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R&D STEM Internship Opportunity w/OSML,Palomar,& MiraCosta

R&D Internship Challenge – for Students & Local Industry

*Student Information Session TONIGHT (Thursday, Dec. 13), at 6:00 PM @Open Source Maker Lab*

Obtaining a certificate or degree is an essential step for most STEM career positions. However, there are many soft and hard skills required to be successful in these career paths that are not addressed within academic curricula. Additionally, finding an internship that provides one with an opportunity to gain these skills, is suitably challenging, emphasizes group work and collaboration, and allows the student to have one-on-one mentoring time can be difficult.

Open Source Maker Lab (OSML)is now offering a challenge-based internship program in collaboration with Palomar and Mira Costa Colleges, where candidates work in multidisciplinary teams to solve real-world problems with hard constraints in an industrial work environment. Candidates will work to solve a technical problem which may have a wide range of innovative solutions, will have access to mentors and resources, and will be able to interact directly with local hiring companies. Unlike traditional internships, participants will interact with multiple hiring companies, resulting in a greater hiring potential. Participants will work on building their resume with hard & soft skills and hands on experience while applying their academic foundation to produce a solution to the challenge problem. Individuals will gain both technical and career mentoring, letters of recommendation, and work study credit.
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Information Technology Technician

Position Title
  Information Technology Technician
  • Full Time
Organization Name
  Bonsall Unified School District
Organization Background/Information:
  On February 26, 2013, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors created a unified district within the boundaries of the Bonsall Union School District, now officially named Bonsall Unified School District. The Bonsall Union School District ceased to exist on June 30, 2014.
Locally elected five-member Board of Trustees
Superintendent employed by the Board
2554 students (September 2017)
Five school sites: Bonsall High School (9-12), Sullivan Middle School (6-8), Bonsall Elementary (TK-5), Bonsall West Elementary (TK-6), and Vivian Banks Charter School (K-5)
More than 15% of students are connected to military (based on federal survey cards completed annually)
Key Responsibilities
  May perform any combination of the following:
• Perform a variety of technical services in the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of multi-platform mobile and desktop information technology devices, specialized/standard applications, instructional software and peripherals; repair and replace hardware as needed
• Participate in the maintenance of LANs and WANs as assigned; install and configure network hardware, cabling, servers, hubs, routers, switches and related equipment; replace cabling, equipment and devices as necessary; test, evaluate and maintain network system security and servers
• Provide general troubleshooting, determine type of request and provide solutions; implement corrective action; repair or replace device
• Establish and maintain user accounts, permissions, password, shared folders, e-mail accounts, and designated programs and systems
• Set up and maintain a variety of multimedia equipment including but not limited to: Smart-boards, document and digital cameras, projectors, and audio devices
• Maintain various records, spreadsheets, and logs related to networks, computers, inventory and security
• Transport supplies and hardware to schools, offices, and other locations for equipment delivery and liquidating of unneeded/obsolete equipment and E-wate (very physical work)
• Organize and clean computers, keyboards, computer labs, etc.
• Work collaboratively both inside and outside the department to ensure information technology industry best practices are adopted and used
• Perform other duties as assigned
Qualifications/Minimum Requirements
• Training and/or experience sufficient to demonstrate possession of the knowledge and abilities detailed above and other computer related trainings.
• Typical qualifying education and experience would include; high school diploma or equivalent; experience working with a variety of computers.
• Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of pre-placement medical examination, including drug testing, and fingerprint clearance

• Must have knowledge of software applications used with the District
• Must have knowledge of Applicable types of cabling systems, servers, hubs, routers and other related equipment
• Must have knowledge of Materials, methods and tools used in the operation, installation and repair of computer and network systems
• Must have knowledge of Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy
• Must have knowledge of Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary
• Must have knowledge of Telephone techniques and etiquette
• Must have the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
• Must have the ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with employees, school administrators, the community, and vendors
• Must have the ability to troubleshoot, diagnose and resolve problems with computers, networks, hardware and software
• Must have the ability to make common sense decisions in routine and critical situations
• Must have the ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
• Must have the ability to understand and carry out written and oral instructions
• Must have the ability to type and input data with accuracy
• Must have the ability to work independently with little direction
• Must have the ability to maintain records and prepare reports
• Must have the ability to meet schedules and time lines
• Must have the ability to operate standard office equipment including the use of basic computer applications, calculator, fax machine and copier

Work Hours
  7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Pay Rate
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Interested Candidates Submit Application To:
  Kelly Permito
  (760) 631-5218
  31505 Old River Road
Bonsall, California 92003
United States
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