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Support and Training Specialist I

Basic Position Information

Job Code: 4320

Title: Support and Training Specialist I

Department: Technology Learning Services

Essential Personnel: N

Job Family: Technology Services

Job Sub-Family: Instructional Technology

FLSA Classification: NE

Job Grade: 12

Grade Min: $43,001

Grade Mid: $51,601

UHD Succession Plan: N/A

Criticality of Position: N/A

Career Ladder: Pre-Defined

Campus Security Authority: Y

Screening Committee: N

Motor Vehicle Record Check: N

Job Summary

The Support and Training Specialist I administers the Blackboard LMS and provides support and training for faculty, staff, and students using Blackboard and other online learning technologies provided by the University.

Duties

  • Provides support and guidance for faculty, students, and staff using Blackboard, Zoom, online publishing software, Respondus LDB, and other technical tools by answering questions, troubleshooting issues, and carrying out requests
  • Provides training and maintains training documentation for supported software
  • Updates social media channels and assists with the newsletter
  • Tests and provides feedback on new technologies or updates to supported software
  • Acquires and maintains up-to-date knowledge of all supported technologies as they change or are replaced; maintains an awareness of possible alternatives

Marginal Duties

  • Performs all other duties as assigned

Supervisory Responsibilities

Direct Reports:

  • None

Delegation of Work:

  • N/A

Supervision Given:

  • N/A

Qualifications

Required Education:

  • Associate Degree in IT or a related field

Required Experience:

  • Minimum of one (1) year of experience in training, customer service, and support.

License/Certification:

  • None required

Preferred Qualifications

  • None

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge:

  • Knowledge of the Blackboard administrative control panel

Skills:

  • Strong technical skills, including proficiency in MS Excel and HTML;
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills; strong training skills

Abilities:

  • Ability to troubleshoot systems and develop solutions; ability to prioritize and organize;
  • Ability to edit webpages;
  • Ability to learn new technologies easily

Work Location and Physical Demands

Primary Work Location:

  • Works in some or all of the following environments during the working day; an office, lobby customer service island, reception area, classroom, training room, or an auditorium

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed in a typical, comfortable interior work environment which does not subject the employee to any unpleasant elements;
  • Individual has discretion in relation to walking, standing etc., and has minimal exposure to physical risks
  • Precise hand-eye coordination is required
  • Ability to identify and distinguish colors is required. Must be able to move up to 20lbs

Position Specific Competencies

Commitment to Excellence - UHD

  • Demonstrates a commitment to competently perform his/her job duties and responsibilities within established time frames.
  • Continuously strives to improve work performance.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her commitments to the university.
  • Contributes to the success of the university by consistently providing quality results in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.

Respect and Cooperation

  • Treats others with courtesy, respect, and dignity in the workplace.
  • Promotes cooperation through open and honest communications and consideration of others ideas, thoughts, and opinions.

Integrity

  • Demonstrates high ethical standards of conduct in the performance of his/her job duties and responsibilities.
  • Accepts responsibility for his/her actions.
  • Respects and complies with department and university policies, procedures, and work rules.

Proficiency

  • Possesses required job skills and knowledge.
  • Demonstrates the ability to apply those skills and knowledge to competently perform his/her job duties and assignments.

Dependability

  • Takes responsibility to accomplish job assignments within reasonable deadlines.
  • Willing to accept new projects and/or commitments.
  • Does due diligence to complete projects within specified timeframes and/or fulfill commitments.
  • Arrives to work on time prepared and ready to contribute.

Flexibility

  • Willingly adjusts to changing work assignments or conditions.
  • Open to changes in operational procedures, technology, and/or organizational structure.
  • Views changes as opportunities for learning and professional development.
  • Displays a positive attitude to encourage others.
  • Promptly responds to changes in work priorities and/or unexpected circumstances or situations.

Focus on Customer Service

  • Focuses on customer's needs and expectations. (Customers can be students, external constituents, employees, or university guests.)
  • Respectfully ascertains customer's needs and determines appropriate response.
  • Promptly responds by providing requested information, takes appropriate action, or refers customer to appropriate individual or department.
  • If further actions need to be taken, advises customers of realistic timeframes for a response to their request.
  • Follows up with customers on outstanding requests in a timely manner.
  • Tactfully explains to customers why their needs and/or expectations cannot be met if the university does not provide the requested information or services.

Instruction/Training

  • Demonstrates the ability to orally convey subject or message clearly and concisely to the intended audience.
  • Generates interest and enthusiasm in the subject or message from the participants.
  • Responds to participants' reactions or comments, and adjusts delivery style and/or format of presentation as needed.
  • Possesses a thorough understanding of the subject or topic to provide practical responses to questions or issues.
  • Displays applicable visuals and provides appropriate written materials to support the presentation.

Technical Expertise

  • Possesses comprehensive knowledge and skills in a technical area.
  • Effectively applies expertise to troubleshoot existing systems and develop solutions with existing technology.
  • Competent to learn new technologies and integrate them with existing technology.
  • Willing to share expertise and provide technical assistance to others.

This job description may not encompass all duties and responsibilities associated with the position.

Last updated 4/27/2022 6:13 AM