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Reference Number 58-32002 Posted Job Title IT SUPPORT SPECIALIST A School Name School of Veterinary Medicine Org Vet Dean's Office Posted to the Web 05/14/2019 Posted Job/Salary Grade A Employment Type Exempt Hours N/A Position Type Full Time Position Schedule M-F 9-5, some weekends/evenings oncall Months 12 Position Length Contingent Upon Funding Position End Date University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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The University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, the School is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.


The IT Support Specialist A provides local computing support for faculty and staff for Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory. By installing, supporting, and maintaining a variety of technologies, finding and implementing solutions for end users, and serving as a technological consultant, the IT Support Specialist A will help Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory make effective use of technology in all aspects of research, teaching, and administrative missions.

The IT Support Specialist provides IT support for the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory. The position ensures that all clients in the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory are receiving a high level of IT support, by aiding faculty, staff, and graduate students, as well as by coordinating the work of the group’s part-time workers. The position also works with faculty to find new ways to support their research through technology and to collaborate on the creation of such solutions.

The types of support provided by this position include software installation, configuration, and troubleshooting of desktop computers, mobile devices, and applications. The position is also responsible for ensuring that all computers are configured securely and that customers are made aware of all data backup options available to them. In addition, this position supports IT for conference rooms in the Pennsylvania Equine Toxicology and Research Laboratory and is responsible for coordinating the repair of any hardware issues that may arise.


Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience are required; experience supporting Windows 7/8/10, MacOS, Microsoft Office and common networking and utility applications required; knowledge of Windows desktop system administration in an Active Directory environment preferred; familiarity with basic desktop hardware support and maintenance required; excellent customer service and spoken/written communication skills required; ability to work and communicate with users of varying levels of expertise required; organizational skills and the ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and adapt to frequent change required; ability to work independently with limited direct supervision in a self-motivated and self-directed manner required; ability to work as a member of a team required.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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    Posted: 5/15/2019
    Application Due: 6/29/2019
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