Computer Facilities Assistant (Part-Time)

Job description

Computer Facilities Assistant (Part-Time)

Position Number: 2013141018
Department: English as a Second Language
Job Category: Classified Unit A
Time (Percent Time): 47.5%
Term (months/year): 12 months/year
Current Work Schedule (days, hours):
Salary Range: A-79
Salary: Step 1-6, $2,054 - $2,621 per month
Shift Differential: Shift differential eligibility based on the current collective bargaining agreement
Open Date: 08/16/2019
Initial Screening Date: 09/09/2019
Open Until Filled: Yes

Application Procedure:
This position is funded using restricted/categorical funds.

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on September 9, 2019, are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at Mt. SAC Employment Website to be considered for this position:

1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4. Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).

5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:
Employees working less than fifty (50%) percent are not eligible for health and welfare benefits. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, provides instructors, students, and faculty technical support and training on the use of software, personal computers, printers, peripheral equipment, and network systems hardware within an assigned instructional laboratory and/or department; resolves computer application problems and troubleshoots hardware malfunctions; provides support and installation for software of assigned laboratory or department, desktop computer applications, and Internet/Intranet including e-mail; installs, configures, and repairs personal computer hardware and software systems and data communication facilities.


Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory and managerial staff. Exercises no supervision of staff.


This is the first level in the Computer Facilities Assistant class series responsible for maintaining and troubleshooting application software and hardware in an assigned instructional laboratory and/or department. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. The work involves frequent coordination of multiple concurrent activities. This classification is distinguished from the Lead Computer Facilities Assistant by the latter's level of autonomy and in that the latter performs more complex support and is a resource for lower level positions This classification is further distinguished from the IT Support Technician class series in that it provides technical support to an assigned instructional laboratory, department, or academic discipline, as opposed to District-wide support provided by the latter, and has expertise in the discipline specific software(s) utilized by assigned area.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:
1. Evaluates, responds to, and resolves requests for technical support from instructors, students, and departmental staff experiencing problems with hardware, software, networking, and other computer related technologies.
2. Diagnoses problems, performs remedial actions to correct problems, and/or recommends and determines solutions.
3. Researches, resolves, and follows up on user problems; refers more complex problems to specialized or higher-level personnel.
4. Delivers, installs, or assists personnel in the installation of personal computers, software, and peripheral components.
5. Responds to inquiries concerning operating systems and diagnoses system hardware, software, and operator problems; installs, maintains, and upgrades operating systems and software packages across disparate platforms.
6. Tests, clones, loads, and configures specified software packages onto computers and mobile devices; may modify specific applications for use by department; deploys software, settings, scripts, and batch files to workstations remotely.
7. Maintains documentation database as used by the department.
8. Instructs users in software applications usage and basic computer navigation; advises users on best security practices.
9. Creates baseline software sets, adhering to District’s standards, for various makes and models of computers.
10. Installs, maintains, and repairs printers, copiers, mobile devices, and scanners, addressing both hardware and software issues.
11. Performs user data migration and recovery due to hardware/software upgrades or disasters.
12. Assists in coordinating activities with the help desk, network services, or other information systems staff.
13. Trains users on software and hardware usage by providing instruction and documentation.
14. Provides updates, status, and completion information to personnel and/or users via voice mail, e-mail, or in-person communication.
15. Recovers technology assets and evaluates/repurposes viable hardware; decommissions obsolete hardware; collects, strips, and prepares used equipment for salvage, including coordinating delivery to warehouse.
16. Assists new staff as required.
17. Participates in group problem solving activities to promote continual business process improvements and initiatives.
18. Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:
1. Academic Technology and peripherals, such as, personal computers, network hardware, and mobile devices.
2. Personal computer, mobile device, and network system application software packages, specific to area of assigned department, learning laboratory, or academic discipline.
3. Principles and practices used in the operations, maintenance, and administration of network operating systems, personal computer system hardware, mobile devices, and related software systems.
4. Techniques and methods of computer and mobile device hardware and software evaluation, implementation, and documentation.
5. Troubleshooting, configuration, and installation techniques.
6. Applicable Federal, State, and local laws, rules, and regulations, and District and departmental codes, policies, and procedures.
7. Record-keeping principles and procedures.
8. Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work, including word processing, database, and spreadsheet software.
9. English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
10. Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, vendors, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:
1. Perform a variety of functions in the operation of a variety of computer equipment and peripheral components, including LAN and WAN systems; troubleshoot related problems and take appropriate action.
2. Identify and resolve hardware and software problems and perform repairs.
3. Set up computers, mobile devices, network hardware, and peripherals; and install and configure software.
4. Train users on software applications and hardware usage.
5. Work with and maintain confidential and sensitive information.
6. Interpret, explain, and ensure compliance with District policies and procedures, complex laws, codes, regulations, and ordinances.
7. Establish and maintain a variety of filing, record-keeping, and tracking systems.
8. Respond to and effectively prioritize multiple phone calls and other requests for service.
9. Organize and prioritize a variety of projects and multiple tasks in an effective and timely manner; organize own work, set priorities, and meet time deadlines.
10. Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
11. Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
12. Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
13. Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:
Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in computer science or related field and one (1) year of responsible experience performing technical support and network administration on personal computers, mobile devices, and peripheral equipment, including software administration in a multi-user environment. Requires experience with specific software applications utilized within the academic discipline to which assigned.

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills, and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications is listed in the Minimum Qualifications section.

Preferred Qualifications:

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Examination Requirements:

Working Environment:
Incumbents work in an office environment with moderate levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances. Due to the nature of work, employees may come into contact with fumes, dust, and/or odors. Incumbents may interact with upset staff, students, and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle to visit various District sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in and walking between work areas is frequently required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification frequently bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 100 pounds with the use of proper equipment.


Conditions of Employment:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Special Notes:
This position is funded using restricted/categorical funds.

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected]

DO NOT include photographs or any demographic information (e.g. D.O.B, place of birth, etc.) on your application or supporting documents.

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims (original receipts) must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.

Foreign Transcripts:
Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.

Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected]

Selection Procedure:
A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at
Mt. SAC Employment Website to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:
The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest:
Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

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