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Communications Network Analyst

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution Northern State University
Working Title Communications Network Analyst
Posting Number CSA00052P
Department NSU-Distance Education Technology Services
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Posting Text

Northern State University invites applications for a 12-month, CSA position as a Communications Network Analyst. The essential responsibility of this position is to support the videoconferencing and audiovisual technologies utilized in the delivery of courses from the Center for Statewide E-learning (CSEL) to enhance both the student and teacher experience. In addition, this position will provide audiovisual and videoconferencing technical support to end-users both in person and remotely, and work closely with Digital Dakota Network (DDN) staff to support daily videoconference connections between NSU CSEL teachers and students.
1) Demonstrate excellent customer service and professionalism daily, including the ability to interact positively with internal and external clients through effective written and oral communication;
2) Possess a good working knowledge of the following principles and subject areas:
a. Installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of audiovisual and computer equipment and presentation software;
b. Data, audio, and video communications protocols and interconnections, including terminations;
c. Web media streaming technologies, including client and server configuration;
3) Assist Director of Media Services in designing A/V solutions for NSU learning and meeting spaces.
4) Troubleshoot and diagnose technical problems proficiently;
5) Work effectively as an integral part of a team environment, and think strategically with regard to integration of new processes and technologies into daily team workflows;
6) Organize, manage, and work on multiple priority projects and possess strong self-management skills;
7) Actively seek out professional development opportunities and desire to continuously enhance technical skills and expertise;
8) Collaborate with other NSU Center for Statewide E-learning and NET Services team members in support of end-user technical needs;
9) Supervise a team of student employees, including Technology Fellow, Workstudy, and Student Labor positions.
10) Possess a valid and current driver license as there is occasional overnight travel;
11) Fulfill other duties as assigned by the Director of Media Services.
Qualified applicants must have a bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Mass Communications, Media Production, or a closely related field. Applicants must have the ability to distinguish wire colors and lift up to 50 pounds. Applicants should have recent professional experience installing, operating, configuring, and troubleshooting audiovisual technologies. Experience with hardware-based videoconference systems and audiovisual control systems such as Crestron, Extron, or AMX is preferred.

Posting Date 11/27/2017
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Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/11/2017
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Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Typical Hours Worked Per Week 40
Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Affirmative Action Statement

Northern State University is an equal-opportunity, affirmative-action institution. The University prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, creed, religion, sex, gender, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, marital status, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and gender expression, veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable law to the extent prohibited by law. This nondiscrimination policy covers admissions, employment, and access to and treatment in University programs, services, and activities.

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Northern State University maintains an inclusive learning environment in which students, faculty, administrators, staff, curriculum, social activities, governance, and all other aspects of campus life reflect a diverse, multi-cultural, and international worldview. The University community recognizes and values the many similarities and differences among individuals and groups. At NSU, we are committed to preparing students to understand, live among, appreciate, and work in an inherently diverse country and world made up of people with different ethnic and racial backgrounds, military backgrounds, religious beliefs, socio-economic status, cultural traditions, abilities, sexual orientations and gender identities. To do so, we commit ourselves to promoting a community that celebrates and models the principles of diversity and inclusivity.

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