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Data Processing Technician – Replacement Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week – Board Office (Technology Department)

Position Description


Data Processing Technician – Replacement Full Time – 35 hours per week

Board Office (Technology Department)

Nature of the work


principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment

consists in programming or modifying in-house applications, managing networks,

repairing complicated breakdowns for computer users and assisting computer

analysts in the development and implementation of systems.

Characteristic functions:

The employee in this class of employment programs or modifies applications using appropriate programming languages in order to meet the specific needs of users; he or she tests software and programs and, if necessary, adapts them to ensure that they are compatible with existing systems and that they meet the needs of users.

He or she manages, installs and configures systems or oversees the installation of components according to the procedures he or she establishes; tests, modifies and upgrades computer networks; develops and oversees the application of various procedures related to the use of networks and equipment, particularly those concerning backup copies, destruction of obsolete files and equipment maintenance.

He or she acts as a resource person for the complicated breakdowns of equipment and software, particularly with regard to the installation and configuration and, if need be, carries out installations and configurations.

He or she drafts instructions for software and applications and participates in the training of users.

He or she formulates suggestions and recommendations concerning the purchase of computer equipment

He or she may assist analysts in the analysis, development and implementation of computer systems, as needed.

He or she may oversee computer-related work.

He or she may be required to train less experienced technicians as well as coordinate the work of support staff in performing duties related to the implementation of programs involving technical operations for which he or she is responsible.

If need be, he or she performs any other related duty.

Required Qualifications

Schooling and Experience:

Hold a Diploma of College Studies in Computer Science Technology or in Computer Science Technology in an appropriate specialty for the class of employment or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority.

Working Conditions

Salary: $24.21 to $32.32 per hour (based on qualifications and experience).

Start Date : as soon as possible

End Date: April 30, 2023

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background)

A cover letter

Professional references


by 4:00 p.m., June 23, 2022

Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people, as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities.

As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people.

We acknowledge that the lands upon which we live, learn, and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank them for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an ongoing relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions, and culture of the Anishinaabe people.

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