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Posting #: 3986
Position Status: Full-time regular
Location: San Diego
Position Type: Staff, Information Technology Services

Position Title & Department:

Desktop Support Technician II; Information Technology ServicesPosting #


Department Description:Information Technology Services is a service organization that is integral to the success of the University of San Diego. We succeed only when we meet and exceed the expectations of our customers. We have a passion for excellence and endeavor to set and deliver the highest standards of service, value, integrity, and responsiveness. We celebrate the diversity and power of people, ideas, and cultures. We respect and enrich the academic community in which we operate. We feel a sense of responsibility to lead by examples of creativity, enthusiasm, and loyalty to the University faculty, students, and staff.

University Description:

The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity’s urgent challenges.

Detailed Description:

Provide a full range of services necessary for the operation of USD client computers and peripherals that are maintained by Information Technology Services (ITS), primarily for faculty, administrators, and staff in the assigned school/college. Duties include but are not limited to: deploying, configuring, installing, and securing computer hardware, software, printers, and peripherals. Provide initial orientation on the use of computer hardware and supported applications. Diagnose, repair, and maintain computer hardware, PC & Mac operating systems, software applications, and peripherals. Perform preventative maintenance to ensure data integrity, system security, and reliability. Responsible for the communication, troubleshooting, and technical requirements of the school, departments and clients the technician is assigned to. Perform duties as the technical liaison with the department. Update Help Desk inventory database and tracking system to reflect current request status. Provide documentation for computer inventory and problem resolutions. Work as part of the Desktop Support Services Team to provide secondary PC & Mac support for other areas of campus and ensure customer satisfaction.

Duties & Responsibilities:

Equipment Installation

  • Configures and installs PC and Mac hardware and software for faculty, administrators, and staff campus wide and at the particular assigned school/college
    • Collects all documentation for installed computers
    • Collects computer inventory as it relates to physical location for inventory management
  • Backs-up and transfers client’s data
  • Assists clients in account and user management, system security, and system backups
    • Installs proper security patching including anti-virus and anti-spam software
  • Provides the initial orientation on the use of supported applications and computer system
  • Installs and sets up new or relocated printers and other peripherals
  • Makes regular updates to tech support center and inventory database to reflect the current status of requests and devices
  • Timely deployment of computers

Equipment Maintenance

  • Diagnoses, repairs, and maintains various computer devices, network connections, workstation hardware and software
  • Performs preventative maintenance and installs upgrades and options on various computer devices, workstation hardware, and software
  • Contacts clients on a daily basis, both at the desktop and via email or phone, to discuss specific symptoms of equipment failure, nature of repairs required, and possible solutions to equipment problems
  • Contacts vendors for technical support and parts procurement both electronically and by telephone
  • Makes regular updates to tech support center to reflect the current status of trouble ticket requests
  • Documents problems and solutions for use by other team members.
  • Participates in Desktop Support Services and ITS meetings for process and computing support improvement
  • Performs additional functions incidental to computer support activities
  • Technical documentation on newly supported software and hardware
  • Other Duties as Assigned

    Job Requirements:

    Minimum Qualifications:

    • 3 years of related work experience and a high school degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education or certification.
    • Strong knowledge and experience with Windows computers and operating systems.
    • A+ Certification.
    • Must possess a strong customer-centered philosophy.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher-education institution and one year relevant experience
    • Proficiency in network communications
    • Knowledge and experience with Mac and Linux-based computers and operating systems

    Performance Expectations - Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • A solid understanding of PC compatible hardware
    • Experience in diagnosing problems with computer hardware and software with the ability to apply solutions to the problems
    • Experience in the installation of desktop systems including proper security patching and anti-virus deployment
    • Experience in dealing with anti-virus, anti-spam, wireless communication, and security in the information technology field
    • Experience with Networking Internet Protocols, such as TCP/IP
    • Strong telecommunications skills including knowledge of both Ethernet and serial interface standards
    • A working knowledge of standard applications (ex. word processing, spreadsheets, email, internet browsers, etc.)
    • Strong customer service orientation
    • Positive attitude and willingness to embrace change
    • Team Player, engaged with the management and team members
    • Adhering to the polices, protocols and guidelines set by the department
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written and listening) since he or she will have daily interaction with faculty, administrators, and staff
    • Excellent documentation skills
    • Ability to multi-task
    • Ability to lift 50 pounds (monitors, printers, scanners, etc.)

    Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

    • A+ required
    • Dell HP or Apple Certification, depending on assignment, must be completed within 3 months of employment.
    • N+ preferred
    • MCP preferred
    • MCDST a plus

    Special Conditions of Employment:

    • Vacation opportunities may be limited August through September and during semester finals. May be required to work variable hours and overtime, including weekends.

    The University of San Diego is requiring all employees to follow our Covid-19 vaccine requirement process.

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.

    Posting Salary:

    Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits

    Special Application Instructions:

    Please create an account at our website by following this link:
    Incomplete Applications will not be reviewed. A+ is required at a minimum.

    Resume and Cover Letter Required

    Click Apply Now to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a cover letter and resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at [email protected]

    Additional Details:

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week

    Closing date: December 8, 2021

    Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego is a smoking and tobacco-free campus. For more information, visit

    Advertised: November 24, 2021 Pacific Standard Time
    Applications close: December 08, 2021 Pacific Standard Time


    The University of San Diego is a Roman Catholic institution committed to advancing academic excellence, expanding liberal and professional knowledge, creating a diverse and inclusive community, and preparing leaders dedicated to ethical conduct and compassionate service.

    Located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean, the campus is a community treasure, with Spanish Renaissance-inspired buildings and breathtakingly beautiful landscapes.

    Chartered in 1949, the university enrolls more than 7,000 students and is known for its commitment to teaching, the liberal arts, the formation of values and community service. In less than 60 years, the University of San Diego has grown from a local college with 50 students and a handful of professors to a nationally ranked university. This achievement is the direct result of a single, unwavering expectation: academic excellence.

    USD offers more than 60 bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees. The university adds depth to education by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. The breadth of programs and depth of facilities means that students can easily find a course of study that ignites their intellectual fire. In the classroom, coursework across disciplines encourages students to develop their critical thinking skills.

    Small class size means the instructors know their students and can stimulate curious minds with anything from participation in a research project to an after-class discussion on topic. Instructors welcome the free exchange of complex ideas in an environment of tolerance and civility. In this environment, students begin a lifelong habit of appreciating and cultivating their individual gifts.

    To complement this instruction, the university's Honors program provides a challenging curriculum for USD's uniquely motivated students. The university also holds memberships in several honor societies, including Phi Beta Kappa.

    While intellectual growth is key, USD adds depth to the education experience by inspiring students to grow spiritually, morally and socially. An active faith community invites widespread student participation. In the classroom, study is accompanied by an examination of ethics and values University of San Diego students inquire freely and challenge ideas, exercise moral, spiritual and social judgment, serve others, and contemplate social justice in their lives and in their chosen fields. These students are truly educated. These students achieve excellence.

    Students, faculty and staff are active members of the community, volunteering time and expertise, fostering friendships, and working to preserve the region’s unique character. With a population of more than 7,500 students and approximately 2,000 employees, the university impacts the life of the area economically, politically and socially. In turn, the university welcomes the community to participate in campus life, through classes, special events, sports, forums and tours.

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