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NREL Service Desk Technician III in Golden, Colorado

Posting Title

Service Desk Technician III



CO - Golden


Position Type



Hours Per Week



Job Description

Duties Shall Include :

  • Respond to requests for technical support via phone, email, walkups and self service tickets. Document, track, and monitor the problems to ensure a timely resolution

  • Build and maintain a comprehensive knowledge base of written technical, FAQ, and how-to information in our knowledge base

  • Troubleshoot basic AV issues (Projectors, Interactive Whiteboards, Large Displays, Teleconferencing and VTC Systems, etc.)

  • Identify, troubleshoot, and resolve problems for individuals in an efficient manner

  • Image, maintain, repair and upgrade desktops, laptops, and mobile devices

  • Install, upgrade, support and troubleshoot Microsoft, Macintosh and Linux operating systems and authorized desktop applications

  • Run diagnostic tests to isolate network problems and escalate as needed in tiered support structure

  • Support cyber security processes including virus remediation, data encryption, and policy compliance

  • Answer phones and conduct technical support in a call center environment

  • Document customer problems, communicate service information to users, and record actions using ticketing system

  • Support software license compliance

  • After hours support on a rotating schedule (once every 2 months)

  • Consult with and instruct users on hardware and software questions/issues

  • Collaborate and consult with IT teams on technical issues

  • Respond to error messages, equipment failures and other concerns from users

  • Ensure systems remain operational during working support hours and in compliance with oversight guidelines

  • Support of Outlook and Exchange email services for desktop and mobile systems (Office 365)

  • Account administration, support endpoint encryption, safeguard proprietary data and educate clients as needed

  • Contribute to process improvement across the IT department as appropriate

  • Proficiency with Mobile Device Management

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Attributes:

  • Excellent multi-tasking skills; prioritizes and performs a variety of concurrent tasks with minimal direction

  • Multi-platform experience including Windows 7/10, macOS and OSX, iOS operating systems

  • Standard Software Suite – MS Office 365 (PC & Mac), Office 2016, Microsoft Teams and Skype for Business; Adobe Acrobat; email encryption

  • Hardware troubleshooting – Apple, Dell, Polycom, Cisco VoIP Phone

  • Ivanti/LANDesk, Apple Remote Desktop, Remote Desktop Connection, Active Directory administration, RSA, VPN, CheckPoint FDE, FileVault, and BitLocker

  • Windows Server and Active Directory environments

  • Juniper SSL VPN multi-factor authentication

  • Technical customer service for over 2,100 scientific researchers, executive professionals, and administrative support staff

  • Able to work and communicate effectively with people at all levels of the organization

  • Very strong organizational and prioritizing skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work professionally as part of a team and directly with the users

  • Proactive approach to customer service

  • Proficient understanding of Windows and Mac troubleshooting processes

  • Experience setting up and administering web conferencing services

  • Willingness to take on new tasks as assigned


Basic Qualifications

Relevant Associate's Degree or certification program of comparable scope and 3 or more years of experience or equivalent relevant education/experience. Full knowledge of technical specialty. Strong working knowledge of IT hardware products or software application products. Good understanding of network and system deployment and administration. Proficient in analytical techniques and practices. Solid communication, interpersonal, project management and customer relations skills.


Additional Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Support experience with the following A/V technologies:

  • GoToMeeting, WebEx, MyMeetings, Teams and other virtual meeting applications

  • Flat-panel displays and their installation and maintenance methods

  • Wired and wireless microphones and systems

  • Recent and current Windows, Mac and iOS platforms and their AV capabilities and standards

  • Understanding of IP and ISDN network connectivity and associated technologies

  • A/V cabling standards (component, VGA, DVI, HDMI), distribution/conversion equipment and installation methodology

  • Familiarity with ServiceNow IT service management system

  • Networking, Cyber, systems administration experience, Active Directory Administration, technical certifications

Strong interpersonal and communications skills in a customer service environment. Knowledge of account administration and operational knowledge of Windows and Macintosh operating systems. Ability to learn new skills and adapt to a changing IT workplace.


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