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Systems Support Specialist I

Kern Community College District
$4,666.58 - $6,593.75 Monthly

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Systems Support Specialist I

Kern Community College District

Salary: $4,666.58 - $6,593.75 Monthly

Job Type: Full Time

Job Number: FY22-2300360

Location: Bakersfield, CA

Department: Information Technology Services

Basic Function
Under the direction of assigned supervisor, install and support desktops, laptops, application software, printers, computer labs and related technology for Faculty, Staff and Administrators in person, via telephone or with the use of remote access tools. Assist with the support of the college's information technology systems and applications; these systems include the voice and data networks, servers, computers, printers, software and applications used by college employees and students.

The Systems Support Specialist I is distinguished from the II by a focus on servicing PCs and related equipment.

Representative Duties
Diagnose and troubleshoot PC related software and hardware problems.

Coordinate timely resolution of and follow-up on software and hardware problems with all levels of IT resources including network, server, application, and help desk support operations.

Work with hardware and software manufacturers' support in handling and if necessary escalating warranty repair and parts replacement issues.

Log details of support provided in Help Desk trouble-ticketing system.

Advance the use of a knowledge repository to share information among all levels of IT service and support.

Develop and use workstation configuration management tools and procedures to perform software distribution, patch management, inventory management and imaging. Install, configure and support a wide variety of complex software applications that support the needs of the college faculty, staff and students.

Develop, recommend and use best tools and practices for computer lab management.

Develop and deploy optimized images in timely and effective manner to the campus computer labs that include a wide variety of both purchased and shareware software packages.

Work with network and server support operations to setup and support effective processes (i.e. Group Policies, Login Scripts, Roaming profiles, etc...) for providing users with access to resources and determining the behavior (profile) of all computers on campus.

Assist with the installation, configuration, and support of network (wired, WIFI) equipment and servers in alignment with district wide IT processes and standards.

Maintain proper hardware replacement planning information to assist with forecasting the regular replacement and/or upgrading of desktop, laptop, printer and related technology assets.

Receive, prioritize, and respond to Help Desk Service tickets, incoming calls, and/or e-mails regarding PC hardware and software problems.

Identify chronic problems and work with Help Desk support operations in performing root-cause analysis on such problems and finding solutions for reducing or eliminating them.

Receive, prioritize, and complete individual and group requests for hardware or software moves, adds, and changes.

Work to identify and implement technology standards for on campus technology support or collaborate with peers across the district to develop best practices and foster continuous improvement of IT services.

Provide input and recommendations on hardware specifications required to meet the computing needs of end users. Help ensure end users are aware of what hardware and software is available for their use and how to obtain support for all IT services.

Work toward attainment of key support goals such an average response time, mean time to repair, end-user satisfaction and number of problems resolved within a given period. Provide brief hands-on training to users in the use of hardware and software.

Maintain system documentation including configuration information for technology you are directly responsible for.

Stay informed of trends in hardware and software, troubleshooting, automation technologies and other changes that could improve PC server and support.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to: Associate's degree supplemented by college-level course work in computer software applications, business practices or a related field and one (1) year of increasingly responsible experience in the use and support of computer software and hardware providing technological support to a variety of end-users.


High school diploma, GED or equivalent certificate of competency and three years of work experience such as described in the representative duties section of the specification.

Knowledge and Abilities
Hands-on hardware and software troubleshooting and repair.
Knowledge of modern enterprise level Information Technology Systems and processes.
Meaning and use of common technological terms.
Modern office software and software applications, including Windows, word processing (MS-Word), spreadsheets (Excel), databases (Access, SQL, QBE), desktop publishing.
Uses capabilities, characteristics, and limitations of computer and related equipment.
Modern office procedures and methods.
Correct English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Have a working knowledge of joining and moving objects within Active Directory.

Diagnose, troubleshoot and resolve software and hardware problems.
Conduct research into PC issues and products as required.
Develop knowledge-based information to be used by Help Desk services to solve problems.
Operate a computer, tools, components, and peripheral accessories.
Read and understand technical manuals, procedural documentation, and OEM guides.
Instruct users in the use of computer equipment and operating procedures.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.
Work in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.

SALARY RANGE$4,666.58 - $6,593.75 monthlyMaximum Entry Level Salary: $4,902.82 monthly
SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONSFirst Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; but those received by May 19, 2023 are assured consideration. The College reserves the right to extend time limits or reinitiate the recruitment/selection process at any point. Completed application packet must include:
  • Completed Online Application for Employment form
  • Current resume
  • Letter of interest (Cover Letter)
  • Copy of legible transcripts, if applicable
  • List of five (5) professional references - Listed on application form
  • It is the applicant's responsibility to redact (or remove) any personal information from all documents prior to uploading. This includes Social Security Numbers, Date of Birth, and any photos of the applicant.Foreign Degree: Applicants with foreign degrees from colleges or universities outside of the United States must have their coursework evaluated by a professional association that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) or Academic Credentials Evaluation Institute, INC. (ACEI). A copy of the evaluation must be submitted with your on-line application. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation to participate in the selection process should contact Human Resources to make the necessary arrangements. EEO Plan 2021-2024
    Note: The District is strongly committed to achieving staff diversity and the principles of equal employment opportunity. The District encourages a diverse pool of applicants and does not discriminate on the basis of national origin, religion, age, gender, gender identity, gender expression, race or ethnicity, color, medical condition, genetic information, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, or because he/she is perceived to have one or more of the foregoing characteristics, or based on association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law, in any of its policies, procedures or practices. Discrimination Free Work Environment The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.

    All applicants must apply online at Emails will not be accepted.


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    Kern Community College District (KCCD) serves communities over 24,800 square miles in parts of Kern, Tulare, Inyo, Mono, and San Bernardino counties through the programs of Bakersfield CollegeCerro Coso College and Porterville College. Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the district’s colleges offer programs and services that develop student potential and create opportunities for our citizens.

    KCCD is geographically one of the largest community college districts in the United States, serving 26,000 students. Our students represent a diversity of religions, economic backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and ethnicities.

    While the Kern Community College District was established as a separate entity in 1968 to respond to the changing needs of our communities, educational services have been provided to residents for many years: at Bakersfield College since 1913; at Porterville College since 1927; and in the Ridgecrest area since 1951 by what is now Cerro Coso College. All three colleges are proud members of the California Community College System and are accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges.

    Today, education centers and sites in Delano, downtown Bakersfield, the Mammoth/ Bishop area, Edwards Air Force, and the Kern River Valley offer additional convenient, localized instruction for thousands of residents. KCCD’s commitment to distance learning and other technological advances is creating increasing opportunities for education through the internet, satellite, and cable television to individuals across our broad service area and beyond.

    Mission Statement

    The mission of the Kern Community College District is to provide outstanding educational programs and services that are responsive to our diverse students and communities.



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