IT Service Desk Technician I

Herndon, VA
Nov 17, 2021
Dec 17, 2021
Full Time

For more than 70 years, Northwest Federal Credit Union has provided valuable financial products and services for our members. Northwest offers employees a comprehensive benefits program including: medical and dental plans, paid time off, a generous 401k match, student loan assistance, parental leave, and the opportunity to grow professionally through a wide range of job-based, classroom and online training resources. Northwest Federal Credit Union has been recognized, for the second consecutive year, as a 2021 Top Workplace by The Washington Post and we believe that our success is built upon the excellence and achievement of our employees. Together, we serve and inspire to transform lives.

The IT Service Desk Technician I is a full-time position and operates as a member of the IT Desktop Services Team within the IT Infrastructure group. The position\u2019s role is to serve as the primary point of contact between users and IT service providers. To accomplish this the IT Service Desk Technician I manages incidents and service request, access management request, and also handles communication to users across the organization. Where applicable, the IT Service Desk Technician I will assist in overseeing the security, integrity, and safety of the desktop infrastructure. The primary objective of these activities is to deliver value, via highly available IT Services, to the member owners of Northwest Federal Credit Union.


  • Categorize and prioritize incoming calls and self-service submissions to the IT Service Desk to ensure user and member needs are addressed in a timely and effective manner, and in accordance to established Service Level Agreements (SLA\u2019s)
  • Create tickets within the IT Service Management System that contain all required and pertinent information
  • Provide direct user support to resolve incidents and complete service requests
  • Document actions performed to resolve the issue within the ticket, and when necessary create new Knowledge Base Articles (KBA\u2019s) for future use by other technicians
  • Perform post-resolution follow ups with senior level help desk personnel as required
  • Complete access management requests for user on-boarding, transfers and separations
  • Escalate tickets as necessary to IT service providers. Escalated tickets should include notes that outline what troubleshooting steps were performed, and the results of those actions, prior to escalation
  • Identify and report trends which impact IT service levels to management
  • Assist in producing monthly IT service level reports
  • Assist in imaging new workstation hardware
  • Assist in the management of corporate cellular devices
  • Remains cognizant of and adheres to NWFCU policies and procedures as well as regulations pertaining to the Bank Secrecy Act (BSA)


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 1 year of IT troubleshooting experience is preferred, experience working in a high volume call center environment may be substituted for relevant experience
  • Experience in the following IT troubleshooting areas is preferred:
    • Identifying, connecting, and troubleshooting hardware components and devices
    • Installing and supporting Microsoft Windows desktop operating systems and Office applications
    • Identifying network types, standard protocols, and troubleshooting connectivity issues
    • Standard IT Security practices and applicable data privacy practices and laws
  • General Understanding of the following is preferred:
    • IT Service Management processes
    • Microsoft Domain Services
    • Virtual Desktop Interface (VDI) technologies
    • Linux and/or open source technologies
    • Unified Communications technologies

As a COVID-19 safety measure, our employees must either provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or follow additional safety protocols, including testing.

EEO Notice

Northwest Federal Credit Union is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other classification protected by law.

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