Information Technology Services Volunteer

Job Title
Information Technology Services Volunteer
Job Number
00042508


*** This is an unpaid High School Volunteer Opportunity. ***


Length of volunteer assignment will be between June 10, 2024, to August 16, 2024.

 

DIR’s high school volunteer opportunity, TechQuest: Empowering Future Innovators, is available only to students currently enrolled in high school, aged 16-18. Students applying for this volunteer program must possess academic performance that is considered in good academic standing by high school standards. 

 

Position Title:

Information Technology Services Volunteer

Number of Vacancies:

1

Division/Section:

CTO/ITS

Duration:

Summer: June 10, 2024 – August 16, 2024 

Hours Worked Weekly:

10-20 Hours

Work Schedule:

Volunteers will reside onsite two or three days per week within the agency’s set business hours.

Work Location:

North / Austin, Texas 78758

Web site:

https://dir.texas.gov/

Refer Inquiries to:

People and Culture Office

Telephone:

(512)-475-4957

How To Apply:

Interview Place/Time:

Volunteers will be notified for appointments as determined by the selection committee.

Selective Service Registration:

Section 651.005 of the Government Code requires males, ages 18 through 25 years, to provide proof of their Selective Service registration or proof of their exemption from the requirement as a condition of state employment.

H-1B Visa Sponsorship:

We are unable to sponsor or take over sponsorship of an employment Visa at this time.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Department of Information Resources does not exclude anyone from consideration for recruitment, selection, appointment, training, promotion, retention, or any other personnel action, or deny any benefits or participation in programs or activities, which it sponsors on the grounds of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability. Please call 512-463-5920 to request reasonable accommodation.

What We Do

We are a technology agency powered by people.

DIR offers secure, modern, and cost-effective technology to help government entities in Texas serve their constituents. 

DIR is a fast-paced and collaborative environment with highly motivated, innovative, and engaged employees dedicated to achieving the best value for the state. We have over 250 professionals working at DIR who are honored to serve as the cornerstone of public sector technology in Texas. By volunteering at DIR, you will be an integral part of transforming how technology serves Texans.

Volunteer Summary

The TechQuest: Empowering Future Innovators high school volunteer program will provide valuable learning opportunities and exposure to different areas of the technology industry as outlined below:

  •  Participate in IT meetings and discussions regarding technology and cybersecurity.
  • Assists with the setup of computers and other office equipment for employees; supports the installation of standard software; and help resolve common hardware, software, and network connectivity issues.
  • Shadows computer systems support work in a help desk setting.
  • Observing the implementation of Information Technology Service Management (ITSM) software. 
  • Observes routine code and debugs software.
  • Participates in gathering requirements for agency applications.
  • Participates in cybersecurity incident detection analysis and prevention.
  • Shadows other programs as needed.

Education

  • Must be a current high school student between the ages of 16 to 18.
  • Must possess good standing high school academic records.

Qualifications

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective and cordial working relationships at all organizational levels, including agency management, direct supervisors, co-workers, internal and external customers.
  • Ability to understand, follow and convey brief oral and/or written instructions.
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in writing, in a clear and concise manner.
  • Ability to comply with all agency policy and applicable laws.
  • Ability to comply with all applicable safety rules, regulations, and standards.

Computer Skills

  • Proficiency in the use of a computer and applicable software necessary to perform work assignments e.g., word processing, spreadsheets (Microsoft Office preferred).

Other Requirements

  • Regular and punctual attendance at the workplace.
  • Criminal background check.

Working Conditions

  • Frequent use of computers, copiers, printers, and telephones.
  • Frequent standing, walking, sitting, listening, and talking.
  • Frequent work under stress, as a team member, and in direct contact with others.
  • Occasional bending, stooping, lifting, and climbing.
  • Occasional passenger in DIR’s vehicles to visit other DIR offices or customer locations.

 

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