Type of Assignment: Full Time Assignment Category: Regular Position
Position Details: One regular, full-time position, 40 hours per week, 12 months per year on the Oceanside campus. The work schedule will be Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm. The person selected for this position will be subject to assignment to any district facility during any hours of operation.
IMPORTANT: MiraCosta College requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to promote a safe and healthful workplace for employees and to promote the health and safety of our campus community. Unvaccinated employees are at greater risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19 within the workplace and to the college community that depends on college programs and services. As of August 23, 2021, all employees must submit proof of vaccination or request and receive approval for a medical or religious exemption prior to their start date. For more information, please visit https://www.miracosta.edu/covid/covid-vaccination-requirements.html.
Employees must make arrangements for the direct deposit of paychecks into the financial institution of their choice, via electronic fund transfer.
Benefits: A full benefits package which includes employer-paid medical, dental, and vision plans for employee and dependents; $100,000 employee life insurance; other optional coverages; and membership in the California Public Employees Retirement System (CalPERS).
Position Term in Months: $Term
Application Procedure: In order to be considered for this position, you must submit the following documents directly in the online system and finish applying and receive a confirmation number. The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is 11:59 pm on Friday, May 28, 2021.
1. Application on which you list all relevant experience.
2. A current resume or curriculum vitae summarizing your educational background and experience.
3. A cover letter addressed to the Screening and Interview Committee specifically describing how your experience aligns with the representative duties and desirable qualifications.
4. Transcripts of college coursework which provide evidence of meeting the minimum qualifications as stated in this job posting. Unofficial or legible photocopies are acceptable. If a degree(s) was earned, the transcripts must state that the degree was awarded. Any degree/coursework used to satisfy the minimum qualifications must be from a postsecondary institution accredited by an accreditation agency recognized by either the U.S. Department of Education or the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation.
If your degree(s) is from a college or university outside of the United States, you must submit a detailed evaluation from a professional evaluation agency. To view a list of agencies approved by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing, go to https://www.ctc.ca.gov/docs/default-source/leaflets/cl635.pdf?sfvrsn=6. Transcripts or translations in English still require the evaluation to show the U.S. equivalence of your degree.
The screening and interview committee will review application materials for up to three to four weeks following the closing date. Applicants selected for interview will be contacted by phone; those not selected for interview will be notified by e-mail once interview candidates have been scheduled.
Offer of employment to the person selected for this position is contingent upon 1) proof of being fully vaccinated* for COVID-19 or requesting and receiving approval for a medical or religious exemption; 2) successful completion of a pre-placement physical exam at district expense; 3) submission of a current tuberculosis test clearance; 4) proof of eligibility to work in the United States; 5) fingerprint clearance; and 6) approval by the Board of Trustees.
*Individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks or more after they have received the second dose in a 2-dose series (e.g. Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna), or two weeks or more after they have received a single-dose vaccine (e.g., Johnson and Johnson [J&J/Janssen).
Retired STRS members are not eligible for this position.
Basic Function: Under direct supervision, work independently to provide comprehensive end-user support serving faculty, staff and students by determining appropriate workstation solutions involving hardware, software and peripherals; quote, install, configure, customize and test multi-platform hardware and various software applications for faculty, staff and computer lab; provide training to faculty, staff and students; maintain, update and troubleshoot client/server-based applications; utilize server-based software to apply and monitor settings, programs, and operating system updates; and perform related duties as assigned.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities: The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to this class.
1. Accept delivery, inspect, install and configure multi-platform network client and non-client devices and peripheral equipment including computers, printers, scanners, laptops and tablets; install, set up, relocate, configure, customize, troubleshoot, repair, maintain, recycle and support PC and Mac hardware, software and peripherals in computer labs and offices; install hardware and software.
2. Maintain imaging tools, update scripts, and software install packages.
3. Create and deploy images for computer labs and develop scripts to automate processes; install and set up computer labs during replacement cycles; build custom images for lab areas; install, test and configure applications and new software functionalities to applicable servers and platforms; configure virtual machines.
4. Test and evaluate software and hardware being considered for adoption by the district for instructional or administrative applications.
5. Monitor, manage, prioritize, respond to and resolve technical support requests for hardware/ software issues via helpdesk tickets, in person, by phone call/message or email; provide users with instruction on areas of network login/logout, passwords, e-mail, drive mappings, desktop icon management administration and instructional applications.
6. Perform onsite repairs of desktop computers and peripherals; contact computer manufacturer technical support for in-depth triage of computer issues or for shipment of hardware components and/or replacements; coordinate with media services for audio/visual-related computer issues.
7. Plan, schedule, test and deploy packaged updates for faculty/staff; verify success of installation and correct any incomplete/error installations; reformat computer hard drives, break down systems, inventory systems and stage for warehouse surplus; complete custom tasks on systems post deployment and verify that systems are online with enterprise support tools.
8. Install and configure terminal emulation applications; troubleshoot and resolve issues with connections.
9. Write, maintain and provide detailed technical documentation of all areas of hardware and software-related problems.
10. Assist in the development and enforcement of policies, procedures, configuration standards and problem resolutions as appropriate for the district.
Other Duties: 1. Research, test and demonstrate various hardware platforms, software and software updates; provide recommendations to AIS managers and colleagues as well as department faculty and staff.
