Computing Specialist

March 15 2023
Industries Education, Training
Categories Installation, Maintenance, Repair, Networking, System administrator
Ottawa, ON • Full time

Duties and Responsibilities:

Reporting to both the Systems & Network Administrator, and the Information Technology Officer in the Dean of Science, the Computing Specialist provides technical computer support for instructional and research activities of the Department and of the Faculty, as well as its administrative units. The position is concerned with the operational administration of the instructional laboratories, providing computer support, and maintenance of the research computational facilities.

As an integral part of the collaborative IT team within the Faculty of Science, the incumbent is also responsible for providing escalated and secondary frontline computer support to other academic units within the Faculty of Science and shared operational maintenance of research computing facilities in the Faculty of Science.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Must have experience and complete familiarity with Windows and Macintosh and with Ethernet hardware, installation and diagnostics.
• Must also be experienced in maintaining, installing and repairing PC and Mac hardware.
• Network experience with UNIX, familiarity with concepts of Linux are important assets.
• Experienced with integrating PCs and Macs in a Unix/Linux server-based environment.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• Three (3) years post-secondary education. Candidate must have university or community college training with courses specializing in computer science or computer engineering or electronics. Courses in physics would also be an asset.
• Four years relevant experience.

HR Note:

Carleton University and CUPE 2424 are currently completing a joint job evaluation and pay equity project. The University and the Union are working together to describe the skills, effort, responsibilities and working conditions associated with every CUPE 2424 job, including this one. As a result, the job description that is currently associated with this posting (for recruitment purposes) may be revised to reflect the actual duties captured in the new job descriptions.

By applying for this job you are acknowledging that the actual duties associated with this job may differ somewhat from those identified in the job posting and that you will agree to perform the duties of this job as determined through the joint job evaluation process.

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

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