Job Summary:

The Desktop Support Specialist is a hands-on technical role, responsible for working with a team supporting, implementing and maintaining the organization’s IT infrastructure and applications.

Location: This position will report to the office in Lexington, KY. Some work from home days may be considered.



Serving as the first point of contact for userscustomers seeking technical assistance through the help desk system, addressing user tickets regarding hardware, software, peripherals and networking
Performing remote troubleshooting through diagnostic techniques and pertinent questions
Direct unresolved issues to the next level of support personnel
Follow up with clients to ensure their systems are functional
Help create technical documentation and manuals
IT infrastructure installation, maintenance and support of hardware including managing all Desktop Support activities, Email support, and administration of Telecom systems.
Implement and support according to regulatory compliance, policies and procedures.
Respond to alerts from various monitoring applications, providing a layered network security
Support peers on other projects and tasks while balancing regular duties
Record and respond to technical incidents and requests using the Service Desk ticketing system while adhering to performance goals
Candidate may also be assigned other responsibilities such as planning, equipment staging, etc. as change occurs
Implement and support existing and new applications and technologies entering the infrastructure
Provide prompt and courteous customer support to end users and troubleshooting activities (e.g., unlocking accounts, Service Desk ticket and queue monitoring, direct person-to-person troubleshooting, etc…)
Support third party vendor applications – installation, user setup and user support.
Contribute to the development and implementation of hardware and software standards for workstations, wireless technology, file & print services, etc.
Contribute to the development and implementation of ‘best-practice’ standards as well as departmental policies and procedures.
Help determine, recommend and implement hardware and software upgrades for business applications, desktop, laptop, etc.


Required Skills/Abilities:

Proven work experience as a Desktop Support Engineer, Technical Support Engineer or similar role
Hands-on experience with Windows/Mac OS environments
Working knowledge of office automation products and computer peripherals, like printers and scanners
Knowledge of network security practices and anti-virus programs
Ability to perform remote troubleshooting and provide clear instructions
Excellent problem-solving and multitasking skills
Customer-oriented attitude
Associates in Computer Science, relevant field, completion of appropriate technical course, or equivalent work experience
3-5 years of related work experience in desktop support