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Network Administrator

Emporia State University
Kansas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jun 2, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Information Technology




Network Administrator




Reports to:

Director, Infrastructure



Works with:

IT team members, Campus departments

External Relationships:

Professional organizations, State and National working groups and consortiums, Vendors


The Network Administrator is responsible for configuring and maintaining the voice and data network systems to ensure network switches, wireless and firewalls to maintain uptime for stable operation of Emporia State University's IT assets. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in configuring and maintaining physical security of electronic door access and video surveillance.


Essential duties and responsibilities including the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Strategy & Planning

  • Collaborate with technical team members to assess near and long-term network capacity needs and design/implement strategic plans to ensure network capacity meets existing and future needs.
  • Create and maintain documentation as it relates to network configuration, mapping, processes, and service records.
  • Determine and document telecommunications and network architecture, design, and layout including protocols and standards used, as well as configuration.
  • Monitor network and telecommunication performance and troubleshoot problem areas as needed to identify and correct performance bottlenecks.

Operational Management

  • Configuration and maintenance of electronic door access to the buildings on campus based on the approval of the location owner or assigned designee.
  • Configuration and maintenance of video surveillance for the campus.
  • Design and implementation of copper, wireless, and fiber-optic network infrastructure for the campus.
  • Implementation of other low voltage wiring for campus as needed.
  • Configuration and maintenance of audio-visual equipment and cabling for the campus
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • High School diploma with at least ten years of related experience, or
  • Associates Degree in related field with at least six years of related experience, or
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field with at least two years of experience

Preferred Qualifications for this Position:

  • Experience working at a higher education institution
  • Maintain a postive attitude, good morale, and cooperation promoting teamwork partnering with other IT team members.
  • Strong communication skills to communicate with different people at different technical levels throughout the university.
  • Ability to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Strong work ethic (e.g., dependable, professional) and proven ability to work in an environment involving tasks that require strict confidentiality.


Interested individuals should upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Karis Williams, at Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Background check is required.

Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.

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