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Information Technology - IT Support Technician I

Job ID Req #180 Location : Austin, TX, United States
Date posted 07/11/2019


The Systems Support Technician provides primary level 1 Help Desk services to students, faculty, and staff in response to user generated tickets in a prompt, thorough and courteous fashion. Support includes specification, installation and testing of computer systems and peripherals within established standards and guidelines. The Systems Support Technician supports classroom and video conferencing technology and provides training to faculty and staff in the use of classroom equipment. Activities require interaction with application software and operating systems to diagnose and resolve unique, non-recurring problems. This position utilizes one-on-one or remote consultancy to end users. Receives guidance and direction from the Senior Multi-Media and Systems Technician and the Customer Support Manager.
  • Installs, configures and maintains computer equipment, peripherals and software in USA classrooms.

  • Responds to, updates and closes user generated tickets; partners with Help Desk and Systems Operations staff as appropriate to determine and resolve problems received from end users; documents all help-desk activity in SysAid.

  • Ensures classroom computers interconnect seamlessly with diverse systems including file servers, email servers, video conferencing systems, application servers and administrative systems.

  • Initiates video conferencing sessions for students, faculty and staff.

  • Performs classroom AV set-up, configuration and dismantle.

  • Orients faculty and staff in the use of classroom technology in accordance with department processes.

  • Identifies, recommend and/or performs system/software upgrades as necessary.

  • Take inbound Support calls and service issue calls, transfer users to appropriate resources.

  • Monitors the USAHS Help desk for new tickets and helps to assign to the correct support resource.

  • Instructs the students on how to use the online tools and help familiarize them with the online environment.

  • Collaborates and assists other support team members with creating documentation necessary for the organization.

  • Assist vendors with networking copier equipment.

  • Maintains Computer lab equipment

  • Works with Help Desk and Network Operations staff as appropriate to determine and resolve problems received from end users.

  • Follows University’s core values.

  • Supports and demonstrates student-centered behaviors.

  • Upholds University’s professional ethics and integrity standards.

  • Keeps abreast of state-of-the art developments through attendance at professional meetings and seminars and literature.

  • Other related duties as assigned.


May perform other duties and responsibilities that management may deem necessary from time to time.


Reports to: Manager, IT Help Desk

Positions Supervised: None


  • High school diploma, college preferred.

  • Experience in IT support environment is beneficial.

  • Experience with Windows Server and Active Directory is beneficial.

  • CompTIA A+ certification preferred.

  • Advanced understanding of Microsoft product suite; Microsoft certifications preferred.

  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team, and to interact effectively with colleagues, administrators, faculty, staff and students as well as external constituencies.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Valid driver’s license for State of residence and at least minimum liability insurance required by State.

  • Ability to travel within the United States as necessary.

  • Ability to work evenings.




To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies:

  • Collaborates - Building partnerships and working collaboratively with others to meet shared objectives.

  • Being Resilient - Rebounding from setbacks and adversity when facing difficult situations.

  • Instills Trust - Gaining the confidence and trust of others through honesty, integrity, and authenticity.

  • Drives Results - Consistently achieving results, even under tough circumstances.

  • Innovation - Creating new and better ways for the organization to be successful.

  • Customer Focus - Building strong customer relationships and delivering customer-centric solutions.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and walk. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Physical requirements of this position include the following:

üDoes not apply

üStooping, crawling, kneeling

üLifting up to 40 lbs.

qLifting over 40 lbs.


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