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Technical Support Specialist

Salve Regina University

Newport, RI

Job posting number: #7086198

Posted: September 27, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

About Salve Regina University:
Salve Regina University, ranked as one of the most transformative colleges in the United States by Money Magazine, is a comprehensive Catholic University located in the scenic coastal community of Newport, Rhode Island. The University's commitment to academic success and personal discovery extends beyond its historic campus into a dynamic world where the application of higher thinking and skill are most valued. Salve Regina offers bachelor's and master's degree programs, graduate certificates, and doctoral programs in humanities, international relations and nursing. Enrollment includes more than 2,600 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world.


Job Description:
BASIC FUNCTION:

The Technical Support Specialist reports to the Assistant Director of Technical Services. This individual is responsible for resolving help desk calls from faculty, staff, and students as well as maintaining accurate inventory control and implementing inventory policies and procedures. In addition, this individual will work with other areas of the Office of Information Technology to troubleshoot and resolve technical support issues as they arise.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The overall responsibilities of this role include desktop and laptop computer troubleshooting, deployment, and repair, printer maintenance and repair, inventory assessments and maintenance, and assistance with management of helpdesk calls.
The job responsibilities will be further constructed into four major categories to insure structured development and evaluation of accomplishments. These four categories and relevant responsibilities are listed below and utilized to build a foundation for future assignments.
Technical Skills

Troubleshoot, service, maintain, and repair computers, peripherals, and other electronic equipment for faculty, staff, and students.
Inventory, install and configure personal computer hardware and software, and deploy images onto desktops and laptops.
Diagnose system failures and isolate faulty parts; repair or replace parts as needed.
Continued development of technical skills and certifications for both hardware and software.
Perform installation, configuration, and inventory of new equipment as it arrives and prepare for deployment to our end user community.
Operational Skills

Maintain accurate input, tracking, and closing of assigned helpdesk calls within the University ticket tracking system.
Establish and maintain accurate inventory of all hardware, software, and peripheral equipment owned and serviced by the University.
As necessary, assist and support in our University Help Desk service area with signing in laptop computers for repair and filling out service request forms.
Generate monthly service call reports through the University ticket tracking system (Web Help Desk).
Maintain and complete proper warranty repair information for all University owned equipment and document in the University tracking system.
Management Skills

Maintain daily recording and updates of assigned Helpdesk tickets.
Maintain accurate inventory and warranty information for equipment and repairs.
Manage tasks and other project assignments as allocated.
Establish organized work areas and properly maintain equipment.
Communications Skills

Keep Assistant Director of Technical Services and other members of the Office of Information Technology informed of issues, concerns, outages, and repairs in a timely manner.
Share information gathered through conference attendance, training, and R&D with the Assistant Director of Technical Services and other IT staff members.
Participate in development of process to distribute relative technical information to the general community. Assist with the validation of all information issued for public release.
Work with all members of the Office of Information Technology to continuously improve communications tools and processes.
Follow up communications with faculty, staff, and students in order to close out service calls and confirm necessary repairs are completed.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Works closely with all Office of Information Technology staff to ensure consistent and effective service.
Keeps abreast of all developments that will affect the function of the help desk and inventory process.
Makes suggestions as to methods of improving productivity and increase efficiencies.
Other duties as assigned.




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