The Mercatus Center at George Mason University is seeking an entry-level Help Desk Specialist to join our growing IT team. This role provides front line, first level support for all hardware and software issues, coordinates phone support requests, and A/V support for meetings and events. The ideal candidate will have a proactive attitude and demonstrate an interest in learning in a supportive environment with a willingness, desire, and ability to learn new skills.
-Provide first-level customer support to staff as the first point of contact for IT.
-Prioritize customer's requests, follow-up, and track through to resolution.
-Troubleshoot a wide range of hardware and software including (not limited to) wireless, laptops, desktops, monitors, printers, phones, Windows OS, Mac OS, Microsoft Office Suite, conferencing software.
-Coordinate phone system support with George Mason University.
-Document and maintain all hardware and software licenses.
-Setup and support A/V for meetings and events.
-Maintain proper and accurate documentation of issues and customer communication within ticketing software.
-Timely resolution of customer's issues and handling of tickets.
-Maintain and setup user accounts in Active Directory, Office365 and other supported software.
-Communicate issue trends with senior staff as soon as identified.
-Associates Degree (Bachelor's preferred)
-1 year of relevant technology support experience
-Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, Windows OS, and Mac OS
-Ability to troubleshoot PC/Mac configurations, basic network issues, and connectivity issues
-Outstanding customer service and team collaboration
-Excellent communication, analytical, and problem solving skills
Please submit your cover letter and resume through our online application process. Your cover letter must indicate your interest in the Mercatus Center's mission.
Salary is competitive and will be commensurate with experience. In addition, Mercatus provides excellent benefits to all individual employees, including full health and dental coverage, flexible spending accounts, long-term disability and life insurance, a 403(b) retirement savings program, a parking permit, and free credits at George Mason University.
About the Mercatus Center at George Mason University:
For over 25 years, the Mercatus Center at George Mason University has been the world's premier university source for market-oriented ideas-bridging the gap between academic ideas and real-world problems. A university-based research center, Mercatus works to advance knowledge about how markets work to improve our lives by training graduate students, conducting research, and applying sound economics to offer solutions to society's most pressing problems