Computer Lab Technician

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Dec 03, 2021
Jul 07, 2022
Full Time
Computer Lab Technician The George Mason University Computer Game Design Program, within the College of Visual and Performing Arts, seeks qualified candidates for a Computer Lab Technician that will serve the Computer Game Design Program, Virginia Serious Game Institute (VSGI), and the Mason Game and Technology Academy (MGTA). 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. About the Position:The Computer Lab Technician will provide technical and administrative support to the faculty, staff, and students. The Computer Lab Technician will also manage, in coordination with faculty and staff, all computer labs and studios assigned to the Computer Game Design Program, VSGI, MGTA, and coordinate all technical needs, and maintain all classrooms, labs, and equipment. Responsibilities:Meet 6 times yearly to review hacking, computer and server security, and coordinate with peers in technology departments university wide;Serve as Liaison for desktop computing best practices, server security best practices, confidential and private information practices implemented through the ITS Data Stewardship Policy;Supervise, manage, assess, maintain, and prioritize changing needs of purchasing, setup, inventory, maintenance and repair of all digital media environments including classrooms, labs, studios, faculty/staff workstations, and visiting artist, resident startups, and partners;Research prices and order all technology equipment, software, and supplies for digital environments, faculty and staff, artists, resident startups, and partners. Lead person for developing partnerships with computer hardware and software vendors;Train wage and work study personnel for support of digital classrooms, labs, and studios, faculty and staff, artist, resident startups, and partners;Manage, maintain, and coordinate file sharing and file storage, and all websites, including hardware and software security and upgrades;Provide general program and facility support as key information person for computer labs, classrooms, studios, faculty/staff office equipment. Coordinate with Directors, Assistant/Associate Directors, faculty, and staff to maintain and upgrade changing office and work environment technology needs; and Gather information, submit requests for, and finalize purchase requirements for all classrooms, studios, labs, faculty, and staff obsolete and new equipment. Required Qualifications: B.A./B.S. or equivalent experience in information technology, computer science, or game design; Experience with ESXi for quarterly or bi annual server updates;Knowledge of current game-specific and general computer hardware and software technology and platforms, including current operating systems; Knowledge and experience with, and of, networks, security, and server technology and protocols; and Demonstrated experience in the field.Preferred Qualifications:Window Administrator, A+ Certification (Comp TIA), Basic or Beginner Linux Administration;Basic scripting knowledge;General diagnostic skills (hardware and software); and Experience working in an academic environment.

For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number 02746z 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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