Applications Specialist I, F/T

Irvine Valley College
Irvine, California
Jan 26, 2018
Institution Type
Community College


Irvine Valley College


Applications Specialist I

Initial Screening Date:  02/08/2018


Pay Range: 134; Starting salary is $5,437.00/month


Classification Benefits:

The District offers a comprehensive package of insurance benefits to eligible employees, which includes medical and dental insurance, a vision-care plan, life insurance and dependent life coverage, accidental death and dismemberment coverage, and a long-term disability income-protection plan. All premiums are fully paid by the District. Mandatory retirement incentive is with California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).



In order to be considered for this opening, you must apply through the District website at


Under general direction from the appropriate operating unit manager, provides software application support and assistance to students, faculty and staff for routine desktop usage and online distance education course management and technology; assists in the creation of web-based or online courses; and provides specialized training classes for faculty and staff for web-based and online software applications.


This is the first level in the Applications Specialist series. Employees at the I level have a sound understanding of a variety of software applications but are not expected to work with the same level of independence as those at the II level and are assigned projects with less complexity.


Minimum Qualifications:

Knowledge of:

• General understanding of computers and applications software.

• Software applications and related concepts.

• Principles and practices used in troubleshooting various software application problems.

• Methods and techniques of providing training to faculty and staff on software applications.

• Principles used in the design of training materials and programs.

• Office automation practice and procedures.


Ability to:

• Analyze, troubleshoot and apply problem solving skills to technical problems.

• Provide support in the creation of web-based or online courses.

• Effectively present training on software applications.

• Develop end user documentation from a variety of sources.

• Test new software applications and recommend modifications as necessary.

• Operate office equipment including computers and supporting word processing, spreadsheet, and

database applications.

• Work cooperatively with other departments, faculty and staff.

• Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.

• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.


Education and Experience Guidelines:

Any combination of education and experience that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying.



Equivalent to one year of college level course work in computer science, information systems, application programming or a related field.



One year of experience using a variety of software applications; experience providing training or user support is desirable.



To Apply:

Please visit the District’s Employment Opportunities website at for a detailed job description, to learn more about the District and to complete an on-line application.  


NOTICE TO ALL CANDIDATES FOR EMPLOYMENT: The Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Public Law 99-603, requires that employers obtain documentation from every new employee which authorizes that individual to accept employment in this country.  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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