Job no: 502723 Position type: Full-Time 12-Month Department: 330100 - Information Tech Infrastructure Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS Categories: Professional Position Open Date: Jun 17 2021
Network Infrastructure Specialist is a position under administrative supervision of the Director of Information Technology Infrastructure. Responsible for planning, design, installation, troubleshooting, and documentation of campus communication infrastructure systems including campus network infrastructure, campus voice telephone infrastructure, campus wireless network infrastructure, and campus card access control systems. Supervision of junior Infrastructure Services employees involved with support of the campus communication infrastructure.
1. Supervise and direct installation, termination, certification, and troubleshooting of network fiber optic and copper (cat6) structured cabling systems. This includes using test equipment to certify fiber and cat6 copper cable are within industry standards and assisting with cable locates to mark and document fiber optic network. 2. Fiber optic and copper (cat6) industry recognized training. 3. Supervise and plan installation and maintenance of campus telephone system. This includes planning/installing/troubleshooting campus phone equipment and designing/installing/terminating telephone copper cable both intra-building house cable and outside plant. 4. Supervise and plan the installation and maintenance of campus wireless network. This includes troubleshooting of the campus wireless network infrastructure with the ability to use WIFI diagnostic software such as AIRMAGNET and interpret results to troubleshoot and enhance the campus WIFI network. 5. Supervise and plan the installation and maintenance of campus card access control system. This includes card reader system design, installation and maintenance of low voltage power supplies and control cables, and electrified door hardware and control components. This also includes coordinating the interface of card access system with building controls such as fire/burglar alarms. 6. Supervise and plan network switch installation, maintenance, and troubleshooting. 7. Plan and direct documentation of campus IT infrastructure including use of underground cable location equipment for 811 OSP utility locates and use of GPS to fix location of outside plant assets. Also includes use of CAD applications to document network assets inside and outside buildings and use of online database applications to network assets. 8. Ensure ongoing customer service excellence through the use of the ITS online work order system to review and update tickets per established procedure. 9. Stay informed with current industry trends and changes in technology and uses this information to enhance support of the campus communication infrastructure. 10. Familiar with procurement processes having experience working with supply vendors to purchase components necessary to support the campus communication infrastructure. 11. Ability to work with a diversified community of technical personnel involved with support of the campus network. 12. Supervise and mentor junior Infrastructure Services employees. 13. Perform duties and assignments with minimum to no supervision.
Associate's degree in Technology or a closely related field -AND- Seven years of experience working in a structured IT network infrastructure environment or other appropriate low voltage infrastructure systems environment.
A valid driver's license is also a requirement of this position.
Substitutions Allowed: Any equivalent combination of related experience and/or education approved by the Department of Human Resources Management.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
* Excellent interpersonal skills. * Working knowledge of Windows OS based computer systems and knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel or equivalent word processing/spreadsheet applications. * Working knowledge of termination and testing/certification of cat6 cable. * Working knowledge of cat6 cable testers such as Fluke DTX family of testers. * Industry/vendor recognized certification and/or training in installation and termination of cat6 copper cable. * Working knowledge of termination and testing/certification of fiber optic cable. * Working knowledge of fiber testing equipment including OTDR and/or Light Source/Power Meter * Industry/vendor recognized certification and/or training in installation and termination of fiber optic cable. * Experience with interpreting construction drawings related to installation of low voltage network infrastructure. * General knowledge of TCP/IP. * Working knowledge of ticket system to review, update and resolve work tickets. * Working knowledge of installation and maintenance of card access control systems, wireless networks, and telephone systems. * Working knowledge and use of in-ground cable location equipment including interpretation of locate results. * Structured low voltage network infrastructure systems design experience. * Working knowledge of AutoCAD or other CAD products. * BICSI related professional certifications. * Working knowledge of VOIP phone systems * Supervisory experience.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
* May require occasional work on nights, weekends and hours outside of the regular 8-5 workday. * Requires ability to lift and transport heavy equipment between job site and technical service area... <=40 lbs * Safely work around high voltage equipment. * Occasional exposure to cleaning solutions, glues, dust, and airborne particles. * Occasionally work in environments with excessive noise, heat, and cold. * Perform tasks while on ladders. * Perform tasks in ceiling and subfloor crawl spaces.
All applicants must apply online at www.msujobs.msstate.edu by attaching a cover letter and resume which includes the names and addresses of 3 professional references. We will accept applications only from persons with indefinite employment authorization in the U.S., and will not sponsor for nonimmigrant or immigrant status for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, sex, religion, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy, gender identity, status as a U.S. veteran, and/or any other status protected by applicable law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.
Internal Number: 502723
About Mississippi State University
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