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Job Req ID:  55278

LAN Administrator

General Summary:

This position is located within the University Student Services (USS) IT Services department and reports to the LAN Administrative Supervisor. USS IT is responsible for providing IT services and support to approximately 600 staff members, including managing on-premise and SaaS applications, storage services and device management. Primary responsibilities of this position are: Perform Mac and PC hardware and software troubleshooting, and perform hardware repair when required for customers of the USS IT Services. Provide exemplary hands-on technical assistance and effectively troubleshoot problems based on learned knowledge. Assist customers (primarily USS staff members) who are experiencing procedural or operational difficulty with the use of work-related technology applications, products, and services. Investigate and resolve computer software and hardware problems. This includes assistance via telephone, email, remote assistance, walk-up, or assigned tickets. May assist with other USS IT services as needed.  Manage the recording, prioritization, and tracking of customer calls, and resolve Level 2 and Level 3 issues directly.


Essential Job Functions:

  • Troubleshoot and configure end user devices (PC and Mac laptops and workstations, mobile devices and peripheral equipment). Image computers and install software as required.
  • Physically fix or repair devices with problems.
  • Assist customers in configuring personal devices to access resources on Hopkins networks.
  • Physically lift, unpack, and move electronic equipment.
  • Provide hands on technical assistance.
  • Create and modify distribution packages for software deployments. 
  • Resolve network printer problems. 
  • Resolve and troubleshoot workstation, network, and Internet access problems.
  • Assist customers on the use of installed software applications. 
  • Assist students, faculty and staff in accessing and configuring email accounts.
  • Provide daily reports to management on current issues.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve hardware and software problems (including mobile devices and peripherals) by following documentation and by using appropriate diagnostic tools to provide solutions to customer. Support customers through use of Enterprise management systems.
  • Act as informational resource on hardware and software questions/issues by serving on Help Desk or support desk committees, as well as keeping active in appropriate internal distribution lists and Team sites. 
  • Keep current on supported technology to maintain knowledgebase and skills. 
  • Document instructions for using various hardware, software and other supported technical systems for customers. 
  • Provide specialized training when needed.
  • Create support documentation and handouts for the training and development of junior staff members and support of customers.
  • Complete requests as assigned by meeting agreed to delivery dates to ensure customer satisfaction. Interact with outside vendors on a regular basis and maintain knowledge of Apple, Dell and HP devices, as well as any additional hardware required by your customers.



  • Two years college course work required, preferably IT related. 
  • Bachelor’s degree in IT related-field preferred.



  • Two years related experience including some Help Desk experience. 
  • Additional education can be substituted for experience.
  • 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis.  For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.


Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities:

  • Demonstrate exemplary customer service skills.
  • Advanced knowledge of commonly used Hopkins software, hardware, and operating systems.
  • Ability to diagnose and repair software, hardware, and operating systems.
  • Intermediate knowledge of networking concepts.
  • Ability to replace major system parts on a PC.
  • Demonstrate critical thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Ability to work on multiple priorities effectively.
  • Ability to prioritize conflicting demands.
  • Ability to execute assigned project tasks within established schedule.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in the service of users and colleagues.
  • Write and communicate clearly and concisely.
  • Possess sound documentation skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.




Classified Title: LAN Administrator 
Working Title: LAN Administrator 
Role/Level/Range: ATO 37.5/02/OG 
Starting Salary Range: $44,050 - $60,615; commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: M-F, 8:30am - 5:00pm 
Exempt Status: Non-Exempt  
Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus 
Department name: 60004003-IT Services 
Personnel area: University Student Services


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.


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