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HELP DESK SPECIALIST

The Help Desk Specialist is responsible for providing support to end users on a variety of issues. This position identifies, researches, and resolves technical

Class Code:

D077C

Job Grade:

GS05

Special Job Requirements:

None

Typical Functions:

Responds to telephone calls, emails, and personnel requests for technical or informational support. Confers with clients by telephone or in person, in order to provide information about services, to take orders or cancel accounts, or to obtain details of complaints. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Provides support to users on a variety of issues related to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment or agency related information. Enters systems commands and observes functioning to verify correct operations or errors. Utilizes technical manuals and conducts computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve reported problems. Evaluates and prioritizes requests for help and escalates high priority requests to appropriate staff members. Identifies, searches, and resolves technical problems or reported inquiries and complaints. Assists in the development of problem resolution procedures for new and existing computer systems. Performs other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills:

Knowledge of problem recognition, research, isolation, and resolution steps. Knowledge of computer installations of new hardware and software. Knowledge of agency/institution specific program information, software, and hardware. Ability to communicate with clients, orally and in writing, to gather appropriate information, and process or escalate complaints and requests to the proper personnel. Ability to design and update computer problem resolution procedures.

Minimum Qualifications:

The formal education equivalent of a bachelor’s degree in computer science, mathematics, or a related field; plus three years of experience in call center support. OR Completion of technical training in computer science, data processing, or a related field acquired from a vocational, military or industrial setting, plus three years of experience in call center support. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Required Certificates:

None

Exempt:

N
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