This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Under limited supervision, installs, maintains, tests, and repairs systems and networks. Utilizes advanced technical knowledge to plan and lead the implementation of technical solutions. Provides technical leadership and support, and resolves problems of a comprehensive and complex nature. Assists users/departments in formulating requests or proposals and in determining information system needs assessments. Provides leadership and guidance to, and may supervise, other staff and students.
Duties and Responsibilities
Performs complex problem solving and assistance on diverse software applications and hardware systems for department users and/or the university community.
Provides in-depth individual and/or group instruction and training to faculty, staff, and/or students on new or updated technologies.
May supervise or provide functional direction to lower graded staff and/or student employees performing the same or similar type of work.
Performs diverse technical assistance, documents findings and performs maintenance duties in support of a large unit that may encompass a variety of user support needs.
Maintains, updates and audits record keeping systems; documents projects, writes and maintains user instructions.
Oversees, maintains, and inputs applicable records such as, but not limited to, network users, security, and tracking inventory levels of equipment and materials. May input, reconcile and audit billing information from a record keeping system.
Performs advanced technological systems support, maintenance, and testing for proper upkeep of systems; troubleshoots and resolves complex system hardware, software, and network failures and conflicts.
Participates in and/or leads the review, evaluation and recommendation of solutions relating to hardware and software acquisitions and/or network updates.
Participates in and/or leads research and development initiatives and provides assistance in the implementation of new technologies.
Serves as a primary project member on technology projects with large scope and impact; may lead and integrate the work of other staff.
Oversees and performs the installation, configuration and maintenance of computers, networks, workstations and/or other related equipment and devices.
Maintains currency of knowledge with respect to technology, equipment, applicable laws, regulations, standards and/or systems.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
High school diploma or GED; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Higher education and/or experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Knowledge of a wide range of computer systems software, applications, hardware, networking, and communications.
Ability to perform advanced preventive maintenance on systems software, applications, hardware, networking, and communications.
Knowledge of current technological developments/trends in area of expertise.
Records maintenance skills.
Ability to provide leadership and functional direction to other technical support staff and/or student employees.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Ability to determine computer problems and to coordinate hardware, software, and/or network solutions.
Ability to analyze and resolve moderately complex computer and network problems.
Ability to communicate technical guidance and instruction to users on the use of PC and/or mainframe applications and systems.
Position Requires: a) Performs complex problem solving and assistance on diverse software applications and hardware systems; b) Performs diverse technical assistance, documents findings and performs maintenance duties in support of a large unit; c) Oversees, maintains, and inputs applicable records; d) Performs advanced technological systems support, maintenance, and testing for proper upkeep of systems; e) Provides in-depth individual and/or group instruction and training to faculty, staff, and/or students on new or updated technologies.
Conditions of Employment
Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.