Research/Instruct. Consult.Network Infrastructure Specialist

Macomb, McDonough County
Jan 08, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training

Company Description:

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, serves more than 12,000 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, and veteran status.

Job Description:

APPOINTMENT: August 10, 2014

RESPONSIBILITIES: Works closely with the Network Manager to provide a high speed, reliable and secure network. Install and support routers, switches, access points and other network related equipment and software. Troubleshoot Tier 2 and Tier 3 infrastructure problems. Create and maintain appropriate network documentation. Assist with the operation of network security equipment and software. Work with part-time student workers to maintain the proper functioning of the network environment.

DUTIES: Perform monitoring of the network, including monitoring logs for security violations. Troubleshooting network and user issues within the network environment. Assist with setup and monitoring of network security devices and related servers. Creates and maintains documents of the network infrastructure. Assist in the design, implementation, and maintenance of network infrastructure equipment and software. Maintain network shaping/load balancing. Act as a backup for other network staff positions.

RANK & SALARY: WSalary is commensurate with qualifications. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Bachelor’s degree in Computers Science or related field. Must have knowledge of Cisco routers and switches, understanding of OSI model and multi-protocol environments and an understanding of fiber optic and copper cabling standards. Must have CCNA (Cisco Certified Network Associate) or higher certification. Must have the ability to work 2nd shift, split shift or other flexible hours in order to maintain the network. Must have the ability and willingness to be on call and reachable. Knowledge can be gained through coursework. Full-time.

Additional Information:

THE DEPARTMENT: WIU University Technology

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review and one of 39 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves approximately 12,200 students in the heart of the Midwest through its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.

The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 65 undergraduate and 37 graduate degree programs, including a doctorate in education. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 612 full-time faculty members teach 93.5 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to 10 pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.

Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 20 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.

WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 10,003): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).

WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,204): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, at its metropolitan, non-residential campuses in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.

Application Instructions:

APPLICATION: Complete applications include:

1) a letter of application

2) current curriculum vita or resume

3) the names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three current professional references

4) copies of unofficial academic transcripts, official transcripts will be requested of selected candidate Unofficial transcripts will be accepted, however top candidates will be asked to supply official transcripts

5) copy of the CCNA certification

Please upload the requested documents by clicking APPLY NOW or by navigating to the WIU Employment page at the following URL

**Note** In order to upload Individual documents must be under 2 MB in size.

Screening will begin on February 1, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Questions regarding the search may be directed to: Kathy Barrett at

For assistance with the online application system contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309)298-1977 or via email at