Application Support Specialist

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Work type: Staff
Location: Sacramento
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Probationary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Working Title

Application Support Specialist 

Classification Title  

Information Technology Consultant (ITC) - Career

Posting Details 

Priority Application Deadline (Posting will remain open until filled): Wednesday, January 5, 2021 @ 11:59pm

Hiring Preference

Eligible on-campus applicants in California State University Employees Union (CSUEU) Bargaining Units 2,5,7, and 9 will be given first consideration in the recruitment.

Position Summary

Information Resources & Technology (IRT) provides essential information technology services for campus operations and innovative technology solutions to facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals.

The position reports to the Director of the Campus Applications Team to perform business process analysis and support workflow development, maintenance and troubleshooting. The incumbent administers and supports enterprise applications as assigned. This position is responsible for developing and delivering training and support materials relating to new or updated applications and services.
IRT actively engages our campus community to deliver high-quality services and innovative solutions that meet current and future technology needs. The IRT team is committed to communicating clearly, operating transparently, and taking a data-driven approach to continuous improvement.

This position will work Monday through Friday, 8 – 5 or an equivalent schedule based on business needs. This position will work some evenings and weekends to meet deadlines, address business needs, or meet service levels.
This position may require some travel for training, conferences or other work-related assignments.

Note: All IRT employees should be familiar with the mission of the University, the University Strategic Plan, and the campus information technology strategic plan.

FLSA: Exempt

CSU Classification Salary Range: $4,372.00 - $10,792 per month 

Hiring Range: $5,500 - $6,750 per month

Salary Grade/Range:  2

Recruitment Type: Regular

Time Base: Full-Time

Pay Plan:  12 months 

Work Hours: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm; other hours as required. 

Department Information 

Who is IRT? 
Information Resources & Technology (IRT) partners with faculty, staff, and students to provide essential information technology services that support mission critical activities and innovative technology solutions that facilitate the accomplishment of strategic campus goals at Sacramento State. 

Minimum Qualifications 

To enter this classification, a basic foundation of knowledge and skills in technical information systems and application program packages is a prerequisite. This foundation would normally be obtained through a bachelor’s degree in computer science, information systems, educational technology, communications, or related fields, or similar certified coursework in applicable fields of study. Foundation knowledge and skills for the Information Technology Consultant, depending on the nature of the position assignment, may include working knowledge of common software application packages, equipment platforms, reference database systems and sources, and training methods and a basic understanding of networks, data communication, and multimedia systems.

Required Qualifications 


  1. Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university or equivalent experience.
  2. Experience using and supporting industry standard computers, operating systems, software, and peripherals.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service while balancing and integrating diverse needs of many stakeholders.
  2. Demonstrated ability to communicate, effectively and appropriately, at all levels including written and verbal communications.
  3. Demonstrated experience developing documentation or jobs aids.
  4. Demonstrated ability to address requests based on timelines and goals, be adaptable when priorities change, and ask for guidance when needed.
  5. Demonstrated experience in leading and working with cross-functional teams for example:  business subject matter experts, application architects, developers, testers and/or project managers.
  6. Demonstrated ability to apply analytical thinking to resolve business and IT application problems.
  7. Demonstrated ability to conduct business process analysis to document and improve workflows.

Conditions of employment:
       Ability to pass background check

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Ability to develop understanding of goals and business needs of units, academic and non-academic, outside the technology organization.
  2. Ability to collect and use data for planning and decision making, conduct needs analysis, and benchmark based on standards and best practices.
  3. Ability to create process maps, use cases, and training documentation.
  4. Desire to learn new applications and technologies that may be unfamiliar.
  5. Experience teaching others to use applications and technology – individuals and groups.
  6. Two years’ experience providing and/or coordinating technology support services for a diverse group of end users.
  7. Experience managing or participating in IT projects and planning.
Documents Needed to Apply

Resume, cover letter

About Sac State

Sacramento State is located in the heart of California’s capital city, five miles from State Capitol. The lush, 300-acre campus is situated along the American River, close to numerous bike trails and other recreational areas. Sacramento, also known as the “Farm-to-Fork Capital,” is one of the most ethnically diverse and livable cities in the country, with a population of half of a million. Sacramento State’s 31,000 students come not only from the Greater Sacramento Region, but also from across the state, country, and world. Our 1800 faculty and 1,500 staff are committed to meeting our mission: “As California’s capital university, we transform lives by preparing students for leadership, service, and success. Sacramento State will be a recognized leader in education, innovation, and engagement.” As the regional hub of higher education, Sac State is dedicated to student successdiversity, equity and inclusioncommunity engagementphilanthropy, and campus safety.  

As evidenced by the values embedded in our Hornet Honor Code, Sacramento State is committed to creating an inclusive environment where all faculty, staff, students, and guests are welcome and valued.  Our commitment is more than simply ensuring that our campus is free from bias and discrimination, but is one devoted to celebrating many diverse identities, life experiences, and perspectives that enrich our community, teaching and learning.  

To learn more about why you should join the Hornet Family, please visit the Why Sac State? page. 

Background Check Disclaimer  

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with California State University, Sacramento. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current California State University, Sacramento employees who apply for the position.

Equal Employment Opportunity  
California State University, Sacramento is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, pregnancy, genetic information, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or disability. Sacramento State hires only those individuals who are lawfully authorized to accept employment in the United States. 

It is the policy of California State University, Sacramento to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need a disability related reasonable accommodation as part of the application and/or interviewing process, visit . 

The University is committed to creating an education and working environment free from discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. For more information on mandatory training for new employees, visit . 

Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act and Campus Fire Safety Right-To-know Act Notification

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the current Annual Security Report (ASR) is available for viewing at . 
The ASR contains the current security and safety-related policy statements, emergency preparedness and evacuation information, crime prevention and sexual assault prevention information, and drug and alcohol prevention programming. The ASR also contains statistics of Clery Act crimes for Sacramento State for the last three (3) calendar years. Paper copies are available upon request at the Police Service Center located in the University Union.

COVID-19 Vaccine Certification Information:

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Eligibility Verification  
Selected candidate must furnish proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.. California State University, Sacramento is a sponsoring agency (i.e. H-1-B Visa). 

Note to Applicants:

Possession of the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an interview unless required by collective bargaining agreement.

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