Moore County Campus
Position number: #300
Annual Salary: $59,000 - $65,000
Applications deadline: Until Filled
Motlow State is the fastest growing college in Tennessee. We are located in the beautiful rolling hills of middle Tennessee and have four campuses that serve students from eleven counties. We offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes an excellent retirement package from the state of Tennessee, 401K plan with match, thirteen paid annual holidays in addition to annual and sick leave
days, health and dental insurance, tuition discounts, and state employee discounts.General Function:
The Assistant Director of Technical Operations role is to assist the Director of Technical Operations in the planning, direction, and coordination of the design, installation, and connectivity of computer systems and network infrastructure in order to ensure the stable operation of the organization’s IT assets. Duties will include:
Developing, configuring, maintaining, supporting and optimizing all new and existing network hardware, software, and communication links.
Responsibility for telephone, data center, security systems and other electronic infrastructure.
Bachelor’s Degree in computer science or related field required with two (2) years of progressive full-time paid work experience managing technical computer operations, telecommunications or other related technologies; or an Associate’s Degree / Technical Certificate with four (4) years of similar experience.
Note: a cover letter is required to be considered for this position.
(Duties and responsibilities listed are examples of work performed and may be modified as needs of the College may dictate)
Design and implement short- and long-term strategic plans to make certain network capacity meets existing and future requirements.
Develop, implement, and maintain policies, procedures, and associated training plans for network resource administration and appropriate use.
Practice network asset management, including maintenance of network component inventory, life cycle management and related documentation.
Establish service level agreements with end users.
Plan, acquire, and coordinate installation of in-house and remote hardware and software across the organization’s network.
Conduct research and make recommendations on network products, services, protocols, and standards in support of network procurement and development efforts.
Prepare RFPs, bid proposals, contracts, scope of work reports, and other documentation for IT projects and associated efforts.
Perform cost-benefit and return on investment analyses for proposed systems to aid management in making implementation decisions.
Negotiate with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors to secure network products and services.
Assess, approve, and administer all equipment, hardware, and software upgrades.
Manage and ensure effectiveness of servers, including e-mail, print, and backup servers, and their associated operating systems and software.
Responsible for on-site and off-site data centers.
Manage and ensure optimal operation of all network hardware and equipment, including routers, switches, UPSs, and so on.
Manage and ensure effectiveness of security solutions, including firewalls, anti-virus solutions, and intrusion detection systems.
Manage operational costs; conduct near- and long-term financial forecasts for expanded functionality/user base.
Test network performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining network infrastructure.
Test server performance and provide network performance statistics and reports; develop strategies for maintaining server infrastructure.
Oversee the administration of user accounts, permissions, and access rights in AD.
Direct and administrate a contingent of microcomputer and helpdesk technicians, and where necessary, conduct performance reviews and corrective action.
Provide guidance to junior members of the team.
Must be willing to work flexible hours and provide after-hours emergency support, as required.
Must maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.
Serves on campus and state-wide committees as required.
Other duties as assigned.
Demonstrated leadership and personnel management skills.
Good understanding of the organization’s goals and objectives.
Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
Ability to perform general mathematical calculations for the purpose of creating needs assessments, budgets, and forecasting.
Able to conduct research into networking issues and products as required.
Ability to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment and make sound decisions in emergency situations.
Ability to present ideas in a user-friendly language.
Highly self-motivated and directed.
Keen attention to detail.
Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
Strong customer service orientation.
Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.