Help Desk Analysts / Tier II

Location
Greenbelt, MD
Posted
Jun 10, 2019
Closes
Jun 19, 2019
Ref
221924
Function
IT
Industry
Other
Hours
Full Time
Job Summary/Company:Sparks Group has partnered with a federal integrator working with the US Census Bureau to provide Help Desk support for the upcoming 2020 Census. These positions are immediate and will run through early 2021, if not longer. The best performers will stay on as permanent staff. These positions are day shift as well as afternoon / evening shift, and some weekend work will be required from some of the contractors. We need to hire over 100 help desk personnel in the next 30 days. If you are interested in great pay AND great benefits, send your resume immediately.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Help Desk Analyst will serve as Tier 2 Support, resolving emerging US Census Bureau field office IT challenges for computer, application, system, device, access and hardware issues. The Analyst identifies, troubleshoots, researches and resolves technical problems of moderate complexity. Responds to telephone, email and online requests for technical support. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problems using applicable systems and tools. The analyst may coordinate with other teams or departments to resolve user problems. The analyst will also be responsible for monitoring incidents, escalations, customer service, coordination of all customer related activities and scheduling of operations & maintenance activities. Complex issues will be escalated to Tier 3, with full descriptions of problems and actions taken to-date enabling more expedient resolutions.
  • • Serve as the Tier 2 point of contact for field users seeking technical assistance over the phone or email

    • Use, update and navigate Remedy by recording events and problems and their resolution in logs

    • Navigate Census Bureau apps (will train) and help end-users

    • Resolve single sign-on challenges for field users (Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards)

    • Remotely fix users computers/laptops and identify issues that should be escalated to Tier 3

    • Manage the processing of incoming calls to ensure professional, courteous, timely and effective resolution of issues.

    • Track and analyze trends and produce reports as required

    • Contribute to expedite problem resolution by giving in-person, hands-on support to Tier 3 personnel, when necessary

    • Support the development of Knowledge Base (KB) articles for use by Tier 1, 2 and 3; conduct continuous improvement service desk support and update knowledge base as required.

    • Work with customers to collect information about problems and lead customers through diagnostic procedures to determine the source issue(s); troubleshoot to determine problems for operating systems, applications, network, or mobile issues.

    • Train/guide computer users, as needed

    • Respond to email messages for customers seeking help

    • Resolve technical problems with cellular communications/voicemail, WiFi, and other systems.

    • Resolve technical problems with Local Area Networks (LAN), Wide Area Networks (WAN), and other systems.

    • Resolve and/or Facilitate SharePoint Drive challenges.

    • Follow up with customers to ensure issue has been resolved

    • Account access granting and/or disabling, across the board

    • Ensure consistent service levels and quick resolutions.

    • Walk the customer through the problem-solving process

    • Direct unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel

    • Provide accurate information on IT products or services

    • Follow-up and update customer status and information

    • Pass on any feedback or suggestions by customers to the appropriate internal team

    • Identify and suggest possible improvements in procedures

    Work Experience:

    • Proven experience as a Tier 1 Service Desk Technician or other customer support role

    • Good technical knowledge of Windows (in particular Windows 10), Internet Explorer and Microsoft Suite of tools (Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, Excel) and Office 365

    • Good technical knowledge of Apple iOS (Tablets and iPhones)

    • Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products

    • Ability to diagnose and resolve basic technical issues

    • Proficiency in English (speaking and writing)

    • Familiarity with the following technologies

    • Account Management functions in Active Directory

    • Single Sign-on

    • Mobile device management for Smartphone/mobile device (iPhone, iPad, Windows tablet)

    • PC/laptops (Windows 10)

    • Virtual Desktop (VDI)

    • Outlook Web Application (OWA)

    • MS Office 365 / SharePoint

    • Personal Identity Verification (PIV) Cards

    • Customer-oriented and cool-tempered

    • Extensive Familiarity with Remedy software or another ticketing / KMS tool

    • Comfortable working both individually and as part of a team. Prepared to challenge ideas within a group in a constructive way. Ability to influence others and move a proposal effort toward a common vision or goal.

    • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing. Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context. Excellent active listening skills. Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnel.

    • Prior experience with Mobile Device Management products (preferably AirWatch)

    • Prior experience remotely supporting mobile hardware (to include over-the-phone troubleshooting of issues related to laptops, iPhones, and iPads)

    • Prior experience supporting/troubleshooting email issues from 3rd party iOS applications (preferably AirWatch Boxer)

    • Prior experience supporting remote users with cellular communications/voicemail and WiFi connectivity issues

    Job Skills:

    • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal

    • Detail oriented and works with a high degree of accuracy and efficiency

    • Ability to multitask

    • Ability to tactfully handle stressful and difficult situations

    • Possess strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills

    • Flexibility within a constantly changing environment

    • Strong ability to quickly prioritize requests and tasks

    • Ability to work in a fast-paced, professional environment

    • Strong work ethic

    • Strong ability to focus on the task(s) at hand and avoid outside distractions (e.g., personal cell phones)

    Education:

    • Bachelor's Degree + 1 year of experience, or

    • 5+ years of relevant experience.

    • Comfortable in a fast pace work environment.

    Clearance Requirements:

    • Must be US Citizen

    • Ability to obtain a ‘Moderate' security clearance

    Communication Skills:

    • Ability to communicate clearly and efficiently to team members and clients, verbally and in writing.

    • Able to present ideas in a variety of ways depending upon audience and context.

    • Excellent active listening skills.

    • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to interact effectively with all levels of personnel, elected officials, executive leadership, senior management, users, vendors and subcontractor personnel.

    Work Hours / Travel:

    • Hours coverage: 7:30AM - 8PM, 5 days (Some weekend work may be required - May develop into 24x7 environment).

    • Must be available for on-call support as required.

    • Must have flexibility in shift hours.

    • Work location: Greenbelt, MD.

    • No telework available.

    Environmental/ and or Physical Requirements:

    • Must be able to lift 20 lbs. (Printers, desktops, laptops, etc)

    • Must be able to comfortably sit for extended periods.

    • Must be comfortable taking the stairs and walking several blocks (parking)

Qualified candidates should send their resume AND call Sparks Group for additional details. Please note, resume must include a valid email address in order to be considered. We look forward to discussing your background, your current job search, and your potential career path with Sparks Group!

Sparks Group is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, pregnancy, citizenship, family status, genetic information, disability, or protect veteran status.

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