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Computer Solutions Technician II

Howard Community College
Maryland, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 18, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology
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Full Time
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Howard Community College (HCC) is an exciting place to work, learn, and grow! HCC has been awarded the distinction as a "Great College to Work for" since 2009 from The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Howard Community College values diversity among its faculty, staff and student population. We are an innovative institution that is committed to responding to the ever-changing needs and interests of a diverse and dynamic community. No matter where you want to go in your career, you can get there from here!

The User Network Services team is recruiting for a Computer Solutions Technician II to join the team and support our campus efforts.

Image and install new desktop hardware and software. Diagnose and correct desktop problems in faculty and staff areas. Repair equipment and resolve any and all desktop software problems. Maintain network connectivity for all staff desktop equipment. Create and update desktop images as needed. Assist as necessary the UNS Network and Server Groups. Assist both the UNS/Network Group and UNS/Server Group as needed. Act as the on campus subject matter expert for the college's telecommunications equipment and services. Assist with the technical aspect for EOP functions. Desktop is defined as all staff computers, telephones, printers, laptops, tablets, cell phones, and other peripheral equipment.


  • Support faculty and staff in the use of desktop equipment and software including virus removal.
  • Support faculty, staff and students with mobile device wireless configurations and cellphone activation/setup.
  • Perform diagnostics on desktop equipment and software.
  • Coordinate repair or replacement of desktop equipment and software.
  • Maintain parts, equipment and software inventory.
  • Install and test desktop equipment and software.
  • Maintain the college's public address system.
  • Assist with the EOP college wide notification systems.
  • Deploy system images using Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT) and Windows Deployment Services (WDS).
  • Deploy software, system preferences and printers using Group Policy.
  • Manage administrator right escalation using DefendPoint Privilege Management.
  • Install and test telephone and data cabling and jacks throughout the campus.
  • Evaluate desktop equipment to determine hardware and software compatibility.
  • Diagnose and assist in resolving network connectivity problems throughout the college campus.
  • Perform advanced phone system installations and upgraded for both software and hardware.
  • Perform all account moves, adds and changes to the college's phone and voicemail system.
  • Troubleshoot all advanced phone system issues including hardware and LAN/WAN/MAN links.
  • Provision, deploy and troubleshoot optical network terminals (ONTs) in GPON-enabled buildings.
  • Maintain various record databases, including but not limited to: desktop equipment, phones (E911) and printers.
  • Manipulate Active Directory environment for account management, computer locations/inventory, permissions and role-based deployments.
  • Utilize the Identity Management services for staff and faculty password resets.
  • Maintain Desktop Support Group (DSG) application, print, imaging, DHCP, WSUS, servers (physical and virtual) and associated storage devices, including equipment and software installation, upgrades and patching.
  • Manage staff print services.
  • Create and maintain staff desktop, laptop and tablet images, develop scripts to automate installs and task sequences.
  • Assign/reserve IP addresses and ranges, maintain MAC address filter.
  • Approve security updates, revoke problematic patches and integrate third-party software patching.
  • Manage adjunct and shared workspaces using Faronics Deep Freeze for security.
  • Maintain and deploy anti-malware software on desktops and mobile devices.
  • Manage Tripwire servers for Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance ? perform health checks, review changes, backup databases as needed.
  • Image and deploy PCI desktops and laptops, document procedures and changes, review and implement security requirements.
  • Develop materials and provide individual and group technology training for staff and faculty as needed.
  • Supervise when the Computer Solutions Manager is unavailable and train part-time interns and volunteers.
  • Evaluate and provide hardware and software recommendations for campus deployment.
  • Account for all core work in the HEAT call tracking database, including documented status and resolution information, while tracking time worked.
  • Document and maintain processes and procedures on the shared network drive.
  • Provide status reports to management.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Associates Degree in CS or related program and five years of experience in technical computer field required or MCP/MCDS certification/training with five years of direct experience in the field or an approved combination of education, training and experience with 8 years of directly related work experience with computer administration.

  • Thorough functional knowledge of current Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems and Microsoft application suites
  • Thorough functional knowledge with imaging programs.
  • Thorough functional knowledge with automated deployment tools of MS software/OS.
  • Thorough functional knowledge of current desktop equipment hardware.
  • Working knowledge of Power Shell and/or Visual Basic for scripting.
  • Working knowledge of virtual environments.
  • Thorough knowledge of Ethernet networking protocols.
  • Working knowledge of Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
  • Working knowledge of domain naming systems.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Active Directory
  • A+ Certified and Network+ required.
  • Working knowledge of hand tools and electrical safety procedures.


  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Regular attendance is a requirement of this job.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Performs all duties while considering the impact of any actions on the college's sustainability initiatives in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and economic prosperity.

Additional Information:

Hours Per Week: 37.5
Work Schedule: M-F 9:00am - 5:30pm
Compensation: $22.45/hr ($43,948/yearly)
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Grade: 10
Open Until Filled
Close Date: October 29, 2021
Best Consideration: October 29, 2021

*Pre-employment criminal background investigation is a condition of employment.

As a participating member of the Maryland Retirement and Pension System, HCC offers two retirement options: The Pension, which requires a 7% employee contribution and The ORP, a 403(b) with a 7.25% employer contribution only. Employees in positions that do not require a bachelor's degree must participate in The Pension. Employees that possess a bachelor's degree and hold professional positions that require a bachelor's degree may choose to participate in either The Pension or The ORP.

Howard Community College (HCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity & Affirmative Action employer & values diversity within its faculty, staff & student population. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status.

HCC understands that persons with specific disabilities may need assistance with the job application process and/or with the interview process. For confidential assistance with the job application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 443-518-1100.

HCC is interested in all qualified applicants who are eligible to work in the United States. However, HCC will generally not sponsor applicants for work visas. Due to HCC policy, only employees living in states contiguous to Maryland are eligible for work at HCC and include Virginia, West Virginia, Washington DC, Pennsylvania. Candidates must live in the commutable area or willing to relocate at their own expense if offered the position because HCC does not offer relocation benefits.

Please submit the following:

  1. Completed Application (Candidates will be evaluated on completing the college's application in full)
  2. Resume
  3. Cover Letter


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