IT Specialist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Sep 10, 2022
Apr 05, 2023
Full Time
IT Specialist, College of ScienceThe George Mason University, Dean's Office Information Technology Team in the College of Science invites highly-qualified candidates to apply for our Information Technology Specialist position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment. Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:The IT Specialist provides general desktop support for all COS IT systems including Microsoft and Apple desktops and workstations. The IT Specialist will complement central IT by developing knowledge of the university's IT resources and processes and providing information on those resources to COS requestors where appropriate. The IT Specialist also manages the College's Microsoft Active Directory groups and serves as the fixed assets liaison for the Dean's Office and will be responsible for maintaining accurate inventory records and completing an annual inventory.Required Qualifications:Experience supporting Windows 10; familiarity with Mac OS;Experience or formal coursework in information technology;Experience with Microsoft Office 365 suite;Experience troubleshooting a wide range of computer hardware and software components;Ability to work independently on multiple IT projects of varied complexity;Must be an effective written and oral communicator and be able to work with diverse populations; andMUST have the ability to pass a Department Of Justice Security Risk Assessment.Preferred Qualifications:A+, Network+, Security+ and/or Microsoft MCSA or MCSE certification;Familiarity with GMU inventory process and use of TRAQ database;Experience providing desktop support and customer service;Experience using SCCM deployment tools and imaging;Experience working in an institution of higher education;Experience supporting Windows-based applications with complex configurations; andExperience working with scientific equipment and general understanding of scientific computing needs;

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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