Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 79-26507
School Name Division of Public Safety
Org Public Safety Communications Center
Posted to the Web 08/07/2017
Posted Job/Salary Grade C
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule TBD
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

At Penn Public Safety, our mission is to enhance the quality of life, safety and security of our community. We strive each and every day to earn the trust, confidence and respect of our community. This website provides an overview of some of the many services we offer to those living, working and visiting Penn’s campus.


The Critical Infrastructure IT Support Specialist, Sr., reporting to Director of Security Technology, will be a creative self-starter with a high energy level. Responsibilities include: management, support, and development of proprietary technology supporting the Division of Public Safety. This technology is encapsulated in hardware, software and networking of emergency telephony, land mobile radio, mobile data terminals, CCTV, access control, burglar alarms, and related emergency communication and security technology. The Critical Infrastructure IT Support Specialist, Sr will be responsible for staying abreast of emerging trends in Emergency Communications and Security Technology, collaborating with department and neighboring police along with University partners and vendors. Will serve as the tier 2 escalation point for all related technology and will assist/manage the Critical Infrastructure IT Support Specialist, Jr. The Critical Infrastructure IT Support Specialist, Sr. will support the Divisional IT Support Specialist, Sr.. in collaborating on Division IT technology including management and configuration of the physical and virtual server infrastructure, management of firewalls, network switches, and securing divisional IT technology.


Experience with the following technologies: Windows Server 2008, 2012, 2016, VMware vSphere, VMware ESX, VMware vcenter, windows 7,10, Microsoft SharePoint, Symantec Endpoint Protection, SQL Server, Crystal Reports, Group Policy, Microsoft IIS, Cisco Firewalls, Forinet Firewalls, Dell Switches, Kace K1000, Video Management systems, access control systems, 911 Telephony systems, 911 Dispatch radio consoles, Computer Aided Dispatch software, Land mobile radios, Software House C-Cure, burglar alarm systems, and Genetec Security Center.

Excellent oral and written communications skills and the ability to interact with DPS personnel at all levels is required. Must be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously, at times with strict deadlines. Must work well both as part of a team as well as independently. Excellent analytical skills and ability to learn new technologies are required. Must be physically able to life 50 lbs. and move about actively. Must be able available to provide 24 hour hardware and software support for the DPS Information and Security Technology infrastructure as part of on-call rotation.

A bachelor’s degree is required and 5-7 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Certification in Genetec, Software House C-Cure, Comp TIA Network+, and Microsoft server products a plus.

The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/Women/Individuals with disabilities/Protected Veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Pennsylvania is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability , veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  1. * How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
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    • Contacted by a Penn Recruiter
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    • Referred by a friend or family member
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
    • Less than high school education
    • High School Diploma or GED
    • Vocational or Technical School
    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • PHD/MD/JD or equivalent doctoral degree
  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
    • 0 to 1 Year
    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
    • Over 10 Years
  4. * Are you able to lift 50lbs. and move about actively?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you available to provide 24 hour hardware and software support for the DPS Information and Security Technology infrastructure as part of on-call rotation?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have a certification in Genetec, Software House C-Cure, Comp TIA Network+, and Microsoft server products?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have the ability to work independently while functioning as part of a team?
    • YES
    • NO
  8. * If you answered yes to the previous question, please briefly discuss your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

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