Computer Center Jobs
Academic Computing Center Staff
The Hiring Process
We have completed Spring interviews. We will be accepting applications until Monday, Sept. 19 for Fall interviews. For more information, contact John McGee at 360.867.6108
Download an application or pick one up at the Computer Center front desk.
- Answer questions for patrons of the Computing Center
- Perform technical triage, troubleshoot and resolve a wide-range of technical issues
- Perform organizational tasks necessary to keep the Center running smoothly.
Why would you want to work in the Computer Center?
Being a Computer Center staff may be the best student job on campus! Why? Because you make a difference! You help other students get their work done. You may leave work tired but you’ll always leave work knowing that you made a difference. Plus, you get a chance to learn about technology on the job, while on shift and through weekly training sessions.
Work Study or Institutional!!
- Students with or without a work study award are encouraged to apply.
What Are We Looking for?
- What we're looking for in the successful applicant is a strong combination of technical skills, people skills, and organizational skills. Digging deeper, some personal trails that we are looking for are:
- Curiosity and a willingness to learn new things
- Ability to take on increasing responsibility
- Ability to cooperate, collaborate and desire to work as part of a team
- Strong people and communication skills. Job-related experience working with people is highly desirable.
- Get a chance to learn about technology on the job, while on shift and through training sessions.
Are there possibilities for advancement?
After you've been a Computing Center Consultant for a year, you're eligible to become a Senior member of our staff. We may be providing additional growth opportunities during 2011-2012.
Technical Consultant (TechCon)
Troubleshoot Windows and Macintosh systems in the Computer Center. Perform system maintenance tasks, including hardware and software installation and configuration. Correct problems with various academic applications, utilities, and system files. Provide technical assistance to Consultants, possibly including workshops or tutoring. Perform operator duties for academic servers. Write documentation. Perform related duties as required. May be required to work flexible hours.
Applicants should have:
- considerable experience with computers, including Windows, *NIX, and/or Macintosh OS X operating systems.
- Ability to perform hardware maintenance, including installation, troubleshooting and component cleaning.
- Ability to identify problems with hardware and software, diagnose and take steps to resolve.
- Ability to create and modify script files for various systems (Windows batch files, *NIX shell scripts, AppleScript). * Applicants should possess a willingness to learn, be mature, responsible, able to cooperate, and have strong people and communication skills.
- Previous experience as a Computer Center Consultant is highly desirable.
The Hiring Process
At this time all interviews for 2011-2012 have been filled. For more information about working as a technical consultant, contact Isaac Overcast at extension 6226.