Information Technology Network Specialist

  • Job Reference: 72978083-2
  • Date Posted: 9 October 2018
  • Recruiter: The University of Arizona
  • Location: Tucson, Arizona
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Education/Training
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

The Department of Geosciences seeks an Information Technology Network Specialist to maintain a diverse computer environment (workstations and Servers; Windows, MacOS, Ubuntu, RHEL, CentOS), Website Maintenance (Drupal, PHP, MySQL, Apache).

This analyst will perform system security and administration, network security and administration, database design and maintenance. In addition to Workstation/laptop software/hardware end-user support, must know or be willing to learn web site and web application development and maintenance.

The analyst will work directly with end-users in order to maintain all workstations and plan for future needs.

The Department of Geosciences at the University of Arizona is ranked #3 in Geology, #8 in Earth Sciences, and #11 in Geochemistry in the most recent US News and World Report national survey of graduate programs.

Our faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students are active in biogeochemistry; climate dynamics; geoarchaeology; geochemistry; geochronology; geomorphology; geophysics; mineral resources; mineralogy; paleolimnology; palynology; paleontology; petrology; sedimentology and stratigraphy; structure; and tectonics.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

The University of Arizona has been listed by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers in the United States and WorldatWork and the Arizona Department of Health Services have recognized us for our innovative work-life programs.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintains, monitors, and supports data and voice networks including client connectivity, authorization, and authentication mechanisms.
  • Implements and monitors network, Servers and workstations security (Firewall, anti virus, and intrusion detection software).
  • Installs, configures, and performs maintenance on systems hardware and software for desktops (Windows, Mac) and Servers (Windows and Linux OS).
  • Evaluates end-user hardware/software needs.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains web applications and web sites. Writes and maintains computer code and tests applications.
  • Designs, implements, and maintains databases.
  • Performs backups and evaluates backup needs for end-user.
  • Responsible for departmental inventory and surplus.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Skill Sets:
Fundamental understanding of Linux operating system
Fundamental understanding of Active Directory and Group Policy
Ability to write Shell Scripts using bash.
Ability to write code using HTML, PHP, and CSS
Familiarity with security, backup, and synchronization procedures
Familiarity with programming in C, Fortran, python, Matlab

Knowledge of Linux and Windows Server security and administration
Knowledge of desktops security and administration
Knowledge of PC and Printer diagnostic and repair at the hardware level
Familiarity with Drupal, PHP, MySQL, HTML, CSS

Minimum Qualifications

Five years of progressive information technology experience in area of assignment which may include systems administration, network systems administration, applications design/development, database design/development or administration, must know or be willing to learn web site design/development or administration, business analysis and/or Workstation/end-user support OR, and Associate's degree in Information Technology or a related area AND four years of progressive information technology experience in area of assignment which may include systems administration, network systems administration, must know or be willing to learn web site design/development, business analysis and/or Workstation/end user support; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications

Self-direction, Ability to work independently and as part of a team, Ability to solve problems and automate processes


Full Time/Part Time
Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week

Job Category
Computer, Engineering and Technical

Benefits Eligible
Yes - Full Benefits

Posted Rate of Pay

Type of criminal background check required:
Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies

Desired Start Date

Limited to Current UA Employees

Contact Information for Candidates

Sylvia Quintero
(see below)

Open Date

Open Until Filled

Review Begins On

Special Instructions to Applicant

You are required to provide contact information for three (3) professional references within this application.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.