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HCS IT Assistant Job Description

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Position Description

Working with the Manager, Information Systems, the successful applicant will provide technical assistance to resolve staff computing problems within the Housing and Conference Services Department. The primary responsibilities are to assist with creating service documentation, providing excellent customer desktop support, inventory tracking, and resolving IT problems in a timely manner.


Accountabilities

Support routine operations and problem resolution of computing/IT issues in a department, faculty or help desk function. Acts in accordance with established procedures.

  • Assist users to resolve workstation and software-related problems and effectively communicate solutions to the end user in person, by email, and/or phone.
  • Identify, evaluate, resolve and troubleshoot routine IT issues and escalate to senior support as necessary.
  • Perform maintenance and operational IT tasks as identified by Supervisor/Manager
  • Move, reinstall and reconfigure work stations as identified by Supervisor/Manager.
  • Document and update inventory of equipment and records of problems and resolution activity

Qualifications

  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Experience: Previous experience working with IT.

Assets

  • Knowledge configuring, troubleshooting, and optimizing operating systems including, but not limited to: Windows 10 and Mac OSX.
  • Working knowledge of applications such as Microsoft Office, Internet Explorer, Firefox, Google Chrome, Outlook, Adobe Acrobat, Trend Micro, and Cisco AnyConnect.
  • Experience in removing viruses and malware
  • Experience working with hardware (ex. installing RAM, disk drives and other peripherals) and troubleshooting printer issues.
  • Familiarity with hand held devices such an iPhone or iPad.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent customer relation skills and understanding of a “service and support” role/environment with a diverse client base of varying levels of technical competency.
  • Strong communication skills – convey technical information simply to non-technical audience verbally and in writing.
  • Good team/interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision.
  • Strong organization and time management skills

Additional Information

  • This position is set for May 2nd– September 2nd, 2022 (opportunity for extension based on the successful incumbent’s schedule.
  • This position will be M-F 8:30-4:30, unless the student has class schedule conflicts
  • No vacation the last week of the summer prior to move-in (August 26-28)
  • Hourly rate: $15.46