Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation's best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls "the most ambitious campus design program in the country."
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC's momentum has never been stronger. UC's annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
Support, maintain, monitor, and implement the university's enterprise data, voice, and wireless networks. Work with senior members of the network operations staff to provide incident support, fulfill customer requests and participate in the deployment of network hardware and configurations as part of the department's ongoing initiatives.
Support and deploy networking technology, including LAN/WAN (wired switches and routers), WLAN (wireless access points and controllers), network security (VPN, firewalls, and authentication systems), network support (DNS/DHCP, network management), and telephony (VoIP) services; specific duties will vary according to the life cycle and the technical complexity of the network and associated hardware and software.
Configure, maintain and manage enterprise network devices; travel throughout the university's campuses and to other remote facilities as necessary.
Monitor network traffic, utilization and performance; test and evaluate network systems to eliminate problems and make improvements.
Work with clients, technical staff and vendors on service request fulfillment, network implementation, optimization, and ongoing management.
Troubleshoot system failures escalating to senior technicians or vendors as appropriate; monitor incoming incident reports and work with other departments and end users to resolve problems.
Participate in an after-hours Tier 2 on-call rotation responding to network outage emergencies as defined in the department's standard operating procedures; serves as the initial emergency escalation contact for Tier 1 (help desk) support.
Develop and maintain documentation for network systems to be used by other engineers or the university community.
Ensure the security of the university's network by implementing the policies and practices that prevent and monitor unauthorized access, misuse or denial of service to a computer or other network-accessible resources.
Serve as a competent professional sharing attained knowledge with peers.
Perform related duties based on departmental need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Associate's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Computer Engineering, or related field.
Four (4) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
Valid driver's license with an acceptable record.
Two (2) years of intermediate to advanced level experience working with networking hardware and software including network design and implementation.
Possess a thorough understanding of commonly used networking concepts, practices, and procedures.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Associate level (CCNA, CWNA) or higher industry certification (can be substituted for experience).
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Repetitive hand motion (such as typing) - Continuously
Hearing, listening - Continuously
Talking - Often
Standing - Often
Walking - Often
Bending - Seldom
Stooping - Seldom
Climbing stairs/ladders - Seldom
Kneeling, squatting - Seldom
Crouching - Seldom
Crawling - Seldom
Reaching overhead - Seldom
Pulling, pushing - Seldom
Lifting - up to 20 pounds - Often
Lifting - up to 50 pounds - Often
Lifting - over 50 pounds - Seldom
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.
As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).
For questions about the UC recruiting process or to request accommodations with the application, please contact Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.
The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.
HISTORY IN BRIEF - The University of Cincinnati is a public urban serving research institution that was founded in 1819 and today is one of the country’s largest universities offering more than 350 academic programs to more than 44,000 students. UC has many top ranked programs in areas such as Music and Arts, Medical and Human-Services, Criminal Justice and more. Located in an urban setting, UC is close to the heart of Cincinnati and allows easy access for students to enjoy all that the city offers. UC is also the alma mater of many notables such as President William Howard Taft; Albert Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine; Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Mary Weinberg, 2008 Olympic gold medalist. UC is classified as a Research University (Very High Research Activity) by the Carnegie Commission and is ranked as one of America’s top 35 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. UC jumped 17 spots in the U.S. News & World Report rankings in the past two years alone. In addition to being named a “green university” by Princeton Review, UC has been named one of the world’s most beautiful campuses by Forbes and Delta Sky magazines. Learn more at www.uc.edu.MISSIO...N STATEMENT - The University of Cincinnati serves the people of Ohio, the nation, and the world as a premier, public, urban research university dedicated to undergraduate, graduate, and professional education, experience-based learning, and research. We are committed to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff, and all of our activities. We provide an inclusive environment where innovation and freedom of intellectual inquiry flourish. Through scholarship, service, partnerships, and leadership, we create opportunity, develop educated and engaged citizens, enhance the economy and enrich our University, city, state and global community.