Missouri State University

1981 ResNET Administrator

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE ResNET Administrator

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 1981

GRADE 34

CLASSIFICATION Exempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Assistant Director of Residence Life and Services- Business Services

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Director of Residence Life and Services

GENERAL FUNCTION

The ResNET Administrator is responsible for establishing and maintaining the link between student academic learning needs and the technological services available in the residence halls, including overall supervision, operation, and management of the Residence Life and Services’ servers and network functions, web development, ResNET Help Desk services, and all computing support for residence hall students, Residence Life and Services staff, graduate assistants, and student workers.  The ResNET Administrator assists in budgeting and planning for current and future technology needs, performs systems and operations tasks on networked computer systems serving staff and residents, and supervises all ResNET staff.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education: A Bachelor’s degree with which includes computer-related courses is required; a Bachelor’s degree in a computer-related field is preferred.

Experience: At least one year of experience being directly responsible for an organization’s computing support is required.  Experience with a wide range of platforms and technologies are required.  Supervisory experience is required.  Experience in web page design and development is required.  Experience with project management and installation and maintenance of application software is required.  Experience in installing Ethernet network interface cards and drivers in PC’s and printers is required.  An understanding and knowledge of routers, hubs, and other networking components is required.  Major- and micro-systems programming experience is preferred.  Experience working in a university or college residence hall setting is preferred.

Skills:  Must have excellent technical knowledge and aptitude and the analytical ability to diagnose and solve a multitude of hardware, software, file server, and network-related issues. A working knowledge of network topologies is required.  The ability to install and configure microcomputer system components and peripherals is required.  The ability to install operating systems and application software on microcomputer systems and microcomputer network servers is required.  Skills in the use of web development software, office applications software, and email are required.  The ability to manage and supervise a successful operation that is customer service-driven and highly technical is required.  The ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing is required.  The ability to maintain a professional and positive rapport with staff and residents is required.  The ability to perform in a problem-solving capacity including the evaluation of crisis and emergency situations is required.  The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. The ability to design and implement educational and social programs for a residence hall audience is preferred.  The ability to understand the various technological needs of a residence hall setting including those of staff and residents is preferred.

Effort: Must be mobile to the extent that response to emergency and assistance calls is prompt.  Must be able to lift and carry objects weighing up to fifty pounds, have sufficient mobility to connect cables which may require climbing ladders or working under desks.  Must possess visual acuity sufficient for installation and repair of microcomputers and peripherals, as well as to inspect physical facility conditions.

Other: After-hours response to hardware and software failures and facility security issues involving the electronic card access system is required to ensure adequate service and security is maintained for the residence hall system.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

1. Ensures that exemplary customer service is provided by hiring qualified applicants and scheduling their work hours, handling disciplinary actions, and coordinating programs for testing, training, and evaluating the performance of full time, graduate, and student staff.

2. Ensures effective and timely technical support for staff and residents by overseeing all technical support activities within Residence Life, testing network ports for outages, maintaining residence hall computer labs and staff office workstations, and assisting in the development and review of policies, guidelines, standards, and procedures governing the scope of support offered by the department.

3. Facilitates the achievement of academic goals of residence hall students by ensuring that students with personal computers are able to connect to the network and that their personal property (PCs and peripherals) is handled safely and respectfully.

4. Provides support to the department and residence hall-affiliated student organizations by assisting in the development of web pages and web applications, providing information and services to prospective and current students, parents, staff, and others through use of the web, and ensuring that all departmental web pages are accessible and compliant with university guidelines.

5. Supports and provides service to the residence hall network infrastructure by maintaining knowledge of all network-related hardware and software utilized within the department, working closely with other departments on campus, ensuring appropriate security measures and components are in place to protect departmental servers and computers systems from intrusion attacks, and responding day or night to failures in card-accessed residence hall doors or losses of cards by students or staff.

6. Ensures technology resources are available and accessible by providing documentation and training for staff and residents, maintaining an inventory of supplies and equipment, including hardware, software, manuals, and support information, ensuring that inventory practices and reporting are conducted in compliance with departmental and university guidelines, and assisting in the acquisition, distribution, and management of technological resources that are compatible with departmental needs.

7. Contributes to the development of an environment conducive to positive personal and cognitive development of individuals and groups in the residence halls by assisting students individually or in groups, researching, developing, and implementing aspects of the residence life program that promotes positive development, and investigating and responding to concerns of students, parents, staff, and others appropriately and in a timely manner.

8. Contributes to an atmosphere in which students are held accountable for their actions and encouraged to make informed decisions by ensuring due process, responding to all violations of residence hall and University policy, enforcing departmental and University policies, processing student conduct reports in a timely manner, conducting effective conferences with students, and maintaining complete and accurate records of student conduct concerns.

9. Serves as a student advocate and as a liaison between students and the department by referring students to appropriate University resources and providing information about activities, opportunities, and services.

10. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as directed by the supervisor.

12. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Residence Life and Services by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Services-Business Services.

SUPERVISION

The ResNET Administrator is supervised by the Assistant Director of Residence Life and Services-Business Services and supervises full- and part-time technology support staff, graduate assistants, and student employees.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

REVISED MAY 2013

JOB FAMILY 3

Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job

Level 7 - 1379 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 7 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.

Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility

Level 3 - 897 Points: Regular but limited supervision and training of small numbers of student or part-time workers is required where the nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and/or assigning tasks. Supervision at this level may also involve directing the work assignments of one or more full-time employees, but supervision typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and the supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

Factor 3: Skill, Complexity, and Technical Mastery

Level 5.5 - 1750 Points: Skill, complexity, and technical mastery is somewhat above requirements for a level at 1600, but somewhat below the skill, complexity, and technical mastery requirements at level 1900.

Factor 4: Budgetary Control

Level 2 - 386 Points: Individuals in jobs at this level actively document, monitor, and control expenditures. At this level incumbents may recommend minor expenditures but have no real authority over budgets.

Factor 5: Work Environment and Physical Demands

Level 2 - 50 Points: The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve some discomfort such as the moderate noise from machines or occasional uncomfortable temperatures. The work may require some exertion such as frequent standing, considerable walking, frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and stooping, and may include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.

Factor 6: Work Impact and Effect

Level 3 - 2340 Points: Work products or services directly impact the operation, accuracy, reliability, acceptability, or design of programs, systems, or equipment, that affect the operation of individual departments or units. The work activity may be complex, but normally involves addressing conventional problems or situations with established methods that allow departments, programs, or units to function properly. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures likely produce significant errors and/or create delays that directly affect the ability of a department, program, or unit to function properly, and the welfare of faculty, students, or others that use the services and/or products of the department, program, or unit. While the scope of improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failure is limited, the nature of the activity may require that emergency repairs be performed.