Network Administrator

Emporia State University   EMPORIA, KS   Full-time     Information Services / Technology (IT)
Posted on September 6, 2022
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Network Administrator



Reports to:

Director, IT Infrastructure



Works with:

IT team members, Campus departments

External Relationships:

Professional organizations, State and National working groups and consortiums, Vendors




Under the general direction of the Director of IT Infrastructure, the Identity/Access Management (IAM) System Administrator provides role-based user lifecycle management for access to the University’s systems in a secure, comprehensive, timely and cost-effective manner. The incumbent is responsible for the ongoing development, deployment, and support of the University’s evolving multi-vendor IAM system. The IAM System Administrator identifies business needs, provides project management and hands-on implementation support for new IAM applications, administers the IAM components and overall system, and resolves complex system problems.



Essential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


  1. IAM Design: Ensures University needs for IAM are met in a comprehensive and consistent manner by analyzing business processes and integrating application requirements with the technical capabilities of the IAM-related products. Identifies gaps in the current IAM technology and process infrastructure; investigates options, makes recommendations, prototypes solutions and/or evaluates vendor solutions. Provides project management for system implementations, which may include designing products, programming, providing team leadership, testing, implementing, reporting, reviewing finished products, and tracking performance and data quality. Coding programs and setting up necessary processes,
  2. including testing and debugging code modifications and troubleshooting/correcting process errors.
  3. IAM Administration & Support: Plans, installs, configures, and optimizes the operation of IAM components including the tracking of new releases available from vendors, patches, etc. Writes code to integrate IAM components (e.g., drivers, connectors, scripts, programs); tests it for both function and robustness and moves it into production. Troubleshoots IAM system/component failures as they occur and provides solutions. Functions as the primary liaison to IAM system/component vendors to resolve issues with their software. Works with server and network administrators, systems analysts for connected applications, and IT security to ensure that end-to-end system integrity and security are maintained for all IAM systems.  Training functional users to properly use the developed or modified code.
  4. IAM Documentation & Policy: Guides the formation of IAM policies that balance the need for seamless access with the requirement of enterprise security. Designs and maintains user reports to support management information needs (e.g., system usage, operational errors, transaction records, etc.). Produces and updates system documentation to record the IAM environment, including documentation of configuration settings, operating and recovery procedures and data structures.


  1. Research and Development: Facilitate solutions development and implementation, gathering of requirements, research into new IT technologies and deploy test systems (hardware and software).



  • Associates degree in Computer Science, Info Tech, Computer Information Systems or related discipline
  • Relevant experience may substitute for the degree requirement on a year for year basis
  • Demonstrated experience in Identity and Access Management, including hands-on experience with an Identity Management system and an Enterprise Directory (e.g. Active Directory)


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with higher education
  • Knowledge of role-based identity management, SPML and SAML, Shibboleth, CAS operation, and programming languages (such as Java, PowerShell, SQL, SML, Python)
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a team environment


Interested individuals should upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references to Jennifer Collins, at Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Background check is required.


Emporia State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ethnicity, religion, gender, sex, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other factors which cannot be considered by law.