Computer Assistant

Updated: 24 days ago
Location: Salt Lake City, UTAH
Job Type: FullTime

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Computer Assistant
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Open Date 05/07/2021
Requisition Number PRN26077B
Job Title Computer Assistant
Working Title Computer Assistant
Job Grade C
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Sensitive Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

M-F 7:00 am – 3:30 pm with rotating on-call

VP Area President
Department 00717 - Office of Comparative Medicine
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range 12.02 to 21.63
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Summary

Provides computer support by troubleshooting and correcting problems with computer hardware or software applications. Hybrid position made up of assistant and entry-level computer positions (including but not limited to: Systems Support Assistant, PC Maintenance Technician, etc.) Assists technicians and other professional IT staff with hardware and software applications. Maintains web sites. Maintain network accounts and programs for specific department needs. Serves as a help desk resource for assigned areas.



• Provide support for all event requests.
• Event support includes, but is not limited to helping users start/connect to virtual meetings, connect computers to projectors, and provide technical support for computers and other hardware associated with the audio/visual systems.
• Perform help desk core support duties, including but not limited to, imaging and setting up computers, troubleshooting desktops and laptops (Windows and MAC OS), tablets, printers, handheld scanners, label printers, Polycom IP phones, and various other hardware and software within the research environment.
• Adhere to administrative tasks and workflow including but not limited to:
• Communicating to the customer within the time specified.
• Update inventory appropriately.
• Update the ticket system with notes from ticket submission through ticket resolution.
• Ensure customer satisfaction with timely, accurate, professional service and support.
• Coordinate escalation of issues as needed.

• Other duties as required.

• General climate controlled environment.
• Low noise level.
• Frequent exposure to research environments.
• Daily, professional communication with users of varying IT abilities.

• Sustained attention to detail.
• Prolonged sitting and repetitive motion due to extended computer use.
• Must be able to lift 50 pounds
• Required to visit multiple campus locations throughout the workday.

This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job

Minimum Qualifications

Associate’s degree in a computer related field or equivalency (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education). Two years of related experience preferred. Demonstrated computer skills, human relations and effective communication skills are required.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Excellent customer service skills.
• Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the skill to express technical concepts in terms that the end users can understand.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  • * Do you have a related Associate's degree or equivalency? (2 years related work experience may be substituted for 1 year of education)
    • Yes
    • No
  • * How many years of related work experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 year or more, but less than 4 years
    • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more

  • Applicant Documents
    Required Documents
  • Resume
  • Optional Documents
  • Cover Letter
  • Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  • Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission

  • University Human Resource Management
    250 East 200 South, Suite 125 Salt Lake City, UT 84111
    Contact us: (801) 581-2169 By Email:


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