IT Support Specialist II

Kansas State University

Manhattan, KS

Job posting number: #7078326

Posted: May 11, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About This Role:

Kansas Forest Service, Kansas State University, is hiring a full time, Term appointment as an IT/GIS Specialist to provide support to the Agency in the form of diagnosing and resolving hardware and software issues, resolving network problems, maintaining KFS website, inventory and setup of technology equipment, developing and delivering IT training, deciding on the direction of information technology for the agency and other related projects. Position will provide support in-person and remotely. Position will also Assist GIS Specialist in mapping land cover in Kansas and assigning values to trees. Software and training will be provided.

Why Join Us:

The Kansas Forest Service is the 5th oldest state forestry agency in the country established in 1887 and is housed as an independent agency within K-State Research and Extension. The agency employs 36 full-time employees, and 40+ temporary and student positions, housed in Manhattan, KS and offices throughout the state.



KFS works with a diverse group of partners at local, state, and federal levels to help serve the State of Kansas in pursuit of our mission: “Care of Natural Resources and Service to People Through Forestry.” We pride ourselves in the multi-faceted services we provide the many stakeholders of Kansas.

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit: https://www.k-state.edu/hcs/benefits

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and promotes inclusion in every sector of the institution. The university actively seeks individuals whose commitments and contributions will advance the University's dedication to the Principles of Community.

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma and two years of relevant experience
Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in Computer Sciences or similar emphasis
Three or more years of relevant experience
Formal education in Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping Experience with ESRI software
Knowledge of Microsoft suite
Ability to assist and train users in-person and remotely
Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment
How to Apply:

Complete the application and submit the following documents:

Letter of application
Current resume
Academic transcripts (if applicable)
Name, address, and phone numbers of three (3) professional references



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