Tech Support Specialist II


Job Description Summary:

The Division of Information Technology ( is the chief provider of technology infrastructure, services and applications at GW. The Division partners with stakeholders across GW to equip students, staff and faculty with the technology know-how and tools necessary to achieve academic excellence. Reporting to the Manager of IT Service Delivery, the Tech Support Specialist II works within the Division's Communications & Technology Support Services department.

The Tech Support Specialist II provides mobile device and computer endpoint technical support to GW staff and faculty focusing on diagnosis, maintenance, and repair of both hardware and software issues. This support is completed via walk-up at Tech Commons, desk-side, remotely, and at special event locations. The incumbent assists in designing and managing the GW user support technical infrastructure including servers, networks and security applications as well as in coordinating all application interfaces and related technical matters with the computer operations staff. The position involves planning and organizing training for users relative to new technologies and regularly interacting with other technical support staff to review major issues and problems that arise. The Tech Support Specialist II will participate in projects focused on the research, evaluation and recommendation of new technologies that will better support the GW community.

The ideal candidate should have excellent collaboration and customer service skills to work across IT and other technical support units to develop technology related educational programming and support materials for the community. The position is based at GW's campus in Foggy Bottom but may require occasional travel to the Ashburn, VA campus.

The incumbent may perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience providing in-person Windows and Mac support, as well as mobile device support ( iOS, Android and Windows based devices)
  • Experience with technical writing, copyrighting or development of educational materials
  • Excellent customer service skills


Campus Location: Foggy Bottom College/School/Department: Division of IT Family Information Technology Sub-Family Tech Support/Service Delivery Stream Individual Contributor Level Level 1 Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time Hours Per Week: 40 Work Schedule: Monday - Friday (8:30 AM - 5:30 PM) Position Designation: Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work. Telework: No Required Background Check: Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search Special Instructions to Applicants: Internal Applicants Only? No Posting Number: S006643 Job Open Date: 09/05/2017 Job Close Date: If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until: Background Screening Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire. EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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Applicant Documents
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
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