Technical Support Specialist - Charles Library

Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Closing date
Sep 12, 2021

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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


One of the nation’s top urban public research universities, Temple University is a dynamic workplace in the heart of one of the nation’s most vibrant cities. Founded in 1884 as a night school for the working-class men and women of North Philadelphia, for 130 years Temple has retained its core mission of being a beacon of educational opportunity to students of every background, while adding a national and global reputation as a leader in education, research and real-world oriented instruction.

With nearly 39,000 students and 290,000 living alumni, Temple has a major impact on its region and on Philadelphia, the nation’s 5th largest city. One in seven college graduates in the Philadelphia area holds a Temple degree, and the university is the 4th largest provider of professional education in the nation (law, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy and podiatry). Temple offers 17 schools and colleges, 399 academic degree programs, 17 Division 1 intercollegiate men’s and women’s athletic teams, as well as nine campuses including international campuses in Italy and Rome.  

Like the students the university serves, Temple’s approximately 8,000 employees are hardworking, diverse and energized by the vibrant and supportive work environments across the university, all aligned towards advancing the teaching, research and service missions of Temple University.

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