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Prairie View A&M University Student Hourly Assistant | IT | SCC Lab in Prairie View, Texas

Job Title

Student Hourly Assistant | IT | SCC Lab


Prairie View A&M University


Information Technology Fee

Proposed Minimum Salary

$10.00 hourly

Job Location

Prairie View, Texas

Job Type

Student Worker

Job Description

The Student Hourly Assistant, under general supervision, will assist Information Technology with monitoring and assisting students, staff and faculty in the Student Computing Center. The Lab Assistant will also assist customers with basic software problems on various computer platforms (PC compatibles and Macintosh) and assist customers experiencing basic hardware or network problems. Lab Assistants will ensure that the computer lab is a clean, neat, and organized workplace. All Lab Assistants must be prompt, courteous, and have the ability to clearly communicate solutions or directions to other Lab Assistants and customers.


  • Monitoring lab for safety and security issues adhering to university safety and emergency guidelines and procedures

  • Monitoring lab equipment and lab supplies

  • Report all discrepancies to the University Lab Manager

  • Providing assistance to customers at the service desk

  • Providing base-level support on using the computer network and accessing software

  • Maintain a working knowledge of the Microsoft Office Professional Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel) with the ability to provide application support assistance to customers

  • Monitor lab printers to help to ensure customers are not violating Lab rules and guidelines including printing copyrighted material and maintaining printers (change toner cartridges, paper and cleaning)

  • Work with Information Technology Services management and staff on assigned projects, follow directions as well as providing completion reports as required

  • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

  • Presently enrolled at Prairie View A&M University for at least nine (9) graduate or six (6) undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done.

  • Must be in good academic standing (SAP) as demonstrated through your college; minimum 2.0 GPA

  • No prior experience necessary

  • For work eligibility during a summer term, a student must be enrolled for at least three (3) graduate or undergraduate semester credit hours during the term in which the work is to be done or preregistered at least six (6) undergraduate semester hours or nine (9) graduate semester hours for the upcoming fall term.

Preferred Education and Experience:

  • N/A

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Microsoft Excel

  • Multi-tasking

  • Verbal Communication

Other Requirements:

  • None

Work Location:

This position is located on campus and is not eligible for remote work

Job Posting Close Date:

  • 09/23/2020

Required Attachments:

Please attach all required documents listed below in the attachment box labeled as either “Resume/CV or Resume/Cover Letter” on the application. Multiple attachments may be included in the “Resume/CV” or Resume/Cover Letter” attachment box.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Resume

  • Detailed Class Schedule

Application Submission Guidelines:

The required documents listed in the above-Required Attachments section must be attached to the application prior to the job closing date indicated to ensure full consideration for the application submitted. Please contact the Office of Human Resource on or before the closing date indicated above at 936-261-1793 or should you need assistance with the online application process.

All applicants are required to apply via our Career Site on or before the closing date indicated on the job posting. Applicant inquiries received via email and websites such as Indeed, HigherEdJobs, etc. will not be considered unless the individual has applied to the available position via the PVAMU career site.

Background Check Requirements:

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

For more than 140 years, Prairie View A&M University (PVAMU) has been igniting passion in its students. With an established reputation for producing engineers, nurses and educators, PVAMU offers baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees and doctoral degree programs through nine colleges and schools. The University has an enrollment of more than 8,500 students. Designated an institution of “the first class” in the Texas Constitution, PVAMU is the second-oldest public institution of higher education in the state and a member of The Texas A&M University System. The University is dedicated to fulfilling its land-grant mission of achieving excellence in teaching, research and service.

PVAMU is conveniently located near the rapidly growing residential and commercial area known as the Northwest Houston Corridor. The developing Northwest Houston Corridor offers newly developed suburban communities, a variety of shopping and dining near the Houston Premium Outlets and is a short, 35-minute commute into downtown Houston. For more information, visit Your career opportunities with a “University of the first class” begins here!

Prairie View A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (936) 261-1730.

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