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University of Arkansas

Sr. Network Administrator



Full Time

On Site


Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

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Type of Position:Professional Staff - Project/Program Administration

Workstudy Position:

Job Type:Regular
Work Shift:Day Shift (United States of America)

Sponsorship Available:

Institution Name: Division of Agriculture of the University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is a state wide campus, with faculty based on University campuses, at Research and Extension Centers and in every Arkansas county. It consists of the Arkansas Agricultural Experiment Station (AES) and the Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service (CES), and is home to more than 1400 employees. The Division was established in 1959 and is headed by the Vice-President for Agriculture. The Division headquarters is located in Little Rock with the rest of the University of Arkansas System Administration. As an employer, the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance.

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Department:Information Technology * Information Technology Director

Department's Website:

Summary of Job Duties:We are looking for an efficient, reliable Senior Network Administrator to join our team. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining a reliable, secure and efficient data communications network for Extension’s network.

The ideal candidate will be able to deploy, configure, maintain and monitor all active network equipment to ensure smooth network operations. Supervision of other network specialists to ensure compliance with system and account management.

Administration and implementation of security for the network and computer systems is a critical part of this position. You must be comfortable in a diverse, fast-paced environment and able to analyze data to translate results into better solutions.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in Information Technology or related field is required plus three (3) years of relevant professional experience, including one (1) year in a supervisory or managerial capacity.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Windows Server OS and HyperV, AWS, and Azure cloud servers
  • Linux Server OS and Oracle Virtual Manager
  • MS IIS webserver configuration and management
  • Event Log collection and monitoring
  • MS Active Directory/Azure AD management/Azure SSO
  • MS 365 application and security management
  • MS SQL configuration and management
  • DNS, DHCP, SSL Certs, Domain Name management
  • SAN and NAS using protocols such as SMB, CIFS, and NFS
  • Configuration, testing, and troubleshooting of routers, firewalls, switches, and wireless access points. Cisco IOS, IOS Licensing, Junos OS, IPv4, IPv6, VLANs, ACLs, BGP, Netflow, WLAN, LAN and WAN
  • Proficient with TCP, UDP, IP, and sub netting
  • Budget planning and management and Vendor negotiations/quotes
  • Symantec Endpoint Security Management
  • Server/data backups and restores
  • Disaster recovery/Business continuity planning and documentation
  • Creation and implementation of standards, procedures, guidelines, and policies
  • Task automations using Powershell and other batch applications
  • Inventory management
  • CyberSecurity protection and training
  • HIPAA and other federal and state data privacy and security provisions

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Ability to speak & write clearly & communicate ideas successfully. Ability to organize, plan, & prioritize work. Ability to attend to details while simultaneously handling multiple projects. Ability to analyze, interpret, & apply relevant regulations, policies, & procedures. Initiative to learn & maintain current knowledge in area of assignment. Physical & mental ability to effectively perform duties & responsibilities related to the job, which may include long & irregular hours of work.

Salary Information:

Commensurate with education and experience

Required Documents to Apply:

Cover Letter/Letter of Application, Letters of Recommendation, Resume, Unofficial/Official Transcript(s)

Optional Documents:

Additional Information:

Applicants for this position are requested to upload a Resume (or CV), Cover letter, Official or Unofficial Transcript, and three (3) Letters of Recommendation prior to submitting the application. Once an application is submitted, the applicant will not be able to edit the application or upload additional documents.

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Recruitment Contact Information:

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas System Career Site [Register to View] target="_blank">[Register to View]

Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Pre-employment Screening Requirements:Criminal Background Check

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture may conduct pre-employment background checks on certain positions for applicants being considered for employment. The background checks may include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal background check or arrest pending adjudication information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absences of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a consistent, non-discriminatory manner consistent with the state and federal law.

The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture commits itself to policies of affirmative action and diversity with respect to both employment opportunities and program participation. The Division complies with these policies not merely because of legal requirements, but because we believe that such practices are basic to human dignity. As such, the Division welcomes all applicants to apply without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information, or any other legally protected status. Candidates must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

Constant Physical Activity:Hearing, Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding, Sitting
Frequent Physical Activity:Repetitive Motion, Talking
Occasional Physical Activity:Standing, Walking
Benefits Eligible:Yes