Hardware Technician

Hardware Technician

Information Services

Reports To:
Network Administrator, Anthony Berry

FLSA Status:
Non Exempt

TS Range:
6/7 ($19.01)

Opening Date:
May 11, 2018

Closing Date:
May 28, 2018       


The Hardware Technician will focus on the day to day receiving, assembly, deployment, maintenance and repair of all standard issue employee devices. These include but are not limited to PCs, laptops, smartphones, tablets, desk phones, printers and audio/video conferencing/presentation devices; provide professional help desk services. Due to the relative small size of the IS department any understanding of more complex technologies (including Active Directory, MS System Center, Google Apps, etc.) will be considered a great asset.

(Other duties may be assigned.)

Hardware Technician
Assemble, test and deploy PC’s laptops, and IT related electronics and accessories.

Troubleshoot, maintain and repair PC’s laptops, and IT related electronics and accessories.

Install, cable, and support IP based security cameras and devices.

Install and terminate Ethernet/low voltage cable in existing buildings.

Deploy, move, and configure both digital and VOIP desk phones.

Permanent installation and temporary event Audio/Video setup and support.

Knowledge of the following is expected for position coverage.


Provide friendly professional support services to Tribal employees and community members.

Able to conduct logical troubleshooting to assist users with any manner of technical issues.

Maintain records of maintenance and services rendered for analytics and troubleshooting.

Understand and enforce security and confidentiality policies when necessary.

Take opportunities to educate users about their software applications as well as how they are connected to their digital resources.

System Administrator
Recommend end user hardware (PC’s laptops, desk phones, cell phones, etc.) and software (OS, productivity applications, etc.) standards by conferring with users, analyzing workflow, and meeting both security and policy requirements.

Quote, purchase, and deploy request for end users related hardware and software for all departments.

Maintain end user hardware and software productivity by preforming regular monitoring, analysis and performance tuning.

Troubleshoot and service end user hardware and software either by repairing in house, or escalating the issue to a vendor or manufacturer to resolve.

Upgrade systems by conferring with vendors and documentation, testing and evaluating when necessary then installing enhancements or new software.

Present recommendations or solutions ad research in written and/or oral form to management for review.

Update job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities including trainings, maintaining personal networks and participating in professional organizations and trade shows.

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.

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 the essential functions.

Associate of Arts and two years of experience in the field of Information Technology OR High School Diploma/GED and four years of experience in the field of Information Technology. Basic helpdesk experience.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or        governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Must have valid Washington State Driver’s License and be insurable by the Tribe’s carrier. Must successfully pass a WATCH and Tribal Court background check.  CompTIA, C-Tech. A+/Net+/MCP/MCSA/MCSE/MCITP strongly preferred.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle or feel, reach with hands and arms and lift to pounds. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; sit, climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl and lift up to 25 pounds. The employee is occasionally required to talk and hear and lift up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities to perform the essential functions include close vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

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. This position occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and may encounter risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

The successful candidate will be required to have a urinalysis for drug and alcohol screening in accordance with the Tribe’s Drug Free Workplace Policy.

Indian Preference will be exercised in the hiring of this position in accordance with the Tribe’s Personnel Policies.

Human Resources Department (360) 426-9781. Applications are available on our website at squaxinisland.org.