Help Desk Technician (BOCES)

Posted: 12/20/17 | SHARE:

Description:

The Help Desk Technician is the primary contact with employees regarding repair, troubleshooting. Incumbent provides prescribed technical assistance to users via the telephone for problems that are routine in nature. Enters calls into department support call tracking database/system. Troubleshoots technical support requests to determine if problem is caused by hardware/ software, or peripheral equipment. Incumbent answers multiple line telephone in the performance of the duties. Incumbent may perform duties out of the office at user specific locations. Supervision is not a responsibility of this class. Work is performed under the general direction of Network and Systems Technicians. Does related work as required.

Responsibilities:

Receives requests via telephone, e-mail, facsimile, mail, and in person for the support services provided by Division of Information Services

Reviews and resolves computer software and hardware problems of users

Logs requests for technical support into a computer, forwards requests as necessary

Troubleshoots routine and standard personal computer problems, and provides prescribed technical assistance if applicable

Answer telephones and direct calls as necessary

Installs personal computers and peripheral equipment as necessary

Installs/re-installs personal computer operation systems as necessary

Setup personal computer operating systems, third party software, and data/Internet/Intranet access for user specific needs

Provides assistance to Resource Center users regarding the use of peripheral personal computer equipment and software

Maintains computerized files regarding the use of the divisions’ services by other departments and sends billing statements to those departments

Meets with departments to provide technical assistance regarding departmental specific software, and acts as a liaison between the department and the vendor/manufacturer of the third party software in cases of vendor required support and defective software/hardware

Maintain support documentation, files and records, as necessary

Qualifications:

A. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree in management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology, or a closely related field: OR,

B. Graduation from a New York State or regionally accredited college or university with an Associate’s Degree in management information systems, computer science, information resources management, information technology, or a closely related field and two (2) years full-time paid experience as a computer technician; OR

C. Graduation from high school or possession of a high school equivalency diploma and four (4) years fulltime paid experience as a computer technician.

Vacancies are filled by certified list provided by Albany County Civil Service. Should no certified list be available, candidates appointed to this position will be serving in a provisional appointment in accordance with New York State Civil Service Law. The candidate must successfully complete a competitive examination and be eligible for appointment in accordance with Civil Service Law and the Civil Service Rules for Albany County to obtain a permanent appointment.

Requirments:

Working knowledge of personal computers and the peripheral equipment

Working knowledge of modern office equipment and terminology

Working knowledge of modern information services terminology

Working knowledge of business English

Skill in the use of a personal computer keyboard

Ability to communicate technical information both verbally and in writing

Ability to use a personal computer

Ability to convey prescribed technical procedures via the telephone

Ability to follow oral and written instructions

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position

Additional Information:

Starting Salary: $38,945 - $44,787 prorated to the amount of service rendered.

The selected applicant will be subject to a fingerprint supported criminal history background check in accordance with SAVE Legislation effective July 1, 2001.

Apply To:

CRBRecruitment@neric.org

Include your letter of interest and resume

Job vacancy number:2018-164A

For further information contact: Capital Region BOCES, 900 Watervliet-Shaker Rd. Albany, NY 12205

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