Network Administrator

Job Level
Mid-level position
Job Category
Administrator / Manager (of network or database)
  • Information Technology
Job Status
Areas of Responsibility
  • Network / Systems

Location:  University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Center for Manufacturing Excellence(CME) (11063964)

Employee Designation:  Temporary Part-time (Benefits Eligible)

Definition of Class

This position supports the development and maintenance of network systems at the school and/or unit level. The incumbent provides technical support to network users.

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.

  • 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 videoconferences.

  • Supervises student workers in a computer lab environment.

  • Operates and sets up photographic, audio, and video equipment.

  • Researches, recommends, and utilizes new multimedia technologies for use in support of staff, faculty, and students.

  • Performs related or similar duties as required or assigned.

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

To learn more about our pay structure and view our salary ranges, click here to visit the Compensation page of our Human Resources website. This link is provided for general pay information. Hourly rate or salary may vary depending on qualifications, experience, and departmental budget. Note: Unclassified positions (faculty, executives, researchers and coaches) do not have established salary ranges.

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.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi