ELLENSBURG SCHOOL DISTRICT: 2023 - 2024 IT Specialist - Ellensburg, WA

Employer: Ellensburg School District

Job Description:
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
BENEFITS: Health insurance benefits for employees working 630 hours or more per year include medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term disability plans through the School Employees Benefits Board (SEBB).
School employees | Washington State Health Care Authority
Retirement benefits provided through the WA State Department of Retirement Systems (DRS).
State of Washington: Department of Retirement Systems

Paid leave benefits to include 12 days of sick leave, three personal leave days

This Job description is intended to provide an overview of the requirements of the position. As such, it is not necessarily all-inclusive, and the job may require other essential and/or nonessential functions, tasks, duties, or responsibilities not listed herein. The District reserves the right to add, modify, or exclude any essential or nonessential requirement at any time with or without notice. Nothing in this job description, nor by the completion of any requirement of the job by the employee, is intended to create a contract of employment of any type.

Applicants interested must follow the application procedures carefully. Consideration will only be given to fully completed application files. Minorities and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants of diverse backgrounds encouraged to apply.

Ellensburg School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups.The following employees have been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Title IX Coordinator and and Section 504 Coordinator,Rhonda Schmidt, 509-925-8011, [email protected] ; Civil Rights Coordinator, 509-925-8007, Alexis.H[email protected] 1300 East Third Avenue, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

Contact Person: Mike Welch
Email: [email protected]
Application Method: Apply online https://ellensburg.tedk12.com/hire/ViewJob.aspx?JobID=5002
Base Pay: $26.68 - $29.17/hour

Posted on August 28, 2023

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