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Part-Time IT Help Desk Technician - Multiple Opportunities

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, 24061
IT Support and Training

Job Description

The position serves as an entry-level help desk technician for the College of Architecture, Arts, and
Design. Install, configure, update, and maintain macOS and Windows computers. Collaborate with the
team of AAD IT support specialists to answer service calls in 4Help. Provide polite and professional
customer service to users. Support software installation and peripherals including scanners and printers.
Respond to user needs via phone calls, tickets, and emails as well as in person. The help desk
technician reports to the college's Director of IT. This position will primarily be on-site.

We welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and disciplinary
training. We strongly encourage applications from individuals who do not see themselves historically
represented in IT or academia. We seek candidates who are interested in engaging students and
colleagues in actively building diversity, equity, and inclusion into all facets of our work.

The College of Architecture, Arts, and Design at Virginia Tech affirms our collective responsibility to encourage, build, and embrace the polyculturalism of our world. We do this by acknowledging and addressing our past, recognizing our current responsibility, and acting in the interests of building and sustaining communities that are truly safe, supportive, and inclusive for all. Our commitment is to continually and proactively engage in these processes for the benefit of our students, staff, and faculty across the college and the communities around the world we aim to serve.

Required Qualifications

  • Experience with Windows and Mac operating systems
  • Experience installing, operating, and troubleshooting computer hardware and software
  • Demonstrated ability to interface with clients over the telephone, via email or in person to communicate
problem status and resolutions in an effective way
  • Good interpersonal, customer support, verbal writing skills tailored to a level appropriate for the
intended audience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with backup systems like OneDrive, Google Drive, Time Machine, etc.
  • Knowledge of endpoint management frameworks including HCL BigFix, JAMF, or Microsoft Intune, etc.
  • Experience with ticketing systems such as ServiceNow
  • Experience working with computers in an Active Directory/Group Policy environment
  • Experience in an IT support or help desk environment or related role

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Review Date

March 1, 2024

Additional Information

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.

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 military 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.

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