IT Specialist - Ellensburg, WA

Employer: Ellensburg School District

Job Description:
POSITION: IT Specialist

LOCATION: All Locations

REPORTS TO: Executive Director of Technology

JOB SUMMARY: This position’s responsibilities include working as a team member in providing support and assistance for various types of hardware and software throughout the District as needed. Other duties include prioritizing and attending to help desk requests, providing technical advice and assistance to end users for appropriate software/hardware purchases, tracking software and hardware inventory and to providing end user training on as necessary.


Models appropriate and cooperative behavior, including protecting confidential information, consistent with District ethical guidelines
Assists in the organization and management of technology including installation and implementation of hardware and software at various sites
Manages compliance issues relative to software and supporting instructional materials
Researches and provides staff with support on hardware and software issues
Installs software, hardware, and assists in the maintenance of software licensing compliance
Provides access support for approved district-wide networked applications
Assists the Director of Technology and special services in determining technology and information processing needs
Supports and implements district standards for common system configurations, conventions and backup policies
Supports the wide area network including configuration of client workstations to operate effectively on a WAN
Effectively communicates verbally and in writing and with administrators, teachers, staff and outside vendors
Maintains current knowledge of hardware, software, network equipment
Provides technical and instructional support related to assistive hardware, software, peripherals, and other technologies necessary to compensate for student disabilities and promote academic success
Installs, configures and maintains assistive hardware, software and peripherals in Assistive Technology Centers
Troubleshoots, corrects, and repairs hardware and software
Makes recommendations for improvements and upgrades of the Assistive Technology Center
Performs research and development with new access technologies and software suitable for implementation in the educational environment
Maintains inventory of all hardware and software


May serve on various district committees and/or departmental work teams
Helps with the training of students with disabilities in appropriate assistive technologies as derived from their individual assessment or personal choice
Conducts presentations and workshops on the use and application of assistive technology to students, staff, and relevant others
Stays up-to-date in the fields of adaptive technology and alternative media
Performs related duties consistent with the scope and intent of the position


Must qualify to work in the proximity of children under the conditions of an WSP FBI background check


Skills in computer operation, general maintenance and knowledge of Microsoft (9x, XP, Vista, Win7, SERVER 2003+), MS Office, Reflections software, Tracks, and various other application software
Some knowledge of Macintosh systems, software and hardware
Skill in researching and analyzing internal hardware/software conflicts
Ability to facilitate solutions, coordinate activities to produce results
Skill in software, installation implementation, testing and troubleshooting
Ability to organize and prioritize work
Skill in providing technical advice and instruction to non-technical staff
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a variety of end users at various knowledge levels


Representation: Public School Employees, Ellensburg Chapter
Work Year: 260 Days
Work Day: 10 Hours Per Day, 4 days per week
Salary: PSE Salary Schedule
Benefits: SEBB

Contact Person:
Location: Ellensburg, WA
Application Method:
Base Pay: $26.16-$28.60/hr

Posted on May 24, 2022

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