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IT Client Support Specialist - Tufts Technical Services
Tufts University

Date Posted Jul. 22, 2020
Title IT Client Support Specialist - Tufts Technical Services
University Tufts University
Medford\/Somerville, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Information Technology

IT Client Support Specialist – Tufts Technical Services – (20001418)


This role requires on-site working hours : 35 hours per week Monday through Friday and rotating Saturday (7 hours per day: 7am – 3pm, 8am – 4pm, 9am – 5pm, 10am – 6pm)

Department Summary:

Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering technology solutions in support of Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and sustainability. With staff across all of Tufts’ campuses, as well as a 24×7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile community. We promote a collaborative, flexible work environment, embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage personal and professional development. Learn more about TTS on our website and in the Working in TTS document.

Job Summary:

The IT Client Support Specialist is responsible for providing effective Tier 2 frontline client support and desktop assistance for Tufts faculty, staff and students as well as technology support and troubleshooting for classrooms and public, instructional, research computer labs in a multiple building setting among four campuses (Boston Health Sciences, Boston SMFA, Grafton, and Medford/Somerville) and support for remote clinics (7 for the Dental School: Canton, Groton, Hogan, Springfield, Taunton, Worcester, Wrentham and 3 for Cummings Veterinary School: Walpole, Worcester, Woodstock, CT). Key responsibilities of this position include responding to a variety of support requests in-person or remotely; performing technical troubleshooting; workstation builds/rebuilds; installing operating systems; software/hardware installs; patching systems and protecting against viruses/malware; and troubleshooting peripheral and mobile devices. In addition, this position will provide support and training for a wide variety of classroom and web/video conferencing technologies; consult with departments to gain an in-depth understanding of their technology needs; provide ad-hoc training to the user community; and regularly create documentation to contribute to the knowledgebase. S/he will use available technical tools, such as the knowledge base, remote management suite, and a service-management database, to support their work and will often deal with a wide range of users with varying levels of computer familiarity.


Basic Requirement:

The knowledge and skills that are typically acquired through a High School diploma and 3 years of experience in the direct delivery of IT support services.

Strong technical skills in the configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows (all versions), Mac OS X and above, Microsoft Office Suite, email and web clients, Telnet clients, SSH clients, Antivirus software, TCP/IP, and imaging software as well as experience in troubleshooting peripherals (printers, scanners) and handheld devices (mobile, tablets, PDAs).

Experience using remote desktop management tools, such as Ivanti/LANDesk Management Suite, Microsoft SCCM, JAMF Pro/Casper, or Bomgar, etc.

Knowledge of desktop security and standards (security/networking).

Knowledge of desktop encryption best practices

Working knowledge of local area networks and network administration.

Experience with IMAP, LDAP, Microsoft ActiveSync, Active Directory and group policies, data recovery tools, Microsoft Exchange, WINS, DHCP, DNS, and TCP/IP.

History of working with ticketing systems, such as Service Now, Request Tracker, Zen Desk, or Remedy

Demonstrated intermediate experience in one or more of the following:

Endpoint Systems Management (e.g LANDesk/Ivanti, BigFix Tivoli, Altiris, MS SCCM, JAMF Pro/Casper, Kace, etc.) for lab management, desktop imaging, migration, software packaging, deployment and/or patch management.

Creating and updating technical support documentation in a formal knowledge base.

Creating and or delivering end user training on technology.

Providing dedicated advanced support to executive/VIP clients or scientific/research oriented clients with specialized, non-standard technology needs.

Performing IT user administration and account management.

Strong technical, interpersonal, and analytical skills.

Strong organizational and time management skills including the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and individually manage a changing workload and schedule.

Proven ability to perform well under stress when confronted with emergency, critical or unusual customer situations. Ability to maintain a strong sense of urgency.

Demonstrated ability to deliver professional customer service, end user training and consultation, effective team and project work.

Preferred Qualifications:

MCSE, A+, Network +, CCNA or other industry standard certifications.

Experience with IMAP, LDAP, Microsoft ActiveSync, Active Directory and group policies, data recovery tools, Microsoft Exchange, patch management solutions, backup strategies, WINS, DHCP, DNS, and TCP/IP.

Experience providing technical support and services to classroom and computer lab environments.

Experience with DVD/VHS/CD components, Crestron, digital audio and video, projection systems and screens.

May be required to work additional hours when under periods of high call volume or confronted with emergency, critical, or unusual situations that require additional time to troubleshoot and resolve.

Must be willing and able to participate in a 24×7×365 on call rotation with other TTS staff and the ability to travel between campus locations as needed.

This position is eligible for a compressed four day work week schedule.

During unusual situations this position is eligible for working remotely on a schedule of: Monday through Friday, 35 hours per week (7 hours per day between the hours of 6am and 6pm)

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

Equal Opportunity Employer – minority/females/veterans/disability/sexual orientation/gender identity.

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