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This page is currently for the discussion and proposal of a future position and role within a reorganized CIS departmental structure.


  • Reduce and/or remove redundancy of responsibilities within the department
  • Set forth clear areas of responsibility for each position within the department
  • Communicate with the campus, department and administration where responsibility of functions reside
  • Maintain an organizational structure that remains flexible and adaptive to changing campus needs

Broad Function

The Network Administrator is an evolution of the former Assistant, Network and Servers position.

Reporting Relationships

This position reports to the Manager of Technology Infrastructure
This position supervises no positions
This position is parallel in the organizational structure to Systems Administrator

Major Networking Responsibilities

  • Responsible for the daily operation of the campus network.
  • Monitors switches, Internet, firewall, packet shaper, routers, wireless APs & Controllers, Motorola Canopy System, SUNY Net.
  • Performs diagnosis of trouble reports
  • Documents work in ticket tracking software
  • Review, comments, contributes and authors documentation and projects in the enterprise documentation repository (currently Confluence).
  • Performs routine Moves, Adds and Changes
  • Directs the installation of new network cabling.
  • Configures, monitors and administers DHCP and DNS Services
  • Performs programming and installation of switches
  • Performs intermediate programming of core Routers/Switches
  • Administers OfficeScan Enterprise Firewall Service for Desktop clients
  • Administers Packet Logic for peak Internet Connection utilization
  • Administers Firewall for Network Security.
  • Works in coordination with the Systems Administrator to determine source of network/server anomalies
  • Makes purchases of hardware and software as needed to support the responsibilities of the position.
  • Configures network settings on networked printers.
  • Performs backups of network equipment configurations to server based storage.
  • Performs Software and Hardware License/Maintenance Management for networked devices and test equipment, maintaining records.


  • Knowledge of TCP/IP data networks
  • Knowledge of network wiring installation standards
  • Knowledge of VOIP
  • Knowledge of the general administration of a large network
  • Knowledge of network routing and interconnection with multiple wide area networks.
  • Knowledge of network monitoring systems and systems monitoring software.
  • Knowledge of using Windows 2000/XP, Microsoft Office, Email, wiki and other office productivity software
  • Knowledge of general telephony systems
  • Knowledge of systems life-cycle management.


  • Four years of progressively complex assignments within networking
  • Performed the installation of both telecommunications cabling and data cabling, including Cat5e
  • Having worked directly at the command line interface (CLI) of switches, core routers, firewalls and various network devices
  • Served as an intermediary between multiple providers on behalf of a customer
  • Experience planning network infrastructure for new construction
  • Having managed service providers and contractors
  • Generation of detailed reports on resource utilization for supervisors
  • Minor database report writing and knowledge of relational databases.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a Bachelor's degree from a college or university accredited by a US Department of Education or internationally recognized accrediting organization in a computing discipline
  • 4 years of related work experience, two of them in the same job family
  • Ability to extract and compile a range of data from written sources, from individuals by asking questions, or from one or several given databases.
  • Ability to read technical literature, write moderately technical documentation and fill out complex forms
  • Regular skilled use of more complex machines; including word processing software and personal computers
  • Must be able to complete assigned tasks without direct supervision
  • Must be able to seek assistance from peers and supervisors
  • Must be able to perform work that requires considerable physical effort with a high degree of fine finger and hand dexterity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 or more years of related work in networking field
  • Two or four year college degree in technology or electronics
  • Experience with Enterasys Networks
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