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Technology Support Specialist

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Work type: Academic Staff - Project/Interim (12 Month)
Location: Platteville
Categories: Technology/Information Systems, Office and Administrative

Position Summary:

We are looking for an individual to provide services that are tailored to computer needs of faculty and staff. This position will provide system administration and support related to moderately complex systems used for teaching and instruction, analytic/diagnostic services to computer users regarding computer hardware and software problems, and additional support in specialized systems and end user training as assigned. 

Applicants hired into this position can work a hybrid schedule and will be discussed during the interview process. This is a 12-month project position that may be eligible to be renewed. Starting salary is $55,000 and will commensurate with qualifications and experience. 


  • Answers calls of campus clients both in person on location or off site via phone or IT-based communication tools.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve PC, software, network and other workstation-related problems and issues.
  • Build and maintain virtual desktop and server computer environments on VMWare to facilitate academic lab needs. 
  • Install and configure the VMWare environment.
  • Install and configure Linux and Windows virtual machines used for instruction.   
  • Serves as liaison for assigned departments within the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science (EMS), which focuses on technology coordination, communication, and consultation for that area.
  • Provide Tier 2/3 support to specific EMS related software/hardware.
  • Communicate IT rules and regulations that faculty and staff must follow.
  • Effectively communicate verbal and written information, and in a user-friendly/non-technical manner as appropriate, with team members and customers.
  • Document all user related correspondence thoroughly.
  • Motivate themselves and their team to adhere to IT best practices and deliver outstanding customer service and satisfaction to campus clients in an agile work environment.
  • Assist in ensuring that IT Support Services performance metrics are consistently met or exceeded.
  • Identify areas for process or policy improvement.
  • Provide training, coaching, and mentoring for the Help Desk staff.
  • Participate in rotation for after-hours call-in support.
  • Serve on campus committees as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

  • Associate's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Knowledge of system design, IP networking, virtual networking, authentication systems, and information security best practices.
  • Experience troubleshooting hardware and software.
  • Ability to document in writing steps taken when building and troubleshooting compute environments.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • MS Office proficiency.
  • Experience using support ticketing systems.
  • Proficiency with multiple Operating Systems (OS).

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by: July, 13 2022. Applications will be reviewed until position has been filled. 

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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