Technology Support Specialist

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Technology Support Specialist
Susquehanna University


About Susquehanna
As a living, learning and working community, Susquehanna University affirms its commitment to being an engaged, culturally inclusive campus. As we seek to embody the rich diversity of the human community, we commit ourselves to the full participation of persons who represent the breadth of human difference. The university encourages candidates from historically underrepresented groups to apply. Susquehanna University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Susquehanna University is a national liberal arts college committed to excellence in educating students for productive, creative and reflective lives of achievement, leadership and service in a diverse, dynamic and interdependent world. Its more than 2,200 undergraduates come from 35 states and 22 countries, and all students study away through Susquehanna's unique Global Opportunities program. Susquehanna University's 325 acre campus, noted for its beauty, is located in Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania, 50 miles north of Harrisburg in the scenic Susquehanna River Valley, about a three hour drive from Philadelphia, Washington, D.C., and New York City. For more information, please visit https://www.susqu.edu.

Position Summary
Job Summary
The Technology Support Specialist reports to the Manager of Client Support Systems, within the Office of Information Technology. With a shared responsibility for the technical, daily support of all client end technology; the training and supervision of student techs; and the development and maintenance of corresponding technical documentation, the Technology Support Specialist will help to ensure a positive user experience with IT devices and services. Collaboration with other members of the Office of Information Technology is a critical component to campus community service delivery.
Specific Responsibilities

  • University-owned computers, printers, scanners and peripherals - Provides 1st and 2nd tier hardware and software support for faculty, staff, lab, and classroom computers. This includes setup and deployment of computers from disk imaging to user setup, including data migration. Coordinates with faculty/staff to identify pain points or persistent issues and resolve. Responsible for PC diagnostic and repair, including warranty repairs with vendors.
  • Significant role with new employee onboarding process; focus on setup of computer for new employees while familiarizing them with IT services offered and support options, while ensuring they have all resources and access to begin working. Offers basic onboarding training as needed.
  • Acts as a resource to other IT staff as they consult with users to identify and resolve problems, understand needs, assess feasibility, and develop effective technology solutions to meet those needs.
  • Student-owned technology support - Provides 1st and 2nd tier network connectivity and software support for supported student-owned technology assets, including computers, tablets, smart phones, gaming systems, streaming devices, and Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Provides hardware diagnostics and warranty repair facilitation for student-owned computers.
  • Student Techs - Manage student technical staff, including routine training and daily professional development opportunities.
  • Technical documentation - Develops FAQs and technical documentation for both IT Staff and end users. Update operational procedural documentation as needed to reflect new or modified end user and technician support procedures.
  • General - On-call rotation that may require after-hours support. Perform emergency support services during evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary to support the 24 × 7 information needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Exhibits a customer centric focus in their daily work, providing outstanding customer service and ensures customer satisfaction to all internal and external constituencies.
  • Provides back-up support to other team members in case of absence or work overload.

    Required Qualifications
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
    Strong technical aptitude for client end technology with the desire to learn emerging technologies; Strong customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community; Knowledge of technical writing and documentation; Ability to train and mentor student staff; Exhibits a strong IT security posture and strict adherence to privacy and confidentiality
    Education
    Associates degree required
    Experience
    One year of experience in a technology-related, direct customer service role required
    Physical Demand
    Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time. Position requires the ability to move about the campus. Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction. Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach. Position requires occasional stooping, crouching, and bending. Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds. Working conditions are both indoor and outdoor.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Education
    Bachelor's degree in Information Technology computing systems emphasis preferred.

    Experience
    Experience in a higher education, liberal arts campus setting preferred.


    For full application instructions and position description, visit: https://jobs.susqu.edu









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    Posted: 4/26/2019
    Application Due: 6/26/2019
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