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Network Architect I at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, Texas

Sam Houston State University

Last Updated: 5/18/23

Job Description

Requisition 202300016S

Position Title Network Architect I

FLSA status Non-Exempt

Hiring Salary This position is a pay grade 16. Please see Pay Grade Table at:

Occupational Category Technical/Para-Professional

Department Networking

Informational Technology

Educational Requirements for the Position

Bachelor’s degree with a major in computer science or related field from an accredited institution with one year relevant experience in directly related field. Certifications in network, internet, and voice over IP may be substituted for experience. A combination of education, experience,
and training that would produce the required knowledge and abilities could be considered.

Nature & Purpose of Position

Works as part of a team providing the design of complex networking services to the SHSU campuses. Oversees network design and installation, policy development, training, monitoring, and analysis of existing hardware and software.

Primary Responsibilities

Assists in the design and analysis of the network infrastructure to include but not limited to: cable plant, wireless, digital signage, fiber/copper paths, security cameras, broadband circuit, switches and routers, and voice over IP. Assists with overseeing various hardware and software resources to identify strengths, weaknesses, and potential benefits to the university. Assists in the maintenance of the local area network or wide area network, cable and hardware installations, and inventories. Assists with the maintenance of the network’s physical and logical structures, including all network connections. Maintains network support software. Assists with identifying security enhancements to network facilities. Assists with the development of procedures for use at network facilities. Assists with training others. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Other Specifications

Requires a high level of independent judgment and initiative. Requires a demonstrated ability to establish congenial work relationships and communicate effectively within department, workgroup, throughout the university with professional or managerial staff, and with outside vendors. Interprets and implements complex policies affecting the department or university level. Requires critical judgment and complex reasoning to solve division and university issues. Requires attention to detail as errors can be potentially serious or hazardous.

Full Time

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EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity or expression. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Employees with a contract will have additional terms and conditions. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code § 51.215.

Company Details

Huntsville, Texas, United States
A Great Name in Texas Education! Named for Texas’s greatest hero, Sam Houston State University (SHSU) continually honors its historical roots through academic excellence. For more than 140 years, SHSU has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, “The measure of a Life is its Service,” resonates among its approximately 21,612 students, eight college...