IT Support Desk Technician, Professional Services: No Benefits - Contingency

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IT Support Desk Technician, Professional Services: No Benefits - Contingency

Date: November 7, 2022

Position Title: IT Support Desk Technician, Professional Services: No Benefits - Contingency

Department: Customer Support Job ID:

Work Hours/Schedule: 28 hours per week, flexible schedule (Flexibility is critical for this position. This position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends.)

Compensation: $16.00 per hour

Reports to: IT Support Desk Team Coordinator

Posting Close Date: Open Until Filled

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Note: Flexibility is critical. This position requires the availability to work evenings and weekends. Hours may expand at different times throughout the year to accommodate campus needs.

The IT Customer Support Computer Technician provides the “voice of the customer” for the Information Technologies department and is the front-line point of contact for all staff and student related technology concerns and issues.

The IT Support Desk Technician's role is to provide a single point of contact for end users to receive support and maintenance within the College's desktop computing environment.

This position is part of a team, focused on providing exceptional service that exceeds user expectations. The proper candidate is a motivated self-starter with strong interpersonal skills, a desire to learn and expand technical proficiencies, and the ability to work within a collaborative, team-oriented environment.

Essential Job Functions
  • Provide first-line technical support to GRCC's students, faculty and staff via phone, chat, email, and face-to-face contact.
  • Resolve or triage incoming tickets from students, staff and faculty concerning campus technology.
  • Learn appropriate software, hardware, and cloud-based applications used and supported by the college and remain current on procedural changes.
  • Support college enterprise applications such as campus email, PeopleSoft, Blackboard, Office applications and other applications used by GRCC.
  • Collaborates with all IT staff to resolve customer and system issues.
  • Troubleshoot and document software, hardware, and network service requests and issues.
  • Troubleshoot and provide service to laptops and desktops, both remotely and onsite.
  • Develop technical support documentation for Customer Support Knowledgebase.
  • Review Customer Support Knowledgebase articles as a part of the KCS review cycle.
  • Support Continual Service Improvement process by testing and providing feedback for new services.
  • Provision guest wireless connections to campus events.
  • Provide initial and follow-up support for college printers, peripherals and accessories.
  • Follow through with end users to ensure customer satisfaction.
  • Be available to other unit team members, especially student workers for guidance and assistance.
  • Maintain confidentiality and comply with HIPAA, FERPA, GRCC policies, and related standards.
  • Continually advance personal skill sets through college course work, research, and other educational opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisors.


  • Minimum Associates Degree preferred, with concentration in computer applications/networking or equivalent experience.

Work Experience
  • At least 1 year (preferred) customer service background with technology emphasis.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, G Suite, Blackboard, PeopleSoft, web pages.
  • Demonstrated ability to troubleshoot PC equipment and software problems.

Equipment Use/Knowledge/Skills/Abilities
  • Must be proficient in verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to work effectively with people of diverse ages, ethnic, sexual orientation and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced environment. Possess mature judgment and be flexible in regard to interruptions.
  • Must use good judgment in handling sensitive or difficult people and situations.
  • Must have a good understanding of customer de-escalation techniques.
  • Proficient in Internet navigational skills, with ability to upload and download documents.
  • Must be self-motivated and resourceful, demonstrating initiative and strong problem-solving abilities.
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize, and complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be collegial and collaborative.
  • Must possess a positive attitude.
  • Project a professional image, including punctuality and good attendance record.
  • Maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and ethical standards.
  • Ability to perform daily routine and unexpected duties with minimum supervision.
  • Must possess analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, to assist students and staff in a professional manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain positive interpersonal relationships and effectively work as a member of a team.
  • Ability to learn new computer software and maintain up-to-date skills in computer technology.
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities.
  • Ability to identify innovative approaches for service delivery that meet our customer needs.

Physical Demands
  • Ability to lift and move up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to sit for extended periods of time.

Mental Demands
  • Ability to handle pressure situations in a professional manner.
  • Possess mature judgment.
  • Ability to learn and react quickly, make decisions and execute them expeditiously.

Working Conditions
  • Ability to work in a high traffic, indoor environment.
  • Ability to work in a busy office with frequent interruptions.
  • Must be able to work flexible hours as needed including nights and weekends.

Grand Rapids Community College is only accepting online applications for this position at Submit a cover letter and resume in one document. The opportunity to apply for this position will remain open until filled. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Grand Rapids Community College is an equal opportunity employer. Visa sponsorship is not available.

Grand Rapids Community College creates an inclusive learning and working environment that recognizes the value and dignity of each person. It is the policy and practice of GRCC to provide equal educational and employment opportunities regardless of age, race, color, religion, marital status, sex/gender, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, height, weight, national origin, disability, political affiliation, familial status, veteran status or genetics in all programs, activities, services, employment and advancement including admissions to, access to, treatment in, or compensation in employment as required by state and federal law. GRCC is committed to reviewing all aspects of GRCC programs, activities, services and employment, including recruitment, selection, retention and promotion to identify and eliminate barriers in order to prevent discrimination on the basis of the listed protected characteristics. The college will not tolerate any form of retaliation against any person for bringing charges of discrimination or participating in an investigation. Further information may be obtained from the EEO Office or the Office of General Counsel, 143 Bostwick Avenue NE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503-3295.

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Working at Grand Rapids Community College

Grand Rapids Junior College (GRJC) was founded in 1914 by the Grand Rapids Board of Education after a resolution was passed by the University of Michigan’s faculty which encouraged the establishment of junior colleges in Michigan.

Today, GRCC’s eight-block downtown campus, encompassing more than 25 acres in downtown Grand Rapids, includes several classroom buildings, a learning center (including the Diversity Learning Center) and library, Spectrum Theater, the Applied Technology Center (which features a green roof), a remodeled music building, a fieldhouse with natatorium, a student center, Bostwick Commons, and the Calkins Science Center.

The college also offers instruction from a variety of regional centers in the metropolitan Grand Rapids area (including numerous local high schools, regional centers and its two Learning Corners on Wealthy St. and Seward Ave.) and on the West Michigan lakeshore (including West Ottawa High School, Careerline Tech Center, the Midtown Holland Center and Grand Valley State University's Meijer Campus in Holland).

In addition, GRCC has two Michigan Technical Education Centers (M-TECs in West Michigan. The Patrick Thompson M-TEC, part of GRCC's Lakeshore Campus, located in Holland, opened in Fall 2000 in partnership with the Ottawa Area Intermediate School District. The Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC ® in Grand Rapids opened in 2002. This world-class facility offers training in manufacturing, auto service, and building and construction trades.

To increase capacity to meet unprecedented demand, GRCC acquired the former campus of Davenport University on Fulton St. in downtown Grand Rapids and began offering courses at Sneden Hall beginning in the Fall 2009 semester.

In Winter 2010, more than 17,000 students enrolled in more than 1,900 liberal arts and occupational courses. The diverse student body represents students from Kent and surrounding counties as well as students from across the U.S. and 22 other nations. Another 10,000 learners are served by non-credit instructional opportunities. In addition to traditional classroom environments, students may also receive instruction through community and distant service-learning offerings, seminars, workshops, training classes, distance learning options and other educational formats. GRCC employs a faculty of more than 260 full-time and 590 part-time members as well as a staff of 430, all of whom are focused on the College’s priorities to be student-centered, collaborative, and flexible. Throughout its 90-year history of academic excellence, GRCC has maintained a solid reputation as a premier transfer institution and is nationally recognized for both its liberal arts and occupational programs. Many GRCC faculty members have been recognized regionally and nationally for their expertise and innovative teaching styles.

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