Network Administrator

  • Georgia Southern University
  • Statesboro, GA, USA
  • Mar 05, 2021
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description

Network Administrator

Job ID 224506
Location Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

About Us
Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associate's, bachelor's, master's and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of America's Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.

Department Information
0622200 - Enterprise Networking

Job Summary
Monitor multi-campus networking components. Manage networking infrastructure on all campuses by working with a team of networking and system engineers to ensure maximum up-time. Manage knowledge transfer within Network team. Monitor network resources to identify trending and utilization statistics and provide recommendations for continuous improvement. Recommend and evaluate new technologies to allow ITS to meet University strategic goals.

Perform related duties as assigned to support the mission of the University
Configure and support protocols including, but not limited to: SSH, VPN, HTTP, OSPF and 802.1 x
Evaluate urgency and coordinate installation, upgrade, and maintenance of infrastructure as required
Create and maintain documentation for all network and telecommunications systems and processes
Collaborate with vendors to complete project-related tasks
Plan and execute production changes with minimal to no impact on uptime
Cultivate and maintain positive relations with other ITS teams and campus constituents
Support logical and physical networking infrastructure, as well as wireless infrastructure infrastructure within a TCP/IP environment
Manage and define network, firewall rules, and access lists
Design, implement and maintain University enterprise network and telecommunications infrastructure, which includes installation and configuration of switches, routers, firewalls, DNS, DHCP and VPN
Support enterprise cloud and virtual solutions related network resources and services
Supports ITS department to create, develop and maintain best practices for University
Security policies and networking architecture
Installation, upgrade, security, and backup of all ITS administered network and telecommunications equipment
Maintain copper and fiber-optic cabling infrastructure for campus

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements

Bachelor's degree

Required Experience
Five (5) years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of Juniper network equipment and management tools
Knowledge of Palo Alto firewall
Working knowledge of Enterprise level DNS/DHCP administration with an emphasis on Active Directory environments
Working knowledge of VM environments

Preferred Experience
Experience in an Enterprise or higher education network environment
Experience with network security utilities for management and implementation

Proposed Salary

Required Documents to Attach
Please provide three (3) professional references in the Required Documents to Attach section of your application.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Navigate web access and email with or without reasonable accommodation
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position
Ability to work well in a diverse environment
Ability to operate tools standard to trade
Ability to read and comprehend blueprints, specifications and standards, and technical literature
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Self-directed and learns independently
Manage competing demands and adapt to frequent changes
Learn and adapt to new technologies and interpret to provide solutions for customer needs or issues
Remain current on technology changes to respond quickly to customer issues
Ability to multi-task
Ability to meet deadlines, often under pressure

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success
Understanding of procedures and willingness to follow University policies to meet institutional goals
Understanding of all related architecture/engineering disciplines, and ability to organize, prioritize, perform under pressure in both public and internal capacities
Knowledge of equipment standard to trade
Extensive knowledge of: enterprise level routers, switches, and protocols associated with routing environments, and
enterprise level wireless infrastructure, including controllers, AP¿s, and management console
Extensive knowledge of enterprise level firewalls
Knowledge of GIS, AutoCAD, and Quattro Pro
Extensive understanding on how to resolve client/server computing issue

Demonstrate commitment to inclusiveness by working well with diverse populations
Demonstrate appropriate organizational skills as required for specific position
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated organizational and human relation skills
Excellent interpersonal and problem-solving skills
Demonstrates and teaches solution ownership
Quick thinking in network down situations
Possess superior work ethic
Demonstrated ability to work in cross-functional environment
Demonstrated knowledge of Divisional application servers and information systems
Extensive understanding on how to resolve client/server computing issue
Proven experience in IT operations
Creative in problem-solving

Apply Before Date
March 26, 2021

Contact Information
For more information or questions about a job posting, please contact the Department of Human Resources by phone at (912) 478-6947 or by email at

For technical support, please call the Shared Services Center at (877) 251-2644 or

Conditions of Employment
Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.
Successful completion of background investigation and legal authorization to work in the US prior to employment
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Georgia Southern University provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicant for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the America with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information
Must be able to perform duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation.
Work extended hours beyond 40 hour work week
On call shift work required
Work generally performed in an office
Work extends to other environments, including external
Travel required
Ability to maneuver items weighing up to 55 lbs. with or without reasonable accommodation

Background Check
Standard and Education

Other Information
Believing that diversity, equity, and inclusion contribute to excellence in the workplace and to the quality of the University's academic environment, Georgia Southern University is committed to recruiting and retaining diverse faculty and staff to support, promote, and serve a diverse student body and promote Inclusive Excellence. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, whose work furthers the institution's Inclusive Excellence goals, and who bring to campus varied life experiences, perspectives and backgrounds are especially encouraged to apply.

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