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Network Engineer I


UF Information Technology Classification*

This entry level position is responsible for planning, implementing, designing, analyzing, and maintaining layer 1 – layer 3 network infrastructure.


Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Identifies resources required for network designs including upgrades, expansions, and enhancements.
  • Configures and installs network hardware and software to meet requirements and conform to technical Design Standards.
  • Analyzes network efficiency by conducting network tests and running diagnostics to forecast performance thresholds. Monitors and reports on network traffic, usage, and performance.
  • Reviews network changes and trends forecast future needs at the building or small campus level.
  • Determines and corrects moderately complex network problems.
  • May work on building or small-campus design recommendations and problems.
  • Determines feasibility, cost, equipment needs, and time constraints/allocations for assigned projects.
  • Mentor and trains Network Technicians.

Education and Experience

A bachelor’s degree and one year of appropriate experience.  Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not have supervisory responsibilities

*Reserved Classification – Use of this classification outside of UFIT requires prior approval by Classification and Compensation


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