IT Help Desk Specialist (Staff Wage)
Job ID: R0031625 | Classified - IT Specialists | Part Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Facilities Management is seeking an IT specialist that will work with existing team members to support Facilities Management's fleet of PC's and mobile devices. The IT Specialist will provide technical support to the Facilities Management community to resolve first and second-tier desktop software, hardware, and communications issues in an efficient and timely manner. Accurately document request history. Triage and route advanced second and third-tier requests to the appropriate technical personnel. Provide timely resolution of problem or escalation on behalf of the user by maintaining strong working relationships with IT professionals in areas such as network services, software systems engineers, and application developers.


Other duties include:

  • Performing system upgrades and new system deployments when needed.
  • Providing basic application and system training for users. Assisting in the development of standard operating procedures and customer service guidelines. May assist with hardware and software evaluation.
  • Following proper procedures related to secure computing, account maintenance and purchasing.
  • Maintaining accurate documentation to support these efforts.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


This is a wage position which is not eligible for leave or other benefits and is limited to 1500 hours of work in a year. For more information, refer to the Wage Employment link:


The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. (SPAKA)



  • Education: High school diploma or equivalent required and some level of training in the IT field.
  • Experience: 0-3 years of relevant experience
  • Licensure: None


This is not a sedentary job, it involves extensive use of desktop computers and mobile devices. The job requires walking and driving to various locations across UVa grounds.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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