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Director of Network and Telecommunication Services (Administrator III) - Information Technology Services - Network and Telecom Services

Apply now Job no: 526159
Work type: Management (MPP)
Location: San Francisco
Categories: MPP, At-Will, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Working Title

Director of Network and Telecommunication Services

Administrator Level

This position is an Administrator III in the California State University Management Personnel Plan (MPP), reporting to the Associate Vice President & CIO of Information Technology Services. 

SF State University

San Francisco State is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against persons on the basis of race, religion, color, ancestry, age, disability, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, National origin, sex, sexual orientation, covered veteran status, or any other protected status.  Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting the Senior Human Resources Manager.

Applicants may visit for more information on SF State's policy prohibiting discrimination, and how to file an online report using the procedures under Executive Order 1096 Revised. Inquiries can be directed to the campus Title IX Coordinator and Discrimination, Harassment, and Retaliation Administrator by calling (415) 338-2032 or emailing

San Francisco State is a 100% Smoke/Vapor-Free Campus.  Smoking or Vaping of any tobacco/plant-based substance is not permitted on any University properties.

The person holding this position may be considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect  Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.

This position may be a "designated position" in the California State University's Conflict of Interest Code.  The successful candidate accepting this position may be required to file Conflict of Interest forms subject to the regulations of the Fair Political Practices Commission.


Information Technology Services - Network and Telecom Services

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full-Time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; from 8:00am to 5:00pm

Anticipated Hiring Range

$12,500.00 - $13,500.00 Per Month ($150,000.00 - $162,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

Under the general direction of the AVP and CIO and in coordination with other directors within Information Technology Services (ITS) department, the Director of Network & Telecommunication Services is responsible for all aspects related to campus data network & telecommunications infrastructure. This includes responsibilities for wired, wireless, unified communications, network security, remote access, datacenter, video, and cabling plant campus infrastructures and services. The incumbent is responsible for strategic planning, architecture, design, implementation, and operations of these services campus wide.  

Position Information

Operational Functions

  • Manage network, telecommunication, student assistants, and reporting vendors’ staff
  • Coordinate day-to-day support provided by network, telecommunications, and field services teams to campus end users, key constituents, and upper management to ensure highest level of customer service
  • Approve and communicate service maintenance and project work scheduled by teams to campus key constituents within change management framework
  • Provide infrastructure consulting expertise and support campus-wide expansion and remodeling projects
  • Ensure reliability, security, availability, currency, and optimal performance of services
  • Lead and/or participate in campus/off-campus infrastructure working groups to determine design and functional requirements of network, telecommunication, datacenter, and cabling plant infrastructure services
  • Lead and manage alignment of network, telecommunication, datacenter, and cabling plant infrastructure services with campus’ mission, vision, and CSU’s best practices
  • Serve as level 5 escalation for network, telecommunication, datacenter, and cabling plant infrastructure services technical issues
  • Assist campus departments with technical requirements formulations and offer an optimal solution
  • Manage relationships with current and new vendors and assist Business Services team with annual services renewals
  • Manage teams’ project workflow and assist/lead vendor SOW and RFP endeavors
  • Represent ITS in communication with campus constituencies, other CSU universities, service providers, and technology organizations
  • Compile regular updates for upper management covering project status, service issues, staff issues, and upcoming changes in realm of supported services
  • Oversee development of services documentation by network, telecommunication, and field services support teams
  • Perform other duties or special projected as assigned.

Strategic functions

  • Develop and provide leadership in the implementation of the infrastructure services related strategic initiatives, including network, network security, telecommunications, field technical support, Data Center, and remote access
  • Identify process improvement opportunities and develop subsequent plans of action to resolve gaps with minimal management intervention
  • Develop and document procedures to ensure compliance with applicable laws, regulations, and CSU policies governing assigned infrastructure and infrastructure security elements with regards to information privacy protection
  • Survey campus IT faculty, staff, and students regarding requirements for data/voice/video/datacenter networking, network security and remote access services
  • Provide strategic guidance on technology projects related to the realm of functional responsibilities
  • Develop/recommend best practices, standards, and procedures to ensure alignment with organizational guidelines
  • Engage with technology vendors and service providers to ensure the best technology and services are recommended and implemented
  • Provide guidance for technology and equipment purchases, maintenance contracts, supplies and staff training
  • Recommend modifications, decommissioning, and upgrades to elements within assigned infrastructure
  • Keep current on technology trends and industry-specific advances and incorporate changes into campus infrastructure strategic planning as required
  • Participate and lead CSU-wide committees focused on the areas of responsibilities
  • Ensure adequate business continuity and disaster recovery plan is in place for assigned infrastructure elements
  • Attend and/or present in conferences and seminars related to infrastructure within realm of responsibilities
  • Analyze legislations and other internal/external policies and regulations affecting campus services and recommend changes in current policies and practices

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, or related technical field
  • Minimum ten years of data/voice/video networking, and cabling infrastructure, with progressive increase in responsibilities
  • Minimum five years of experience in managing an enterprise-wide network / telecommunications / cabling plant infrastructure
  • Strong knowledge of datacenter physical and/or virtual networking and network security infrastructure; and experience with planning and implementation of large-scale critical services projects
  • Strong project and service management skills with demonstrated success in leading complex IT services and innovations proposals
  • Extremely organized, very detail-oriented, careful, and thoughtful, with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment, and delegate work assignments to staff
  • Expert knowledge of data/voice/video network technologies required to support 10,000+ end users
  • Ability to interpret and apply broad regulatory standards and technical specifications to complex projects
  • Experience with supervising staff in the data/voice/video communications area, and handling personnel issues
  • Ability to translate user-defined requirements into data and telecommunication specifications and features
  • Ability to monitor and manage vendor/contractor relationships to ensure responsiveness and quality
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong team building, staff development, and leadership skills


  • Advanced degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Telecommunications, Business Administration, or related technical field is highly desirable
  • Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL) certification is desirable
  • Certifications such as Project Management Professional (PMP) is a plus
  • Other industry certifications such as in Information Security or Cloud Technologies is a plus
  • May need to work weekend and/or night hours during critical IT projects and may be called after work hours to respond to critical services outage related issues.

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions.  SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

Employment Requirement

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so.  Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Additional Information


Thank you for your interest in employment with California State University (CSU).  CSU is a state entity whose business operations reside within the State of California.  Because of this, CSU prohibits hiring employees to perform CSU-related work outside of California with very limited exception.  While this position may be eligible for occasional telework, all work is expected to be performed in the state of California, and this position is assigned to on-campus operations.

The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

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