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Overview

Salary
$19.15 – $23.28 Hourly
$39,840.00 – $48,420.00 Annually
Location
Municipal Auditorium – 1129 F Street Eureka CA 95501, CA
Job Type
Full-Time
Department
City Clerk
Job Number
18/19.15
Closing
 10/22/2018 5:00 PM Pacific

Description SummaryDEFINITION
Under general supervision, performs a variety of technical duties in support of the City’s technology systems; provides technical support to users; troubleshoots hardware and software problems associated with the City’s computers and related equipment; installs hardware equipment and software applications; and performs related work as required.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED
Receives general supervision from assigned supervisory or management personnel. No direct supervision of staff is exercised. May exercise technical and functional direction over assigned staff.

CLASS CHARACTERISTICS
This class is responsible for performing the full range of direct support for end user computer hardware, operating systems, software, network drives, peripherals, VOIP desk phones, cell phones, network printers and scanners, tablets, and other technology devices and systems. Duties are performed under the supervision and direction of the Information Technology Manager, but performance of duties requires the use of independence, initiative, and discretion within established processes and procedures.

Expectation of Job DutiesManagement reserves the right to add, modify, change or rescind the work assignments of different positions and to make reasonable accommodations so that qualified employees can perform the essential functions of the job.

  • Provides customer support by answering calls to HelpDesk phone line and gathering information about the problem to document in a HelpDesk ticket; performs basic troubleshooting steps; triage calls to the appropriate HelpDesk ticket queue.
  • Evaluates and diagnoses computer hardware and software problems associated with the City’s computers and related equipment; performs diagnostic testing; repairs equipment.
  • Moves and sets up workstations; tests network connection; installs, configures, and tests telephone, computer, software, e-mail, printers, network drives, and scanning ability.
  • Installs and supports new hardware and new and/or upgraded versions of software applications. Includes City issued Apple and Android cell phones and Windows, Apple, and Android tablets.
  • Communicates and interfaces with end users; instructs end users concerning computer systems and software applications.
  • Researches, evaluates, and purchases computer, cellular phone, and tablet related equipment.
  • Orders and maintains inventory, tracks and receives a variety of telecommunications and computer systems equipment, software applications, and related needs adhering to established purchasing policies.
  • Organizes and maintains tools and spare parts in the IT vehicles and the remote IT Office at City Hall.
  • Assists the Information Services Manager in Security Administration functions, including ensuring safety and security of information system assets and protecting systems from inappropriate access or destruction.
  • Monitors system backups and contacts vendor when escalated support is required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge Skills and AbilitiesKnowledge of:

  • Applications and functions of computer hardware, software, and peripheral devices.
  • Operational characteristics, services, and activities of an Information Technology program.
  • Computer and peripheral equipment maintenance methods and procedures.
  • Occupational hazards and standard safety practices necessary in the area of computer operations.
  • Principles and procedures of documentation for use internally as a technical resource and externally as a learning reference for end users.
  • Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment.
  • Computer applications related to the work, such as Microsoft Outlook, spell check, basic spreadsheet usage to organize and present data, ticket systems, and inventory/asset management systems.
  • English usage, grammar, spelling, vocabulary, and punctuation.

Ability to: 

  • Analyze and troubleshoot basic workstation, peripheral, phone, and network hardware and software.
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize tasks.
  • Train employees in the application and use of computer hardware and software.
  • Write system procedures.
  • Diagnose system software problems.
  • Learn to use new and existing software and hardware.
  • Understand and carry out oral and written instructions.
  • Use word processing, spreadsheet, and graphics programs.
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions.
  • Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software programs.
  • Organize own work, set priorities and meet critical time deadlines.
  • Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone and in writing.
  • Use tact, initiative, prudence and independent judgment within general policy, procedural and legal guidelines.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work including the public, vendors, contractor and City staff.
  • Use various techniques to provide a high level of customer service to public and City staff, in person and over the telephone.

RequirementsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of training and experience that would provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the required qualifications would be:

  • Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth (12) grade, supplemented by an Associate’s degree or college-level coursework in computer science and/or related training.
  • Three (3) years of recent related experience in computer system installation and support, preferably with a municipal agency.
  • Microsoft, HDI, ITIL, Cisco, and other technology certifications are highly desirable.

License: 

Valid California class C driver’s license with satisfactory driving record.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Must possess mobility to work in a standard office setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various City sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups and over the telephone. This is primarily a sedentary office classification although standing in work areas and walking between work areas may be required. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard or calculator and to operate standard office equipment. Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information. Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects necessary to perform job functions.

