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Data Processing Technician Principal Class – Regular Full Time – 35 Hours Per Week

Position Description

Data Processing Technician Principal Class – Regular full time – 35 hours per week

Philemon Wright High School

Nature of the work

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consist in performing the functions of team leader for a group of data processing technicians or carrying out highly specialized technical functions requiring knowledge and creativity superior to the qualifications normally required of a data processing technician.

Characteristic functions:


employee in this class of employment works with the members of his or her team

to carry out the characteristic functions of data processing technicians and

carries out the most complicated work. He or she distributes the work among the

members of his or her team and ensures that the work is carried out; at the

request of his or her immediate superior, gives advice on the quality of the

work completed; takes part in training his or her team members.


class also includes employees who principally and customarily carry out highly

specialized technical work of a complex nature1 and for which a sense of

creativity2 and freedom of action3 are required of these employees.


need be, he or she performs any other related duty

1 Complexity of work

This refers to:

a) work requiring specific knowledge in addition to that usually required of the data processing technician;

b) work considered unique, essential and a determining factor in the implementation of the activity program in its entirety;

c) work which, due to its complexity, makes such employees the most immediate collaborators of professionals and management.

2 Creativity

This refers to:

a) work which requires new work methods and the adaptation of technical procedures;

b) work that requires a choice from among possible lines of conduct.

3 Freedom of action

This refers to:

a) work performed under the supervision of an experienced professional: the employee who carries out the work cannot be under the responsibility of another data processing technician, principal class;

b) work defined according to priorities and objectives and performed with a wide range of latitudes.

Required Qualifications

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 and have four (4) years of pertinent experience.

Bilingual: French/English

Additional Requirements:

Network Management

UPS Power Management

Server management

Cloud Services management

IP Phone system management


O365 Tenant management

Working Conditions

Salary: $24.78 to $35.67 per hour (based on qualifications and experience).

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background)

A cover letter

Professional references


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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