Hardware / Software Technician - Pool



SUMMARY

Provides basic support for computers, software and related technology used at multiple campuses/locations. Supports district-wide software upgrades, hardware distribution, technology replacement and asset management. Works collaboratively with Innovation and Instructional Technology department to implement hardware, software and services based on instructional needs.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
  1. Install and provide basic troubleshooting for PC, cabling, network, telephony, printers, Wi-Fi, peripherals and audio visual/classroom/lab technology and applications;
  2. Provide timely end user support based on incoming tickets, phone calls or e-mails;
  3. Help to maintain a current inventory of equipment for assigned area(s);
  4. Assist with evaluation and testing of new campus hardware and software;
  5. Provide "event support" at HCC offices;
  6. Promote security awareness to customers through actions and advocacy; and
  7. Develop and maintain good working relationships with all customers and IT.

QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform the essential duties and responsibilities listed above. The qualifications listed below are representative of the education, experience, knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

EDUCATION

Associate's degree or certification in Computer Science or a related field required. Four (4) years directly related work experience may be substituted in lieu of degree.

A+ Certification is preferred.

EXPERIENCE

Two (2) years recent experience in hardware/software technical support (HCC experience is considered on a two for one basis).

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
  1. Knowledge of current Mac OS, iOS, Windows and Microsoft Office Suite;
  2. Demonstrated basic competencies in PC hardware/software installation and troubleshooting;
  3. Able to effectively communicate technical information to users of all skill levels;
  4. Must be able to lift 50 pounds;
  5. Must have reliable transportation to occasionally travel to other HCC locations; and
  6. Subject to working nights, week-ends and holidays.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by their supervisor.

This job description may be revised upon development of other duties and changes in responsibilities.

The Organization

Houston Community College (HCC) is an open-admission, public institution of higher education offering a high-quality, affordable education for academic advancement, workforce training, career development and lifelong learning to prepare individuals in our diverse communities for life and work in a global and technological society. We're proud to say that 98 percent of our graduates step into a job in their field of study immediately upon graduation. One of the largest community colleges in the nation, HCC has served the Greater Houston area for over four decades. Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Schools Commission on Colleges, we offer 300+ associate degree and certificate programs to 75,000+ students across 13 Centers of Excellence and online each semester. We are proud to be No.1 among all community colleges in the nation in providing associate degrees to minorities and No.1 in educating international students, with 10.4 percent of our student population from outside the USA. Our vision is to become the Employer of Choice in support of our mission for Student Success by attracting, retaining and motivating the best employees.

Location

Houston is a city with limitless possibilities:
  • Fourth-largest city in the U.S. and home to 54 Fortune 500 companies, second only to New York City's 55.
  • Approximately 145 languages are spoken here.
  • Overall after-taxes living costs are 5.6 percent below the average for all 308 urban areas recently surveyed.
  • Houston is a major-league sports town, and don't forget the annual Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo.
  • The weather is great! Mild winters ensure that outdoor activities can be enjoyed year-round.
  • World-renowned medical care. The Houston metro area has long been known for its first-rate healthcare system, with many Houston area hospitals consistently ranking among the nation's top institutions.
  • With over 150 museums and cultural institutions in the Greater Houston area, museums are a large part of Houston's cultural scene.
  • Houston is the Culture & Culinary Capital of Texas with more than 7,500 restaurants and eating establishments covering 60+ cuisines.

If this sounds like the role for you and you're ready to join an amazing team, please apply right away.

EEO Statement

Houston Community College does not discriminate on the bases of race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or veteran's status. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies

David Cross, Director EEO/Compliance, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Institutional Equity


PO Box 667517

Houston TX, 77266

713 718.8271 or Institutional.Equity@hccs.edu

HCC values its employees and their contributions, promotes opportunities for their professional growth and development, and provides a positive working and learning environment that encourages diversity, innovation and creativity, and inclusion.

Individuals with disabilities, who require special accommodations to interview, should contact (713) 718-8565.

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