Under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Instructional Computing Services, the Instructional Computing Systems Specialist provides primary technical support, including network integration, for the staff and clients of Instructional Computing Services; designs and develops integrated software and hardware solutions for both instructional computing laboratories and individual instructional departments; and performs other related duties as assigned.  Work supervision may be exercised over other technical staff and classified hourly staff.


  1. Designs and develops integrated software and hardware solutions for instructional problems identified by the faculty and the staff of      Instructional Computing Services.
  2. Coordinates the development of system level programs for the DOS microcomputer environment;
  3. Coordinates the operation and programming of the instructional faculty, and administrative local area networks; provides technical expertise and troubleshooting on network and file server issues; insures that networked  resources operate efficiently and effectively;
  4. Coordinates the hardware configuration, database design, software development, and systems support enhancements for instructional computing laboratories;
  5. Coordinates the integration of the instructional computing local area network environment and the HP minicomputer environment.
  6. Coordinates the integration of the instructional computing local area network environment and the campus telecommunications environment;
  7. Coordinates system analysis and programming for all instructional computing laboratories; consulting with instructional computing staff and users regarding existing systems and desired results.


Educatrion and Experience:  Four years of experience in systems analysis and design; two concurrent or additional years of local area network design and integration; two concurrent or additional years of technical coordination in an instructional computing laboratory environment; one concurrent or additional years of multimedia programming; 30 semester units of college coursework.

Knowledge and Abilities:

Knowledge of:

  • Computer hardware, including IBM PC, Macintosh, and their peripherals; Computer operating systems, including MS/PC‑DOS, OS/2, Macintosh, MPEV; Computer programming languages including at least three of the following: C, Assembly, Pascal, BASIC; Computer networking and networking protocols, especially IPX, NetBIOS, TCP/IP, ARCnet, and Token‑ring; Computer‑based multimedia hardware and software; Structured programming; Object‑oriented programming; System analysis and design; Debugging and testing techniques; and

Ability to: 

  • Coordinate the technical support and operation of several instructional computing laboratories and local area networks; 
  • Troubleshoot and repair problems in local area network communications;
  • Work with and provide technical support for the technical staff of an instructional computing laboratory environment;      
  • Work closely with faculty involved in using the instructional computing laboratories;
  • Organize, prepare, and conduct inservice training in computer operations, applications, and programming;
  • Develop and write technical documentation;
  • Follow oral and written instructions;
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others;
  • Be available to work on an on‑call basis.

Seeing to inspect written documents, communicate with District staff, sitting for extended periods of time, bending, kneeling and reaching to retrieve and file records, and dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a keyboard and other office equipment.


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