Under general direction, the ITS Technology Support Specialist provides broad scope system and service support to students, staff, and faculty of the Colgate community in furtherance of the strategic mission of the university. The ITS Technical Support Specialist may also participate in regularly scheduled or limited scope projects as assigned. Provide services as a member of the Service Desk staff including, but not limited to:
Serve as the first point of contact for customers seeking technical assistance over the phone, or email (and in-person interactions).
Perform remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions.
Provide client follow up as necessary, reply using email, phone, and ensure proper recording, documentation, and closure for all issues.
Utilize customer service skills to meet business goals and objectives and end-user needs. Ensure a high level of client satisfaction through frequent and clear communication on all work orders.
Manage the technical assignments and activities of a diverse team of student workers and cooperative work/study employees, and provide training and leadership to them as necessary.
Create and maintain documentation on internal procedures and document various department activities as assigned.
Maintain general awareness of advances and current trends in technology. Research issues and resolutions to technical problems. Acquire and maintain technical knowledge through reading, self-paced training, computer-based training or video-based training, courses, seminars, and other methods as necessary.
Technical proficiency in both Windows and Mac OS. Demonstrated advanced working knowledge of troubleshooting software, hardware, mobile devices, and other systems.
Through the interview process, can demonstrate:
excellent organizational skills
effective client interaction
reading, writing, and ability to effectively communication with diverse staff with tact and courtesy
ability to work with a diverse community (staff, faculty and students)
Demonstrated understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for working in a highly collaborative environment with diverse populations.
Professional experience in ITS/Information Technology Support roles.
Bachelor's Degree or 3 years of experience in support/customer service role.
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Internal Number: 3118
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