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Job Details

  • Job ID: 4048698
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : September 28, 2022
  • Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description


Job Goal: The Technology Specialist/ Trainer is responsible for providing instruction, training, and resources in order to facilitate the use of technology in the classroom to increase student use and knowledge about technology. More specifically, the Technology Specialist/ Trainer serves the purpose/s of integrating technology to enhance the learning environment; installing and maintaining computer hardware and software; overseeing classroom server configurations; providing technical support to site administrators, staff and students; and resolving school site operational issues.


In addition, the Technology Specialist/ Trainer will provide technology – related courses and professional development to district staff as directed by the Director of Technology.


Minimum Qualifications:
•Minimum of an Associate’s Degree in Computer Technology or Information Systems supplemented with specialized computer courses and 3 to 5 years of experience; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills, knowledge, and abilities;
•Valid Massachusetts Driver’s License;
•Demonstrated ability to perform multiple, technical tasks with a need to periodically upgrade skills in order to meet changing job conditions. Specific skills required to satisfactorily perform the functions of the job include: utilizing diagnostic and application software; adhering to safety practices; and maintaining accurate records.
•Demonstrated ability to perform basic math, including calculations using fractions, percentages, and/or ratios; read technical information, compose a variety of documents, and/or facilitate group discussions; and solve practical problems.
•Demonstrated knowledge of: multiplatform personal computers and peripheral equipment; appropriate system security; associated peripheral equipment; server configurations; and troubleshooting methodologies.
•Demonstrated ability to work with a wide diversity of individuals and adapting to changing work priorities;
•Demonstrate ability to train an audience in formal and informal settings on technology related topics.


Physical Requirements:
•Position requires ability to operate a variety of equipment including computer hardware and software, office equipment, etc.
•Must be physically able to operate motor vehicles. Must be able to exert up to 30 pounds of force occasionally, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
•Must be able to operate hand tools and a ladder to install certain equipment.


•Assess malfunctions of computer and network hardware, software applications or electronic equipment for the purpose of identifying repair and replacement needs.
•Assist the Technology Department in managing and maintaining network equipment for the purpose of maintaining overall site operations.
•Assist users via remote connection for the purpose of troubleshooting and/or resolving workstation issues.
•Confer with Technology Department to configure classroom servers, peripheral and shared devices (e.g. printers, multimedia components, scanners, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring operational use of computer applications.
•Install computer hardware, peripherals, and application software for the purpose of maintaining overall site operations (classrooms, library, theaters, computer labs, etc.).
•Maintain computers, peripherals, and electronic equipment (e.g. television systems, projectors, video cameras/recorders, electronic controllers, theater systems, etc.) for the purpose of maintaining equipment in a safe and functional operating condition.
•Maintain manual and electronic documents, files and records (e.g. preventive maintenance, purchases, inspections, repair logs, etc.) for the purpose of documenting activities, conveying information and/or providing an up-to-date reference and audit trail.
•Maintain user accounts on classroom servers (e.g. authorization, access, passwords, etc.) for the purpose of regulating access to files and folders.
•Perform basic network troubleshooting for the purpose of maintaining critical site operations.
•Prepare status reports, user guides and related materials for the purpose of documenting activities and providing written reference.
•Recommend hardware and software acquisitions, with approval of Technology Department (e.g. assessing needs, justifying purchases, etc.) for the purpose of ensuring availability of required technology.
•Respond to a variety of questions from site staff, parents and students for the purpose of providing information, guidance or referral.
•Support classroom activities for technology related classes (e.g. Applied Technology, Performing Arts, Library Media Center and Telecommunications, etc.) for the purpose of providing information regarding procedures, processes and safety.
•Train school site staff on a variety of software applications and hardware operations (e.g. email, student grading, word processing, spread sheet applications, etc.) for the purpose of providing ongoing support and maximizing the capabilities of assigned staff.
•Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of contributing to the efficiency and effectiveness of the work unit.
•Attend school site and Technology Department meetings for the purpose of providing and/or gathering information relating to job functions.
•All other related duties as assigned by the Director of Technology.:


Position Reports to: Director of Technology



The Somerville Public Schools does not discriminate in its programs, facilities, or employment or educational opportunities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, home status, marital/civil union status, sex/gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, citizenship status, place of birth, national origin, ancestry, cultural identity, genetics or military status, and does not tolerate any form of retaliation, or bias-based intimidation, threat or harassment that demeans individuals’ dignity or interferes with their ability to learn or work.

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Categories : Support Staff > Computer Support
    Support Staff > Network Services
  • Employer Description

    Education - Inspiration - Excellence are the themes that characterize the instructional services, departments and programs of the Somerville Public Schools.

    Our Mission: The Somerville Public Schools is dedicated to the realization of the full intellectual, physical, social, and emotional potential of all students. Our talented team of teachers and other professionals provides every student with the knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to be successful throughout their lives. This is accomplished through the delivery of innovative instruction guided by the Massachusetts Curriculum and Somerville Curriculum Frameworks, and supported through partnerships with organizations such as Primary Source, and the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach at Tufts University. Learn more about us...

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    Contact Information

    • Central HR
    • 8 Bonair St.
    • Somerville, Massachusetts 02145

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