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Assistant IT Support Specialist in School of Arts and Sciences Computing

University of Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 1, 2023

Assistant IT Support Specialist in School of Arts and Sciences Computing

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Posted Job Title
Assistant IT Support Specialist in School of Arts and Sciences Computing

Job Profile Title
Temporary Employee - Non-Exempt

Job Description Summary
School of Arts and Sciences Computing at the University of Pennsylvania is seeking to hire a self-motivated, reliable, and detail-oriented temporary employee to assist with technology support for faculty and staff, in a mixed Mac/Windows computing environment.

This position is for 35 hours per week, and will be a 8 month position. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals who are looking to get into Information Technology and to learn and develop skills to be competitive on the job market.

Job Description

SAS Computing is the department of the School of Arts & Sciences that is responsible for supporting their use of information technology. SAS Computing staff members work year-round to make sure our students, faculty, and staff have the technological tools they need for outstanding educational achievements in the Information Age.


Provide support for Macs, PCs and associated equipment. Install, configure, upgrade and troubleshoot software and hardware.

Provide technical support to students, faculty and staff by e-mail, phone and in person.

Provide technical support to students, faculty and staff for conference and classroom technologies.

Demonstrate best practices with use of Enterprise Infrastructure including: Active Directory, Data Management/Ticketing systems


High School Diploma or GED required with 0 to 1 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively while managing multiple issues over phone, email, and in person
  • Use good judgment, tact, discretion, and be organized, flexible, and patient.
  • Interact with users of varying levels of computer expertise

  • Knowledge of and significant experience with Windows and MacOS and Android and iOS devices
  • Ability to perform operating system installs and backups
  • Experience with email applications like Apple Mail and Outlook, spreadsheet and word processing software like Excel and Word

Compensation for this position will be $15.00 per hour.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Arts and Sciences

Pay Range
$7.25 - $155.75

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check may be required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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