Senior Support Desk Specialist

Date Posted: Nov 10
Type: Permanent
Wage: $62,400 - $72,800
Job Number: 8258
Location: Houston, TX

TITLE: Senior Support Desk Specialist


TYPE: Direct Hire

SALARY: $30.00 - $35.00 per hour or Yearly Salary $62,400 - $72,800

The Senior Support Desk Specialist is responsible for providing technical assistance and support related to computer systems, hardware and software. Responds to queries, runs diagnostic programs, isolates problem, and determines and implements solutions. This position requires diverse technical knowledge to support customers at a high level.

- Provide first and second level IT support via phone or tickets to all onsite and remote end users on all PC, network, phone and general IT related issues during normal business hours.
- Work with knowledge experts across IT teams to coordinate the resolution of Incidents and Service Requests, while keeping customers updated on ticket status.
- Provide after-hours support on emergency issues.
- Provide single point of contact for all level 1-2 support issues.
- Initiate escalations, as appropriate, to ensure management awareness of problems that are severe in nature.
- Provide 1 on 1 user consultation for standard and simple problems with training on IT solutions.
- At times, may assist Desktop team with installations of standard PCs and peripherals including imaging, desk/mobile phone deployment, printer and other IT related items.
- Perform job duties in compliance with Service Level Agreement.
- Assist with Onboarding and Off boarding (New Hires, Separations, and Transfers).
- Work on various projects as assigned to assist and then cross train other team members.
- Primary responsibilities are answering phones with on call after hours as well.
- Active Directory and Office 365 ID creations, changes and deletions.
- Create and maintain Knowledge Base documentation in ServiceNow.
- Attend Service Desk team meetings as well as 1 on1 meetings with the Service Desk Manager.
- Ensure all tickets are reviewed and properly acted upon before end of workday.
- Cross train other team members on skills acquired.
- Responsibly receive, transmit, and handle consumer and customer data per applicable policies and procedures.
- Review and follow data privacy practices, policies, and guidelines.

- 3+ years of experience or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
- he successful candidate will be a self-starter with excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, and excellent customer service skills.
- Proficient in PC hardware, software (Windows 10/MS Office), basic networking, mobile devices and Active Directory.

- Bachelor's Degree from a four-year university or college (Required)
- CompTIA A+ or equivalent (Preferred)
- CompTIA Network+ or equivalent (Preferred)
- ITIL Service Management experience (Required)

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