SayPro IT Laboratory Administrator – Department of Information Consulting Service

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SayPro IT Laboratory Administrator – Department of Information Consulting Service



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Job Detail

  • Job ID 180251
  • Qualifications Bachelor Degree
  • Industry Research, science & technology
  • Reference Job ID 24572
  • Enquiries

    Ms V Makhubele, Email: [email protected], Tel: (012) 420 6920 for application-related enquiries and Ms L Goldschagg, Email: [email protected], Tel: (012) 420 3583 for enquiries relating to the post content.
  • Where to submit application
  • Notes

    Should you not hear from the University of Pretoria by 31 August 2022, please accept that your application has been unsuccessful. The University of Pretoria is committed to equality, employment equity and diversity. In accordance with the Employment Equity Plan of the University and its Employment Equity goals and targets, preference may be given, but is not limited to candidates from under-represented designated groups. All candidates who comply with the requirements for appointment are invited to apply. All candidates agree to undergo verification of personal credentials. By applying for this vacancy, the candidates consent to undergo verification of personal credentials and related information including, but not limited to, qualifications, criminal record, credit record, current and historic disciplinary proceedings as part of the selection process. The University of Pretoria reserves the right to not fill the advertised positions.

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE: To manage and control the service delivery and availability of geographically allocated student computing laboratories at UP, according to the needs and expectations of the clients. Management of temporary and permanently appointed staff members allocated to the team. Quality control and capacity planning to ensure continued service delivery to Faculty and student clients. RESPONSIBILITIES: The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: Liaison and client satisfaction: Monitoring of all systems to ensure availability of facilities to clients as per agreed service level agreements; Liaise with responsible ITS personnel to ensure continuity and compatibility of computer systems; Attend all relevant communication forum meetings to implement required aspects; Regular interaction with Faculty members / committees to discuss client requirements. This will include lecturers, students, student representative committees, departmental heads, and faculty management where applicable; Attend meetings and communicate with all relevant ITS personnel, project teams, and Student Computing personnel; Manage staff: Weekly meetings must be held with lab staff to discuss weekly activities and any problems that might occur; Work through weekly reports of all staff and ensure quality and efficiency amongst the personnel; Advise personnel regarding their specific skill development strategies. Plan and implement individual development plans for each staff member; Manage performance and conduct performance reviews with reporting staff according to UP Performance Management policies; Manage staff members reporting to Senior IT Laboratory Administrator, and approve and monitor all leave, overtime, and other functions according to relevant policies; Interview and appoint student assistant personnel in the environment; Scheduling: Identify requirements for the laboratories and schedule the use of the laboratories in line with procedures; Monitor the laboratory capacity and usage to determine future needs for laboratory spaces and equipment; Prepare a yearly lab or semester schedule and CBT schedule according to demands and waiting lists; Effective scheduling of laboratories for students, exams, and lectures; Work with Academic Administration to plan all lab scheduling published in the yearbook; Facilities and operational management: Ensure software in the computer laboratory is in a good working condition for each course; Ensure tidiness of training room and that everything needed are available; Ensure availability of stock; Ensure that computer laboratory facilities meet demand and process requests for new hardware and software; Manage the introduction of new or updated technology in accordance with standard methodologies in a controlled and managed way, reducing any potential adverse impact of the implementation. This covers the installation of a single PC to the setting up of a new network within the laboratory environment; Attend to all high-level support functions that subordinates are not technically skilled to handle. Research solutions to third level support functions, and implement as necessary; Computer based testing: Monitor all computer-based test bookings in the designated test laboratories; Work through weekly reports of all staff and ensure quality and efficiency amongst the personnel in the test laboratory environment; Regular liaison with Education Innovation regarding Computer Based Tests and the CBT environment. Implement policies and procedures. Maintain standards; Take responsibility for initiating the solving of technical problems that might arise during computer-based testing; Projects: Be involved with any projects pertaining to the environment that the Senior IT Laboratory Administrator is responsible for. These include internal and registered ITS projects, internal Student Computing projects, new computer facilities being built, new technology systems that are implemented; A

Required skills