Service Desk Associates are the foundation of the Harvard Law School Service Desk support team. They provide high-touch technology support to our community of students, faculty and staff. Our Service Desk staff maintains a consistent focus on our customers' needs by developing and demonstrating proficiency in our Service Mindset and Trusted Advisor competencies. They resolve customer service requests by providing timely, high-quality resolutions on first contact and follow through on those they cannot resolve, collaborating with their colleagues at the Service Desk to deliver a solution. The ideal candidate understands the importance of empathy, active listening, and accountability when working with customers to deliver personalized technology solutions; with prior phone and in-person support experience, and a working understanding of both Microsoft and Apple personal computing environments.
Monitor incoming service channels and ticketing system, and respond to customer requests in a timely manner.
Perform basic AV setups, strikes, and event support.
Staff service desks and address walk-in customer needs in a timely, professional manner.
Takes ownership of customer issues from first contact assuring that the customer knows the person receiving their issue or request is dedicated to assisting them; seeking help from colleagues and senior technicians until the customer has an answer, or until they are connected directly with the appropriate resource.
Provides knowledgeable technical support via the phone, walkup, remote tools, and escalating when appropriate.
Accurately records customer issues into the tracking system; maintains and updates support documentation to assist in information sharing within the team.
Acts as an ally to all other members of the support team, by being approachable, sharing, and friendly; providing whatever aid they can to assure that customer issues are being addressed in timely and precise manner.
Participate in small-scale student or public-related deployment/operational projects.
Proven ability to organize/coordinate workload independently among constant deadlines and shifting priorities.
Works within the guidelines provided in all policies and procedures.
Occasionally required to work outside of normal business hours, and may be called during off hours.
This is a term appointment currently expected to extend to 6/30/2019, subject to funding and departmental need.
All offers to be made by HLS Human Resources.
Salary Grade: 053
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
High school diploma or equivalent. Minimum of 1 year of related experience with computers and providing customer service in a technological environment.
Must possess superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with a strong dedication to customer service
Proactive problem-solving skills and ability to work under stress and time pressure
Strong aptitude to quickly learn and retain technical skills and institutional knowledge
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 45811BR
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