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Job ID: 236635

Senior IT Client Support Specialist
Tufts University

Date Posted May 28, 2024
Title Senior IT Client Support Specialist
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Department Tufts Technology Services
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Classified Staff
  • Information Technology


Tufts Technology Services (TTS) is a university-wide service organization committed to delivering adaptable, results driven technology solutions in support of Tufts’ mission of teaching, learning, research, innovation, and sustainability. With staff working remotely, hybrid and on campus across Tufts University, as well as a 24x7 IT Service Desk, we collaborate with schools and divisions to meet the demands of a global, mobile, and diverse community. We promote a collaborative, forward-thinking, flexible work environment, embrace diversity and inclusion, and encourage personal and professional development.  

Fostering a culture of organizational citizenship and making others successful, demonstrating integrity, ethical conduct and optimism, active contribution and continuous learning enables staff to serve the goals and values of the University and creates a fulfilling and positive work experience for all.

What You'll Do

The Senior IT Client Support Specialist is responsible for providing effective Tier 2-3 frontline client support and deskside assistance for Tufts faculty and staff using available technical tools, such as the knowledge base, remote management suite, and a service-management database. 

Tufts has 3 main campuses: Medford/Somerville, Boston, and Grafton with clinics, hospitals and public, instructional, and computer and research labs in a multiple building setting, plus approximately a dozen remote sites. This position will be based at one of the main campuses.


What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • The knowledge and skills that are typically acquired through a High School diploma and 5+ years of experience in the direct delivery of IT support and network services.
  • Strong technical skills in the configuration, installation, and troubleshooting of Microsoft Windows & macOS, Microsoft Office Suite, email and web clients, Antivirus software, TCP/IP, and imaging software and well as experience troubleshooting peripherals (printers, scanners) and handheld devices (mobile, tablets, PDAs).
  • Proficient using remote desktop management tools, such as Ivanti/LANDesk Management Suite, Microsoft SCCM/MECM, Microsoft Intune, JAMF Pro/Casper, or Bomgar, etc.
  • Knowledge of desktop security and standards (security/networking).
  • Knowledge of trouble ticket systems (e.g. Service Now, ZenDesk, Remedy)
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated expert experience in two or more of the following:
    o Unix/Linux installation, configuration and troubleshooting including Redhat, Ubuntu and Mandriva distributions.
    o Endpoint Systems Management (e.g. MS SCCM/MECM, MS Intune, Ivanti, BigFix Tivoli, Altiris, Kace, etc.) software deployment and patch creation.
    o Configuration, setup, and support of laboratory instrumentation and complex lab functions in a sciences/research setting.
    o Significant experience implementing endpoint security processes and protocols (scanning, data gathering, forensics, incident response management).
    o Virtual Desktop Infrastructure or Virtual Application technology (e.g. VMWare, Citrix).
    o Successful development and delivery of a major training and documentation initiative related to technology.
    o Advanced support in a clinical environment.
    o Providing dedicated advanced support to large group of executive/VIP clients with specialized, non-standard technology needs.
    o System and Application administration for department-level technologies (e.g. database applications, business process applications, web administration, etc.).
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills are a must in this dynamic customer facing role.
  • Strong organizational and attention to detail skills are a vital part to the overall success of people in this position.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver professional customer service, end user training and consultation, effective team and project work.
  • This position requires that the employee provide their own mobile device capable of sending and receiving business email, text/SMS and phone calls. The employee will receive a standard rate of partial reimbursement for this expense.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MSCE, A+, Network +, CCNA, ACMT, ITIL or other industry standard certifications. 
  • Significant experience with IMAP, LDAP, Microsoft ActiveSync, Active Directory and group policies, data recovery tools, Microsoft Exchange, backup strategies, WINS, DHCP, DNS, and TCP/IP.
  • Experience providing technical support and services to classroom and computer lab environments.

Pay Range

Minimum $31.90, Midpoint $37.95, Maximum $44.00
Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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