University Description: The University of San Diego, a contemporary and engaged Roman Catholic institution, was founded by the Diocese of San Diego and the Society of the Sacred Heart in 1949. Governed by an independent board of trustees since 1972, USD remains committed to a liberal arts education grounded in the Catholic intellectual tradition and the pursuit of truth, goodness and beauty. Inspired by this centuries old tradition of Catholic higher education, the University welcomes people of all faith traditions and any, or no, religious background. The future success of USD relies on the contributions of those who seek to foster the development of engaged global citizens and an earnest confrontation of humanity's urgent challenges.
Detailed Description: Serves as primary contact for faculty and staff ITS Help Desk customers; Ensures customer satisfaction by delivering 1st and 2nd level technical support; Responds to phone calls, email, web, and walk-up requests in a proficient, creative, and rapid manner to ensure customer productivity; Works towards resolution of calls on first contact; Assists in coordination of day-to-day service delivery by logging requests, problems, and resolutions in problem management system; Resolves or escalates all calls to appropriate ITS staff; keeps customers actively informed of escalation; Maintains ownership of all issues until appropriate resolution is reached and communicated to the customer; Acquires and maintains current knowledge of relevant product and service offerings as well as support policies, in order to provide accurate solutions to customers; Assists ITS Help Desk student staff with technical questions and support calls; Actively contributes solutions to knowledgebase Management system; Identifies opportunities to improve customer satisfaction; Contributes to the team environment by working collaboratively and assisting other staff members. Works under general supervision from the ITS Help Desk Manager and Lead Technology Support Analyst; works independently for problem resolution.
Duties & Responsibilities Problem Analysis and Resolution
Log all customer calls into the ITSM problem management system with clear concise language
Provide first and second level support via telephone, email, remote-access, and in-person (walk-up) by analyzing and resolving support requests with the customer
Simulate or recreate user problems to resolve operating difficulties
Troubleshoot the cause of problems, not just the symptoms, taking action to prevent problems from recurring
Escalate supports requests to Lead Technology Support Analyst, Desktop Support Technicians or appropriate ITS staff member when necessary
Escalate all calls relating to any system-wide outage, such as loss of mail capability, loss of internet access, or any interruption that is deemed to be beyond loss of a service for individual users Documentation
Assist in coordination of day-to-day service delivery by logging requests, problems and resolutions in ITSM problem management system
Work with the Lead Technology Support Analyst and ITS Help Desk Manager to develop and maintain appropriate documentation
Actively contributes solutions to knowledgebase Management system and community website Communication
Greet customer on call with appropriate greeting and provision service
Provide professional technical support to our customers emphasizing customer service
Keep leadership team informed of trends, significant problems and expected delays
Keep customers informed of global problems or scheduled downtime
Keep customers actively informed of progress on escalated problems that cannot be resolved at the initial point of contact
Identify opportunities to improve customer satisfaction Training
Stay informed of technology advancements, especially those that will assist with providing quality support of customers
Participate in required training for both technical and interpersonal skills
Provide mentoring to ITS Help Desk student staff and encourage them to follow proper procedures and assist them to learn new troubleshooting skills Teamwork
Promote teamwork by assisting other analysts, Desktop Support Technicians, and other ITS staff members, with questions, and encouraging them to use the available resources
Maintain and uphold a culture of care, upholding the mission and core values agreed upon by the ITS Help Desk team
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree from an accredited higher-education institution. Alternatively, an equivalent combination of education and relevant industry experience may be acceptable as a minimum in the absence of a degree
One to three years of experience in a customer service IT support environment
Core knowledge of and experience with a broad array of computing platforms and systems, including, but not limited to those which operate under Windows and Macintosh operating systems
Must have strong communication/customer service skills in order to provide the level of phone support required by the ITS Help Desk
Previous experience with an ITSM tool
Demonstrated knowledge of professional Help Desk activities and models as well as industry best practices
Working knowledge in network communications with a strong emphasis in the area of Microsoft Active Directory Networks
One of the following industry certifications: Help Desk Analyst, A+, MCP, ITIL Foundations or MCDST
One of the following industry certifications: Help Desk Analyst, A+, N+, MCP, or MCDST A+ preferred
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Possess strong customer service orientation
Possess a collaborative approach to interactions with students, faculty, and staff
Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with co-workers and with a broad range of diverse clients which includes faculty, staff and students
Appropriate tact and diplomacy as is required to be successful in a public relations environment
Considerable knowledge in the use of currently supported virus software, currently supported email clients, currently supported web browsers, Adware/Spyware utilities, and Microsoft office applications
Initiative and creativity skills in the resolution of problems
Demonstrate sound judgment in decision making and problem solving skills
Must be very proactive and a self starter who can work with minimal
Excellent oral and written English skills, especially as consultation and accurate communication with non-technical individuals on technical matters is a requirement
Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills (verbal, written and listening) since he or she will have daily interaction with faculty, administrators, and staff
Strong listening skills with the ability to empathize, focusing on customer service
Ability to work effectively, in a highly organized manner, paying close attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and work in a dynamic environment
Possess a positive attitude and willingness to embrace change
Ability to cooperate as a team member
Ability to sit for long periods of time and to maintain composure under stressful conditions.
Physical and mental dexterity to function at a computer console for long periods of time
Special Conditions of Employment: Vacation opportunities may be limited August through September and during semester finals.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University (with three year vesting period), and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
Special Application Instructions: Resume Required, Cover Letter Preferred
Additional Details: Hours: 40 hours per week; Monday - Friday (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) Closing date: August 8, 2019
Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.
The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.