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Information Technology Assistant
Job Code:2019-IT-001
Department:Information Technology
Location:Suffolk Head Start Center
FT/PT Status:Regular Full-time
Salary:$13.17 per hour-

Job Responsibilities:

Information Technology

 The Children's Center, a non-profit agency, is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young children, one family at a time. Our mission is to nurture and educate children and their families. We provide opportunities for education, parenting support and resources to families in our communities.




The Children's Center Head Start/Early Head Start is a federally funded program that provides no cost services to qualifying families who reside in the community. Comprehensive services are provided to pregnant women and their partners and children from birth to 5. Child development, health and family services are provided through a variety of program options designed to meet the needs of low-income and at risk families.



This position provides technical support for the installation, repair and maintenance of the agency's information technology systems.




  • Assists in coordinating and performing maintenance repairs on all equipment; installs hardware and software on all workstations and servers.


  • Provides user support by providing instruction, troubleshooting problems, coordinating webinars, etc.


  • Creates new employee profiles, accounts and passwords.


  • Provides primary technical support in the absence of the Information Technology Manager.


  • Verifies daily server back-ups and restores files from back-up tapes as needed.


  • Maintains the agency's security code system.


  • Maintains newsletter and bereavement database records.


  • Performs related duties.




  • Knowledge information technology installation, maintenance and repair principles and practices.


  • Knowledge of software management principles.


  • Knowledge of user-support principles and practices.


  • Skill in problem solving.


  • Skill in prioritizing and planning.


  • Skill in interpersonal relations.


  • Skill in operating computers and job related software programs.


  • Skill in oral and written communication.




The Information Technology Manager assigns work in terms of general instructions. The supervisor spot-checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.




Guidelines include software license agreements and Children's Center policies and procedures. These guidelines are generally clear and specific, but may require some interpretation in application.




  • The work consists of related technical duties. The variety of user needs contributes to the complexity of the position.


  • The purpose of this position is to provide support for the information technology operations of the agency.  Successful performance helps ensure the efficiency and effectiveness of agency operations.




  • Contacts are typically with coworkers, vendors, contractors and the general public.


  • Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, and provide services.



Job Qualifications:


  • The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing or stooping. The employee frequently lifts light and occasionally heavy objects and climbs ladders.


  • The work is typically performed in an office.
  • Must be able to lift 30 pounds.  





  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. (Associates Degree)


  • Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years.


  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment used.
  • Must obtain CPR/First Aid.
  • Must obtain Food Handlers certification.