LAN Manager

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Classification:Information Systems Technician - Networks 7
Grade:Grade 79 (38% GeoDiff)
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Fairbanks
School/Business unit:UAF Kuskokwim Campus
Location: Bethel
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The CRCD Kuskokwim Campus is seeking an I/T Manager for our campus. The CRCD KuC LAN Manager oversees planning and operations for the campus technology department and its employees. As the KuC LAN Manager you will be responsible for the installation, operation, maintenance, repairs, upgrades, security of campus systems and components. You will also represent and advocate for campus technology interests and needs in the community and UA System, as well as provide user and desktop support and assistance for students, faculty, and staff both on and off-campus.


10REPRESENTS AND ADVOCATES FOR CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY INTERESTS AND NEEDS Advocates for the unique interests and needs of Kuskokwim Campus technology within the University of Alaska System. Builds and maintains relationships with the varied UAF’s OIT departments and personnel, participates in system-wide tech groups, and makes recommendations. Interacts with the public and cooperates with other community and regional institutions in matters of computer technology.Essential
20MANAGES AND OVERSEES CAMPUS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT Responsible for, takes lead, and provides advice in planning, implementation/guidance of campus technology to best serve the needs of the campus in its educational and operational goals. Organizes I/T staffing to further these efforts. Cooperates and works with Fairbanks I/T where appropriate to further these efforts. Strives to ensure campus technology meets the ongoing and changing needs of students, faculty and staff. Directs and leads Help Desk functions on campus. Manages, participates in technology purchasing, helps in developing budgets and substance for technology related grants. Provides regular updates and important tech information to users as needed. Guides and participates in tech training and orientation of students and employees. Acts as the direct supervisor for other IT tech support team members on campus.Essential
25RESPONSIBLE FOR INSTALLATION, OPERATION, MAINTENANCE, REPAIRS, UPGRADES AND SECURITY OF CAMPUS LAN AND ITS COMPONENTS Administers and maintains local campus systems, monitors function, troubleshoots and repairs hardware and software, apply functional and security patches as needed. Installs, configures printers, >200 workstations, (4 structure complex). Be available to UAF I/T staff to maintain network hardware stationed in Bethel and connectivity to Fairbanks systems and Internet. Reports system and infrastructure issues to Main campus. Administers on a day-to-day basis campus phone system, video surveillance system, campus departmental file shares – including access, calendars, emergency notification and communication systems. Monitors and oversees aspects of system security. Assists other departments including physical plant in troubleshooting technical issues, Cultural Center with PA system, A/V, signage. Participates in enforcing UAF computing policies.Essential
45PROVIDE USER AND DESKTOP SUPPORT AND ASSISTANCE FOR STUDENTS, FACULTY AND STAFF BOTH ON AND OFF CAMPUS Position leads but also directly participates in providing desktop support to campus users and departments. Installs, maintains workstation hardware, operating systems, applications and supporting utilities. Assists and advises faculty in evaluation, purchase and configuration of instructional software and hardware. Assists employees, students and classes in system, component and application usage. Develops and enforces campus system use policies that further the accessibility and security of user data.Essential

The Kuskokwim Campus (KuC) is a branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) located in Bethel, Alaska. Completely off the road system and four hundred miles west of Anchorage, Bethel is a hub community for forty-seven Yup’ik villages in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta, a geographic region roughly the size of the state of Louisiana. Village life is driven by traditional subsistence fishing, hunting, and gathering combined with a modern cash economy. Come and join our team!


Location: Bethel

11 month, full-time, non-exempt position.


In-depth knowledge of Computer hardware, operating systems and application installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance in a networked environment. Familiarity with smart classrooms, distance delivery, Cisco phone systems, Cisco Video Surveillance, major office equipment like photocopiers, printers, FAX, scanners. Knowledge of learning management systems, content delivery systems and online delivery systems (like ZOOM or Blackboard). Openness and comfort with being involved in providing support to a wide variety of technology and academic/administrative users in a bandwidth-limited and semi-remote site. Experience in personnel management and managing a technology department including a budget. Experience with researching equipment purchase, contracts, maintenance agreements from vendors. Good interpersonal communication skills with employees and customers with a wide range of abilities and technology experience.


Holder of position should preferably have *at least* 2-3 years experience in managing or working with networks, servers, workstations, and in providing a system of user technical support at an organization. Experience in providing training on technology both in an individual and group setting. Experience successfully working independently in cross-cultural and rural settings.


Position requires academic training in a computer/technical field and/or industry training or certification and/or significant prior experience in the field. At least 1 year experience providing tech support with Windows/OSX with network environments. High School Diploma or GED. 

The following are required as a complete application:

Cover letter detailing your interest
The names and contact information for three professional references to include previous supervisors

Review of applications will begin on December 14, 2021.  Please apply by 11:59 pm on December 13, 2021 for full consideration.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be legally authorized for unrestricted employment in the United States. No work visas will be sponsored for this position.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

The University of Alaska (UA) is responsible for providing reasonable accommodations to individuals with disabilities throughout the applicant screening process. If you need assistance in completing this application or during any phase of the interview process, please contact UA Human Resources by phone at 907-450-8200.

Affirmative Action Statement:

UA is an AA/EO employer and educational institution and prohibits illegal discrimination against any individual:

Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check. Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment. During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason. Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Public Disclosure Statement:

Your application for employment with the University of Alaska is subject to public disclosure under the Alaska Public Records Act.

University of Alaska is a Drug-Free Workplace.

University of Alaska campuses are Tobacco-Free. 

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska (UA) that all employees are required to complete training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period to remain employed at the UA.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions regarding this position, please contact University of Alaska HR at 907-450-8200.

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