IT Network Specialist (Helpdesk/CUSTSPT)

Chesapeake, Virginia
Jun 15, 2023
Jun 22, 2023
Full Time

The purpose of the position is to provide Information technology Helpdesk support for CSC and its Exchanges. The role of Help Desk Support is to provide the first line of support to end users on a variety of issues. The incumbent provides systems administration support on workstations and servers. The incumbent is responsible for installing and testing the system security configuration and monitoring, operating, troubleshooting, and maintaining workstation and server hardware and software.

Provides excellent customer service and demonstrates strong interpersonal communications aligned to receiving helpdesk support calls and responding to verbal and written queries for IT assistance from users via ticket system, telephone, email, and walk-up.

Uses strong problem-solving skills and superior communication skills (email, phone, and in-person) both verbal and written.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Selectee will be required to participate in Direct Deposit/Electronic Funds Transfer as the Standard method of payment for payroll and travel purposes.
  • Males born after 12/31/59 and at least 18 years of age must be registered with the Selective Service System, unless covered by an exemption under the Selective Service Law, in accordance with 5 U.S. Code 3378. Selectee will be required to provide a written statement regarding his registration status unless he is exempted by this statute.
  • Must satisfactorily complete a Federal Background check.
US Citizens and non-citizens authorized to work in the US, must have lived in the US for three of the last five years, and meet residency requirements set forth below:
  • Resided in the United States or its protectorate or territories (excluding short trips abroad, such as vacations).
  • Worked for the United States government as an employee overseas in a Federal or military capacity; or
  • Have been a dependent of a United States Federal or military employee serving overseas.
  • Exceptions may be granted to applicants if they can provide complete stateside coverage information required to make a suitability/security determination. Applicants must provide this information with their application for employment.


  • Certificate or Associates Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, or closely related field; or high school diploma or GED and two (2) years of helpdesk support including MS Office 365.
  • Flexible work hours required, including holidays, weekends and evenings. Available to work standard and off duty hours as required to support and sustain IT functions.
  • Experience configuring, implementing, administering, and troubleshooting distributed Windows servers and workstations, network switches, wireless access points/controllers, firewalls, VPN, and Point of Sale (POS) systems.
  • Experience with Active Directory, creating, deleting and modifying user accounts.
  • Ability to routinely lift 30 lbs.
  • Preferred:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science or a closely related field or 4years of experience with computer systems and design; troubleshooting techniques; and full understanding of all Windows Architecture including Windows Server experience may be substituted for education requirement.
  • Active certification in related Microsoft IT certifications such as MTCS or MCSA (Windows Client/Server).
  • Network+ and Security+ certifications.

  • Education

    Please read the "Qualifications" section.

    Additional information


    By choosing to work for the Coast Guard Community Services Command, you will enjoy one of the best benefit packages available anywhere:
    • Paid Annual and Sick Leave
    • Holiday Pay
    • Medical/Dental/Vision Insurance
    • Flexible/Dependent Spending Account
    • Pension Plan
    • 401k Savings Plan
    • Life Insurance
    • Short Term/Long Term Disability
    • Tuition Assistance
    • Paid Parental Leave
    *Benefit offerings are subject to applicable worker categories (Full-time, Part-time, Intermittent), location, position, and length of time in service.