Montana State University

Classified Position
Vacancy Announcement
June 5, 2014

NETWORK ANALYST (Network Sys/Comm Analyst II)
Information Technology Center

Position Number     0903
Start Date Upon successful completion of selection process
Starting Salary

Minimum starting salary of $60,000 a year, consideration of higher wage dependent upon demonstrated exceptional relevant qualifications.

FTE Full-time (1.0 FTE)
Benefits Eligible for benefits
Bargaining Unit Exempt from collective bargaining
Overtime Status Eligible for overtime

Montana State University values diverse perspectives and is committed to continually supporting, promoting and building an inclusive and culturally diverse campus environment. MSU recognizes the importance of work-life integration and strives to be responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Founded in 1893 as a Land Grant University, Montana State University (MSU) is composed of nine academic colleges and a graduate school and boasts a friendly, supportive faculty and campus environment. Currently, the University hosts an enrollment of over 15,000 students, including approximately 2,000 graduate students. MSU is classified as one of 108 U.S. Research Universities (very high research activity) by the Carnegie Foundation.


About our department... In support of the Montana State University mission, the Information Technology Center promotes, develops, delivers, and facilitates the use of information technology services and resources. The IT Center manages, operates, and supports Montana State University's multilevel, distributed computation and information systems, provisioning the central infrastructure and information systems for the four-campus enterprise. The IT Center delivers academic technology and user services for students, faculty, and staff on the Bozeman campus and provides technical leadership to distributed personnel throughout the campus. We value our employees and provide flexible schedules for a proper balance of work and personal life. The IT Center promotes diversity, education, training, and personal development for its employees.

Duties and

About this position... This position is responsible for monitoring enterprise data communication systems and networks, including local area, wide area, and internet, in order to manage the security, integrity, and availability of campus network resources. This includes performing necessary maintenance to support network security and the operational readiness of firewalls and intrusion detection systems. Occasionally, the employee will be expected to respond to after-hours network needs and a rotating on-call coverage.

Please respond, on a separate sheet(s) of paper, to EACH required and preferred qualification listed below by summarizing how your work experience and training relates to each of them. Specific examples should be included to aid the search committee in evaluating your qualifications.

1.   Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or a technically related field plus two years of recent, full-time (or part-time equivalent) network experience or an equivalent combination of relevant education and experience. Demonstrated experience configuring and managing routers and switches including Cisco IOS; demonstrated experience configuring, installing and managing firewalls; and demonstrated experience configuring and managing intrusion detection/intrusion prevention, traffic management, and network management systems.
2.   Knowledge: Knowledge of IDS, network management standards, systems testing procedures, and data access methods; knowledge of operating systems; knowledge of distributed applications; knowledge of network management tools and procedures; knowledge of security best practices and common vulnerabilities and exploits; knowledge of security practices and typical business requirements and functions associated with security practices; and knowledge of security-related policies and guidelines.
3.   Skills: Skilled at identifying potential security threats; and skilled at explaining technical information to a wide range of knowledge levels.
1.   Experience: Bachelor’s degree in a technical field, multiple years of network experience in serving a mid- to large-sized organization or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Demonstrated experience working in a production environment where system reliability and availability are critical. Demonstrated experience with router and switch management, including Cisco Nexus NX-OS; demonstrated experience deploying and managing enterprise-level wireless infrastructure, preferably Aruba wireless; demonstrated experience installing category 5, category 6, single mode fiber and multimode fiber network wiring and equipment; and demonstrated experience working with network vendors, technical & sales staff in order to determine hardware specifications and system configurations.
2.   Skills: Skilled in configuring and managing Aruba Wireless controllers and access points; skilled at independent research and application of emerging technologies and innovations; and skilled in troubleshooting and resolving advanced IT problems.
The Successful
Candidate Will

The successful candidate will also have the following abilities: Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in written form; ability to communicate IT practices to a wide range of constituents; ability to provide excellent customer service; ability to think intuitively and analytically to break down and resolve problems; ability to be proactive; ability to collaborate with team members, staff, and customers; ability to work effectively in a team environment; ability to analyze, diagnose, and resolve complex security problems; ability to recognize potential impact of emerging technologies on the organizational environment; and the ability to read, understand, and follow high-level policies and guidelines.

1.   In accordance with MSU policy, hiring will be conditional upon successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
2.   Must use a computer monitor, keyboard and mouse for long periods of time.
3.   Must be able to respond to after-hours network needs and rotating on-call coverage.
4.   Must lift 50 pounds or more on an occasional basis.
5.   Must climb ladders and carry equipment up a ladder.
6.   Must work in, crawl through, and pull equipment through unfinished spaces.
7.   Must be able to install equipment in low or high temperature, noisy telecommunication closets.

Screening of applications will begin on June 23, 2014 and continue until an adequate candidate pool is established.


To apply, please download the application materials by clicking here MSU Classified Employment Application.

The applicant must submit an MSU Application. Electronic submissions are highly preferred. An original signature of the MSU-Bozeman Application Cover Sheet is required via scanned PDF, fax, or hardcopy original to the address below. Submit materials to:

Michelle Larsen, HR Administrator
Montana State University
Information Technology Center
P.O. Box 173240
Bozeman, MT 59717-3240
Phone: 406-994-5081
Fax: 406-994-4600