IT Support Technician Senior

Updated: 23 days ago
Location: Lawrence, KANSAS


Information Technology

Position Overview

The IT Support Technician Senior position is responsible for troubleshooting customer technical issues and for providing and documenting solutions to Tier 1 technical support staff. The role of the IT Support Technician Senior is to ensure 95% of the technical issues are resolved within the Technology Service Center. Therefore, this position is expected to prioritize support requests while documenting the needs and support provided, and to actively resolve client requests by interpreting and troubleshooting complex issues.

This position will also serve as the direct liaison between the Technology Support Services location and members of IT Workstation Technology, IT Enterprise Systems, IT Enterprise Platforms, IT Client Consulting, IT Customer Service Center and other Tier II support staff. This position reports directly to the Technology Service Center Manager, with a secondary report to the IT Workstation Technology Manager.

Finally, this position will work with customers and technical support staff not only to provide timely resolution and direction for their immediate technology concerns, but also to address and plan for their future needs.

Job Description

20% - Apply diagnostic techniques to identify problems, investigate causes and recommend solutions to correct failures

15% - Document problems, diagnostics, interactions, next steps and solutions implemented in the KU IT Knowledgebase

10% - Evaluate and implement new equipment and technologies to meet customer needs

10% - Provide in-depth support of applications and systems that are unique to their environment

10% - Manage Desktop Management and Asset management platform for the support units

10% - Escalate issues, as appropriate, to the respective groups for higher level technical support

10% - Assist with planning for and communications about technology services and upgrades

10% - Work with Information Technology Security Office (ITSO) and ITWS Security Engineer on workstation & network security

5% - Manage or assist with special projects, act as a backup for Tier I support staff when needed, and other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements

This position will be a hybrid of on-site work and telework as deemed by supervisor. 

Required Qualifications

  • High School Diploma (or GED equivalent) and a minimum of three years of experience providing customer service in an academic or corporate environment

  • Minimum three years professional experience providing workstation/desktop support in an academic or corporate environment.

  • Minimum two years professional experience in any of the following areas:
    a.) planning and implementing technical services
    b.) deploying desktop imaging solutions (such as SCCM, Zen Works, Ghost)
    c.) experience supporting Windows, Macintosh and / or Linux Operating Systems.

  • Professional Experience with administrating application updates, deployment or change management.

  • Professional experience troubleshooting network management.

  • Excellent written communications skills, as evidenced by application materials.

  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in a technology-related field.

  • Experience with Ticket Management Systems (such as ServiceNow, Remedy)

  • Experience providing technical support at the University of Kansas.

  • At least one year professional experience in the following areas:
    a.) Experience in Linux Workstation and Windows Server support
    b.) Experience in Print management & deployment
    c.) Experience with Windows security principles including; file rights management, Active Directory, and Group Policy Rights Management

  • Experience with Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM).

  • Scripting (bash, vb, powershell, etc).

  • Experience with Apple MDM Systems (JAMF Pro, MacOS Server, Profile Manager, etc).

  • Experience managing scientific research workstations and/or instrumentation.

  • Experience using Remote Desktop Support (such as LogMeIn, VNC, RDP, Bomgar.

  • Contact Information to Applicants

    Vickye Kozlowski

    Additional Candidate Instruction

    A complete application consists of:

    • A cover letter addressing how required qualifications are met.
    • Resume
    • 3 Professional References

    Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    To be considered, please apply no later than February 7th, 2021.

    Advertised Salary Range

    $50,000 - $55,000

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    Primary Campus

    University of Kansas Lawrence Campus

    Employee Class

    U-Unclassified Professional Staff

    Job Family

    Information Technology-KUL

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