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Staff - Technology Support Specialist

Susquehanna University
Pennsylvania, United States
Salary Not specified
Start date
Sep 8, 2023

Staff - Technology Support Specialist

About Susquehanna:
Susquehanna University is the future-ready institution for today, invested in cultivating intellectual grounding, active learning and global citizenship for all students. Renowned as one of the finest U.S. national liberal arts colleges, Susquehanna inspires and challenges 2,200 enterprising, bright-minded students studying the arts, business, humanities and sciences. Our students seize opportunities through exceptional worldwide internships, expert-guided research and an acclaimed study-abroad program, leading to a transformative education that empowers each graduate to realize their unique potential and lead a successful and meaningful life. The Susquehanna River Valley with its fresh air and overall pleasant year-round climate, provides four distinct seasons amidst a backdrop of vibrant autumn foliage, occasional winter snowfalls, flower-filled springs and warm summer evenings illuminated by fireflies. Nearby outdoor recreational areas for hiking, kayaking, fishing and skiing — and the bustling cultural and commerce hubs of New York City, Washington D.C., Baltimore and Philadelphia within a three-hour drive — present abundant opportunities for learning and discovery.

Position Summary:
Job SummaryThe Technology Support Specialist reports to the Manager of Technology Support, within the Office of Information Technology. With a shared responsibility for the technical, daily support of all client end technology; the training and supervision of student techs; and the development and maintenance of corresponding technical documentation, the Technology Support Specialist will help to ensure a positive user experience with IT devices and services. Collaboration with other members of the Office of Information Technology is a critical component to campus community service delivery. This position is defined as a non-exempt position under FLSA regulations.
Specific Responsibilities
  • University-owned computers, printers, scanners and peripherals - Provides 1st and 2nd tier hardware and software support for faculty, staff, lab, and classroom computers. This includes setup and deployment of computers from disk imaging to user setup, including data migration. Coordinates with faculty/staff to identify pain points or persistent issues and resolve. Responsible for PC diagnostic and repair, including warranty repairs with vendors.
  • Significant role with new employee onboarding process; focus on setup of computer for new employees while familiarizing them with IT services offered and support options, while ensuring they have all resources and access to begin working. Offers basic onboarding training as needed.
  • Acts as a resource to other IT staff as they consult with users to identify and resolve problems, understand needs, assess feasibility, and develop effective technology solutions to meet those needs.
  • Student-owned technology support - Provides 1st and 2nd tier network connectivity and software support for supported student-owned technology assets, including computers, tablets, smart phones, gaming systems, streaming devices, and Internet of Things (IOT) devices. Provides hardware diagnostics and warranty repair facilitation for student-owned computers.
  • Student Techs - Manage student technical staff, including routine training and daily professional development opportunities.
  • Technical documentation - Develops FAQs and technical documentation for both IT Staff and end users. Update operational procedural documentation as needed to reflect new or modified end user and technician support procedures.
  • General - On-call rotation that may require after-hours support. Perform emergency support services during evenings, weekends, and holidays as necessary to support the 24 × 7 information needs of students, faculty, and staff.
  • Exhibits a customer centric focus in their daily work, providing outstanding customer service and ensures customer satisfaction to all internal and external constituencies.
  • Provides back-up support to other team members in case of absence or work overload.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
    Technology Used
  • PC and Mac Notebook/Desktops & mobile devices
  • Microsoft Windows & Apple Mac OS Client Operating Systems
  • Apple iOS and Android Mobile Operating Systems
  • Microsoft Productivity Applications
  • Cloud storage and collaboration tools (preferably Office 365, OneDrive, and SharePoint Online)
  • Remote client support tools (preferably Bomgar)
  • Network Access Control Systems (preferably Impulse Safe Connect)
  • Enterprise Antivirus Solutions (preferably Symantec)
  • Client Systems Deployment and Management Tools (preferably KACE)
  • IT ticketing and knowledgebase platforms (preferably WebHelpDesk and KACE)
  • Disk encryption technologies (preferably BitLocker and FileVault)
  • Various technical utilities, applications and data recovery tools
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
  • Strong technical aptitude for client end technology with the desire to learn emerging technologies
  • Strong customer service skills, ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community
  • Knowledge of technical writing and documentation
  • Ability to train and mentor student staff
  • Exhibits a strong IT security posture and strict adherence to privacy and confidentiality

    Required Qualifications:
    EducationEarned Associates degree required;
    ExperienceOne year of experience in a technology-related, direct customer service role required;

    Additional Information
    This position will be mainly 10am to 7pm.

    Physical Demand
  • Position requires the ability to stand or sit for extended periods of time.
  • Position requires the ability to move about the campus.
  • Position requires the ability to talk and to hear instruction.
  • Position requires occasional manual dexterity and the ability to use fingers, hands, and arms to feel, handle, and reach.
  • Position requires occasional stooping, crouching, and bending.
  • Position requires the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Working conditions are both indoor and outdoor.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology computing systems emphasis preferred.

Experience in a higher education, liberal arts campus setting preferred.

Special Instructions to the Applicant:

Benefits Eligible: Yes
Number of Months: 12 months
Other Number of Months:
Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time
Work Schedule/Hours per Week:
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Open Until Filled: No
Anticipated Start Date:
Posting Number: AH01058

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