Technical Services Technician II


Job Description Summary:
Serves as the secondary contact for supporting the University IT Service Desk and provides hands-on support for service desk telephone, ticket, and e-mail user support requests and field service support/maintenance of end user devices within University. This position interacts with The Technical Services Lead to ensure for the timely completion of appropriate proactive maintenance activities and reactive incident resolution processes necessary to maintain the end user IT device environment. This includes corrective action in the resolution of incidents, change management, and escalation/notification processes as appropriate.

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • (30%)
    • Respond to Service and customer request (e.g. requests for new software, hardware installation) and trouble tickets (e.g. problems with PCs, laptops, laser printers, network access, e-mail access) according to service level agreements; fulfills service requests and document problem and resolution in problem management system.
  • (25%)
    • Identify and procure hardware and software as required to increase employee effectiveness and efficiency
    • Install hardware and other components such as monitors, keyboards, printers, etc.
  • (20%)
    • Troubleshoot miscellaneous issues with IT operations from Tier I & II levels of support
    • Collaborate on internal IT infrastructure development projects as a project team member
  • (10%)
    • Install and customize Windows and Mac platforms onto laptops
    • Manage and provide support for peripherals, including printers and classroom technologies;
  • (10%)
    • Communicate new information and problem resolutions to the Technical Services staff, end users and other groups as necessary
  • (5%)
    • *Perform other related duties as may be assigned.
Supervisory Responsibilities
  • Work Study Student(s) as needed
Skills and Abilities:
  • Possess the knowledge of personal computer hardware and software, including Windows and Macintosh platforms, and state-of-the-art communications systems
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, and technical procedures
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public
  • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form
Education and/or Experience:
  • Currently holds or is actively working towards a 2-year or 4-year (preferred) degree in Management of Information Sciences, Computer Science, or a similar Information Technologies field, OR
  • Currently holds or is actively working towards an equivalent professional industry certification
Physical Effort Required:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, reach, stand, move from one area of the building to another on a regular basis, sit and use a computer for a long period of time
  • Ability to operate a computer keyboard and handle paper documents
  • Ability to read information appearing on computer display screen, in hand-written forms, and printed on paper
  • Ability to communicate effectively in person and by telephone
  • Ability to climb a 12 foot ladder
  • Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 50 pounds
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Employee Status:
Exemption Status:
United States of America (Non-Exempt)
Time Type:
Full time
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Pay Range:


Samuel Merritt University currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location, and other relevant skills.

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