Information Technology Support Specialist III

Apr 13, 2017
Institution Type
Community College

Information Technology Support Specialist III

Salary: $63,576.00 - $87,792.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 0148

Location: Districtwide, CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 4/27/2017 11:59 PM Pacific


This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill current and upcoming vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor, assists with the planning and installation of network equipment, basic and complex servers, and communications equipment. Additionally, an Information Technology Support Specialist III installs, supports, maintains, and repairs computer hardware and software systems, multimedia, and audio-visual equipment and provides advanced technical support and assistance to students and District staff.

Representative Duties:

Assist a Systems Administrator in the planning, installation, and maintenance of servers which house campus and districtwide applications; manage data and record storage on servers; assist in controlling access to data by designing and enforcing data security measures. E

Assist a Network Administrator in the planning and installation of Local Area Network (LAN) systems, including computers, servers, routers, switches, and other peripherals and their related software and accessories; troubleshoot, repair, and maintain LAN systems. E

Assist the Telecommunications Engineer in the planning and installation of telecommunication network infrastructure cabling systems; troubleshoot, repair, and maintain wireless communication devices, telephones, PBX, and voice messaging systems; may install wire and cabling in ceilings and walls. E

Install, repair, and maintain District security equipment including video surveillance cameras, building access control systems, badge readers, alarm codes, mass notification systems, and related software. E

Provide individual and group training to District staff in the proper operation and care of hardware, software, audio-visual, and communication equipment; create, compose, and edit training and procedural guides for end users and lower-level staff. E

Coordinate with vendors on warranty repairs to network servers, workstations, hardware, and other equipment; perform application installation and upgrades and problem resolution. E

Configure, install, repair, troubleshoot, and maintain computer software, hardware, and related equipment in a variety of settings to ensure efficient operation and prevent service interruptions. E

Install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of multimedia and audiovisual equipment including video servers, media players and recorders, audio/video switches, cameras, and related smart classroom devices. E

Participate in the evaluation and testing of new hardware, software, and related equipment to be purchased by the District; compare prices and features of technology and communication equipment and services; provide recommendations to District purchasing staff. E

Consult with faculty, staff, and students to develop technological solutions for office, lab, and instructional needs. E

Detect and repair or remove viruses, adware, spyware, and other malicious software using antivirus and other removal software and alternative techniques; collaborate with Systems Administrators and Network Engineers to contain and eradicate widespread outbreaks of viruses. E

Provide guidance and work direction to lower-level Information Technology staff. E

Maintain a current and accurate inventory of computer hardware, software, and licenses owned or leased by the District; maintain equipment and supply inventories, and installation and service records. E

May analyze, modify, test, and debug existing computer programs; analyze programming and systems problems and make basic modifications to systems and individual programs as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = essential duties

Minimum Qualifications:

Any combination equivalent to:

Education: Forty-eight units of coursework in computer science or a related field or possession of comparable certifications applicable to the position, such as Network +, CCNA, or the equivalent.

Experience: Five years of experience in the installation, maintenance, and management of computer hardware and software systems, network and infrastructure systems, servers and operating systems, or communications equipment. A bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field can be substituted for two years of the required experience.

Supplemental Information:

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by April 27, 2017.

The examination process will consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail)
B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications stated by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the testing process. Those candidates who meet the minimum qualifications will have their application materials reviewed during a Training and Experience Evaluation (T&E). A T&E is an assessment of training and experience that has prepared the candidate for the position. Those with the highest scores on the T&E will be invited to the technical interview. The examination process is subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.

Date Range: Monday, May 15, 2017 to Friday, May 19, 2017
Location: Ventura County Community College District
255 W. Stanley Avenue, Suite 150
Ventura, CA 93001

The above date is subject to change. Candidates will be notified of any scheduling changes via email.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications.

When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation. Advancement to the next step of the examination process will be limited to the candidates with the highest T&E scores.

All required documents must be submitted by the applicant. Human Resources Department staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.

Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview.

All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer.

Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.

If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. To search institutions that are recognized as accredited by CHEA or the U.S. Department of Education, visit or For a list of recognized organizations providing transcript evaluation services, visit

The Ventura County Community College District is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. It is the District's policy to ensure that all qualified applicants for employment and employees have full and equal access to employment opportunities and are not subjected to discrimination in any program or activity of the District on the basis of ethnic group identification, race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, physical disability, mental disability, ancestry, sexual orientation, language, accent, citizenship status, transgender status, parental status, marital status, economic status, veteran status, medical condition, or on the basis of these perceived characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics.

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