Technical Training Associate

$39,787 - $45,683 yearly
  • Detroit Public Library
  • Oct 11, 2022
Full time Other

Job Description

• Teaches pre-defined computer classes and/or develops and creates new classes on topics relevant to customer needs and expectations; surveys the computer class to gain suggestions for future courses; researches topics and simplifies them for better understanding and easier teaching; formats and develops information into concise handout form; maintains logs and records of class; compiles and maintains statistics and data of computer classes; performs tutoring lessons and provides instruction on how to read and understand the material being presented; prepares and plans for tutoring sessions; prints and organizes lesson materials; reviews lessons; checks assignments; and grades papers.

• Troubleshoots with computers, peripherals, servers, and other technology equipment; ensures equipment is in proper working order; creates and tracks work orders and their completion; creates labels and signs as requested.

• Monitors teen center and its activities in order to ensure that the environment is safe and inviting to others; interacts with teens and assists them with technology, reference, and circulation questions; plans classes, events and programs for teens; researches and orders collections for the teen center; and facilitates events and programs.

• Restarts operating systems if computers go down.

• Performs circulation desk duties as needed; such as checking out materials; registers customers for new library cards; transfers phone calls and takes messages; accepts money and makes change; searches for lost books; assists with copy machines; uses Sirsi system to update customer accounts; and responds to questions.

• Performs other duties as assigned or required.

Depending on area of assignment:
• Greets and directs customers; assigns customer to a computer and monitors time usage; explains computer use policy and Internet wait time; and assists with the print procure, which includes the purchase and refilling of print cards and releasing documents at the print station.

• Assists customers on computers with minor computer issues such as printing, e-mail, and Internet issues or questions; conducts one-on-one sessions with customers assisting them with creating e-mail accounts and other, basic functions of the computer; assists customers with the use of printers, print card machine and other peripheral equipment; handles petty cash when selling headphones; operates and monitors PQAdmin system that monitors customer computer time usage.

• Configures preferences under the administration station to modify, create, and distribute guest accounts; configures customer profiles, ensuring customers know and understand how to use technology equipment.

• Submits work orders to communicate to Information Systems, facilities, and other department concerning various malfunctions or repairs needed.


Education and Experience:
Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or related field, and three years of work experience providing technology related customer service, support, and assistance to a diverse customer base; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Licenses or Certifications:
• Must possess a valid State of Michigan Driver’s License.

Required Knowledge of:
• Customer service skills, customer service standards and procedures.
• Client and server based Integrated Library System.
• Knowledge in troubleshooting technology-related equipment.
• Computer systems, databases, and software.

Required Skill in:
• Interacting with a diverse background.
• Troubleshooting technology-related equipment problems.
• Working with Internet based e-mail.
• Keeping accurate records.
• Problem solving and decision-making.
• Facilitates scheduled events as needed.
• Good time management skills.
• Responding to inquiries and in effective oral and written communication.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Library staff, and the general public.

Physical Demands / Work Environment:
• Work is performed in a standard library environment.
• Subject to sitting, standing, walking, reaching, and lifting of objects up to 25 pounds.
• Must be able to work a flexible schedule including Sundays.