Technology Support Specialist

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Classification:Information Systems Technician - Networks 6
Grade:Grade 78
Work type:Staff Full-time
Administrative Unit:University of Alaska Statewide
School/Business unit:UAF Office Information Technology
Location: Fairbanks
Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Position Summary:

The University of Alaska is seeking a candidate to join our OIT Customer Support Services team as a Technology Support Specialist. This position serves the UAF and UA system fulfilling a desktop support and system administrator function for all academic and administrative needs. In this role, you will be responsible for supporting desktop and laptop computers, printers, mobile devices, and other peripherals used by the staff and faculty at the UAF campus. Additionally, you will work across OIT functional areas as a part of project teams, and will act as a subject matter expert regarding OIT-supported technology and solutions to other workgroups throughout the University. We are a dynamic and diverse team looking for another member excited to support the University's mission.


10Training and Documentation: Serve as subject matter guide on all consumer hardware and on enterprise grade desktops, printers, and laptops • Train faculty, staff, and students on the proper use and configuration of OIT technology and services • Maintain OIT wiki by documenting fixes and processesEssential
20Systems Configuration: Test and evaluate software to ensure compatibility and security with existing university systems • Maintain UAF and SW Active Directory structures by crafting and maintaining: Group Policies, Computer Objects, and Groups • Work with Systems Engineering group to operate and ensure functionality of systems crucial to supporting thousands of endpoint devicesEssential
70Endpoint Support: Provide premier customer service while evaluating, diagnosing, and solving problems with printers, POS devices, or mobile devices as well as Mac, Windows, or Linux endpoints • Independently research and resolve complex problems under minimal supervision • Utilize service management or project management tool to document all work completed • Provide first tier support for all smart classroom AV technology • Assist OIT Service Desk in overflow capacity • Install Windows and Mac OS’s, ensure all systems are in a actively configured state, and ensures proper security measures are carried out at a user level • Recommend technological solutions for complex problemsEssential

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities: Have strong interpersonal skills and an advanced understanding of how a computer and its accessories work. Be able to diagnose and repair computing problems over the phone and in person in a professional and courteous manner. Communicate effectively highly technical information and ideas to non-technical person. Use hand tools and lift or move 50 pounds. Experience in installing, configuring, using and problem solving computer applications. Desired: Major industry standard certificates(s), Alaska Drivers License. Acute thoroughness and attention to detail. Excellent interpersonal skills. Preferred: Have a deep understanding in software, hardware, peripherals, operating systems and network software. Be familiar with University of Alaska Fairbanks computing resources and environment.

Required Experience: Two years field experience in a enterprise level environment.

Typical Education or Training: Associate's Degree, Bachelor's preferred or equivalent work experience.


Background Check:

The successful applicant is required to complete a background check.  Any offer of employment is contingent on the background check.

Probationary Period:

Pursuant to University Regulation 04.07.020, new employees of the University are employed in an at-will probationary status for the first six months of employment.   During the probationary period, employment may be terminated for no reason or any reason.  Promoted employees also serve a probationary period with limited rights of retreat.

Training Policy:

It is the policy of the University of Alaska Fairbanks that all employees are required to attend training to meet the requirements of the positions they hold, and to complete the required training within a specified period of time to remain employed at UAF.  The policy can be located at:

Tobacco-Free Campus:

UAF Campus is a tobacco free campus.  For more information, please go to:

Notice of Nondiscrimination:

The University of Alaska is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and educational institution.  The University of Alaska does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, age, sex, physical or mental disability, status as a protected veteran, marital status, changes in marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, parenthood, sexual orientation, gender identity, political affiliation or belief, genetic information, or other legally protected status. The University's commitment to nondiscrimination, including against sex discrimination, applies to students, employees, and applicants for admission and employment. Contact information, applicable laws, and complaint procedures are included on UA's statement of nondiscrimination available at

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