Help Desk Manager Job

SAIC - Oak Ridge, TN4.0

Help Desk Manager (Job Number:441133)

  • The Help Desk Manager will provide leadership, mentoring, and in-depth day- to-day technical guidance and management oversight to a team of Help Desk personnel.
  • The well-qualified candidate will possess and apply sound management principles to set the tone and pace for the maturation of the organization.
  • The candidate must be a self-starter, providing leadership, technical direction and supervision to personnel supporting the operations and maintenance activities across the enterprise.
  • The candidate must be capable of evaluating service performance metrics, communicating system performance, and leading teams in response to incidents/problems, performing risk assessments, and managing and directing operational staff as needed to ensure managed programs are performing optimally.
  • Candidates must be able to meet or exceed all operational and performance based metrics associated with the incident and service request process, as well as ensure all critical/high and/or VIP incidents or service requests are attended to or resolved promptly and efficiently within service level targets.
  • The Help Desk Manager will actively monitor call and ticket queues to ensure customer calls and tickets are promptly addressed, as well as regularly monitor, review, and analyze operational and performance based metrics to determine/recommend opportunities for improvement and/or training initiatives.
  • Daily, they will ensure Shift Leads (Day, Swing, and Mid shifts) are apprised of the service level performance (metrics), planned/unplanned outages, ongoing program initiatives, and internal/external communications.
  • They will monitor performance of all shift leads to ensure their shifts are meeting/exceeding all operational and performance metrics, following documented SOPs, and providing regular reports (as requested or directed) in a timely manner.
  • The HD Manager will ensure all incident and service request tickets are thoroughly documented per SOPs to include analysis of the incident/service request, troubleshooting and resolution steps takes, and follow up with customers (as necessary).
  • The Manager also must ensure all support personnel provide prompt and professional service to customers and provide guidance to support staff as required.
  • They will maintain enterprise awareness of system maintenance and outages, as well as events that could impact agency/IT operations.
  • In addition, they will communicate all planned/unplanned service outages to management, Senior Leadership supporting the IT Operations Center.
  • Frequently communicate with Program Manager on upcoming projects, system maintenance activities, and unplanned events to ensure Help Desk staff is prepared to support the Department.
  • They will also identify, notify, and address operational deficiencies with Program Manager.
  • The help desk manager will promptly notify management of potential system problems or customer issue.
  • Ensure all required reporting is completed correctly, edited, proofread and ready for dissemination.
  • Some of these reports may include staff’s production tickets (daily/weekly/monthly tickets received, tickets closed, tickets pending, etc.), turnover information, daily shift log, and hot issues reports.
  • Bachelors and five (5) years or more experience; Masters and three (3) years or more experience; PhD and 0 years related experience
  • Public Trust for government agency
  • Knowledge of current information technology tools and platforms
  • Knowledge of and experience implementing ITIL / Service Management frameworks.
  • Strong interpersonal and communications skills to effectively communicate with all levels of staff, both technical and non-technical.
  • Ability to articulate and execute on a strategic vision at the department level that supports the overall IT vision/strategy, while at the same time ensuring quality tactical implementations are achieved.
  • Certification in relevant IT products/technologies.
  • ITIL ® Foundation certification desired.
SAIC Overview:SAIC is a premier technology integrator providing full life cycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, intelligence, and enterprise information technology markets. SAIC is Redefining Ingenuity through its deep customer and domain knowledge to enable the delivery of systems engineering and integration offerings for large, complex projects. SAIC's approximately 15,000 employees are driven by integrity and mission focus to serve customers in the U.S. federal government. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $4.5 billion. For more information, visit For information on the benefits SAIC offers, see My SAIC Benefits. EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2018, 11:12:57 AM
Primary Location: United States-TN-OAK RIDGE
Clearance Level Must Currently Possess: None
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: Public Trust
Potential for Teleworking: No
Travel: None
Shift: Day Job
Schedule: Full-time