Information Technology Support Engineer I

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Alexandria, VA
$46,758.92 - $76,858.11 Annually
Oct 10, 2019
Oct 16, 2019
Full Time
Information Technology Support Engineer I

The City of Alexandria is located in northern Virginia and is bordered by the District of Columbia (Potomac River), Arlington, and Fairfax counties. With a population of approximately 150,000 and a land area of 15.75 square miles, Alexandria is the seventh largest city in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Approximately one-quarter of the City's square miles have been designated as a national or local historic district. Several buildings in these districts are monuments to the past, while being actively used by citizens for homes, businesses, and museums. We proudly embrace our rich history and seize the endless opportunities that lie ahead. If you are interested in working for the vibrant City of Alexandria, we invite qualified candidates to apply for our Information Technology Support Engineer I position.

An Overview
The Department of Information Technology Services (ITS) is seeking an Information Technology Support Engineer I. He or she will provide technical assistance to City employees experiencing computer hardware or software problems. They will be responsible for providing immediate and high-quality first level support to City employees within City workspaces and the mobile environment. Guidelines used by the incumbents are in the form of acceptable information management technology practices, Administrative Regulations, ITS standards and practices, and department procedures and policies. This position is responsible for configuring, installing and maintaining City endpoints, including testing and deploying standardized computer software images and applications. This position reports to the ITS Help Desk Manager.

The Opportunity
As an Information Technology Support Engineer I, you will be an important team member of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Department. The typical duties include the following:
  • Provides first level support via telephone, email, or in-person to City staff requesting assistance for software and hardware issues;
  • Utilizes an effective and adaptive communication style in multiple messaging venues (email, phone, in-person), incorporating critical listening skills, empathy and an enthusiastic problem-solving approach;
  • Processes, routes, and escalates IT requests quickly and accurately through the City's service request system and provides feedback for improvements;
  • Provides technical guidance, installs and performs repairs to hardware, software, or peripheral equipment following set procedures, and corrects desktop deficiencies with senior engineers;
  • Manages user and computer accounts with a network tool such as Active Directory which includes creating, editing, deleting, moving accounts along with basic troubleshooting of access rights;
  • Utilizes enterprise desktop management tools for operating system and software deployments;
  • Reviews operating system and IT system event logs for root-cause analysis and incident resolution;
  • Installing, servicing and supporting the enterprise desktop and other technical equipment/systems;
  • Participates in a collaborative setting to perform IT strategic initiatives, such as enterprise-wide software and hardware upgrades, new product and feature rollouts and security event response;
  • Documents Help Desk processes and procedures through knowledgebase articles, SharePoint postings, and in-person training;
  • Assists the Finance department with running and processing daily and periodic reports;
  • Provides IT event support for City Council, the Emergency Operations Center, and the Office of Voter Registration and Elections;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The Ideal Candidate
In order to minimally qualify for this position all applicants must possess a High School Diploma or GED; one (1) year of experience in the use and maintenance of computers and application software in a network environment, involving the installation and maintenance of software systems; and completion of college courses in computers; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Employees in this class must possess a valid driver's license issued by the state of their residence. The ability to perform occasional shift work assignments and be on-call.

In order to be considered an ideal candidate, candidate must possess all the above as well as one (1) or more years of increasingly responsible Help Desk experience in a local, state or federal government position; one or more years of break/fix support experience with Windows operating systems, and industry standard software applications; one (1) or more years of support experience managing user and computer accounts in Active Directory, one (1) or more years of support experience imaging and deploying computer devices; and one (1) or more years of support experience routing and responding to requests for assistance in a service request system.

About the Department
The Information Technology Services Department is responsible for enterprise technology operations for the City of Alexandria. ITS provides technology services and solutions to City departments to enhance service delivery. ITS aligns its work with City needs by providing leadership, resources, expertise, and products that enable departments to better serve the City's residents, businesses, and visitors. ITS resources support initiatives funded through the multi-year Information Technology Capital Improvement Plan (IT/CIP) to improve the overall technology landscape. The City of Alexandria's ITS Department has been a Top Ten National Finalist in the Digital Cities Award program for the past 13 consecutive years.


This job announcement will close on the above mentioned date or once 75 applications have been received, whichever comes first.

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