IT Technical Specialist IV - Networking & Security Administrator - The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa Alabama

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The University of Alabama

Tuscaloosa, Alabama

United States


Detailed Job Description

The IT Technical Specialist IV performs advanced IT activities for specialized, complex and/or functional areas requiring the expert knowledge and professional application of IT principles, practices and techniques in accordance with industry standards and university policy. Requires a great amount of evaluation, originality or ingenuity. May be responsible for training, assisting or supervising lower level IT personnel and other staff. May lead projects and cross-functional activities.

Additional Department Summary:

The Networking & Systems Administrator provides technical support to the Center for Advanced Public Safety (CAPS) within the Department of Computer Science. Working under the supervision of the CAPS Senior System Administrator this position will provide system administration, networking and security experience and knowledge as part of a team assigned to manage information technology for a cutting edge software research and development organization on campus at The University of Alabama. The position will be exposed to a wide variety of technologies, both experimental and traditional, and will need to be able to adapt quickly to new technologies. The Networking & Systems Administrator will primarily focus on administering networking and security appliances within the CAPS environment with emphasis on switches, routers, firewalls, web application firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, anti-virus systems, and SIEMs.The position will also assist in the evaluation of several projects including the latest developments in networking, information security, and evaluation of other advanced technologies under consideration within the CAPS organization. The position requires staying up to date on security threats, adapting to threats quickly, and conforming to organizational information security policies and procedures.This job includes light manual work in the movement and installation of servers and workstations and requires the ability to lift up to 40 lbs.

Required Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree and 3 years of professional IT experience, OR Master's degree and 1 year of professional IT experience, OR any equivalent combination of experience, training, education and/or certification from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been obtained. Knowledge of advanced programming, networking, system, multimedia, instructional or security technology skills or knowledge of project management methods and applications. May require advanced level training or certification. Skills and Knowledge:Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing, with users of varying degrees of technical ability and understanding. Effective time management skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously.

Preferred Qualifications:

Experience in Citrix desktop virtualization preferred. Exposure to web application firewalls, IDS/IPS systems, antivirus systems, and SIEMs. Professional certification in security and/or networking related areas, security clearance, and demonstrated experience in security fields. 59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 42993.60 Midpoint - $ 62337.60

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction before a hiring decision is made. EOE/AA

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.

Keyword Phrases

  • Computer Science
  • The Capstone of Higher Education
  • Student Centered Research University
  • Fostering a diverse student body & workforce
  • Network/System Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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