Director of Engineering Computer and Technology Systems

Job Level
Senior position
Job Category
  • Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Systems / Operations
Job Description

The Office of the Dean in the Russ College of Engineering and Technology at Ohio University seeks applicants for the position of Director of Engineering Computer and Technology Systems. This position will be responsible for the following:

  1. System Administration – Provide leadership in planning and implementation of projects for computer operations and enterprise systems administration; develop effective system processes and procedures. Administer the active directory that controls the working environment of user and computer accounts for the entire Russ College of Engineering and Technology. Make recommendations for future upgrades; evaluate and modify system’s performance; maintain integrity of the network, server deployment, and security; review adequacy of emergency response plans; interface with vendors to resolve hardware and software issues; Interface with central Office of Information Technology to resolve service related issues. Responsibilities include AD group, directory tree structure, email-enabled distribution group, NAS storage access, and Virtual Desktop administration;

  2. Desktop Support – Direct a staff of engineering students as GA Technical Assistants and student hourly workers to provide critical computer and technology-related support to faculty, staff, and students in both academic and research departments of the Russ College (1900 students; 250 faculty and staff); maintain network facilities in individual machines, such as drivers and settings of personal computers and other devices; maintain network and system security; provide technical guidance and training to other staff, faculty, and students;

  3. Budget Planning – Oversee a $500,000 information technology budget along with a large inventory of existing hardware and software within the Russ College. Inventory capital equipment items and review FMS monthly reports for the college; recycle and redistribute older equipment; plan, evaluate, and purchase new computer and electronic devices for computer labs, office, and research centers; perform periodic performance reporting to support capacity planning; maintain current and correct documentation;

  4. License Management – Administer 10-16 software license packages, housed on several servers, for both the Russ College and the University at large. Help other university units define and design solutions for their environments; develop and implement plans, schedules, and requirements for deployment of new software systems. Packages include: Autodesk, Matlab, Labview-Multisim, ChemCad, Remcom, Unigraphics, Ilog; control print management for printers and MFD systems for the Russ College.

Minimum Qualifications

Associate degree in computer science, information technology, electronics engineering, or related field.

Significant experience (8+ years preferred) in managing enterprise-level IT systems and software packages in an academic environment.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in computer science, information technology, electronics engineering, or related field.

Department Engineering and Technology, Dean's Office
Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience and credentials. Employees also enjoy a generous benefits package which includes health benefits, paid time off, and educational benefits for employees and eligible dependents.

Job Open Date 10/05/2018
Posting Close Date


Job Category Administrative - Exempt-Salaried
Months 12
Planning Unit Russ College of Engineering & Technology
Work Schedule

M-F, 8-5, some evenings and weekends as required.

Campus Athens
Expected hours worked per week 40
Expected duration of assignment Ongoing
Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position. Luanne R. Bowman,
Diversity Statement

Ohio University is committed to creating a respectful and inclusive educational and workplace environment. Ohio University is an equal access/equal opportunity and affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to building and maintaining a diverse workforce. Women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Ohio University is a member of the OH/Western PA/WV Higher Education Recruitment Consortium.