Somerville Public Schools
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TECHNOLOGY SPECIALIST/TRAINER


Somerville Public Schools
Somerville, Massachusetts

Job Details
Job ID: 3200583 Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
Posted: November 21, 2019 Starting Date: Immediately

Job Description
ANNOUNCEMENT OF A VACANCY FOR THE
2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

Technology Specialist / Trainer
SOMERVILLE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

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.

Duties and Responsibilities:
• 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.
• Other duties as assigned 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, percents, 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.

Position Reports to: Director of Technology

NOTE:
Applications are only accepted online through School Spring. Resumes that are emailed or mailed will not be considered

Should you need assistance with the online application process, please contact the Human Resources Office via email at jcabral@k12.somerville.ma.us

Somerville Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Somerville Public Schools actively seeks applicants with diverse backgrounds. Grade level and content licensure is required when applicable. Dual licensure including SPED, ESL, ELL, or bilingual licensure and/or proficiency in a language or languages other than English is preferred.

Position Type: Full-time
Positions Available: 1


Welcome to Somerville Public Schools!

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Somerville Public Schools is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws.

Job Requirements
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required

  • Application Questions
    There are no application questions required for this job posting.

    Contact Information
    John Breslin, District Technology Administrator
    81 Highland Ave
    Somerville, Massachusetts 02143
    Phone: (617) 625-6600
    Email: jbreslin@k12.somerville.ma.us