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IT Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Working Title: IT Manager
Faculty Rank: Lecturer
Role Title: Professional Faculty
Posting Number: AP0170304
About Virginia Tech:

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Position Summary:

In the role of IT Manager, the incumbent will provide management and oversight of the Department of Mining and Minerals computing facilities. This role also develops and administers hardware, software and instrumentation systems to support teaching, research and extension programs within the department. This position provides quality service to faculty, staff, and graduate students with the use of computer hardware, software, security, networks, and specialized mainframe technology. This role oversees the administration of the helpdesk ticketing system and ensures prioritization of requests for assistance. This role supports desktop configurations, peripherals and accounts, and installs relevant software and connections including automatic updates of operating systems, vital software, and security programs. This position utilizes computer equipment, software and diagnostic tools to perform a broad range of customer assistance, equipment maintenance and repair, and computer operations assignments. Uses project management and risk assessment tools to plan, analyze, and manage team activities. This role serves as the lead on development and implementation of short and long term projects.

Required Qualifications:

-Bachelor’s degree in information systems, computer science, engineering or related area or significant work experience that equates to a Bachelor’s degree.
-Experience in managing department’s computer laboratories and servers;
-Experience in designing, developing, and analyzing computer systems, based on individual and department needs;
-Demonstrated experience in decision making regarding the security of computers and website.
-Additional qualifications include, knowledge of PC, Microsoft, Apple and Google products and operating systems;
-Professional experience and proficiency working with enterprise networking;
-Demonstrated knowledge of project management standards;
-Skill and knowledge in using a variety of tools to strategize, map, and complete projects within designated timeframes;
-Skill at managing team members and stakeholder expectations in the face of scope change, competing demands, and task surges;
-Experience in forming relationships quickly to troubleshoot successfully and manage customer concerns.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Master’s degree or equivalent experience in information systems, computer science, engineering, or related area.
-Experience in designing, develop, and implement computer software for Automations Laboratories.
-Previous experience working with faculty in support of sponsored research in at least one of the following areas related to mining: cybersecurity, data analytics, automation/robotics.
-Previous experience related to the mining industry.
-Demonstrated experience and knowledge of Virginia Tech Policies for Information Technology and Computer Privacy.
-Experience or knowledge of Virginia Tech procedures for network administration.

Employment Conditions: Must have a driver's license check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, and a list of professional references to Apply to posting #AP0170304. Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

Employee Category: Administrative and Professional Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: Renewed annually based on need and funding
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Location: Blacksburg
Department: Mining and Minerals Engineering
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24061
Work Schedule: M-F 8-5
Job Posting Date: 11/30/2017
Review Begin Date: 12/14/2017
Job Close Date:
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Access at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

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  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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