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Generic Job Description - Chief Network Technician

PED Number: 
00203
Title:
Chief Network Technician
Level:
11
Sub Group:
MUNACA
Job Summary: 
Under the direction of the immediate supervisor, oversees the day-to-day operations within area of responsibility related to the planning, maintenance and upgrading of the campus backbone. Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of others and participates in their training. Installs computer networks and connections for campus backbone. Evaluates, configures, installs, tests, and upgrades computer hardware and software. Acts as resource person, provides technical guidance, and resolves problems. Performs major repairs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities: 
1. Oversees the day-to-day operations within area of responsibility related to the maintenance and upgrading of the campus backbone. Organizes, distributes and verifies the work of others and participates in their training.

2. Participates in planning computer network installations. Installs computer networks and connections for campus backbone. Installs network file servers, including network operating system software.

3. Evaluates, installs, configures, maintains, tests and upgrades computer hardware and software, including network hardware and software at both the file server and workstation levels.

4. Installs network cabling for both local and campus-wide networks.

5. Acts as resource person. Analyses and resolves problems. Ensures the optimal performance of networks. Provides technical guidance and assistance, including post-installation support on networking issues.

6. Performs major repairs and adjustments or coordinates repairs with external organizations. Maintains equipment.

7. Maintains records and prepares documentation related to activities of the unit.

8. Keeps abreast of new developments in the field to update skills and knowledge.

9. Maintains inventory and purchases equipment and material in area of responsibility.

10. Uses equipment such as a network analyzer, memory tester, and a variety of electronic test equipment.

11. The list of duties and responsibilities outlined above is representative and not a complete and detailed list of tasks which may be performed by an employee whose position has been matched to this generic job description.
Education and Experience: 
DEC III (Computer Science Technology)
Three (3) years' related experience.