Network Administrator (Outreach & Continuing Education)

Definition of Class

This position supports the development and maintenance of network and other technical systems for the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education. The incumbent will work primarily on the UM Main Campus but provide technical support to network users throughout the Division, including at the UM regional centers in DeSoto, Tupelo, Booneville, and Grenada.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Works with manufacturers and vendors to determine costs, specifications, and functional requirements of network equipment.

  • Maintains software and hardware inventory and record of physical location of technology equipment.

  • Processes necessary paperwork for equipment purchases.  

  • Serves as key contact for inventory audits of computers and associated technology.

  • Maintains interface with department and office personnel to determine network requirements.

  • Monitors network systems to ensure that networks are functioning within design standards and makes adjustments as necessary to optimize performance or repair a fault.

  • Administers a school or unit's network, including analyzing, selecting, and installing hardware and software programs related to departmental computer needs.

  • Maintains an electronic registrar.  

  • Provides security expertise for course delivery and course creation.

  • Diagnoses and corrects computer software and hardware problems and failures.

  • Provides advice as to upgrades and maintenance of existing equipment and software.

  • Provides faculty, staff, and students with training and support in the use of hardware and software.

  • Assists faculty and staff with use of classroom technology, facilitating distance learning education and videoconference meetings.

  • Supervises student workers in a computer lab environment.

  • Designs, maintains, and updates web page(s) and maintains the web server.

  • Performs database programming and maintenance for the assigned unit.

  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

  • Ensures all assigned tasks are in compliance with department, University, Southeastern Conference, and NCAA rules and regulations.

Essential Functions

These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Develops and installs computer programs and network systems for individual schools and/or units.

  2. Monitors operations and performs necessary maintenance to network systems.

  3. Provides technical assistance to faculty and staff regarding network operations and capabilities.

Minimum Education/Experience

Bachelor's Degree in Business, Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, or a related field from a college or university.


One (1) year of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:

Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and
approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or genetic information.

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