2. Coordinate maintenance of printing kiosks and resolve issues connected to printing kiosks as required.
3. Manage content and access rights for the San Elijo data server.
4. May assist with system administration including installing, configuring and troubleshooting operating systems, user accounts and applications.
5. May assist with network account maintenance and activation of data jacks.
6. Create, manage and implement various asset management-related databases for the purpose of managing warranty parts and replacements, online trouble reporting and discipline-specific applications; generate and process database reports as requested by staff and faculty.
7. Stay abreast of rapidly changing technologies.
8. Perform related duties as assigned
Knowledge Of: 1. Extensive knowledge of multi-platform hardware, software and peripherals.
2. Standard principles and practices of computer platform and network operating systems and their characteristics.
3. Methods, techniques and tools for the installation and configuration of hardware, operating systems, software and peripherals.
4. Methods, practices and techniques for troubleshooting, determining the causes of, and repairing systems, computer hardware problems, device errors and failures.
5. Standard help desk functions, policies and procedures.
6. Research techniques, methods and procedures applicable to the work.
7. District processes and tools used to build and deploy computer system images.
8. Documentation procedures.
9. Methods of data backup and restoration.
10. Basic principles of training.
11. Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
12. Effective customer service practices and etiquette.
13. Safety policies and safe work practices applicable to the work.
14. Written and oral communication skills including correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary.
15. Knowledge of Internet networking.
Ability To: 1. Install, configure image and deploy PCs, peripheral equipment, devices and other technology tools.
2. Obtain accurate and complete information from users to identify their needs and problems and develop responses and solutions.
3. Understand, interpret, explain and apply detailed technical information.
4. Establish priorities and balance responsibilities for multiple activities to ensure timely, high-quality results.
5. Make sound, independent judgments within established guidelines.
6. Monitor and control inventory.
7. Lift and carry computer equipment and supplies for short distances.
8. Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
9. Understand and follow written and oral instructions.
10. Operate a computer and standard business software.
11. Maintain current technical expertise through appropriate course seminars, training sessions, certifications and publications.
12. Create documentation for complex tasks.
13. Work on projects and critical repairs with deadlines and under pressure.
14. Work on and resolve escalated tickets, requiring root cause analysis and problem solving skills.
15. Demonstrate sensitivity to and understanding of diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, ethnic and disability issues.
16. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with all those encountered in the course of work.
Education & Experience: Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with a bachelors degree in computer science or information systems, or an associate degree and journey-level experience working with computer hardware and software in a technical capacity; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
Desirable Qualifications: Demonstrated experience working in higher education.
Licenses & Other Requirements: A valid California drivers license and the ability to maintain insurability under the districts vehicle insurance program.
Physical Effort: The physical efforts described here are representative of those that must be met by employees to successfully perform the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Primarily sedentary with intermittent standing, walking, bending and stooping; occasional to frequent lifting and carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds or less including computing equipment and cables; ability to work around high-voltage electrical panels, in attics and/or other confining, awkwardly configured, semi-dark spaces; ability to work at a computer, including repetitive use of a computer keyboard, mouse or other control devices; ability to operate electric cart and ability to travel to a variety of locations on and off campus as needed to conduct district business. Ability to operate a forklift and pallet jack. Coordinate with others in moving equipment (e.g., printers) in excess of 50 pounds.
Emotional Effort: Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships involving interactions and com-munications in person, by phone and in writing with a variety of individuals and/or groups of individuals from diverse backgrounds on a regular, ongoing basis; ability to concentrate on detailed tasks for extended periods of time and/or intermittently while attending to other responsibilities; ability to work effectively under pressure on a variety of tasks concurrently while meeting established deadlines and changing priorities.
Working Conditions: Primarily indoor office and/or computer room environment with travel to and from assigned work areas; subject to frequent interruptions by individuals in person or by telephone; intermittent exposure to individuals acting in a disagreeable fashion; frequent to constant exposure to computer classroom operations sounds; may work at any district location or authorized facility during day and/or evening hours including weekends and/or holidays on an as-needed basis. Occasional local travel may be requested.
Posting Number: S_20/21_046_P Human Resources Contact Information: email@example.com or 760.795.6854 Job Close Date: Open Until Filled: Yes First Screening Date: The submission deadline for the first screening of applications is Friday, May 28, 2021. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
About MiraCosta College MiraCosta College is one of California's 115 public community colleges. The district operates two campus sites and two centers, and offers a robust online education program. Situated between San Diego and Los Angeles, MiraCosta College benefits from multicultural influences and cultural opportunities. Both students and staff enjoy a friendly atmosphere and the feeling that we are all here to help one another. MiraCosta College is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. For more details, please visit our website at https://www.miracosta.edu/office-of-the-president/board-of-trustees/_docs/3400BP-Diversity-Equity-Inclusion.pdf
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The MiraCosta Community College District is located in San Diego County along the Southern California coast, between Orange County to the north and the metropolitan area of San Diego to the south. The district is approximately 35 miles north of San Diego and 90 miles south of Los Angeles. The District includes the cities of Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach, Del Mar, the unincorporated areas of La Costa, Olivehain, and portions of Carmel Valley and Camp Pendleton Marine Base.