of the organization.f. Provide oversight to major network-related projects, from conception through implementation, ensuring they are delivered on time, within scope, and within budget.g. Coordinate with other IT teams and business units to ensure network solutions meet organizational needs and integrate seamlessly with other systems.

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Provide leadership and oversight for cloud infrastructure and collaboration tools.a. Develop and implement IT strategies that align with the organization’s overall business goals, focusing on maximizing the utility and efficiency of cloud hosting and Collaboration tools like Microsoft Teams.b. Oversee the administration and operation of the organization’s cloud environment, ensuring optimal performance, scalability, and security of cloud services and resources.c. Manage the deployment, customization, and maintenance of collaboration and communication tools, ensuring they meet the needs of the organization effectively.d. Ensure all deployments hosted in the cloud comply with relevant regulations and industry standards, including data protection policies and cybersecurity measures.

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Financial and fiscal responsibilities and direction for Systems and Network Engineering.a. Develop, monitor and maintain budgets and accounts for Systems and Network Engineering.b. Work cooperatively with EITS Finance and Business Services and other appropriate EITS and UGA departments.c. Plan projects, assign tasks, track progress on projects and service delivery.

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Direct, foster and oversee the development and maintenance of cooperative relationships with other UGA units.a. Ensure that healthy cooperative relationships are maintained with key units with a focus on service delivery to the UGA campus at large.b. Coordinate activities of the teams and ensure that operational goals are met in a timely fashion.c. Anticipates and estimates resource needs, develops job postings and screens applicants for hiring.d. Work collaboratively with other units and departments to determine the scope and requirements of MOU and SLA agreements.e. Develop and implement written agreements.f. Monitor services provided against responsibilities and metrics in agreements and ensure that they are being met.g. Periodically discuss services being provided through agreements with customers to ensure that all parties are satisfied with the services provided.

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Manage assets under the purview of Systems and Network Engineering.a. Ensure that EITS, UGA and State of Georgia policies, rules, and guidelines are followed for UGA equipment.b. Maintain asset and inventory information for equipment under the purview of Network Infrastructure and Services.c. Ensure that production equipment is under appropriate hardware and software vendor maintenance contracts for services such as Network Support Partnership.

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Serve in other roles as assigned by EITS management.a. Other duties as assigned.

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Contact Details:

For questions concerning this position or recruitment progression, please refer to the Recruitment Contact listed below.

Recruitment Contact Name:

Ilir Hasko

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest and most comprehensive institution of higher education. Founded in 1785, it is the birthplace of public higher education in America.

Today, UGA enrolls more than 40,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 767 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 18 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, and the Honors College. It offers 24 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 33 master’s degrees in 144 fields; 8 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 99 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 5.3 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 25 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship, making it one of the nation’s top Rhodes producers among public universities. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service for television, podcast/radio, and digital media. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.

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