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Kansas State University IT Support Specialist I in Manhattan, Kansas

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, 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:

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

Screening of Applications Begins:

Screening of applications will begin on 2/8/21. For best consideration please apply by: 2/5/21.

Salary Range:

$ 34,670 - $ 53,730 annual salary

Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Department: 3670010290 Kansas Forest Service

Job no: 510104

Work type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Term)

Location: Manhattan, Kansas

Categories: Computer Science / Information Technology

Pay Grade: 07A

Advertised: Jan 13, 2021 Central Standard Time Central Standard Time

Applications close: Open until filled

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