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Network Systems Analyst II

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Position Information

Working Title Network Systems Analyst II
Brief Position Overview

This position will be responsible for the administration, design, maintenance, and support of the Great Falls College MSU network and telecommunications systems.

Position Number
Department Information Technology Office
Division Information Technology
Appointment Type Classified
Contract Term
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FLSA Non-Exempt
Union Affiliation MPEA
FTE 1.0
Benefits Eligible Yes
Compensation Hourly
Salary Salary range of $18.30 to $25.04 hourly, commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications
Contract Type Classified Hourly
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Recruitment Type External

Position Details

General Statement

This position works within the Great Falls College MSU IT Services department as support for the network and telecommunication systems.

Duties and Responsibilities

Maintaining the operational readiness of the Great Falls College MSU network at the main campus as well as affiliated sites; maintaining and upgrading the network core, switches, routers, and several network management devices (e.g. firewall devices, DHCP server, wireless controller, NAS devices, etc.); installing, configuring, maintaining and troubleshooting network switches and other supporting peripherals; maintaining and troubleshooting telecommunications systems; managing, maintaining, upgrading, and wiring the physical cable plant (Ethernet (Cat 5/ Cat 6), fiber optic (single and multimode), FCOE, and phone lines); ensuring quality technical support, reliable connectivity, and the operational readiness of our enterprise services; and performing related work as required.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Associate degree in computer science, networking, or a related technical field plus two years of full time (or part-time equivalent) network administration experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

A current industry recognized certification relating to networking. (ie. CCNA, Network+, etc.).

Experience administering, designing, troubleshooting, and supporting critical network systems in a production environment and solving complex networking, operating system and software problems to ensure maximum system security, reliability and availability.

Experience managing larger networks across multiple locations using networking standards, protocols such as DHCP, etc and security best practices, and the configuration and deployment of various network attached devices such as network switches, wireless access points, etc.

Experience with and knowledge of client/server technology, such as DNS, Active Directory, VPN, LDAP, etc.

Experience with configuring, upgrading, and maintaining Cisco IOS software on network devices (switches, routers, firewalls, etc.).

Experience with installing, terminating, and wiring physical cable plant infrastructure.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, networking, or a related technical field plus two years of full time (or part-time equivalent) network administration experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.

Experience Managing Cisco VoIP with CUCM and CUC.

Experience with and knowledge of advanced network protocols and configurations such as IPV6, Fiber Channel, VPC, VSS, etc.

Experience with configuring, upgrading, and maintaining Cisco devices using NX-OS, AsyncOS, ASA/ASDM, and FXOS.

Experience with virtual networks, fabric interconnects FCOE, and ISCSI.

Current certification as a Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) or equivalent.

Familiarity and knowledge of network security, intrusion detection systems, and network vulnerability and security scanners.

The Successful Candidate Will

Effectively and efficiently perform the above duties listed; precisely operate work related equipment; consistently exercise initiative and good judgment; self-motivated; strong analytic and problem solving skills; successfully prioritize duties; excellent customer service; be conscientious of future IT needs and communicate them in a timely manner; strong attention to detail; work effectively with minimal or no supervision; exhibit effective communication and listening skills; effectively work with clientele that have a wide range of user needs and technical issues; exhibit excellent team orientation; maintain confidentiality of records and information; and represent the department to others in a professional and courteous manner.

Special Requirements

Required to be on-call in case of system failures or outages.

Will be required to wear safety gear as needed.

Must possess a valid driver’s license and meet all State of Montana requirements to operate State/University vehicles.

Physical Demands

Must be able to stand, walk, or move about for long periods of time push, pull, lift, bend, craw, move up and down stairs, go up and down a step ladder, be comfortable getting in and out of tight spaces, and be comfortable working at heights.

Must be able to lift and carry items weighing up to 30 pounds on an occasional basis. Less frequently may be required to lift up to 75 pounds.

Will occasionally work outside and in inclement weather.

This position has supervisory duties?

Posting Detail Information

Announcement Number S00061P
Number of Vacancies 1
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Open Date 10/13/2017
Close Date
Open until filled Yes
Special Instructions Summary
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Diversity Statement

Great Falls College Montana State University is committed to providing a working and learning environment free from discrimination. As such, the College does not discriminate in the admission, access to or conduct of its educational programs and activities nor in its employment policies and practices on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ethnicity, creed, service in the uniformed services (as defined in state and federal law), veteran status, gender, age, political beliefs, marital or family status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation or preference. In support of the College’s mission to be inclusive and diverse, applications from qualified minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are highly encouraged.

Great Falls College Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. In compliance with the Montana Veteran’s Employment Preference Act, GFC MSU provides preference in employment to veterans, disabled veterans, and certain eligible relatives of veterans. To claim veteran’s preference or request accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, Great Falls College Montana State University, 2100 16th Ave S, Great Falls, MT 59405; 406-268-3712;

GFC MSU’s Non-Discrimination Policy and Discrimination Grievance Procedures can be located on the GFC MSU Website:

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
  4. License and Certification
Optional Documents
  1. Transcript

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