Job Description - Help Desk in Minneapolis

Ref: US_EN_6_914763_1341558

Posted on 19 June 2020
Job Location
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Contract Type
Information Systems

Help Desk - Proficient

Position Purpose: A Proficient Help Desk technician acts as the first point of contact for technical support. Resolves basic technical problems via telephone and/or written correspondence or electronic media. May have to work on a help desk system or a problem management database. Required to maintain a log of actions and client communication. Escalates more complex problems or may provide support under general supervision. Communicates with customers and will possess a wide range of technical competency and communication skills.

  • Provide an exceptional customer experience while multitasking through multiple technology systems.
  • Assist clients with online registrations, passwords, access, navigation, tax downloads, and account settings.
  • Troubleshoot, and when required, escalate website access and download issues.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing support for all end user hardware and software including the operating systems, office applications, various custom applications, printers, etc.
  • Support Windows 7; Peregrine tickets; HP Service Manager
  • Provide timely resolution of system/application problems as dispatched by the help desk through problem determination, ownership, root cause, problem logging and follow through to completion
  • Implement hot fixes, patches, updates (obtaining support from more senior Helpdesk staff, as needed)
  • Maintain records of daily data communication transactions, problems and remedial actions taken, or installation activities
  • Read technical manuals, dialogue with users, or conduct computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve problems or to provide technical assistance and support

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Certification, college degree or BA in Computer Technology or equivalent training
  • 1-2 years experience in call centre or computer customer service
  • Hands-on experience in the troubleshooting and break/fix of this equipment
  • MCP (Microsoft Certified Professional) - W2K stream or above - would be an asset
  • MCSA (Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator) - would be an asset

Skills and Competencies:

  • Knowledge and experience on call center management system
  • Knowledge of Windows XP/VISTA/2000 and LAN/WAN environment
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite, Blackberry, and MS Outlook
  • Advanced knowledge of industry standard hardware/software
  • Hands-on experience in troubleshooting and break/fix of applications and/or hardware
  • Ability to read and comprehend specialized technical documentation, as required
  • Ability to perform light manual labor, i.e. lifting monitors or PC’s
  • Ability to handle multiple concurrent calls/tasks in a fast paced environment
  • Excellent verbal communication skills and documentation skills
  • May have occasional evening and/or weekend work; rotating on-call after hours support


  • Customer service orientation
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Able to correctly follow procedures and work independently to achieve results
  • Organized, able to prioritize activities with strong time management
  • Team player


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