IT Specialist (Tahoe IT Service Desk)
|Salary||$40.74 - $50.87/hour; $84,739.20 - $105,809.60/year + $1,000/mo Tahoe Assignment Premium|
|Job Type||Open - Tahoe Area|
|Date Opened||6/7/2023 09:00:00 AM|
|Filing Deadline||Open Until Filled|
Permanent/Full Time (40 hrs/week)
Tahoe (Carnelian Bay, Kings Beach, Tahoe City, Tahoe Vista, Truckee)
|Additional Forms Required||
Veterans DD214 (if applicable)|
|HR Analyst||Valeriya Bachinsky|
Placer County is comprised of over 1,400 square miles of beautiful and diverse geography, ranging from the residential and commercial areas of South Placer, through the historic foothill areas of Auburn, Foresthill, and Colfax, and to the County's jewel of the North Lake Tahoe basin. Placer is a great place to live, work, play, and learn! For more information about Placer County, please visit www.placer.ca.gov.
The Placer County Information Technology Department is actively recruiting to fill an IT Specialist vacancy to perform IT Field Support duties throughout the Lake Tahoe region and to provide extensive remote assistance. This is the only IT Specialist position stationed in the Tahoe area and involves traveling to multiple locations. The incumbent will perform a variety of technical duties including but not limited to serving as a second and third level responder for computer, network, hardware and software issues, assisting and training end users in personal computer and coordinating with vendors, other county departments and other agencies in identifying and implementing system upgrades and modifications.
Placer County offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees, including:
*Amounts will be prorated for part-time employees and employees hired after the first of the year.
The information above represents benefits currently available to permanent Placer County employees and may be subject to change. Applicants should inquire about the most current benefit package during hiring interviews or by contacting the Human Resources Department. For a detailed listing of benefits, please click here to view Professional benefits.
For more information regarding the benefits Placer County has to offer please visit Placer County's Human Resources website.
Provides effective specialized information technology support for network systems and business applications related to Placer County; troubleshoots, analyzes and resolves system/application related requests including specialties such as Help Desk, Web, and department specific applications. Performs a variety of technical duties pertaining to computer systems and related equipment and serves as a second or third level responder for computer, network and hardware/software issues. Assists and trains users in personal computer hardware and specialized software and provides technical assistance to customers. Analyzes existing processes and provides recommendations regarding technology solutions. Coordinates with vendors, other county departments, and other agencies in identifying and implementing system upgrades and modifications; and performs other related duties as assigned.
This is the journey level classification in the Information Technology Specialist classification series. Positions in this classification independently perform a broad range of both routine and complex technical assignments in support of specialized systems, including user support, system troubleshooting, review of business processes and communication of user requirements/problems to a vendor or statewide system which then develops the technical solution. This class is distinguished from the classification of Information Technology Analyst because the latter describes positions with analytical responsibilities where the primary duties include the analysis of business and/or system needs, the evaluation of current systems and the design of technical solutions to meet the identified business or system needs, including work which may emphasize business systems analysis and the design of technology solutions to resolve application problems or improve efficiency and effectiveness; network/telecommunication systems analysis and design; system analysis/administration and design, and/or database analysis/administration and design. This class is distinguished from the classification of Information Technology Technician II in that the Specialist describes positions that are responsible for performing duties that are broader and more complex in nature requiring specialized knowledge and abilities as compared to the more routine tasks performed by a technician that require a more general knowledge.
Incumbents at this level work under direction from an assigned supervisor, receiving occasional supervision while working toward a definite objective that requires use of a wide range of procedures and involves planning and/or determining specific procedures or equipment required in order to meet assigned objectives and solve complex problems. Only unusual matters are referred to a supervisor. May exercise functional or direct supervision over technical or clerical staff. Incumbents may exercise functional supervision over other technical specialist staff on a project basis.
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work is typically performed in an indoor office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances; position occasionally requires travel to other locations. Work environments may include noise, dust and/or unpleasant odors, marked changes in temperature and humidity, and may occasionally require work in confined spaces.
Experience and Training
Experience: Two years of journey-level technical experience comparable to an Information Technology Technician II with Placer County.
Training: Equivalent to completion of an associate’s degree from an accredited college or university in computer science, information technology or a closely related field. Additional relevant technical experience that demonstrates the ability to perform specialist level duties in assigned technology area may substitute for the required education on a year for year basis; or possession of one or more approved information technology certificates and/or completion of other approved technology-related training may substitute for all or part of the above-required education.
Required License or Certificate:
Note: Applicants receiving their degree outside the United States must submit proof of accreditation by a recognized evaluation agency.
Training & Experience Rating (100%)
Based upon responses to the supplemental questionnaire, the applicant’s education, training, and experience will be evaluated using a pre-determined formula. Scores from this evaluation will determine applicant ranking and placement on the eligible list.
Prior to the date of hire, applicants must undergo a fingerprint test by the Department of Justice, pass a medical examination (which may include a drug screening and possibly a psychological evaluation), sign a constitutional oath, and submit proof of U.S. citizenship or legal right to remain and work in the U.S. For some positions, applicants may also be required to submit proof of age, undergo a background investigation (which may include a voice stress analysis and/or a polygraph), and/or be bonded. Additionally, positions in law enforcement classifications and those supporting law enforcement functions will be required to complete a conviction history questionnaire prior to or during the interview process. Applicants for positions with access to Medi-Cal billing software or who are licensed providers must clear the Federal Exclusion List, credentialing, and social security verification. Failure to clear these requirements may result in an employment offer being withdrawn.
The eligible list resulting from this recruitment may be certified as a substitute list for a substantially similar classification. For this purpose, a substantially similar classification is one at a lower level in the same classification (example: entry level vs. journey level) and/or a similar classification (similar work performed, similar training and experience qualifications required). If you are contacted for an interview by a County department, you will be informed of the classification and other relevant information. If you choose not to interview for a substantially similar classification, you will remain on the eligible list for which you originally applied.
Placer County offers an expedited process for qualifying certain applicants for interviews. Candidates currently employed, or employed within the last year, by a public agency operating under a personnel civil service or merit system may be eligible to be placed on a Public Agency Eligible List and certified as eligible for appointment to a similar job assignment without going through the examination process. For more information on the Public Agency Eligible List, to download forms, or to apply, please click here.
Thank you for your interest in employment with Placer County. Placer County is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an active nondiscrimination program. It is the stated policy of Placer County that harassment, discrimination, and retaliation are prohibited and that all employees, applicants, agents, contractors, and interns/volunteers shall receive equal consideration and treatment. All terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, transfer, and promotion will be based on the qualifications of the individual for the positions being filled regardless of gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles such as braids, locks, and twists), color, ancestry, religion (including creed and belief), national origin, citizenship, physical disability (including HIV and AIDS), mental disability, medical condition (including cancer or genetic characteristics/information), age (40 or over), marital status, military and/or veteran status, sex (including parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, and related medical conditions), reproductive health decision making, political orientation, or any other classification protected by federal, state, or local law. Please contact the Human Resources Department at least 5 working days before a scheduled examination if you require accommodation in the examination process. Medical disability verification may be required prior to accommodation.
For questions regarding this recruitment, please contact Preciosa Ayala-Burkhardt, Administrative Technician, at
firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 886-4637.
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