Utah State University

Network Support Specialist III

City Vernal
Posted Date 3 weeks ago(7/23/2020 10:40 AM)
Requisition ID
# of Openings
Job Locations
US-UT-Vernal | US-UT-Roosevelt
Category (Portal Searching)
Information Technology
Position Type
Benefited Full-Time
Job Classification
Statewide Campuses
Statewide Campuses-Uintah Basin
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Incumbents in the Network Systems Specialist series provide enterprise-wide network systems where network includes voice, data, and video; evaluate and recommend solutions; plan and execute implementation; and maintain familiarity with standard security, privacy, communications, and telecommunications protocols.


  • Provides analysis, design, development, documentation, creation, testing, or modification of electronic network systems and programs.
  • Designs, programs, manages, and creates advanced enterprise class local, wide, and wireless area networks, firewall, and routing systems.
  • Programs custom network monitoring and configuration systems to protect and maintain USU's critical network.
  • Setup and maintain the campus Wireless Infrastructure.
  • Works with a variety of vendors, partners, teams, and customers across the institution regarding the design of network hardware, software, and other system functional specifications to define and meet needs within the specific scope of this position. Analyze tools and procedures and identify areas of improvement.
  • Creates and updates online support documentation using specified online tools and procedures.
  • Documents and responds to service requests through the online "Issue Management" system.
  • Provides end-user support and follow-up on support given.
  • Contributes to developing plans, schedules, and requirements for the deployment of systems.
  • Maintains current and correct documentation, adhere to codes, specifications and University standards.
  • Creates and updates online support documentation using specified online tools and procedures.
  • Proactively audits University data systems, networks, services, and users for vulnerabilities and threats; responds to identified threats.
  • Responsible for the computer network, including but not limited to, wireless network, wired Local Area Network (LAN), security camera network, network switches.
  • Maintain phone system networks and oversees the interactive conferencing classrooms (IVC) and other audio and video equipment.
  • Maintain Access door hardware and time of access scheduling.
  • See that all network needs are met with the staff, faculty, and students.
  • Reporting on network security issues and to assist Logan in correcting these security issues.
  • Inventory tracking.
  • Working with multiple vendors and supplies of network connectivity issues, to include but not limited to UEN, USU-Logan IT Department, and local communication vendors (Strata).
  • Assist regional IT department with IT-related tasks and projects. Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


Associate's degree or certification in a related field plus four years of related work experience, or a Bachelor's degree in a related field plus two years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of work plus experience is required.

Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1.  Resume/CV to be uploaded in the candidate profile under "Resume/CV"

2.  Two Letters of Recommendation to be uploaded under "Other Documents 1-10"

3.  Cover Letter to be typed/pasted at the end of the application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,800 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,140 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 165 undergraduate majors, 138 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visithttps://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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