Associate Director, Network and Telecommunications Operations

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Mar 07, 2024
Administration and Management Information Technology and Communication Services

Job Description

Job No: 529359; 7/6/2023


California State University, Los Angeles, invites applications for the above Administrator II position.

The University : California State University, Los Angeles (Cal State LA) is one of 23 campuses within the California State University system. The University is the premier comprehensive public university in the heart of Los Angeles. We offer nationally recognized programs and our faculty have a strong commitment to scholarship, research, creative pursuits, and service.

As a federally recognized Hispanic-serving (HSI) and Asian-American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-serving institution (AANAPISI), Cal State LA recognizes the transformative power of education and embraces its duty to identify and serve the needs of all of its students. The University is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff can thrive.

The Position : The incumbent, under the direction of the Director of IT Infrastructure Services and in accordance with CSU and University policies and procedures, is responsible for leading and overseeing all aspects of network engineering, services, and operations for wireless, wired/LAN, firewall, and telecommunications (telecom) across Cal State LA. This position requires strong technical expertise in network and telecom technologies, as well as excellent leadership and management skills to effectively manage a team of network engineers and other IT professionals. The Associate Director, Network and Telecommunications Services plays a critical role in ensuring the reliable and secure operation of the university’s network infrastructure. This position requires technical expertise, leadership skills, and the ability to collaborate with other IT teams and stakeholders. The incumbent will prevent service disruptions by overseeing intermediate Level 1 troubleshooting of alerts, issues, and problems as they arise, including Windows Server, LAN/WAN Networking, Unix/SAN, Security, Wireless, and VoIP; ensure documentation of delays and outages to support strategies for improvement, and support root cause identification and provide leading-edge solutions; manage the support operations related to the University’s network communications systems; campus-wide backbone; local area networks; intra-and inter-building telecommunication infrastructure; inter-campus telecommunication infrastructure, wireless; video; inside and outside cable plants; and other communications technologies; direct maintenance and data integrity of administrative databases including, but not limited to, cable plant inventory, station equipment inventory, network addressing, and work order management; ensure appropriate performance and/ or bandwidth on the campus backbone, as well as CENIC, to support campus requirements; ensure that new procedures are developed and executed, or existing procedures updated, to reflect changes; develop and recommends new policies and regulations for communications equipment, network operating systems, and network security, when necessary; provide leadership for all network and communications infrastructure projects; oversee evaluation and selection of equipment and system vendors; ensure all work meets industry and campus standards for compliance, correctness, and quality of a finished product; and recommends migration strategies for existing systems, servers, and networks; evaluate new technology and assesses its applicability to organizational and institutional requirements.

Required Qualifications & Experience : A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or four-year university in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Business Information Systems, or other related fields. The incumbent must have five years substantive responsible supervisory/ management experience of computer operations organization operating hardware and software comparable to the Cal State LA operating environment; supervisory experience in a key project management role on an intra-, inter-building network, and/or telecommunications infrastructure design and implementation project; experience in Ethernet networks, TCP/IP LANs, Virtual Private Networks (VPN), and network operations or equivalent large client-server/ distributed network environment; with DNS, DHCP, and other routing and switching fundamentals; experience with firewalls and encryption; direct, hands-on experience with network transport, design, planning, and implementation. The incumbent must have knowledge of Voice over IP technology (VoIP) on either Avaya equipment; Alacatel-Lucent hardware including switches, routers, and Palo Alto firewalls; wireless networking technology, including firewalls, intrusion prevention, and captive portals; the principles of network design and traffic engineering; cable topologies, wiring standards, electrical codes, cable identification techniques, and cable management software applications; cable management databases or associated software applications designed to maintain an inventory of the campus cable plan; e-911 systems; network monitoring and security software including OmniVista, Packet Shapers, and Network Management Software (NMS); Stateful Firewall and intrusion detection and prevention systems; MS Professional Office software, including MS Project; familiarity with industry best practices and standards for network and telecom services, such as ITIL, ISO 27001, and PCI DSS; disaster recovery planning and execution for systems and services. The incumbent must have strong communication skills, both written and verbal. The incumbent must have the ability to develop a business continuity plan for continuing ITS business processes during a system outage or interruption; work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, and manage multiple priorities and projects simultaneously; and to effectively communicate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels of the organization. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability to work in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the California State University. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications : Advanced degree in information technology, information security, computer science, engineering, business administration, or other related field. Knowledge of network appliances; Aruba Wireless networks; Microsoft Office Server suite of products; and of CSU CENIC topology. CCIE or equivalent certification. CCNA, VMWare, Security, or equivalent certifications. Experience working in higher education.

Compensation : Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Salary range is $4,812 - $15,449/monthly. A comprehensive benefits package is provided.

Appointment : The Administrator II appointment will be made under the guidelines for management and supervisory employees of the California State University. All rights and benefits associated with this appointment are governed by the Management Personnel Plan.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on July 20, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A completed online Cal State University, Los Angeles employment application is required. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of a completed application.

This position is a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code. The successful candidate accepting this position is required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Advertised: Jul 06 2023 Pacific Daylight Time
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