Network and Security Director
Madison Area Technical College 18 reviews - Madison, WI

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Administrative Salary Range D63 with a starting salary between $83,043-$112,109, depending on qualifications and experience.

Madison College provides a generous benefits package. Newly hired Administrators serve a two-year probationary period.

Organizational Function and Responsibilities:

This management position in the Technology Services Department has responsibility for architecture, design, and operation of the network and security infrastructure for the District. The ability to focus and function with an enterprise perspective and to advise technical staff, faculty, College management, and students is critical.

This position manages a team of network support staff (currently four individuals) and reports to the CIO .

Essential Duties:

The following duties are typically expected of this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned by the President or designee.

Network Architecture, Design, and Operation

1. Leads and manages the design, planning, implementation and maintenance of the College network infrastructure – LAN , WAN , wireless, fiber.

2. Installs, configures and manages network routers, switches, firewalls, packet shapers and network analysis tools.

3. Serves as escalation point to work with servicer providers, equipment providers, and customers to resolve network and security issues and concerns.

4. Monitors network utilization and performance and recommends upgrades as necessary.

5. Evaluates, recommends, and deploys new network services and upgrades as appropriate.

6. Resolves network and/or system hardware/software problems.

Information Security

1. Provides leadership on strategies and investments required for maintaining effective information security.

2. Provides leadership on the technical management of security services and functions including firewall management, network management, user management, network intrusion detection, vulnerability management, etc.

3. Leads the evaluation, recommendation and deployment of new information security solutions as appropriate.

4. Develops and implements information security policies, and best practices, along with feedback mechanisms to ensure achievement of their intended objectives.

5. Modifies processes and procedures to protect against and resolve network and end-user security problems to preserve a high level of security throughout the organization.

6. Implements an ongoing risk assessment program that assures evaluation of information resources to identify current and emerging security threats.

7. Provides project management for new security related implementations like identity management, single sign on, network architecture redesigns, etc.

8. Assists with IT governance and compliance related issues including higher education privacy regulations, PCI , and other government regulations.

9. Defines security risks, requirements and solutions for new and existing products and applications.


1. Plans and administers the budget for network and security infrastructure.

2. Assists the CIO in maintaining effective communication among the Department, the College community, and vendors.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Knowledge of:

1. Network design and troubleshooting.
2. Information security concepts, best practices and procedures, tools and techniques.
3. Managerial principles and practices.
4. Administrative program oversight principles, practices, and techniques.
5. Program development, planning, and administration principles and practices.
6. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, regulations, codes, and/or statutes.
7. Troubleshooting and solving complex program issues.

Skilled in:
1. People management and leadership.
2. Project management implementation.
3. Written, oral, organizational and interpersonal skills.
4. Directing, monitoring, and evaluating administrative programs at a College-wide level.
5. Planning, coordinating, and implementing program components and activities.
6. Analyzing processes and making recommendations for improvement.
7. Researching, analyzing, and applying relevant information to the development of departmental processes and programs.
8. Interpreting and applying applicable laws, rules, and regulations.
9. Monitoring and evaluating the work of lower level staff.
10. Communicating (orally and in writing) information, data, and opinions to inform, influence, and/or persuade a wide variety of individuals and audiences.

Ability to:
1. Manage a diverse group of individuals.
2. Shift priorities in an ever changing environment.

1. Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Computer Science or a closely related field; or a Bachelor

’s Degree and two years (4,000 hours) of work experience directly related to the skills required for successfully performing this position. Experience used as an equivalent of an educational requirement is in addition to any experience required by the position. * 2. Nine (9) years’ network administration and security experience, including, but not limited to LAN / WAN routing and security, firewall configuration and management, wireless management and connectivity, fiber and copper connectivity solutions. Two (2) years’ experience in supervising staff in the above functions.

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