Data Network Analyst
Data Network Analyst

Humboldt State University

Closes: Wednesday, August 1, 2018

(Job #18-40) Network Analyst-12-Career, Data Network Analyst, $4,372-10,478/month. Appointments will be determined by education and experience. Expected starting salary range is between $5,000-$6,000/month. This is a full-time, benefited, 12-month, exempt position with a one-year probationary period in Information Technology Services.

The Place: Known for its quality academic programs and its hands-on approach to learning, Humboldt State University has a well-earned reputation as one of the best primarily undergraduate public universities in the United States. The residential and rural campus of 7,500 students is nestled between mountains, giant redwood trees, and breathtaking Pacific Ocean beaches. The local area offers many outdoor recreation opportunities as well as a full range of dining, cultural, and entertainment opportunities, all without the hassle and expense of a major metropolitan area. Local K-12 schools consistently rank in the top 10% in the state, and the local produce is second to none. Humboldt State University also benefits from being part of the world's largest university system, the 23-campus California State University (CSU).

The Job: This is an exciting opportunity to work in a dynamic and creative environment. The successful candidate will become part of a small, highly skilled team with responsibility for managing a campus-wide wired and wireless network. Over the next year we will be doing some exciting proof of concept mesh networking work and migrating VPN services to our Palo Alto firewalls. Duties include:

• Troubleshooting wireless throughput problems that are slowing down classroom video streaming;

• Working with a cross-functional team of specialists to find the best way to roll out a new service to the campus;

• Adding wired or wireless network capacity to buildings;

• Using network management tools to investigate security incidences; and

• Configuring firewalls to allow traffic to pass.

Minimum Qualifications: A basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical, information network systems, including a working knowledge of telecommunications and transmission technologies, including network architecture, topologies, protocols, programming applications, and interfaces appropriate to the defined work area and assignments. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor's degree in computer science, engineering, industrial technology, telecommunications, or a related technical field, or through equivalent training and experience. Maintaining a valid California driver license and the willingness and ability to work irregular hours as a part of an on-call rotation are conditions of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

• Thorough knowledge of telecommunications and transmission technologies

• Ability to demonstrate competence in independently applying technical judgment to standard and nonstandard applications and systems, solving a wide range of problems and developing practicable and thorough solutions

• Effective communication and listening skills

• Demonstrated commitment and/or experience promoting and fostering a working environment that is supportive of individuals from diverse backgrounds

• Working knowledge of current data networking systems, protocols, and industry standards and a solid grounding in TCP/IP fundamentals

• Ability to configure routing on a set of switches and routers

• Ability to interpret monitoring reports and resolve connectivity and throughput problems as they impact services

• Ability to configure VLAN tagging and routing protocols

• Ability to install and troubleshoot network support services: DHCP, RADIUS, DNS, etc.

• Ability to work independently on long term projects

• Ability to design and implement network architecture and topology

• An understanding of the dynamics of diversity in higher education and a demonstrated ability to incorporate this understanding, as appropriate

• Ability to move and carry 50 lbs.

• Ability to work in confined spaces and on ladders

• Ability to distinguish colors sufficiently to correctly punch down and terminate cables

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two years of relevant experience performing duties associated with the duties listed above

• BICSI Certification

• Experience with Alcatel Lucent Equipment

• Experience working in an enterprise network environment

• Palo Alto Networks firewall experience

• Experience working with Enterprise Aruba Wireless Controller

Application Procedure: To apply, qualified candidates must electronically submit the following materials through Interfolio:

• Letter of Interest

• Resume or Curriculum Vitae

• Contact information for at least three professional references

• HSU Employment History Form ( (NOTE: This form replaces the HSU Employment Application form, which should no longer be used. Download the HSU Employment History Form and save it as a PDF file prior to filling it out. If the form is filled out on line (accessed via a web browser), content WILL NOT be saved.

The Human Resources & Academic Personnel Services office (located in Siemens Hall room 212) has a computer station and front office staff available for applicants requiring assistance.

Application Deadline: The deadline to submit application materials is 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, August 1, 2018. To be notified in the event this recruitment re-opens for a subsequent review of applications, send an email to that includes the job number (18-40) and applicant's last name in the subject line of the message.

HSU is committed to enriching its educational environment and its culture through the diversity of its staff, faculty, and administration. Persons with interest and experience in helping organizations set and achieve goals relative to diversity and inclusion are especially encouraged to apply.

Human Resources

Siemens Hall - Room 211

Arcata, CA 95521-8299

(707) 826-3626

Fax: (707) 826-3625


It is the responsibility of the applicant to provide complete and accurate employment information. Incorrect or improperly completed applications will not be considered for vacancies. Any reference in this announcement to required periods of experience or education is full-time activity. Part-time experience or education - or activities only part of which are qualifying- -will receive proportionate credit. In accordance with applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements, preference may be given to the campus applicants covered by these agreements. However, positions are open to all interested applicants, both on and off campus.

Evidence of required degree(s), certification(s), or license(s) will be required prior to the appointment date. The successful candidate for a position at HSU is required to be fingerprinted through the Humboldt State University Police Department or their local law enforcement agency. The results of the fingerprint process must be received by the university prior to the candidate’s appointment. The cost of the fingerprinting is borne by the university.

Humboldt State University is committed to achieving the goals of equal opportunity and endeavors to employ faculty and staff of the highest quality reflecting the ethnic and cultural diversity of the state. Additional information about Humboldt State University can be found at

Humboldt State University is a Title IX/Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race,religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected status.

The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

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Human Resources
Humboldt State University
Siemens Hall - Room 211
Arcata, 95521