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File: 502
Title: COMPUTER TECHNICIAN
Reports to: Technology Coordinator

Job Objectives:  Provides technical expertise and manual skill in the installation, servicing, and repair of the district’s technology equipment.  Keeps the technology coordinator informed about emerging issues.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Strong technical skills as evidenced by an associate degree and/or equivalent combination of computer training/work experience.  Bachelor’s degree is desirable.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Strong diplomacy skills.
  • Available to work irregular hours and/or a non-traditional schedule.
  • Experience in the installation, maintenance, and repair of computer hardware/software.
  • Knowledge of the curriculum process and software applications appropriate for diverse instructional settings and user abilities.
  • Ability to train adult learners with a wide range of interest and skill levels.
  • Commitment to keeping current with technological advances.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Oversees the preservation of district’s technology equipment.  Develops rules and procedures that promote the proper use and care of equipment.  Works with building staff to address equipment security.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Receives, inspects, and tests equipment and software.  Notifies staff about new acquisitions.  Works with maintenance staff on construction/installation activities.  Prepares support documentation (e.g., date installed, location, upgrades, etc.).
  • Installs network wiring and connections.
  • Performs preventive maintenance and routine cleaning of equipment.  Repairs equipment.  Keeps work areas orderly.  Maintains repair records.
  • Keeps the technology coordinator informed about work progress.  Avoids disrupting building activities except during emergencies.
  • Works with the district technology coordinator to schedule repairs by outside vendors.  Ensures that equipment is safe to use and available when needed.
  • Requests permission and follows board-approved procedures for the disposal of fixed assets.
  • Manages the district’s help desk.  Addresses equipment/performance problems (e.g., trouble shoots technology equipment/software, cable connections, re-sets switches, etc.).
  • Provides technical support to help students and staff use computers, software programs, printers, and other peripherals effectively.  Prepares training materials and instruction sheets.
  • Assists with the establishment and management of user accounts.
  • Prepares and submits reports, records, and inventories as directed.
  • Works with teachers to explore adaptations that will enhance classroom activities.
  • Assists with the development and maintenance of the district’s web site.
  • Work with the technology committee to update the district’s technology plan. 
  • Helps prepare competitive bid specifications. 
  • Assists with the preparation of foundation/grant proposals as directed.
  • Arranges software demonstrations.  Notifies staff about new acquisitions.  Provide individual and small group opportunities for training and problem solving.
  • Works with supervisors to help staff improve proficiency with technology resources. Helps plan and present in-service programs.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Upholds the district’s approved student conduct code.
  • Reports student discipline problems, vandalism, and other related concerns.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Exhibits consistency, resourcefulness, and resilience.
  • Exercises tact and self-control when dealing with other individuals.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require balancing, bending, climbing, crouching, kneeling, reaching, standing, working at various heights, and in confined spaces.
  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
  • Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

 

File: 503
Title: EDUCATIONAL AIDE
Reports to: Principal and/or assigned teacher

Job Objectives: Performs a variety of non-teaching classroom support and student personal care services as directed.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Valid Ohio Department of Education Permit appropriate for the assignment.
  • Self-directed and able to learn required skills for the position.
  • Ability to assist students with disabilities (e.g., mobility, transferring, positioning, etc.).
  • Congenial disposition and strong diplomacy skills.

Note: Appointment may require successful completion of communicable disease, child abuse and neglect, CPR, first aid, and/or behavioral management training.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Checks with the teacher for instructions.  Works with small groups and/or individual students.  Seeks advice when expectations are unclear.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Helps students with remedial and/or enrichment activities.  Reinforces instructional objectives introduced by the teacher.  Maintains a positive learning environment.
  • Offers help when students ask or their behavior suggests they need assistance.  Avoids being intrusive.  Solves student concerns discreetly.
  • Supports an inclusive educational environment.  Helps students with disabilities participate in appropriate peer group activities as directed.
  • Assists with student mobility needs.  Helps students use assistive and/or augmentative devices.
  • Positions students to take full advantage of each learning environment (e.g., line-of-sight, proximity to equipment, height of work surfaces, etc.).
  • Follows prescribed medical plans and/or assists students with personal hygiene care (e.g., toileting, catheterization, etc.) as trained by a licensed health care professional.
  • Helps feed students.  Complies with personal hygiene rules and standard sanitation procedures.
  • Actively participates in programmed recreational activities as directed.
  • Supervises rest periods when applicable.
  • Monitors ill students until a parent/guardian arrives.
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Does not leave students unsupervised.
  • Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Upholds the district’s approved student conduct code.
  • Works with the classroom teacher to address persistent behavior problems.
  • Supervises non-classroom activities as directed (e.g., arrival/departure, lunch, recess, field trips, library, computer lab, etc.).
  • Performs office duties as directed (e.g., attendance, copy machine, etc.).
  • Promotes the proper use and care of school property.  Reports student discipline problems, vandalism, and other related concerns.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Performs clerical work related to classroom activities.  Prepares and distributes classroom materials.  Maintains records as directed.
  • Prepares classroom equipment for use (e.g., computers, media resources, etc.).
  • Helps keep program and storage areas orderly (e.g., stores equipment, shelves books, cleans spills, etc.).  Sanitizes equipment as directed.
  • Participates in parent conferences and other required school events.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Exhibits consistency, resourcefulness, and resilience.
  • Exercises tact and self-control when dealing with other individuals.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
  • Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.

