Service Desk Analyst

Updated: about 2 months ago
Deadline: 07/02/23; 07/02/2023

Career Development Assignment (CDA):

The successful candidate must obtain a leave of absence from their current and substantive position, where applicable. Permission for such leave must not be unreasonably withheld.

If you are an internal applicant, please make sure to update your current union status in your candidate profile each time you apply for a vacancy. Internal candidates will be given priority consideration at this time. Please note: Carleton University encourages applications from all qualified candidates.
















About Carleton University

Carleton University is one of Canada's most resourceful and productive hubs of learning and research, fuelling a rich talent pipeline that is supporting social and economic renewal. The university's smart, caring and connected community inspires and empowers individuals to become change leaders who drive impact in the world while challenging conventional modes of thinking and doing. Carleton is recognized annually as a top regional employer and is a recipient of the Canada Awards for Excellence, Healthy Workplace Order of Excellence, and Platinum Level Certification for Mental Health at Work. Situated on unceded Algonquin territory and bordered by the Rideau River and historic Rideau Canal in Ottawa, Carleton is just minutes from the heart of our nation's government and G-7 organizations, providing opportunities for staff and faculty to make a positive impact in our community and around the world.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The Service Desk Analyst works under the supervision of the ITS Service Desk Supervisor to provide technical support to faculty, staff and students. Operating as a single point of contact for service, the Analyst provides front line telephone, walk-in, and/or on-site consulting support by logging and handling all incidents from the point they are Opened through to formal Closure. Duties include troubleshooting, diagnosing, and solving a wide variety of hardware and software problems; providing one-stop support for students in residence; creating and modifying computer accounts and modifying access rights for clients; reporting emergency issues and outages to internal ITS departments and informing the client community; providing training and documentation to other employees and the client community. The Analyst functions as a member of the Service Desk team, working closely with Co-op students, Student Consultants and other ITS staff. During duty days, the Analyst provides in-depth research and troubleshooting, and on-site support for specific, complex, client problems.


The incumbent must possess the following qualifications:
• Superior customer service and communications skills.
• The ability to work well under pressure is a requirement of the position.
• The ability to be proactive in dealing with customer problems, finding solutions, communicating with and acting as an advocate for the customer.
• The ability to collect and review customer service metrics, establishing service limits and monitoring progress against these targets. This is a key component of establishing a continuous improvement process to understand.
• The ability to troubleshoot problems and to explain computerrelated concepts clearly to non-technical clients.
• Highly organized and be able to prioritize tasks in a busy environment.
• A thorough knowledge of and experience with the campus computing environment is required, as well as knowledge of a wide variety of commonly used applications packages including Office Suites, statistical software, electronic mail and anti-virus software.
• Able to provide training sessions in a classroom environment, as well as to write clear, concise documentation to be used as handouts to clients or to be placed on the web for reference.

Education and Experience:

The above is normally acquired through the completion of:
• Completion of three years of post-secondary education in a relevant discipline and MCSE or equivalent vendor certification required.
• Five (5) years of work experience in a computing environment with at least two years involving PC support

HR Note:

Carleton University and CUPE 2424 re currently completing a joint job evaluation and pay equity project. The University and the Union are working together to describe the skills, effort, responsibilities and working conditions associated with every CUPE 2424 job, including this one. As a result, the job description that is currently associated with this posting (for recruitment purposes) may be revised to reflect the actual duties captured in the new job descriptions.

By applying for this job you are acknowledging that the actual duties associated with this job may differ somewhat from those identified in the job posting and that you will agree to perform the duties of this job as determined through the joint job evaluation process.

Equivalencies will be considered. Applicants are encouraged to provide information which may demonstrate equivalent qualifications. Please note that applicants may be required to complete an employment test as part of the selection process for this position. Those applicants that are selected for an interview will be requested to contact the Human Resource Advisor assigned to this competition as soon as possible to discuss any accommodation requirements. Arrangements will be made to accommodate your request in a timely manner. Carleton University is strongly committed to fostering diversity within its community as a source of excellence, cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome those who would contribute to the further diversification of our University including, but not limited to: women; visible minorities; First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples; persons with disabilities; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expressions.

Important Note Regarding Pandemic Related Operations:

This position is regularly required to work on campus. Due to the ongoing dynamic nature of Covid-19, you may be required to work temporarily remotely due to public health requirements. If this happens, you will work with your direct manager to set up a remote work environment including discussing appropriate technology and requirements. You are required to follow all directives to set up a safe and confidential workspace in a remote location and ensure all Carleton property (intellectual and other) is safeguarded. If required to work remotely, you will be notified by your manager when working full time physically onsite will resume.

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