Computer Technician

Alfred, Allegany County
Aug 19, 2014
Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training

Company Description:

Nestled in a beautiful valley in the Southern Tier of New York, Alfred State has a long tradition of drawing the best faculty and staff from every field. This College of Technology offers outstanding opportunities in more than 70 majors, where project-based learning and civic engagement are cornerstones of the curricula. When students work on real-world problems, they learn what to think, not how to think, and they learn how to be involved in their community. That is why Alfred State graduates have a 99 percent employment and transfer rate.

Job Description:

The successful candidate will be service focused and possess excellent customer service skills.  S/he must provide exceptional end-user support for Technology Services which include network access, e-mail systems, and supported software applications.  The Client Support Technician will provide technical computer support that ensures all systems are supported on a daily basis.  Provide high-quality customer service including effectively listening and asking questions to ensure understanding of the end-user’s inquiry; keep current with web browsers, systems and applications used on campus; work on cross-functional IT projects; participate in testing system upgrades and new applications; supervise student assistants.  Must be available to work a schedule that may include some evening, holiday and weekend hours when the University is in session.

The Technician will administer, develop, setup, configure, troubleshoot, properly recycle and maintain client desktops and laptops for the college.

The Technician is responsible for software installation and upgrades, software troubleshooting, image creation and deployment, and patch maintenance.

Maintain and develop documentation for the Technology Services department relative to hardware and software in the assigned client areas.

Will work with clients to analyze both hardware and software needs and assist in developing plans to satisfy those needs and will make hardware and software acquisition recommendations based on client needs.

Assists clients in the use of computer hardware, software and peripherals and provide instruction or written documentation where required.

Provide support for printer and copier related issues.

Keep current with technology developments by researching and testing new hardware and software.

Assist in the development of short and long-range departmental goals and objectives.

Attend regular Client Services meetings.

Review, input, and update work orders from the centralized work order system.

Supervise assigned student workers and assist them in completing department goals and objectives.

Broad knowledge of troubleshooting procedures and good analytic skills.

Proficient in all skills, policies, procedures and protocol required to complete assigned tasks.

Keep abreast of industry technologies to enhance technical skills. Provide feedback and make recommendations for implementation of those that can be effectively applied.

Maintain a professional attitude and provide excellent customer service at all times, to include maintaining a good work ethic and assisting other technicians when needed.

Understand and adhere to FERPA regulations.

Good interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills.?

Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.?

Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.?

Highly self motivated and directed.?

Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.?

Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks.?

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing to internal and external groups of various levels of responsibility.

Ability to develop and maintain positive and effective working relationships with a wide range of employees, managers, vendors and professional organizations.

Extensively work with all facets of Technology Services.


Minimum Associates degree in Information Technology, Bachelors degree in Information Technology preferred.

Knowledgeable in Windows XP/7/8, Microsoft Office 2010/2013, Hardware and Software troubleshooting techniques, Knowledge of Active Directory, Canon/HP Printers and Print server and Microsoft Outlook using Exchange are preferred skills.

Additional Information:

Pursuant to University policy, Alfred State College is committed to ensuring equal employment, education opportunity, and equal access to services, programs, and activities without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, gender characteristics, marital status, veteran status, military status, domestic violence victim status, or ex-offender status. Employees, students, applicants or other members of the University community (including but not limited to vendors, visitors, and guests) may not be subjected to harassment that is prohibited by law or treated adversely based upon a protected characteristic.

All applicants are subject to drug and criminal background checks.

Applicants interested in positions may access the Annual Security and Fire Safety Report for the College at Crime statistics are reported in accordance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. Applicants may request a hard copy of the report by contacting the SUNY Alfred State College University Police Department at 607-587-3999.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants must submit a cover letter of interest and resume at time of application.