Virginia Tech

Blacksburg , VA
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Computer & Server Tech Spec

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 29, 2019

Job Description

 Provide direct assistance to users with all aspects of computer operations including technology set-up and disposal, maintenance, problem resolution, and training 

Looks for opportunities to enhance existing IT processes and technology by anticipating departmental needs and leveraging emerging technologies. 

Configure, update and install desktop and server hardware, software and peripheral equipment.  Perform routine software and system updates.  Perform non-routine maintenance tasks including problem troubleshooting, research and implementation of improvements to production systems. 

Special projects as assigned; 

Pursue professional development opportunities to stay current with technologies and issues that will enhance performance and career development; Communicate with a broad range of users about technical topics at a level appropriate for the intended audience; Collaborate with peers to support initiatives which support the university’s mission and strategic plan; Uphold the university competencies of teamwork, maintaining a safe and secure work environment, and diversity commitment. 

Create and maintain accurate system and end user documentation 

Required Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education OR an equivalent level of training and experience;  

  • Experience with basic system administration tasks in a Windows operating system environment; 

  • Experience providing technical support and guidance in an IT support, help desk or related role; 

  • Demonstrable experience configuringdeploying, and supporting Windows computers; 

  • Basic understanding of cybersecurity concepts and best practices;  

  • Ability to demonstrate practical troubleshooting and problem analysis techniques; 

  • Demonstrable skills for and commitment to good customer relationship management; 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with infrastructure management software (Microsoft SCCM, IBM BigFix, Kaseya, etc.); 

  • Experience with advanced system administration tools (Microsoft MDT, PowerShell, etc.);  

  • Experience in an Active Directory domain environment (Group Policy, managing security groups, etc.) 

  • Server configuration and support experienceincluding the ability to diagnose and troubleshoot complex technical issues to resolution; 

  • Experience configuring and maintaining virtualized systems/applications; 

  • Solid understanding of TCP/IP networking and related protocols and services;  

  • Currently hold or willing to obtain relevant industry certification(s) (CompTIA A+/Network+, Microsoft MCP/MCSA, ITIL Foundation v.3, etc.) 

Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

September 20,2019

Additional Information

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

About Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.