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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Employment Opportunity: Information Technology

Title: Micro Systems Specialist

Closing Date: Until Filled

Department: Sheriff

Hours: Full-Time: Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m.4:30 p.m., 37.5 hours per week

Salary: $19.58 per hour

Under general supervision; performs work of moderate difficulty supporting the computer operations of the Sheriff’s Office; performs related work as required.

An employee in this class spends a substantial amount of time supporting and programming department applications, maintaining a micro-computer network, and providing technical support to end users.

The list of duties and responsibilities is illustrative only, and is not a comprehensive listing of all the duties and responsibilities performed by positions in this class.
• Works with department users to develop computer program specifications
• analyzes needs for software, obtains price and compatibility information
• Monitors all elements of network facilities including capacity, software, modems and terminals 
• Monitors performance and status of network resources 
• Identifies and diagnoses problems affecting network performance 
• Installs new hardware and maintains existing hardware 
• Orders equipment and repairs 
• Verifies malfunctioning equipment and determines appropriate course of action 
• Provides technical support to end users 
• Conducts training classes and provides one-on-one training and coaching support to users 
• Maintains regular attendance and punctuality.

• Adjusts work assignments and schedules in the event of an emergency to participate in emergency preparedness, response, and recovery activities as assigned.
• Depending on assignment may maintain required emergency management training, licensure and/or certifications.
• Performs other duties as required or assigned within job classification.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and /or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions. 

Knowledge of:
• Internal system operation and software interface capabilities
• Computer hardware and software
• Best practices and industry standards for Information Technology.
• Customer service principles

Skill in:
• Translating or expressing technical machine functions of electronic information technology systems into non-technical terms
• Performing equipment interfacing and network configurations
• Reasoning logically regarding operational aspects of computer applications
• Installing, maintaining and troubleshooting equipment
• Documenting programs and maintaining records

Ability to:
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships
• Effectively communicate, both verbally and in writing
• Work independently or as part of a team
• Set and follow priorities
• Research emerging technology and comprehend new technology
• Read, interpret and apply complex technical publications, manuals and other documents
• Carry out instructions furnished in writing, oral or diagram form, and to produce desired outcome.


Completion of an Associate's degree in Computer Information Systems.  Two years of database administration experience in a network environment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Medium Work: Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 
Incumbents may be subjected to moving electrical currents, extreme temperatures, inadequate lighting, and workplace restrictions.

Full Time Position with Benefits
Base pay of $19.58/Hour

A pre-employment background check and criminal history is required.

PLEASE NOTE:  For this position, applications must be from the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office Website ( and must include a resume to be considered. 

Application and resume can emailed to or can be dropped off at the Communications Center of the DuPage County Sheriff’s Office (501 N. County Farm Rd. Wheaton, IL 60187).

This position is included in the Bargaining Unit of the PBLC.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

DuPage County is an Equal Opportunity Employer