University of Western Ontario Computer Assistant Part Time in London, ON

University of Western Ontario

Branch London ON CA

Computer Assistant
London, ON

Must be a Computer Science or Engineering student returning to full-time studies in September 2018. Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving…

About Western

Since 1878, Western University has been committed to serving our communities through the pursuit of academic excellence and by providing students, faculty, and community members with lifelong opportunities for intellectual, social, and cultural growth. We seek excellent students, faculty, and staff to join us in what has become known as the “Western Experience” – an opportunity to contribute to a better world through the development of new knowledge, new abilities, new connections, and new ways to make a difference.

About Us

Social Science Technology Services (SSTS) serves the technology needs of the faculty, staff and students in the Faculty of Social Science, at Western University. We are located on the first floor of the Social Science Centre. Due to the diversity of Social Science, our clients are based in several locations, both on and off campus. We are committed to delivering the best technology services and support to our faculty, staff and students.


The Computer Assistant will provide higher level support in the areas of administrative services, research services, infrastructure services, or student services. The incumbent will have responsibility for carrying out activities which require some specialization of skills. The incumbent will be responsible for providing support to faculty or staff, and for effectively carrying out a variety of tasks in accordance with policies, procedures, and instructions received from their supervisor. The incumbent will take guidance from their supervisor, and work productively and courteously with their work team and other members of the Western community.


– Must be a Computer Science or Engineering student returning to full-time studies in September 2018.

– Experience working in JavaScript, PHP and Perl programming would be preferred.

Skills, Abilities & Expertise:
– Written and verbal communication skills to express ideas clearly, and adapt communication style to suit the situation and audience
– Ability to maintain a positive, outgoing attitude with genuine customer service orientation
– Reliable and dependable with the ability to consistently work assigned schedule
– Ability to follow processes and practices with high attention to detail
– Demonstrates integrity and works in accordance with Western’s policies and procedures
– Ability to multi-task and maintain an organized work environment
– Computer skills with Microsoft Office, with the ability to learn and use new software programs as required
– Personable and courteous in working relationships with colleagues, students and the public
– Ability to work independently and effectively as a member of the team to achieve department goals
– Ability to work in a manner that is compliant with confidentiality requirements as applicable

Key Accountabilities:
a) The incumbent will assist with computer programming tasks as directed and supervised by a programmer/analyst.
b) The incumbent will assist with computer installations and removals (will involve lifting).
c) The incumbent will assist with various computer hardware tasks, including some electronics work. Most hardware related tasks will be assisting a fully qualified computer hardware technician.
d) There will also be software tasks such as updating or installing software, running Windows Updates and related duties.
e) There will be some office duties, such as covering front desk inquiries, answering phones, and other duties as necessary.

Hours of work: These will be determined in consultation with the department manager (24 to 35 hours per week), and will be scheduled during our regular business hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Why Western?

Western offers a broad and exciting variety of part-time and temporary employment opportunities with ample room for job exploration and growth. Within our beautiful campus, you are part of a progressive work environment that promotes work/life balance including access to our state-of-the-art recreation centre. Apply for an opportunity to be part of the Western community and contribute to its success!

Background Checks

While transcripts are not required for the interview, they are mandatory prior to any offer of employment.

Applying at Western

To ensure that your application is given full consideration, please complete all relevant sections of the application. In addition, you can choose to supplement your application with a cover letter and current resume.

Consideration of applicants will include an assessment of previous performance, experience, and qualifications. Applicants should have oral communication skills in English.

Western Values Diversity

The University invites applications from all qualified individuals. Western is committed to employment equity and diversity in the workplace and welcomes applications from women, members of racialized groups/visible minorities, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, and persons of any gender identity or gender expression.

Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodations for interviews or other meetings, please contact Human Resources at [email protected] or phone 519-661-2194.

Please Note:

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those chosen for an interview will be acknowledged.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: London, ON, CA
Posted on: 2018-04-03
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