DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is technical work involving installation, configuration, troubleshooting and performing repairs on computers, printers and network devices in a school or school district, including but not limited to such duties as providing support and assistance to end users by responding to helpdesk requests, troubleshooting technical issues, repairing computers and peripheral equipment. Considerable contact and interaction with school staff and students is required. Responsibilities include monitoring and maintaining the integrity of various installed networks, and may include maintenance and upgrade of virus software, user-data backups, malware and spam protection. Work is performed under general supervision. Supervision of others is not a responsibility of this position. Performs related work as required.
TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES: (Illustrative only)
Typical Work Activities are intended only as illustrations of possible types of work that might be appropriately assigned to an incumbent of this title. Work activities that do not appear above are not excluded as appropriate work assignments, as long as they can be reasonably understood to be within the logical limits of the job.
FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of principles and practices of computer system (software and hardware) operations, analysis and troubleshooting computers, servers, printers and network devices; working knowledge of web utilities and software; good technical aptitude and ability stay current with changes in technology; ability to install, configure, maintain, repair and upgrade a variety of computer hardware and software, including operating systems, drivers and related software for peripheral components, etc.; ability to express ideas clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Either
PLEASE NOTE: Your degree must have been awarded by a college or university accredited by a regional, national, or specialized agency recognized as an accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education/U.S. Secretary of Education.
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Current/active certification as a Certified Network Engineer, i.e., CNE from Novell, or a Microsoft Certified Engineer (MCE) from Microsoft, may be substituted for six (6) months of the required experience.
SPECIAL REQUIREMENT FOR APPOINTMENT IN SCHOOL DISTRICTS: In accordance with the Safe Schools Against Violence in Education (SAVE) legislation, Chapter 180 of the Laws of 2000, and by the Regulations of the Commissioner of Education, candidates for appointment in school districts must obtain clearance for employment from the State Education Department prior to employment based upon a fingerprint and criminal history background check.
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