ACES Technology Analysts - FSHN
Department of Food Science & Human
University of Illinois at
Function: Bridge basic and advanced system, network and
desktop support with applications to pedagogical activities and
research on campus and will have both operational and specialized
Date: January 16, 2012
Major Duties and
Serve the faculty and staff of
the Departments of Food Science & Human Nutrition within the
College of ACES. Support spectrum of IT functions. Research
responsibilities include: the analysis, development, and application
of selected IT services to research activities involving the storage,
transmission, processing and analysis of data; analysis,
recommendation and application of technology to increase the
effectiveness of faculty research, learning and teaching. Utilize
specialized knowledge involving the intersection of research and
technology, assist in, researching, purchasing, planning and
installing future systems, infrastructure and products as well as
specialized software needed for research including analyzing needs
relative to options and provide recommendations for technological
support that are consistent with: research methodology; principals of
research data analysis; and, is the most effective/efficient use of
resources. Consult with users on installation and use of software
applications which also interface to or utilize network connections.
Analyze existing system structures in order to optimize operational
and cost effectiveness. For new research projects, conduct analysis
of relevant technologies and advise faculty
how to most effectively leverage technology to align with their
specific research objectives. Advise on use of varied computing and
communications technology especially on specialized software such as
(Polyflow, SAS, SPSS, Nvivo,
ArcGIS, POS systems). Maintain scientific systems and assist staff in
running these systems. Research tools and applications that assist
users with their specific research needs including consulting with
faculty/staff to determine what research needs may require product or
systems upgrades and/or identify alternative technologies to complete
research initiatives. Train staff and faculty on use of research
related equipment. Solve varied and complex IT problems with limited
supervision. Draft documentation as required for internal CCSG use as
well as external applications ranging from educational material for
faculty and staff to specific software applications. Train and manage
student employees that are assigned to the unit.
- Bachelor's degree in
computer science or related field. A bachelor's degree in a
non-related field will be considered if accompanied by
demonstrated in-depth experience in network and systems support.
- Minimum of 1 year
professional experience with installation and maintenance of
Microsoft Windows operating systems in a business or university
- Experience in
interfacing or utilizing network connections.
- Software communications
experience in at least one of: Polyflow,
SAS, SPSS, Nvivo, ArcGiS,
- Willing to work
evenings, weekends and be on call when needed.
- Demonstrated knowledge
and experience with current personal computing platforms,
workstations, networking technologies, software, and hardware.
- Previous experience
with training/supervising others and be able to direct student
employees or colleagues assisting in the unit.
- Ability to research,
install, and maintain specialized software for various research
groups in the college of ACES (e.g. Polyflow,
Point of Sales system, SAS, SPSS, etc.).
- Evidence of independent
work on solving complex IT problems.
understanding of research based principals and structures.
- Demonstrated knowledge
of imaging software (Ghost and WDS), GPO application, Windows
Server 2003 and 2008 server products.
- Strong service
attitude, ability to effectively handle multiple priorities,
good communication skills, and self-direction in a team
- Strong analytical and
decision making skills.
Salary: Salary will
be entry level commensurate with training and experience.
To ensure full consideration, applications
must be received by November 25, 2011. Starting date is as soon as
possible after the closing date. Electronic submission of
applications is required (Word, RTF, or PDF format). Please create
your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload
your letter of application, resume including email address and the
names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references by
November 25, 2011. All requested information must be submitted for
your application to be considered.
For further information regarding
application procedures, you may contact Linda Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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