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Instructional Technologist 1 Overview

  • Work Type: Professional
  • Job Code: 75787
  • Pay Grade: P5
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: Information Technology
  • Function: Learning Technology Solutions


Position is responsible for IT operations within given department, including management of computer lab, email server, web server, file servers, research instrumentation IT, computer hardware and software purchase, management and supervision of student employees. This position advises the department chair on all IT related issues, academic issues tangential to department goals involving IT and advises/assists all faculty and staff on IT needs.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience. Prefer degree concentration in Computer Information Systems, Management Information Systems or Computer Science. Some positions may require a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in department subject matter, including equipment/instrumental/lab experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • In-depth knowledge of Microsoft O/S and applications, Apple O/S and applications and Linux/Unix.
  • Possess basic electronic repair skills.
  • Excellent communication (oral and written), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, with ability to take ownership and complete assigned tasks.
  • Analytical and detail oriented, with excellent problem solving skills and with the ability to multitask.

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Instructional Technologist 1 must:

  • Maintain computers, printers, peripherals, department web site/server, other software and other servers. Requires expertise in Microsoft and Linux/Unix operating systems..
  • May be expected to instruct students in problem solving, as it relates to department subject matter.
  • Design and implement new hardware and software architecture. Knowledge a/ Visual Basic, MS Access, HTML, CFML or demonstrable proficiency in other languages as needed.
  • Create and maintain user groups and permissions for all departmental IT assets. Requires expertise in Microsoft server O/S, client O/S and Linux/Unix O/S.
  • Supervise student assistants working in the department.
  • Work with faculty in the use of computer supplemental instruction for all department courses.
  • Assist in installation of computer needs for lab and research equipment.
  • May be expected to develop department subject matter curriculum involving use of IT and other instructional technology.
  • Assist department subject matter researchers with related needs.

35% of Time the Instructional Technologist 1

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Instructional Technologist 1

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. General office work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time.

Travel Requirement

May be required to travel with overnight stays for training.

Career Path

Instructional Technologist 2

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.