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Job Summary

Wilberforce University seeks a Network Technician to join our team. The successful candidate will work closely with the Network Administrator to assist with managing the university’s network. We are looking for a skilled Network Technician to undertake tasks of network development and maintenance. You will be responsible for designing the network in ways that optimize its performance. The ideal candidate will be a competent individual with great passion for technology. An analytical mindset will be essential for effective troubleshooting and improving the network’s functions. The goal is to create and sustain a well-functioning and reliable network to ensure the unobtrusive operation of business.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Designing and installing well-functioning computer networks, connections, and cabling
  • Performing troubleshooting to system failures and identify bottlenecks to ensure long term efficiency of network
  • Testing and configuring software and maintain and repair hardware and peripheral devices
  • Inspect LAN infrastructure and fix minor or major problems/bugs
  • Evaluate network performance and find ways of improvement
  • Organize and schedule upgrades and maintenance without deterring others from completing their own work
  • Do regular data backups to protect the organization’s information
  • Provide technical direction to co-workers on computer and network usage and offer comprehensive advice and instructions
  • Maintain network connectivity of all computer workstations
  • Provide network support to users
  • Maintain servers and associated hardware, applications, services, and settings
  • Resolve problems reported by end user

Network Technician Qualifications/Skills:

  • Proven experience as network technician or relevant position
  • Outstanding diagnostic, problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good knowledge of LAN/WAN networks, TCP/IP protocols and network technologies
  • Hands-on experience with common software and hardware
  • Hands-on technical troubleshooting capabilities and hands on experience in networking, routing, and switching
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
  • Knowledge of computing infrastructures
  • Familiarity with server management and monitoring tools
  • Exceptional critical thinking and problem-solving ability
  • Experience with firewalls, Internet VPN’s remote implementation, troubleshooting, and problem resolution is desired
  • Ability to set up and configure server hardware
  • Familiarity with backup and recovery software and methodologies
  • Great at organizing, prioritizing, and multitasking

Minimum Qualifications

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • 2+ years’ experience in a network administration role
  • Previous experience with Microsoft Windows Server 2008, 2012, and 2016 preferred
  • Previous experience with Cisco switches and routers preferred
  • MCSE certification a plus
  • Juniper, Cisco, CWNA or BCNE training, CISSP, CCNA, or CCNP certification a plus

Wilberforce University

Founded in 1856, Wilberforce University is America’s first private, coeducational University established to educated men and women of African descent; and is closely affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Today, Wilberforce is a well-respected private, residential liberal arts university with a clear mission, core values and vision for the future and is a noted pioneer in the Co-Operative Education Movement.

Wilberforce awards the Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in the areas of business, engineering and computing science, humanities, natural sciences, and social sciences; as well as the Master of Rehabilitation Counseling degree. The University is located in Wilberforce, Ohio, a community readily accessible to the Dayton, Cincinnati and Columbus metropolitan centers’ social, professional and cultural amenities and airports.

Wilberforce University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply:

To apply for the Network Technician position, use the “Quick Apply/Submit Resume” button below to submit your information,  cover letter and resume to the Wilberforce University Department of Administration and Human Resources.

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To apply for this job email your details to humanresources@wilberforce.edu

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