DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS: This is moderately high level technical work which involves computer and networking systems, including Internet-connectivity. Responsibilities include installation, configuration, maintenance, and operation of Local Area Network (LAN) components, end-user support services, as well as basic network administration activities including diagnosis and resolution of network problems, routine backup, disaster recovery planning and virus and malware protection. Additional duties include installation, configuration, modification and maintenance of a variety of computer hardware, software and peripheral components. Work also involves some training of end users, and possible evaluation of new hardware/software and/or recommendation of hardware/software improvement and corrections. Responsibilities may also include other information technologies, such as closed-circuit television or other audio-visual systems. Work is performed under general supervision, with considerable leeway allowed for the exercise of independent judgment in carrying out details of the work. May provide supervision to lower level technical and clerical staff. 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 networking and computer system (software and hardware) operations, analysis and troubleshooting; good technical aptitude and ability stay current with changes in technology; ability to install, configure, maintain, repair and upgrade a variety of network and computer hardware and software, including operating systems, drivers and related software for peripheral components, etc.; ability to communicate 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
SUBSTITUTION NOTE: Post-secondary level education may be substituted for the required experience indicated above on the basis of thirty (30) college credits per year of experience.
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.
PROMOTION NOTE: A candidate who lacks the required experience may be deemed eligible for promotion, as determined by the appointing authority, provided such candidate has a minimum of one (1) year permanent competitive class status in a computer systems or information technology technical support position, and meets the education requirements, as stated above.
6/06; 2/08; 1/09
Donald B. Smith
County Government Campus
110 Old Route 6, Building 3
Carmel, NY 10512