Los Angeles Community College District

Technology Services Specialist (#1101)

$35.32-$43.76 hourly / $6,122.47-$7,584.67 monthly / $73,469.64-$91,016.04 annual


Definition

Provides technical support involving installation, configuration, update, repair, replacement, and operation of a wide range of technology such as computer software, computer hardware, data storage, servers, virtualization, and related peripheral equipment; guides users on the appropriate uses of technology; and ensures user satisfaction with technology solutions and customer service.

Typical Duties

Installs, configures, and troubleshoots computer equipment, data storage, servers, virtualization, and related technology and peripheral devices, and makes appropriate connections and disconnections of cabling.

Installs, configures, and troubleshoots smart classroom technology and equipment such as panel control systems; video data projectors; document cameras; digital presenters, interactive whiteboard or smart board, and integrations to the overall technology environment at an assigned location.

Performs installation, upgrades, and maintenance of local software applications and suites; ensures compliance with license agreements and copyright requirements.

Responds to the needs and inquiries of users explains Information Technology issues, deploys solutions including office and lab technology, and follows up with users to assure the stability and functionality of District issued end user systems.

Responds to help desk ticket referrals, locally-based problems with hardware, software, and networking, and other computer related technologies; deploys solutions and follows up.

Interfaces with technology peers, support staff, and vendors to coordinate activities, exchange information, and solve technology issues and concerns.

Participates in the delivery, setup, and teardown of presentation and technology equipment for indoor and/or outdoor events.

Sets-up user access to local file sharing and learning management systems.

Writes operating instructions, training materials, and manuals.

Consults with faculty and/or staff to develop solutions for office and lab technology; consults with vendors and District personnel to develop and implement security standards and technology policy.

Provides recommendations to the team lead concerning enhancements to the hardware and software inventory.

Guides users on software and hardware use.

Collaborates with District personnel in the design and development of system configurations and software.

Keeps users informed and gathers critical feedback to improve processes and relationships.

Assists Information Technology staff of the Educational Services Center with troubleshooting problems related to technical operations and services related to network equipment and operations.

Maintains, corrects, and troubleshoots assigned location network equipment as needed.

Refers local service outages to appropriate personnel.

Tracks assigned technology inventory, controls access to server rooms and data closets, monitors software such as antivirus and MDM; assists in data capture for asset management software and continuously updates the asset management software as inventory changes.

Creates and maintains records and documentation to support building the team knowledge base.

Attends assigned training programs and activities in order to maintain current knowledge of technological advances and changes.

May provide technical support involving assistive technology, multimedia technology, and security technology as needed.

May provide guidance, training, and instruction to lower-level technology staff and student assistants.

May assist with the technology budget for computer equipment, software acquisitions and support; requests quotes from vendors for equipment and software.

Performs related duties as assigned.

Distinguishing Characteristics

A Technology Services Specialist performs journey-level technical support duties related to the installation, setup, and repair of computer hardware; software installation, granting user access, and providing user guidance with common application software and computer equipment operations.

A Supervising Technology Services Specialist supervises and actively participates in the work of a technology team engaged in providing technical support functions such as software installation, the repair/replacement of computer hardware and adjustment of computer equipment, setting-up and configuring smart classroom equipment, granting user access, and providing user training at an assigned location.

An Assistant Technology Services Specialist performs technical support duties of entry to moderate level difficulty, complexity, and scope related to the installation, configuration, update, repair, replacement, and operation of a wide range of technology such as computer software, computer hardware, printers, and related peripheral devices and equipment.

Supervision

General supervision is received from a Supervising Technology Services Specialist. Technical assistance is received from Division of Information Technology staff. Work direction may be provided to lower-level technical staff.

Class Qualifications

Knowledge of:

Capabilities, set-up, operation, and maintenance requirements of computers, networks, and peripheral equipment

Techniques used to troubleshoot equipment and software malfunctions

Data storage technology including SAN, NAS, and RAID

Operation and functionality of computer software including, but not limited to, Microsoft applications, Microsoft Windows, Apple OS/iOS, network and network protocols

Smart classroom technology including but not limited to panel control systems; video data projectors; document cameras; digital presenters; interactive whiteboard or smart board

Principles and techniques of server management

Principles and techniques of inventory/property management including asset management software

Techniques of active listening

Principles and protocols of quality customer service

New trends and developments in computer and classroom technology

Basic principles of training

Skill in:

The use of Microsoft Office suite

Ability to:

Diagnose and resolve a wide range of technical problems involving software, computer hardware, networks, servers, and related technology and peripheral equipment

Utilize diagnostic test procedures and instruments

Prioritize and manage multiple tasks, projects, and demands

Provide guidance to computer users in the use of a wide variety of common computer and academic instructional software and equipment

Provide technical assistance in configuring and troubleshooting smart classroom equipment

Write instructions in a manner that can be understood by computer users with different levels of computer literacy

Write clear and logical documentation

Actively contribute to a culture of constructive collaboration and innovation with colleagues

Maintain high levels of customer service and satisfaction

Maintain a focus on details, quality, and precision in the performance of duties

Build rapport with users and maintain a professional demeanor while handling complex user issues

Respond professionally, effectively, and efficiently with technology staff, users, students, and vendors

Maintain confidentiality of work-related sensitive information and materials

Maintain current knowledge of a wide range of computer technologies and applications

Learn the characteristics of new computer systems, networks, servers, software, and hardware and update technical skills to adapt to changing technology

Entrance Qualifications

Education and Experience:

A. An associate degree or its equivalent from a recognized college or university with a major in computer information systems, computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, or a related field AND one year of recent, full-time, paid technical computer experience, preferably in heterogeneous (Mac and Windows, mobile devices, desktops, laptops) environments.

OR

B. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND twenty-four semester units in computer information systems, computer science, computer engineering, or a related subject from a recognized college or university AND two years of recent, full-time, paid technical computer experience, preferably in heterogeneous (Mac and Windows, mobile devices, desktops, laptops) environments.

OR

C. Graduation from high school or its equivalent AND three years of recent, full-time, paid technical computer experience, preferably in heterogeneous (Mac and Windows, mobile devices, desktops, laptops) environments.

Certification:

The following certifications or an equivalent must be obtained within six months of employment and remain current thereafter:

Comp TIA A+

ITIL Foundation

Reasonable Accommodations

Our class specification generally describes the duties, responsibilities, and requirements characteristic of the position(s) within this job class. The duties, responsibilities, and requirements of a particular position within this class may vary from the duties of other positions within the class. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Los Angeles Community College District provides reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with covered disabilities on a case-by-case basis throughout the application, examination, and hiring processes and throughout employment. If an individual is in doubt about his or her ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of a position or possession of any other requirement noted in a class specification or job announcement, he or she should always apply for a position and request reasonable accommodation at the appropriate time.


CLASS: 1101; EST: 3/24/2021; REV: ;