School District IT Tech interview prep

tjb122982tjb122982 Member Posts: 255 ■■■□□□□□□□
I have a interview with a school district on Tuesday afternoon. The position title is Information Technology Tech.

I am posting the job description below. I am pretty solid on the duties and qualifications: I have both the A+ and Network+, some experience supporting Windows clients, and a little AD (no user accounts, though) experience. However, I am a little shaky on the 3rd section: areas of work. Do I need to worry about this?

Also, what questions do I need to be worried about besides the standard questions (like tell me about yourself, how to do keep organized, how do you deal with conflict)?

Title: Information Technology Technician
Qualifications: CompTIA A+ {Required)
Significant experience with Windows
CompTIA Net+ (Preferred)
Reports to: CTO/Tech Director
Performance Responsibilities:

1. Ensure technology is accessible and equipped with current hardware and software
Primary Responsibilities
• Troubleshoot hardware, software and operating systems
• Be familiar with all hardware and software
• Be familiar with operating systems
• Management of Active Directory and Group Policy
• Deploy Software and operating systems via deployment software
• Assist staff with potential uses of existing technology

2. Monitor and maintain technology to ensure maximum access
Primary Responsibilities
• Troubleshoot all technology issues
• Maintain log and/or list of required repairs and maintenance
• Make recommendations about purchase of technology resources
• Research current and potential resources and services
• Support network access to all staff and students
• Install work stations
• Connect and set up hardware
• Load all required software
• Ensure hardware is stripped and secured before disposal

3. Areas of Work
• IP Phones
• CAT-lV Distribution Support
• Server Infrastructure
• Network Infrastructure
• Wireless Network Infrastructure
• Student Information Systems
• Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERP-MUNIS)
• Transportation Software (VersaTrans)
• Food Service Software (PCS)
• Library Automation Systems (Destiny)
4. Perform other related duties as required during working hours


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    JKWilliamsSrJKWilliamsSr Member Posts: 19 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Google is your friend. :D

    One of the things I did when I prepared for an interview was do a google search on the most common networking, desktop support (whatever job you were interviewing for)...etc interview questions. That will give a list of common questions that you may see.
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    epcgepcg Member Posts: 65 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Well if you don't have experience in those areas Google it. With most school systems they post whatever job description they got laying around. Been in school system for over 8 years. They will ask simple basic questions like tell me a little about your experiences in the IT field and most ask a few IT questions. Relax and sale yourself to them. They want someone they can trust after all its a school. They want a team player but someone who wants to stay there and grow. At the end of the interview tell them about your Network+ if they don't bring it up and make sure they know you want the job and are excited about the opportunity. Do your research on the school. Oh and relax man go have fun.
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Bring a notebook full of questions..
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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    tjb122982tjb122982 Member Posts: 255 ■■■□□□□□□□
    Thanks for all of your help guys. The interview went pretty well. The District is interviewing 30 people but they have 13 openings; so, I at least have a 43% shot.

    The problem now is that I have to wait a few weeks to hear back from them.
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    scaredoftestsscaredoftests Mod Posts: 2,780 Mod
    Good luck!!
    Never let your fear decide your fate....
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