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Area Information Technologist - Southeast District

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Agriculture & Life Sciences
Department: Southeast District Coop. Extension
Location: Hybrid
Categories: Information Systems / Technology

Job Description

This position is located in the SE area of Virginia, with potential office locations in Suffolk, Newport News, James City County, Norfolk, or Prince George (final office location TBD). This position may be eligible for flexible work options following a 90-day probationary period. This position serves as a member of the Help Desk team of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences IT unit supporting faculty and staff at the college's 120+ off campus locations. This position supports desktop computers and various computer peripherals; provides guidance, training, and technical support to faculty and staff in the use of hardware and software packages, maintaining unit websites, and serves as the primary point of contact for IT related issues for field offices. The Area Information Technologist (AIT) is the primary liaison between field faculty and staff and the respective District Director and CALS Information Technology director, for issues and needs related to IT. The AIT reports to the District Director with input and direction on technical matters from the CALS IT Director who also provides input on performance evaluations.

Required Qualifications

In-depth knowledge of Windows operating systems. Working knowledge of Macintosh OS, Adobe products, and Microsoft Office. Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot, and configure Microsoft, Apple, and Adobe software products. Demonstrated ability to diagnose and repair computer hardware. Experience working with LAN, WAN and WLAN environments, including monitoring, identifying, troubleshooting, and resolving basic network failures. Must demonstrate aptitude and skill for evaluating, testing, implementing, and promoting technologies that meet defined needs of the field client base. Must be able to work independently and effectively, with strong communication and organizational skills and the ability to interact comfortably and courteously with a diverse group of faculty, staff, and students. Must be willing to work in a dynamic environment and capable to acquire new skills as needed. Must be able and willing to travel to unit offices.

Preferred Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field.

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Salary Information

$45,000 - $55,000

Review Date

March 11, 2024

Additional Information

The successful candidate must have a driver's license check with an acceptable and safe driving record.

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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