Network Specialist
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA

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Position Title: Network Specialist

Department: Information Technology

Reports to: Assistant Director of Computing/Network Services

Position Summary:
The Computing/Network Specialist is responsible for the operation of the campusÂ’
computer networks, data communications systems and computer systems. This includes
monitoring and maintaining systems, cabling and equipment for the campus Intranet and
Internet access. Internal relationships include continuous contact with campus personnel
and students. External relationships include vendors and service providers.

Essential Duties and Responsibilites

Responds to hardware/software/network related problems as appropriate including those made through the department help desk manager.

Installs and/or coordinates the timely installation of new computing/network hardware and software.

Maintains working relationships with all service providers in the event problem solving requires the expertise of the manufacturer or other appropriate consultants.

Troubleshoots campus cable infrastructure including repairs to twisted pair cable, optical fiber and hard-line coaxial.

Troubleshoots and repairs problems in the Fast Ethernet Data Network through existing departmental methods.

Maintains an up to date familiarity with Optical fiber cabling, unshielded twisted pair, coaxial cable and associated hardware.

Maintains a high level of expertise in Microsoft Windows operating systems, campus supported desktop computing applications and all associated hardware.

Trains student assistants to help with the day to day operation of campus technology.

Responds to emergency situations on a 24-hour basis, seven days a week. Methods of contact may include pager, cellular telephone and remote dial up monitoring of all systems.

Participates in departmental meetings and projects as part of the IT staff.

Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:
One to Three years of experience in computer network environment.

Knowledge of Microsoft operating systems is required.

Formal education and/or training in Computer Science, Network Administration or related discipline

Equivalent work experience may be substituted for formal education.

Excellent troubleshooting and problem solving skills.

Good oral communication skills.

Ability to interact with a diverse user group of faculty, staff and students exercising superior interpersonal skills.

Ability to work independently set priorities and to implement and maintain established departmental procedures.

Ability to handle multiple assignments.

Ability to reach overhead and climb ladders. Good manual skill and hand-eye coordination.

Must be able to transport computer equipment.

Application Process:
To apply for this position, email a cover letter and resume (in MS Word or PDF format) along with salary range/expectations
to: .
Electronic submissions only.

USciences is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.
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