HELP DESK SPECIALIST

Department of Education - Little Rock, AR3.7

Full-time
Summary The Help Desk Specialist is responsible for providing support to end users on a variety of issues. This position identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency policy. Typical Functions Responds to telephone calls, emails, and personnel requests for technical or informational support. Confers with clients by telephone or in person, in order to provide information about services, to take orders or cancel accounts, or to obtain details of complaints. Documents, tracks, and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Provides support to users on a variety of issues related to hardware, software, and peripheral equipment or agency related information. Enters systems commands and observes functioning to verify correct operations or errors. Utilizes technical manuals and conducts computer diagnostics to investigate and resolve reported problems. Evaluates and prioritizes requests for help and escalates high priority requests to appropriate staff members. Identifies, searches, and resolves technical problems or reported inquiries and complaints. Assists in the development of problem resolution procedures for new and existing computer systems. Performs other duties as assigned. Special Job Dimensions Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills Knowledge of problem recognition, research, isolation, and resolution steps. Knowledge of computer installations of new hardware and software. Knowledge of agency/institution specific program information, software, and hardware. Ability to communicate with clients, orally and in writing, to gather appropriate information, and process or escalate complaints and requests to the proper personnel. Ability to design and update computer problem resolution procedures. Minimum Education and/or Experience The formal education equivalent of an associate’s degree in computer science, mathematics, communications, or a related field; plus three years of experience in call center or communications support. ORCompletion of technical training in computer science, data processing, communications or a related field acquired from a vocational, military or industrial setting; plus three years of experience in call center or communications support. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE. Preferred Qualifications DUTIES:
This position will provide assistance to Arkansas public schools and education service cooperatives regarding the statewide information system through which school districts submit required data to the Arkansas Department of Education. Support school districts using the APSCN financial management system (FMS); provide assistance, support and training to users of the automated FMS systems and to districts submitting data on the statewide report system to ADE.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
The formal education equivalent of an associate degree in accounting, finance or a related field. Analytical skills to help resolve finance/accounting help desk tickets, and possess good verbal and written communication and customer service skills.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations Agency Specific Information Only completed applications with work history is accepted. The work history section of the application must be complete. We do not accept resumes in lieu of completing this section.