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IT Specialist Job Description (2023)

The following is a sample job description for an IT Specialist to reference when building your resume. Assess the qualifications and requirements listed to get an understanding of what you need to include on your resume for what employers expect in this field.


The IT Specialist is responsible for maintaining and supporting the company’s computer systems, including servers and databases. The IT Specialist also installs software and hardware upgrades, manages user accounts, and resolves technical problems.

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  • Work with clients to ensure the security of their data and systems
  • Manage and support all aspects of the company’s IT infrastructure, including computers, networks, printers, and software
  • Analyze issues and make recommendations for improvements to existing networks and systems
  • Analyzing data and creating reports
  • Writing software code to develop new applications or enhance existing ones
  • Planning and directing network upgrades or expansion
  • Installing and maintaining computer hardware systems
  • Identify and resolve technical issues with servers, workstations, mobile devices and other systems
  • Manage PC desktop environment by installing applications and maintaining system performance
  • Assist users with hardware/software questions


  • Bachelor’s degree in IT or related field
  • 3+ years experience with Linux servers and/or configuration management systems
  • 2+ years experience with Windows server administration (Microsoft Exchange, SQL Server, Sharepoint)
  • 2+ years experience in an IT operations role
  • Experience with cloud computing technologies such as AWS or Azure is a plus
  • Must have intermediate/advanced knowledge of at least one programming language (C++, Java, Python)
  • Must have strong knowledge of SQL databases and database administration.
  • Experience with web application development using JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, and PHP.
  • Knowledge of server side scripting like Javascript/PHP/Perl or other similar languages is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently and make decisions on your own without being constantly supervised
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills (verbal and written)

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