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Information Technology Support Specialist I

Ventura County Community College District
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 11, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Information Technology Support Specialist I

Ventura County Community College District

Salary: $58,008.00 - $80,016.00 Annually

Job Type: Classified

Job Number: 2022-02541

Location: Districtwide (Ventura County CA), CA

Department: Districtwide

Closing: 8/24/2022 11:59 PM Pacific

Under the general supervision of an assigned supervisor, installs, configures, diagnoses, maintains, and repairs computer hardware and software systems, multimedia and audio-visual equipment, and communications equipment; provides basic technical support and assistance to students and District staff.

The current vacancy is a full-time position (12 months/year, 40 hours/week) located at Ventura College.


Established in 1925, Ventura College was one of the first community colleges in California and currently has an enrollment of 14,500 students. Located approximately 60 miles north of Los Angeles and 30 miles south of Santa Barbara, the 112-acre campus is set in the rolling hills of Ventura - so close to the ocean that there is a clear view of the Channel Islands from several spots on campus.

More information can be found on the Ventura College website.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our culture and the work that we do within the Ventura County Community College District (VCCCD). The VCCCD is a public community college district serving residents throughout Ventura County. The VCCCD's three colleges - Moorpark College, Oxnard College, and Ventura College - offer programs for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; career technical training; basic skills instruction; as well as community service, economic development, and continuing education for cultural growth, life enrichment, and skills improvement. The Ventura County Community College District recognizes that a diverse community of faculty, staff, and administrators promote academic excellence. This creates an inclusive educational and work environment for its students, employees, and the community it serves. With the understanding that a diverse community fosters multi-cultural awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides role models for all students, the VCCCD is committed to recruiting and employing a diverse and committed group of faculty, staff, and administrators who are dedicated to the success of all college students.

We encourage candidates who are equity-minded to submit an application for employment. We are designated Hispanic-Serving Institutions committed to racial and socio-economic diversity as it reflects our communities and student populations. We actively seek to attract candidates who share this commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.

The Ventura County Community College District ensures that all employees and applicants for positions will have equal opportunity for employment regardless of ethnic group identification, race, color, language, accent, immigration status, ancestry, national origin, political beliefs, age, gender, religion, transgender, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, and/or physical or mental disability.

New Employees: Generally, new employees are placed on the first step of the appropriate range of the salary schedule.
Current Employees: An employee who is promoted will be placed on the salary step of the new range of the appropriate salary schedule that provides a minimum increase comparable to a one-step increase in salary.

New and current employees may be eligible for advanced step placement as outlined in Section 290 - SALARY PLAN in the Rules of the Personnel Commission for Classified Employees. (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader) (Download PDF reader)

This recruitment is being conducted to establish a list of eligible candidates that will be used to fill district-wide, current and upcoming, temporary and regular vacancies for the duration of the list, not to exceed one year.

Representative Duties

Configure, install, troubleshoot, and maintain computer software, hardware, and related equipment in a variety of settings to ensure efficient operation and prevent service interruptions; conduct basic network troubleshooting. E

Repair and maintain District communications equipment; provide routine technical assistance related to the maintenance of wireless communication devices, telephones, private branch exchanges (PBX), and voice messaging systems. E

Install, repair, maintain, and troubleshoot a variety of multimedia and audiovisual equipment including video servers, media players and recorders, audio/video switches, cameras, and related smart classroom devices. E

Configure browser and related software to allow users to access the internet. E

Provide individual and group training to District staff in the use of proper operation and care of hardware, software, audio-visual, and communication equipment; assist in the creation, composition, and editing of training and procedural guides for end users and lower-level staff. E

Coordinate with vendors on warranty repairs to network servers, workstations, laptops, and other equipment. E

Install and upgrade applications, including loading upgrade software, performing system backups, and conducting applications operations testing. E

Participate in the evaluation and testing of new hardware, software, and related equipment to be purchased by the District. E

Consult with faculty, staff, and students to develop technological solutions for office, lab, and instructional needs. E

Detect and repair or remove viruses, adware, spyware, and other malicious software using antivirus and other removal software and alternative techniques; collaborate with Systems Administrators and Network Engineers to contain and eradicate widespread outbreaks of viruses. E

Maintain an inventory of computer hardware, software, and licenses owned or leased by the District or assigned college campus; maintain equipment and supply inventories, and installation and service records. E

Provide guidance and work direction to lower-level Information Technology staff. E

May analyze, modify, test, and debug existing computer programs; analyze programming and systems problems and make basic modifications to systems and individual programs as required.

