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Help Desk Support

College of Lake County
Illinois, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 1, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Computer Services & Information Technology, Technology Administration/Other
Employment Type
Full Time
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Posting Details

Posting Number S01430 Position Title Help Desk Support Internal Position Title Help Desk Support Department Technology Support Position Type Staff Job Family Classified Job Summary
The Help Desk Support provides Tier 1 support to users of computers and related computer equipment throughout the College. Support provided by the Help Desk Support shall include, but not be limited to, the time-sensitive assistance of students, faculty, and staff with the training on and productive operation of hardware and software used by the College. This role reports to the Manager, Help Desk.

CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.

The College of Lake County ( CLC ) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni. Long-known as an employer of choice in Lake County, CLC was ranked #15 on the Forbes list of Top 100 Employers in the State of Illinois for 2019. Required Qualification
  • Bachelor’s Degree OR Associates Degree with 6 months of experience in an information technology role OR 2 years of experience in an information technology role, at least 1 year of which was in a technology support role.
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with a wide range of customers and a focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Committed to keeping up-to-date with the ever-changing technology landscape.
  • Reflect a positive, high-energy and professional demeanor
  • Demonstrated ability to work well on and contribute to the high performance of a team
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver according to deadlines while handling multiple tasks, ability to exercise judgment, handle confidential information, and function with minimal supervision • Demonstrated excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
  • Ability to explain technical concepts and procedures to non-technical users
  • Ability to problem-solve, analyze information to make informed decisions and/or recommendations
  • Applies principles of logical thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems.
  • Ability to travel between campuses as needed
  • Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
Desired Qualifications
  • Higher Education experience ideally in a community college setting
  • An innate focus on students and their success
  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain strong relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • An interest in improving existing processes and procedures on a continual basis.
  • Ability to manage projects as needed.
Posting Date 07/01/2021 Closing Date 07/25/2021 Expected Start Date 08/09/2021 Special Instructions Summary
If you have a Bachelor’s or an Associate’s Degree, please be sure to upload your transcript when applying. Pay Rate $15.17/HR. Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time Location Grayslake Total Hours per week 40.00 Work Schedule
Monday – Friday 12:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Flexibility a plus. Software Testing Required Powerpoint, Excel, MS Word, Windows, Outlook Interview Process Requirements None EEO Statement
The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE /AA/M/F/D/V Summary of Essential Functions
User Support (60%)
  • Consistently provides excellent customer service, displaying customer care best practices in support of students, faculty, staff, and other constituents.
  • Troubleshoots and resolves computer hardware, software, peripherals, and networking issues at their root cause, in person and via phone, email, and chat.
  • Uses efficient and effective troubleshooting techniques to gather information, identify the core of the problem, and determine its root cause.
  • Efficiently and effectively escalates issues after an appropriate time or when issues require further expertise.
  • Identifies and leverages opportunities to improve the productivity of faculty and staff by providing just-in-time training on optimal operation of computer hardware, software, and peripherals.
  • Eagerly assists other Technology Support staff in resolving issues at their root cause.

Issue and Ticket Management (20%)
  • Accurately documents and maintains all support requests and efforts in the ticket management system. • Ensures support tickets are appropriately transferred, escalated, and closed.
  • Keeps customers updated on the status of their open incidents.
  • Ensures that customers are satisfied upon ticket closure.
  • Compiles, analyzes, and shares reports of interactions via ticket management system with employees, observing trends and suggesting process improvements based on the data.

Other Duties (20%)
  • Communicates in a timely and tactful manner via email or other methods to share information on outages, upgrades, and other situations involving technology interruptions or process changes.
  • Assists with documenting and maintaining up-to-date, accurate, and helpful information the department’s knowledgebase
  • Assists in the development and enforcement of computer hardware, software, peripheral, and networking standards and acceptable use policies for students, faculty, and staff.
  • Assists with special projects as assigned.
  • Acts as an IT liaison between faculty and staff to communicate changes, gather feedback, suggest improvements, and implement solutions.
  • Models all institution and regulatory policies, procedures and standards.
  • Utilizes self-appraisal to determine progress in meeting performance management system objectives and career goals.
  • Proactively works with other members of the College to identify and implement key opportunities for operational improvements.
  • Other duties as assigned
Posting Specific Questions - supplemental questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor’s Degree or an Associates Degree with 6 months of experience in an information technology role
    OR 2 years of experience in an information technology role, with at least 1 year of which was in a technology support role?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have the ability to travel between campuses as needed?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have higher education experience in a community college setting?
    • Yes
    • No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcript 1

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