University of Maryland University College Technical Support Specialist, Japan in Yokota Headquarters, Japan

Technical Support Specialist, Japan

Category:IT and Project Management

Location:Yokota Headquarters-Japan

Requisition ID:10005638


Technical Support Specialist


Headquarters, Yokota Air Base, Japan

Overseas Regular,100%-Full-Time, Grade 004

University of Maryland University College (UMUC)Asiaseeks a Technical Support Specialist. The Technical Support Specialist (TSS) reports to the Technical Support Manager and is responsible for supporting UMUC academic and administrative computing operations. Required duties/activities to be accomplished by the Technical Support Specialist are listed below:


  • Install, configure, hardware, software, networking and peripheral equipment

  • Troubleshoot above mentioned systems via telephone and remote support

  • Upgrade and maintain systems via remote control, mail, service trips and temporary duty assignments

  • Work with technicians and service providers, Enrollment Specialists, students, monitors and NTC coordinators

  • Assist in implementation, distribution, and support of new IT technology systems to faculty, staff, field staff, and students

  • Assist in maintaining and deploying PC-based systems, including installing and repairing computer hardware, software, and peripherals on workstations, special-application systems, mobile devices, and laptops

  • Provide traditional level one computer Help Desk support to UMUC faculty, students and staff via telephone, email, remote access, and office visits

  • Maintain and operate videoconferencing equipment

  • Maintain electronic devices and equipment issued to employees

  • Other job-related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or GED

  • Ability to obtain a validUSFJdriver’s license

  • Ability to lift 40 lbs.

  • Strong technical skills

  • Strong communication skills to work with the stateside IT team and third parties to ensure all systems run effectively

  • Ability to work with sensitive and confidential information

  • Ability to work on a variety of tasks with minimum supervision

  • Highly organized and detail-oriented

  • Ability to meet deadlines and work well under pressure

  • Successful applicants must be able to pass a background check and meet requirements for individual logistic support (ILS)


  • Japan language skills

  • Some college coursework

  • 1 (one) year experience in IT Help Desk

WHO MAY APPLY:Applicants with individual logistical support (ILS) preferred. Applicant must qualify for ILS. Criteria under which applicants qualify for ILS are: must serve the US Forces exclusively; are not stateless persons; are not ordinarily resident in the host nation.


All submissions should include a cover letter and résumé. UMUC offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits for qualifying positions, such as tuition remission, generous leave and healthcare. For detailed benefits information, please visit:

The University of Maryland University College (UMUC) is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination. UMUC is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, ancestry, political affiliation or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.If you are an external candidate, you will have the option to create an account after you submit your application. Passwords for external accounts must contain 8 characters including 1 uppercase letter, 1 number, and 1 special character. Please remember this password, as it will be required to apply to additional jobs.