Network Systems Specialist State College, Pennsylvania Onsite Day 1 Only - , USC want someone that is local or around the State College area that they can drive to that location. Primary Skills: Plan develop and troubleshoot network configurations Configure maintain and troubleshoot security devices manage firewall Job Description JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS: The PSU Operational Technology a division of the Office of Physical Plant, is seeking a talented and motivated individual to join our team as a Network System Specialist within our Facility Automation Department. The following is a list of duties and responsibilities but are not all-inclusive: Plan, develop, and troubleshoot network configurations; oversee network equipment and security devices Configure, maintain, and troubleshoot security devices; manage firewall rules Investigate, diagnose, and resolve complex network and security issues Monitor network performance to evaluate efficient operation and prevent network issues Identify opportunities to improve efficiency by leveraging scripting, automation, or other process improvements Research, identify, and recommend new or improved network solutions and technology Assist Systems Design Specialists in the development and testing of current and future service improvements Manage, research, and resolve complex user escalation incidents Collaborate and communicate with unit and university peers to identify technology requirements and solutions Interface with University organizations to resolve service-related issues Collaborate with vendors on the implementation of upgrades and/or escalate and troubleshoot complex network issues or problems Assist with developing processes and procedures to operate and manage network efficiency Create and maintain documentation for preventative maintenance and disaster recovery Create and maintain accurate network topology documentation and knowledge base articles Mentor and provide technical guidance to staff and teams May develop and provide training to staff May lead and oversee departmental projects and provide input and guidance to team Typically requires a bachelor's degree or higher plus four (4) years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience The Facility Automation Services department has a significant impact on all areas of the University. The Network Specialist must advocate for safety by understanding and adhering to all Physical Plant Safety guidance. The network specialist will be required to have advanced programming computer skills and knowledge of various control systems, including ALC, Siemens, and Johnson Controls, managing and using control systems. A valid driver's license and successful completion of a motor vehicle records check will be required in addition to standard background checks.