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Communications Network Analyst

University/Agency Illinois State University
Civil Service Classification Information Technology Technical Associate
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Posting Duration 11/30/2021 - 12/20/2021
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

The Communication Network Analyst assists with installation, testing, documentation, maintenance, and support of the campus data (ISUnet), voice and CATV communications network cabling, panels and select hardware. This position also supports fiber channel cabling, panels, and related hardware; and maintains various UPS platforms distributed throughout the entire telecommunications infrastructure.

Additional Information
Technology Solutions provides information technology products and services for the administrative and business functions of Illinois State University. Through our Technology Support Center and our highly trained staff, Technology Solutions looks to improve the campus experience for all students, faculty, staff, and the rest of the campus community.

Infrastructure Operations and Networking (ION) manages the physical server, virtualization, and storage infrastructure for the University along with offering communication and collaboration support in areas such as email, shared storage, and SharePoint. Additionally, ION provides networking infrastructure and delivers audio and video communication capabilities to campus.


Required Qualifications
1. Any combination totaling two (2) years from the following categories:
a. progressively more responsible work experience in an Information Technology (IT) related profession
b. college course work which included Information Technology (IT), IT Management, or a closely related discipline, as measured by the following conversion table or its proportional equivalent:
- 60 semester hours or Associates degree equals one (1) year
- 90-120 semester hours or bachelor’s degree equals two (2) years

2. In-depth knowledge of data communications technology, including the principles of Ethernet and other networking topologies.

3. Knowledge of data communication, digital and analog voice communication.

4. Skill in using network cable diagnostic equipment for fault isolation.

5. Working knowledge of personal computer systems operation and their use of data communications technology.

6. Possession of mechanical and analytical skills for problem solving.

7. Ability to work and communicate well with people.

8. Working knowledge of CATV distribution systems including product familiarity and operation of diagnostic equipment for fault isolation.

9. Working knowledge of diagnosing, isolating, and repairing trouble on data and CATV wiring platforms.

10. Working knowledge of uninterrupted power supplies (UPS)

11. A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.


$52,500 - $67,500 annual


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Contact Information

University/Agency Illinois State University
Department/College Human Resources
Contact Kira Shelton
Phone Number 309-438-8311
Comments A final candidate must complete a post-offer pre-employment physical exam. Employment is contingent on the successful result of the pre-employment physical.

Please fully complete the entire application including, but not limited to, the education and work experience portions. Please list all education and all jobs you have had. Do not leave gaps in employment. You must list all duties you performed in the job duties section (Phrases such as "See Resume" are not acceptable). Failure to follow any of these instructions may constitute an incomplete application. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

If you are using college or university coursework to qualify for this position, then college or university transcripts (may be unofficial) must be submitted prior to the application deadline in order to receive full consideration. Transcripts can either be uploaded with your application or submitted via the options listed below.

In order to be eligible for Veteran's Preference points on the exam, a copy of your DD-214 must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Transcripts and/or DD-214 paperwork may be faxed or mailed to Human Resources by the application deadline:

Fax: 309.438.0011, Attn: Kira Shelton
Address: Illinois State University
Human Resources
Campus Box 1300
Normal, IL 61790-1300

The Civil Service examination for this classification is based on your application materials. No participation other than submission of applicant materials is required from applicants that qualify to take the exam. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score calculated based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register by exam score. After the application deadline, the names within the top three scores will be referred to the department for interview. The active register for this classification will be voided when the position is filled.