Technical Support Specialist - Library

Job description

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Library Technology, the Technical Support Specialist is responsible for delivering high-quality technology support to the staff and patrons of Temple University Libraries. Ensures that excellent customer service is given to anyone requesting assistance and exercises good judgment in knowing when to escalate IT issues. Makes suggestions concerning ways to improve the efficiency of library technical support operations. Communicates directly with vendors, such as Dell, HP, and Apple, to collaboratively resolve technical support issues for systems, when appropriate. Maintains a high level of service and stays abreast of current technologies. Provides support to staff and public computing at the three branch campus libraries at Ambler, Health Sciences Campus and School of Podiatric Medicine. Supports the library staff and maintains public desktop computers, laptops, printers, scanners, and smart classrooms. Creates and manages the disk image deployment to all library workstations. Travels regularly to branch campus locations. The Technical Support Specialist may also supervise student workers. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree preferably in computer science, information systems or other technology field and one year of directly related experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:
*Outstanding customer service and interpersonal skills. 
*Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
*Strong familiarity with mobile technology.
*Solid working knowledge of PC and Mac system configuration and troubleshooting with demonstrated skills in the area of software installation. 
*Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
*Excellent oral and written communication skills.
*Ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.
*Ability to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and overtime, as needed.
*Ability to travel to the Ambler campus library, School of Podiatric Medicine and Ginsburg Health Sciences Library.

*Experience in a higher education environment.
*Experience with library research or computing.

Temple University values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Charles Library
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time