ENVIRONMENTAL ELEMENTS
Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.

WORKING CONDITIONS
Working hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

THE SELECTION PROCESS
All applications received are screened to determine which applicants most closely match the desired education, experience, knowledge, and abilities of the position.  Applicants will receive email (when provided on application) or written notification of the results of the screening process.   Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications are not necessarily guaranteed advancement to the examination process, as only the most qualified candidates will be invited to participate.  The most qualified applicants will be invited to an oral board examination tentatively to be held on or near 11/08/2018. The Department Head [and/or designee(s)] will interview the top six (6) candidates from the examination process.  The eligible list created from this recruitment may be used to fill full-time, part-time, temporary, and grant positions. The City reserves the right to extend the final filing date as necessary.

BENEFITS

Retirement – CalPERS
CalPERS Classic Members (2.7 @ 55) – The current 8% employee contribution is paid by the employee.

New CalPERS members or previous CalPERS members with a break in service of 6 calendar months or greater (2% @ 62) – The current 6.25% employee contribution is paid by the employee. The employee contribution will change each fiscal year to be at least 50% of the normal cost rate as determined by PERS.

NOTE: Earnings from this job are not covered under Social Security. When you retire you may receive a pension based on earnings from this job. If you do, your pension may affect the amount of Social Security benefits you may receive. For more information go to www.socialsecurity.gov/form1945.

Medical
The City’s workers’ compensation coverage is self-funded. Medical coverage for employees and eligible dependents is provided through REMIF (Blue Cross Plan). REMIF offers a regular plan and, if eligible, a high deductible health plan (HDHP) with a Health Savings Account (HSA). HSA plans allow employees to accrue funds from year to year in an HSA account that can be used to pay health insurance costs both now and after retirement. The annual deductibles for this plan are $1,300 for Employee Only, and $2,600 for Employees with Dependent(s). The City will contribute the full applicable deductible to your HSA account each year. You can withdraw funds from this account to pay eligible health insurance costs, and/or you can accumulate funds in the account for future use. The HSA account funds belong to employees, and will remain yours after you leave City services. The City pays 80% of the health insurance premium; the remaining 20% is paid by the employee. Dental and Vision coverage is paid by the City. Note: There are specific requirements for continuing health insurance as a retiree.

Vacation
Vacation is accumulated at 1 day per month upon employment and increases with time in service. The maximum accrual is 44 days. Vacation buyback may be available.

Sick Leave
Sick Leave is accrued at 1 day per month with no limit. A total of nine days of Family Sick Leave are allowed per fiscal year. Three of these days are deducted from a Family Sick Leave bank and six days are deducted from employee’s accrued sick leave. An employee may be allowed Family Death Leave up to 3 days per incident. This is not accruable.

Holidays
The City pays for 10 fixed holidays per year, in addition to 3 floating holidays.

Life Insurance
The City pays the premium on a $10,000 life insurance policy for Mid-Management and Management employees, and a $20,000 policy for Department Head positions. The City also pays the premium on a $1,000 policy for eligible dependent coverage.

Other Benefits
Other benefits include optional participation in deferred compensation plans, City-paid membership in an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) for the employee and eligible dependents, free membership at the Adorni Recreation Center and discounted membership for spouse and dependent children, an educational reimbursement program and optional participation in supplemental health coverage through AFLAC.

Agency
City of Eureka
Address
531 K Street

Eureka, California, 95501

Phone
(707) 441-4212
(707) 441-4124
APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.ci.eureka.ca.gov

Information Technology Technician Supplimental Questionnaire

* 1. Are you able to work Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm?

  • Yes
  • No
* 2. Please describe your experience providing customer support in an IT capacity, especially any experience working in a Help Desk environment.
* 3. This position will require organizational skills, attention to detail, and a high standard of customer service to deploy operating systems, hardware, and software to users. Please describe your experience planning, tracking, scheduling, and researching multiple requests to ensure an excellent experience for each user.
* 4. Please describe your experience in creating and deploying Windows 10 images.
* 5. Please describe your experience setting up and migrating users on Android and Apple phones and tablets in an Active Directory environment.

* Required Question

3 years of recent related experience in computer system installation and support
Minimum Hourly Wage: 19.15
Maximum Hourly Wage: 23.28

Minimum Education and Experience

Minimum Months of Experience: 36
Education Required: High School
Driver's License Required: yes