Perform related duties as assigned.

E = essential duties

Minimum Qualifications
Any combination equivalent to:

Education: Twenty-four units of coursework in computer science, information technology, computer applications or a related field or possession of comparable certifications applicable to the position, such as A+ certification™, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) certification, or the equivalent.

Experience: Two years of experience in the installation, maintenance of computer hardware and software systems, servers and operating systems, or communications equipment.

Supplemental Information

This is an examination open to the public and current district employees seeking a promotional opportunity. To ensure consideration, please submit your application materials by August 24, 2022.
The examination process may consist of any of the following components:

A) Evaluation of Training and Experience (T&E) = Qualifying (pass/fail) B) Technical Interview = 100% weighting on final score


A T&E is an assessment of your application materials, completed by subject matter experts, of training and experience, beyond the minimum requirements, that has prepared you for the position as evidenced in your application materials. When completing the application and the supplemental questionnaire, outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience. Please be sure to answer every component of each supplemental question as your responses will be scored and serve as your score on the training and experience (T&E) evaluation.

Date Range: Monday, September 12 - Friday, September 16 Location: The Technical Interview will be conducted remotely, using Zoom. In order to participate in the interview, you must have access to a computer with a camera, microphone, speakers, and a reliable connection to the internet.

The examination components and dates are subject to change as needs dictate. All communication regarding this process will be delivered via email.


Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications as stated, including the possession of licenses, certifications, or other requirements, by the filing deadline in order to move forward in the recruitment process. You must attach copies of any documents that demonstrate your attainment of the minimum qualifications (e.g., unofficial transcripts, foreign transcript evaluation, copies of any required licenses, and/or certifications). Failure to submit any required documents may result in disqualification. All required documentation must be attached to your application; Human Resources staff will not upload your documents for you. The VCCCD does not accept letters of recommendation for classified positions. Please do not attempt to attach letters of recommendation to your application.


When completing the application, please make sure you include ALL current and previous employment in the Work Experience section of the application and complete ALL fields, including the name and contact information for your supervisors. Duration of work experience is calculated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Part-time work experience will be prorated based off a standard 40 hour full-time work week. Experience that is included in the resume but not in the Work Experience section of the application may not be considered for the purpose of determining whether you meet the minimum qualifications. When completing the supplemental questionnaire (if applicable), outline in detail your education, training (such as classes, seminars, workshops), and experience.

ELIGIBILITY LIST: Upon completion of the examination, the eligibility list will be compiled by combining the final examination score with applicable seniority and veteran's credits, if any. The candidates will be ranked according to their total score on the eligibility list. Certification will be made from the highest three ranks of the eligibility list. This eligibility list will be used to fill current vacancies for up to one year from the date of the technical interview. PROBATIONARY PERIOD: All appointments made from eligibility lists for initial appointment or for promotion, with certain exceptions, shall be probationary for a period of six (6) months or one hundred thirty (130) days of paid service, whichever is longer. Classified management, police, and designated executive classifications shall be probationary for a period of one (1) year of paid service from initial appointment or promotion.
ACCOMMODATIONS: Individuals with disabilities requiring reasonable accommodation in the selection process must inform the Ventura County Community College District Human Resources Department in writing no later than the filing date stated on the announcement. Those applicants needing such accommodations should document this request in an email to including an explanation as to the type and extent of accommodation needed to participate in the selection process.


If a degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications, an official copy of your transcripts will be required upon hire. If you have a foreign degree and the institution from which your degree was granted is not recognized as accredited by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education, foreign transcript evaluation is required if the foreign degree/coursework is used to meet minimum qualifications. The foreign transcript evaluation must be included with your application materials. Visit the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or the U.S. Department of Education to search for institutions that are recognized as accredited. If you need your transcripts evaluated, please review the list of agencies approved for foreign transcript evaluation (Download PDF reader). If applicable, an official copy of your foreign transcript evaluation will also be required upon hire.

For more information about the recruitment process at VCCCD, including responses to Frequently Asked Questions, please visit our Classified Careers page.

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