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IT Tech Paraprofessional

The University of Georgia
Athens Area

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IT Tech Paraprofessional


VPI-Teaching & Learning Center

About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

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Benefits Eligible

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Full Time

Additional Schedule Information:

Monday – Friday; 8 AM – 5 PM

Advertised Salary:

Commensurate with Experience

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Open until filled:


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Location of Vacancy:

Athens Area

EEO Policy Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).

Classification Title:

IT Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional





Minimum Qualifications:

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Position Summary:

This position will be stationed at the Miller Learning Center Classroom Support Office to manage classroom IT systems in nearby classrooms, supervise and cross-train student workers on IT field service, and serve as the 2nd tier support contact for any IT issues escalated from student and classroom support technicians in the field. The individual in this position will diagnose and resolve issues pertaining to podium computer hardware, software, peripherals, and network devices used by the UGA instructors to facilitate instruction in UGA classrooms. This individual will be responsible for setting up and supporting LANDesk management system to monitor classroom IT systems. This individual will provide quick, efficient on-site and telephone support of classroom IT to ensure minimal classroom downtime and disruptions. This position will also be the main contact for the room management systems (e.g., AMX RMS, Extron GVE) used by CTL Classroom Support. Both technical and interpersonal skills are required. This position will report directly to the CTL Classroom Support Assistant Director for Project Management and Engineering.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies:

Technical knowledge in the field through an acquired apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the minimum qualifications.

Excellent interpersonal skills as they will be working with CTL Classroom Support technicians as well as UGA instructors in a classroom environment, often in time-sensitive situations such as during a class in progress. This position also expects good IT problem-solving skills, intermediate-to-advanced knowledge of PC and Apple hardware and software support, solid and verifiable experience with and knowledge of the LANDesk IT management system, and previous experience with Active Directory. Some knowledge of or experience with AV presentation and control systems. A valid Georgia driver’s license.

Physical Demands:

Lifting and moving of computer equipment that can weigh up to 50lbs. Work in an ongoing classroom environment where resolution of an issue is time-sensitive. Driving.

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Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?:


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications):


Credit and P-Card policy:

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website.


Daily monitoring of assigned classrooms (on-site and remotely), quick response and answer time to faculty classroom computer problems relating to presentation systems and faculty training.

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Maintenance, troubleshooting, and installation of computers and computer software (using LANDesk) on devices connected to classroom presentation systems. Serve as primary point of contact for CTL Classroom Support RMS/GVE room management systems. Provides support for AV DHCP device addition through Proteus.

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Assist Classroom Support technicians and partners with computer support for presentation systems in classrooms/labs and participates in CTL Classroom Support meetings.

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Supervision and training of undergraduate student workers/assistants.

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Professional development and other duties as assigned.

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The University of Georgia, a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education. It is the birthplace of the American system of public higher education.

university_of_georgia2.jpgToday, UGA enrolls more than 36,000 students. The main campus has 460 buildings on 765 acres of land. The total acreage of UGA in 30 Georgia counties is 41,539. UGA has 17 colleges and schools, which include Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Arts and Sciences, Business, Ecology, Education, Engineering, Environment and Design, Family and Consumer Sciences, Forestry and Natural Resources, Graduate School, Journalism and Mass Communication, Law, Pharmacy, Public Health, Public and International Affairs, Social Work and Veterinary Medicine. It offers 25 baccalaureate degrees in more than 140 fields; 34 master’s degrees in 130 fields; 18 educational specialist degrees; four doctoral degrees in 98 areas; professional degrees in law, pharmacy and veterinary medicine; and more than 170 study-abroad and exchange programs. UGA Libraries rank among the top third of the nation’s best research libraries and contain a total of 4.7 million volumes and one of nation’s largest map collections. The university has had 21 recipients of the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship. In 2008, UGA was the only public university in America to have two recipients of the Rhodes Scholarship. UGA is home of the Peabody Awards, presented annually for distinguished achievement and meritorious public service by television and radio stations, networks, producing organizations, individuals and the World Wide Web. It also is home of Georgia’s State Botanical Garden, state Museum of Art and State Museum of Natural History. Additionally, UGA has one of the largest and most comprehensive public service and outreach programs conducted by an American educational institution.


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