 

File: 504
Title: LIBRARY TECHNICIAN
Reports to: Principal and Library/Media Specialist

Job Objectives: Provides support services to help staff and students use library/media resources.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Meets all mandated health requirements at the time of hire.
  • A record free of criminal violations that would prohibit public school employment.
  • Complies with drug-free workplace rules and board policies.
  • Valid Ohio Department of Education Permit appropriate for the assignment.
  • Self-directed and able to learn required skills for the position.
  • Proficiency in the use of the Dewey Decimal System.
  • Experience with computer operating systems and software applications.
  • Commitment to keeping current with technological advances.

Note: Appointment may require successful completion of communicable disease, child abuse and neglect, CPR, first aid, and/or behavioral management training.

Essential Functions: The following are typical work responsibilities.  A reasonable accommodation may be made to enable a qualified individual with a disability to perform essential functions.

  • Assists with training and support activities that enhance staff and student access to library/media resource materials and equipment.
  • Upholds board policies and follows administrative procedures.
  • Promotes a professional image of the school district.  Supports community partnerships that enhance district programs and services.
  • Catalogs materials to facilitate the effective retrieval by student and staff.  Maintains an orderly and functional circulation system.  Processes loans.  Prepares overdue notices.
  • Keeps books, periodicals, pamphlets, etc., properly shelved.  Promotes the proper use and care of school property.
  • Oversees the cleaning, repair, and replacement of library/media equipment and materials. Mends books/periodicals and makes minor equipment repairs.  Discards outdated or damaged materials following board-adopted procedures.
  • Assists with library/media inventory activities.
  • Provides regular orientation sessions for patrons.  Works with staff to improve student learning through the effective use of library/media resources.
  • Helps staff select and locate multi-media materials.  Prepare materials for teachers.
  • Collects and reserves material for classroom assignments when requested.
  • Implements effective pupil management procedures.  Upholds the district’s approved student conduct code.
  • Develops and maintains a positive learning environment that stimulates student interest, enthusiasm, and inquisitiveness about subjects and events.
  • Uses effective communication strategies to introduce new library/media resources to patrons (e.g., E-mail, websites, displays, etc.).
  • Provides guidance, communicates high expectations, and shows an active interest in student progress.  Facilitates critical-thinking, problem-solving, and creativity skills.
  • Uses story sharing activities to promote enthusiasm for reading.
  • Prepares and presents special topics to classes when requested.
  • Helps patrons use the library/media center’s computers and peripherals.
  • Helps patrons use media equipment (e.g., videos, CD-ROMs, audio tapes, etc.).  Trains students to help teachers operate audio-visual equipment.
  • Incorporates the effective use of available technology in records management and instructional activities.  Upholds computer technology acceptable use policies.
  • Keeps current with library/media resources available in the community.
  • Helps students take full advantage of the learning environment (e.g., access and proximity to activities, use of adaptive equipment, etc.).
  • Respects personal privacy.  Maintains the confidentiality of privileged information.
  • Complies with district procedures to account for the collection of authorized student fees and fines.
  • Reports suspected child abuse and/or neglect to civil authorities as required by law.
  • Supports an inclusive educational environment.  Helps students with disabilities participate in appropriate peer group activities as directed.
  • Takes precautions to ensure staff/student safety.  Does not leave students unsupervised.
  • Watches for student behavior that may indicate a problem (e.g., profanity, teasing, bullying, distress, etc.).  Intervenes and/or reports concerns to an administrator.
  • Participates in parent conferences and other required school events.
  • Participates in staff meetings and professional growth opportunities as directed.
  • Accepts responsibility for personal conduct.
  • Maintains a professional appearance.  Wears work attire appropriate for the position.
  • Strives to develop rapport and serves as a positive role model for others.
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed.

Abilities Required: The following characteristics and physical skills are important for the successful performance of assigned duties.

  • Demonstrates professionalism and contributes to a positive work environment.
  • Performs prescribed activities efficiently with limited supervision.
  • Reacts productively to interruptions and changing conditions.
  • Effectively uses listening, observation, reading, verbal, nonverbal, and writing skills.
  • Completes paperwork accurately.  Verifies and correctly enters data.
  • Exhibits consistency, resourcefulness, and resilience.
  • Exercises tact and self-control when dealing with other individuals.
  • Maintains an acceptable attendance record and is punctual.

Working Conditions: Employees are expected to comply with health/safety laws and district policies/procedures. Workers should exercise good judgment and caution when involved in the following situations:

  • Duties that require bending, crouching, kneeling, reaching, and standing.
  • Duties that require lifting, carrying, and moving work-related supplies/equipment.
  • Duties that require operating and/or riding in a vehicle.
  • Duties that require traveling to meetings and work assignments.
  • Duties that require working in proximity to moving mechanical parts.
  • Duties that require prolonged use of a computer keyboard and monitor.
  • Duties that require wearing protective clothing and using safety equipment.
  • Duties that require working under time constraints to meet deadlines.
  • Exposure to adverse weather conditions and temperature extremes.
  • Exposure to air-borne particulates, chemical irritants, combustible materials, electrical hazards, equipment vibrations, noises, and odors.
  • Exposure to blood-borne pathogens and communicable diseases.
  • Interaction with aggressive, disruptive, and/or unruly individuals.

Performance Evaluation: Job performance is evaluated according to the policy provisions adopted by the Madison Local School District Board of Education.

The Madison Local School District Board of Education is an equal opportunity employer offering employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, or disability.  This job description summary does not imply that these are the only duties to be performed.  This job description is subject to change in response to funding variables, emerging technologies, improved operating procedures, productivity factors, and unforeseen events.