Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 26, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Job no: 232506-AS
Work type: Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Computer Science, Information Systems/Technology, Transportation Services

Position Summary:

Under the general supervision of the Assistant Director of IT and in collaboration with the Field Services Manager and Booth Operations Manager. This position is responsible for the maintenance and successful operation of all gate system equipment. The incumbent must have the ability to learn operational and maintenance aspects of the gate systems. The incumbent will understand University parking policies and procedures and deal with the public in a friendly and courteous manner. The incumbent will work closely with fellow Transportation Services PARCS Gate Technicians and Information Technology staff.

Transportation Services provides transportation solutions for Faculty, Staff, Students, and Visitors at the University of Wisconsin-Madison including parking, carpooling, biking, bus programs, and other commuter solutions. Transportation Services manages over 13,000 parking stalls and all the associated infrastructure. The gate systems are provided by two vendors and are utilized on campus and at the UW Hospital. The full system includes 53 lanes and 31 automated pay stations at 15 different garages processing several million parking transactions per year.

The gates system is a complex environment that includes unique hardware, vendor-supplied software, secure networking, customized industrialized computers, and other gate technologies. This environment allows entry and handles payment upon exit at the mixed-use facilities.

Due to heavy usage and climate conditions, maintenance and oversight of the equipment is critical. Hardware failures can lead to traffic back-ups, loss of revenue, and loss of important data. These systems are the foundation of Transportation Services' efforts to maximize revenue opportunities and fully utilize our current parking inventory.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Transportation Services is committed to the highest standard of customer service, for its customers, fellow staff members and visitors. Staff will serve as a role model by practicing exemplary behavior when working with customers and fellow staff members.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Required Qualifications:
- Experience troubleshooting and supporting either IT or mechanical/electronic systems.
- Excellent customer service skills
- Ability to lift at least 30 pounds.
- Ability to push, pull, reach, stoop, bend, twist, work on feet, and perform manual labor for a sustained length of time.
- Ability to work under adverse weather conditions such as severe cold, extreme heat, rain, snow, and ice.

Preferred Qualifications
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel
- Knowledge of IP network technology
- Knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Android, and Apple IOS operating systems
- Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team and individually
- Knowledge of electronic systems, such as I/O devices, relays, wiring, and circuit boards
- Knowledge of mechanical system operations, including gears, belts, springs, and motors
- Knowledge of automated gate systems and associated equipment.
- Knowledge of proper uses and techniques for safely using common repair tools.

License or Certificate:

Possession of a valid Wisconsin driver license and a motor vehicle record that meets UW Risk Management standards to drive State of Wisconsin owned vehicles is required.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $55,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

To be considered, applications must be submitted online. To apply for this position you will need to upload a resume and cover letter.

We also require contact information for three professional references, one of which must be your current supervisor. We will not contact your current supervisor without advance notice.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.


Lisa Raetzman
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

Applications Open: Mar 26 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Apr 19 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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