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IT Support Specialist

University of Toronto
Toronto, ON
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IT Support Specialist

Date Posted: 05/13/2022
Req ID: 24236
Faculty/Division: School of Management
Department: Joseph L. Rotman School of Management
Campus: St. George (Downtown Toronto)
Position Number: 00028504


About us:

The Rotman School of Management is part of the University of Toronto, a global centre of research and academic excellence at the heart of Canada’s commercial and financial capital. Rotman is a catalyst for transformative learning, insights and public engagement, bringing together diverse views and initiatives around a defining purpose: to create value for business and society. We make a fundamental promise – Here’s where it changes – to our students, our partners and the broader community. Everyone at Rotman, faculty and staff, plays a role in bringing that promise to life.

Your opportunity:

Information Technology Services is responsible for all computing hardware, operations, network infrastructure, and systems to support and enhance the School's core mission. Rotman students, faculty, and staff use up-to-date technologies to directly enhance learning, teaching, and research.

IT Services is divided into four functional groups: HelpDesk - Technical Support, Network Infrastructure, Systems Development, and Multimedia. All groups work together to deliver efficient, adaptable, and reliable IT services.

As the IT Support Specialist, you will be responsible for all aspects of desktop support including classroom technology, network, resource connectivity, hardware, operating systems, and a variety of software applications in a complex networked facility.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Responding to end-user service requests via ServiceNow or phone in a timely manner
  • Applying established standards when resolving routine end-user issues; probing for information from end-users to identify issue(s) and requirements
  • Liaising with technical specialists to resolve end-user issues
  • Responding to triaged enquiries within the defined scope of the role and redirecting to other technical areas of Rotman ITS as appropriate
  • Applying current established standards when setting up and deploying both software and hardware
  • Developing and editing standard operating procedures for IT services
  • Troubleshooting and providing support for peripheral set-up and maintenance
  • Testing and analyzing new and upgraded software and/or hardware

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree or acceptable combination of equivalent education and experience
  • Minimum three (3) years relevant, related experience in a client facing, technically-oriented, computer support position, preferably in a large, networked environment
  • Working knowledge of a wide range of computer equipment and software, including PCs and MACs, smart devices, printers, scanners, Ethernet interface cards, local area networking, Windows 7/10, MS Office, MS Office 365, diagnostic tools, anti-virus/spam software, TCP/IP, and multimedia peripherals
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills; ability to explain technical concepts to a wide variety of non-technical users both orally and in writing
  • Customer service focused; proven ability to deal with people in a tactful and effective manner
  • Exhibits good judgment and able to make decisions that may occasionally require interpretation of established policies
  • Ability to prioritize tasks, deal with high volume of client demands in a stressful, fast-paced environment
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong team player with a sense of urgency to respond quickly providing a high level of customer service
  • Ability to learn quickly from technical reference manuals and on-line help facilities
  • Dexterity with basic hand tools; ability to physically move and install equipment safely and efficiently
  • Shift work (evenings and weekends) and a flexible work schedule are required

Assets (Nonessential):

  • Experience with web based applications, Portal platforms
  • Experience with ServiceNow
  • Experience with TeamViewer
  • Experience with creating scripts

To be successful in this role you will be:

  • Approachable
  • Communicator
  • Motivated self-learner
  • Organized
  • Problem solver
  • Team player

Closing Date: 05/24/2022, 11:59PM ET
Employee Group: USW
Appointment Type: Budget - Continuing
Schedule: Full-Time
Pay Scale Group & Hiring Zone:
USW Pay Band 09 -- $59,412 with an annual step progression to a maximum of $75,979. Pay scale and job class assignment is subject to determination pursuant to the Job Evaluation/Pay Equity Maintenance Protocol.
Job Category: Information Technology (IT)
Recruiter: Jen Salerno

Lived Experience Statement
Candidates who are members of Indigenous, Black, racialized and 2SLGBTQ+ communities, person with disabilities, and other equity deserving groups are encourage to apply, and their lived experience shall be taken into consideration as applicable to the posted position.

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All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Diversity Statement

The University of Toronto is strongly committed to diversity within its community and especially welcomes applications from racialized persons / persons of colour, women, Indigenous / Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

As part of your application, you will be asked to complete a brief Diversity Survey. This survey is voluntary. Any information directly related to you is confidential and cannot be accessed by search committees or human resources staff. Results will be aggregated for institutional planning purposes. For more information, please see

Accessibility Statement

The University strives to be an equitable and inclusive community, and proactively seeks to increase diversity among its community members. Our values regarding equity and diversity are linked with our unwavering commitment to excellence in the pursuit of our academic mission.

The University is committed to the principles of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). As such, we strive to make our recruitment, assessment and selection processes as accessible as possible and provide accommodations as required for applicants with disabilities.

If you require any accommodations at any point during the application and hiring process, please contact [email protected].

Job Segment: Equity, Technical Support, Testing, Facilities, Finance, Research, Technology, Operations


Established in 1827, the University of Toronto is Canada's largest university, recognized as a global leader in research and teaching. U of T's distinguished faculty, institutional record of groundbreaking scholarship and wealth of innovative academic opportunities continually attract outstanding students and academics from around the world.

U of T is committed to providing a learning experience that benefits from both a scale almost unparalleled in North America and from the close-knit learning communities made possible through its college system and academic divisions. Located in and around Toronto, one of the world's most diverse regions, U of T's vibrant academic life is defined by a unique degree of cultural diversity in its learning community.The University is sustained environmentally by three green campuses, where renowned heritage buildings stand beside award-winning innovations in architectural design.


U of T is one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers.
U of T is one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers.


Are you looking for a challenging, meaningful career in a supportive and diverse environment?

Work where the world comes to think.

Work where the world comes to discover.

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Opportunities exist for people from a wide range of backgrounds, ranging from recent graduates to experienced senior professionals.

We offer challenging work within an open environment that celebrates diversity in all its forms. Our focus is on creating a positive work environment that attracts and retains excellent employees through a combination of competitive compensation, favourable working conditions, opportunities for career growth and development and a unique organizational culture.

Employees have access to:

  • Excellent health and dental benefits;
  • On-site support for training and career development;
  • Flexible work arrangements;
  • Childcare subsidy;
  • Tuition waivers;
  • Scholarships and/or tuition waivers for dependants;
  • Generous paid time off;
  • Support on equity and diversity issues;
  • On-site child care;
  • University Pension Plan;
  • Subsidized athletic facility membership;
  • World-renowned libraries;
  • Confidential counselling services;
  • Parking and TTC Metropasses;
  • Employee and Family Assistance Plan;
  • Continued health benefits for pensioners.


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