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Computer Specialist
Title:Computer Specialist
Department:School of Business and Public Administration
Location:All Locations

Number of Vacancies: 1

Position Status: full-time, permanent

Pay Plan, Series & Grade: 08- 1-6

Salary Range: $61,053.00 - $72,733.00 

Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Location: Van Ness Campus, Washington, DC

Brief Description of Duties

Incumbent functions as a Computer Specialist in the School of Business and Public Administration at the University of the District of Columbia and as such, performs the following duties:

  • Designs, installs and administers the school’s Local Area Networks (LAN).
  • Installs and configures computer systems including personal computers (PC’s),microcomputers and workstations.
  • Plans and oversees hardware and/or software installations and ensures technical congruence between microcomputer systems for the purpose of communications into LAN.
  • Provides technical support to all users, which include students, faculty and staff.
  • Liaison between the School of Business and Public Administration and the Computer Center on matters related to computing and networking.
  • Setup new equipment and test for performance.
  • Installs and upgrades software and databases.
  • Assists students, faculty and staff with appropriate use of new or unfamiliar software and databases.
  • Identifies and resolves user problems.
  • Maintains a comprehensive set of industrial catalogs and technical manuals on all pieces of equipment in the laboratory, including PC’s.
  • Reports equipment malfunctions to the supervisor and/or the University Administration for corrective action.
  • Designs, selects, maintains and/or administers various components of a computer system.
  • Provides in-house technical expertise for the resolution of LAN technical problems.
  • Manages LAN resources and serves as a focal point for microcomputer applications.
  • Plans, develops, installs and/or maintains one or more Local Area Networks (LAN) for the School of Business and Public Administration.
  • Applies the appropriate network topology (bus, star, ring and backbone) to the network design based on traffic patterns analysis.
  •  Keeps abreast of rapidly evolving technology and advises users on incorporation of hardware and software improvements.
  • Recommends installation of new modified LAN or LAN segments including communication lines, bridges, modems, multiplexers, computer hardware and software.
  • Prepares equipment specifications, layouts, cost estimates, user training and system documentation.
  • Performs or coordinates all hardware installation and cable expansions or new installations.
  • Installs, maintains, troubleshoots, tests and documents network software including network operation systems and applications.
  • Notifies the vendor of problem areas and inserts vendor supplied patches into the operating system.
  • Provides temporary patches to the LAN operation system until permanent fix is received from the vendor.
  • Recommends, installs, and coordinates the utilization of School audio-visual equipment
  • Assists students, faculty and staff with appropriate use of new or unfamiliar audio-visual equipment

Required Qualifications

  1. The candidate should have a Bachelors Degree in the related field.
  2. A minimum of three (3) years of experience.

Information to Applicant

Collective Bargaining Unit (Union): This position is in the collective bargaining unit represented by AFSME local 2087 and you may be required to pay an agency service fee through direct payroll deduction.

Employment Benefits
Selectee will be eligible for health and life insurance, annual (vacation) and sick leave and will be covered under the University of the District of Columbia' s retirement plan (TIAA-CREF).

Equal Opportunity Employer: All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity ore expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, disability or political affiliation.

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, D.C. Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the University of the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability.  Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act.  In addition, harassment based on any of the above protected categories is prohibited by the Act.  Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated.  Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.

Veterans Preference:  Applicants claiming veterans preference must submit official proof at the time of application.

Residency Preference: The Residency Preference Amendment Act of 1988, D.C. Law 7-203, created a system in which provides that any applicant for employment in the Career or Educational Services who is a bona fide resident of the District of Columbia may claim a residency reference at the time of application. An applicant selected for an appointment based on District residency will be required to submit no less than eight (8) proofs of bona fide District residency. Bona fide District residency must be maintained from the date of appointment to the position for seven (7) consecutive years. Failure to maintain bona fide District residency for the (7) year period will result in forfeiture of employment.

Drug-Free Workplace: Pursuant to the requirements of the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, the individual selected to fill this position will, as a condition of employment, be required to notify his/her immediate supervisor, in writing, not later than five (5) days after conviction of any criminal drug statute occurring in the workplace.

Background Investigation: Employment with the University of the District of Columbia is contingent upon a satisfactory background investigation.  The determination of a "satisfactory background investigation" is made at the sole discretion of the University of the District of Columbia.  The University may refuse to hire a finalist, rescind an offer of employment to a finalist or review and terminate the employment of a current employee based on the results of a background investigation.

Disposition of Resume: Resumes received outside the area of consideration and/or after the closing date will not be given consideration. You must resubmit your resume to receive consideration for any subsequent advertised position vacancies. For the purpose of employment, resumes are not considered job applications. Therefore, if selected for employment a UDC application will be required.

Job Offers: Official Job Offers are made by the University of the District of Columbia, Office of Human Resources Only.

Contact Information:  All inquiries related to employment and job applications should be directed to UDC Office of Human Resources at (202) 274-5020.

The University of the District of Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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