Teachers College, Columbia University Service Desk Lab Assistant in New York, New York

Service Desk Lab Assistant

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Job no: 504152

Position type: Interim

Location: New York

Categories: Information Systems/Technology

Job Summary/Basic Function:

The Service Desk Lab Assistant supports students, faculty and staff desktop computer users with a strong commitment to high-quality customer service and solid work ethic. The consultant responds to customer inquiries through phone, email and local site visits, creating trouble tickets and resolving problems. Works in a team environment to triage all incoming calls to determine who in the organization should address/fix higher level problems. The service desk team shares responsibility for user training, desktop imaging and deployment, and maintaining internal documentation and the Service Desk portal, with each accountable for specific tasks and deliverables.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: 2 years of College or equivalent in education and experience


  • Minimum 1 year supporting PC's and Mac's and maintaining hardware and software in a networked environment.

  • Resolve level I tickets

  • Ability to triage incomin g calls

  • Ability to resolve support ticket s within time-frames identified by IT service level agreements.

Specific Skills:

  • Understanding of Windows 7/8/10 and Mac OS X operating systems.

  • Demonstrated ability to expertly communicate by phone and in person .

  • Experience supporting desktops, laptops, printers, smart-phones and sc anners.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office, as well as Google Docs, Gmail and other Google Apps.

  • Troubleshoot mobile device email sync issues.

  • Provide basic user training on common tools an d applications as needed.

  • Follow policies and procedures related to how problems are identified, rece ived, documented, distributed and corrected.

  • Assist in monitoring IT assets and supplies.

  • Work collaboratively with employees within o ther IT groups to resolve customer issues.

  • Extensive diagnostic skills in desktop application, hardware, network and printer issues.

Preferred Qualifications:

Proficient in 3 out of 8 following skills with a minimum of 1 year experience in each.

  • Technology call center.

  • Moodle support.

  • STATA, SPSS, SA S, M+, MatLab or other statistical software

  • McAfee Antivirus support on Windows and Apple computers.

  • Support knowledge of Apple computers and mobile devices.

  • Use of ServiceNow ticketing software.

  • Network printer troubleshooting experie nce.

  • Higher Education technology support.

Advertised: 12 Jan 2019 Eastern Standard Time

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