Network Specialist

  • McHenry County College
  • Crystal Lake, IL 60012
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full time Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description



Position Requisition Information


Job Title Network Specialist
Department Infrastructure & Security
FLSA Status Non-Exempt
Job Type Staff
Position Grade 9
Employee Type Full Time
Hiring Range Commensurate with experience
Grant Funded  
Work Year 12 Months
Work Year-Other Information  
Typical Work Schedule
40 Hours M-F - Possible work during the evening and/or on weekends.
Bargaining Unit Eligibility Yes-Staff Council
Work Week 40 Hours
Work Week-Other Information  
Special Instructions to Applicants  
Position Information for Posting


Position Introduction
The Network Specialist is a critical role within the Infrastructure team, charged with ensuring the security of, and access to, all network-related services. As the Network Specialist, you will have the opportunity to help ensure that network services are available, secure, and well managed. You will join a team of people dedicated to the success of MCC students and employees.
Position Summary
Provide fundamental network infrastructure administrative duties and maintain network security. Perform preventive maintenance on multiple computer platform environments. Provide support and assist Network Technicians. Configure, maintain and secure the College's wireless network. Manage SAN/NAS drive assignments and mapping.
Reports to Director of Infrastructure and Security
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
- Add/update/maintain network user accounts and user profiles
- Monitor the performance of nightly, weekly, and monthly computer data backup
- Install, repair, and maintain server and microcomputer peripheral equipment
- Provide assistance and application training to other IT staff concerning network systems or other related applications
- Develop timely network documentation
- Provide timely feedback concerning installation/repair requests to end-users
- Assist with network security maintenance at the direction of senior network infrastructure staff
- Assist with the maintenance of Wireless Access Points
- Maintain and update network infrastructure map
- Manage departmental mapped drive access
- When needed, provide Tier 2 technical network support to the Call Center
- Assist with the planning and implementation of the network technical architecture
- Perform routine switch configuration and maintenance
- Assist with Virtual Private Network (VPN) design and implementation
- Assist with VLAN design and configuration
- Assist with virus outbreak containment, quarantine, and removal
- Monitor systems logs and escalate problems as needed
- Monitor and manage virus and spam filters
- Attend and contribute to weekly departmental meetings
- Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and responsibilities
- Additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor
Required Education Associate's degree from a regionally accredited institution, or the equivalent combination of related training and education.
Other Required Qualifications
- Associate's degree from a regionally-accredited institution in Computer Information Systems or related discipline required; or equivalent job related experience
- Two years' experience with the following:
o Supporting a medium to large size network environment
o Supporting a TCP/IP network infrastructure environment
o Supporting microcomputer hardware and software systems
o Windows 10, Windows 2012 - 2019 Server, Macintosh 10.x operating systems preferred
Desired Qualifications
- Working knowledge of network access security
- Working knowledge of PowerShell scripting and MS Office products
Skills and Specifications
- Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
- Ability to learn technological applications
- Demonstrated proficiency in written and verbal communication
- Demonstrated ability to support end users
- Proficient in the use of network operating systems
- Responsible, self-directed
- Ability to work with minimum supervision and direction
- Well organized and goal oriented
- Commitment to the customer service nature of the position
- Ability to work in a dynamic environment that requires being sensitive to change and responsive to changing needs, goals, and priorities
- Ability to lift 60 pounds unassisted
- Commitment and respect for diversity, equity, inclusiveness and the MCC Behaviors of Excellence
- Commitment to the College mission, vision, values, and goals
- Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position
Location Main Campus

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