IT Specialist I/ Helpdesk

Baltimore City Community College
Baltimore, MD

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Administrative Jobs
Technology, IT Support & Training
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Community College

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Baltimore City Community CollegeAbout Baltimore City Community College
Founded in 1947, Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a comprehensive, urban institution accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The College’s campus is located in West Baltimore; the institution also has several satellite locations throughout the city. With its broad range of degree and certificate programs, affordable tuition, and extensive outreach, BCCC offers educational opportunities to the citizens of Baltimore City and throughout the state of Maryland. BCCC serves nearly 14,000* students annually, providing credits that transfer to four-year colleges and universities as well as workforce training leading directly to job placement. The College is proud of the fact that nearly 90** nations are represented within the student body.

* Based on annual unduplicated credit and non-credit headcount for FY 2018.
**Based on fall 2018 credit enrollment.
Requisition Number: 2023-143
Posting Start Date: 7/14/2023
City: Baltimore
State: MD
Minimum Education: Associates
Additional Documentation: YES
Compensation: Commensurate with Experience
IT Specialist I/ Helpdesk Description/Job Summary


Baltimore City Community College is constantly blending the use of information technology into the everyday functions throughout the College. Therefore, the Client Services Group is committed to meeting our clients’ needs and fulfilling the mission of the College.

As a member of the Client Services Group, this position provides intermediate level technical assistance and support of audio/visual needs in accordance with current trends and innovations in technology as well as BCCC’s policies and procedures. IT Specialist I Helpdesk responds to, coordinates and resolves IT Helpdesk problem calls for campus, administrative, and off-campus instructional technology equipment. Employees provide font-line computer support consistent with current trends and innovative technology as well as BCCC’s policies and procedures. Employees may troubleshoot equipment problems, resolve and/or recommend further action. Provide support/user assistance with computer equipment/software, as well as instructional support including laptop computers with college supported software and computer projection devices. Employees may be assigned to the Student Lab or assist in other areas of the college providing helpdesk support.


Essential Functions:

  • Respond to clients’ telephone calls and email requests for service in a timely manner, researching issues and resolving each interaction with customer satisfaction.
  • Troubleshooting and managing relatively simple hardware, software or network problems. Answer helpdesk calls and provide desktop support over the phone and in-person.
  • Provide clients with appropriate forms to complete service-related requests for compliance regulations. Enter, assign, and track helpdesk tickets in the system.
  • Perform routine upgrades on computer workstations, software and associated peripherals. Coordinate hardware and software repairs with vendors, as needed.
  • Attends software training classes and participates in delivery of training as required to maintain current knowledge of administrative software. Enter solutions for all service tickets into the helpdesk software application for inclusion in the knowledgebase.
  • Install/modify/upgrade/troubleshoot computer workstations’ hardware and software, including connecting hardware to the network, installing software, transferring data and testing.
  • Help maintain accurate hardware and software inventories.
  • Provide feedback to management on ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and improve services. Setup and troubleshoot mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets, etc.
  • Work as a team player and display a positive attitude, especially when communicating with clients. Create Helpdesk reports weekly and monthly.
  • Identify, research, and resolve IT technical problems. Assist Tier II to setup and configure computers.
  • Assist Audio/Visual Specialist by delivering smart stations to classrooms. Troubleshoot remote access issues.
  • Track IT inventory.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.
Preferred Skills

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the principles and methods of exceptional customer service.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access; Microsoft Edge; Micro soft Chrome, Acrobat; and other Microsoft Office applications such as MS Project, MS Visio, etc.
  • Knowledge of PC and Mac desktop hardware and software Knowledge of Windows 10 and Windows 11 Operating Systems Ability to add network printers, scanners, copiers, etc.
  • Knowledge of networking technologies and protocols: Active Directory, DNS, DHCP, HTTPS, SFTP, and TCP/IP. Ability to deploy software through the SMS or SCCM utilities.
  • Knowledge of WSUS and patch management.
  • Knowledge of data encryption, laptop encryption and tracking software, etc. Ability to create images using a utility such as Acronis, Ghost, etc.
  • Knowledge and experience using wireless devices, mobile devices and securing them on networks. Knowledge of VPN client configuration.

Position-Specific Requirements:

  • This position requires a background check.
  • The position may encounter sensitive information. As such confidentiality and integrity are essential to ensuring that employees and students have access only to systems and information required to perform successfully.
  • This position may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. If assigned such duties, the position will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.

Work Environment:

This position typically works indoors in a standard IT environment, generally free from hazardous or unpleasant physical conditions. Work involves minimal risk and observance of safety precautions typical of modern office settings. The work environment is highly diverse and demands a high level of cultural competence in interpersonal communications and interactions. The position requires local travel in order to perform duties at all of the College’s campuses. Work hours will be staggered to accommodate onsite support from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Additionally, as operational needs dictate, some late evenings and weekend hours are required.

Physical Demands:

The work entails sitting, standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching, and lifting to 50 lbs. Work requires eye-hand coordination, manual dexterity, near vision acuity, and the ability to see and read printed material and computer screens. Duties involve oral, written, electronic and telephonic communication; typing; and lifting and transporting supplies/materials. The position is regularly required to handle mobile phone and telephone equipment. Duties involving travel require the operation of a motor vehicle.

Required Qualifications
  • Associate’s degree in an information technology related discipline
  • 3 years in the information technology field or experience working on a helpdesk environment. Certification and or training and experience in at least 2 of the following:
  • MCITP –Microsoft Certified IT Professional (for Win 10) MCDST –Microsoft Certified Desktop Support Technician Comp TIA A+ or Comp TIA Network+
  • SCCM experience inclusive of OS Deployment and Application installation SharePoint
Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an information technology related discipline
  • 5 years in the information technology field or experience working on a helpdesk Desktop Image Creation and Deployment
  • Remote Control Applications
  • Network knowledge and experience with IP Addressing, Domains, Work Groups, Active Directory, and Permissions Virtual Desktop Imaging & Deployment
  • Mobile Management Hardware Encryption

BCCC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Federal law requires employers to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job. Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using a sign language interpreter, or using specialized equipment. Applicants needing accommodation for any part of the application and/or hiring process should request the accommodation from The Office of Human Resources office by contacting us at 410-209-6007.

For more information, view the EEO - Know Your Rights and Pay Transparency Statement.

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Working at Baltimore City Community College

Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) is a crossroads of diverse peoples, of learning and work, and the multiplicity of stakeholders we serve: individuals, businesses, government and educational institutions of the community at large.
Our employees enjoy a collegial environment that is both challenging and welcoming. We stay innovative as we strive to be the leader in providing quality education that responds to and meets the needs of a diverse population of learners. Students come here to change their lives through education.

At Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) we meet students where they are through personal attention with the support of dedicated faculty. Each year we educate more than 15,000 students from Baltimore City, the State of Maryland, and the world.

BCCC is a State-sponsored, comprehensive, degree-granting community college with five learning sites in Baltimore City. We offer 29 associate degree programs and 16 certifications in high-demand fields, affordable tuition and flexible classes scheduled to meet students’ needs.

Baltimore City Community College provides quality, affordable, and accessible education meeting the professional and personal goals of a diverse population, changing lives, and building communities.

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