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IT Service Desk Specialist
Austin, TX

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Job Description


Public Consulting Group, Inc. (PCG) is a leading public sector management consulting and operations improvement firm that partners with health, education, and human services agencies to improve lives. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts, PCG has over 2,000 professionals in more than 50 offices across North America and in Europe. The firm has five designated practice areas with extensive experience in all 50 states, clients in six Canadian provinces, and a growing practice in Europe. Often combining resources from two or more practice areas, PCG offers clients a multidisciplinary approach to solve their challenges or pursue opportunities. To learn more, visit


The Service Desk Specialist' role is to ensure proper computer operation so that end users can accomplish business tasks. This includes receiving, prioritizing, documenting, and actively resolving end user help requests. Incident resolution may involve the use of diagnostic and help request tracking tools, as well as require that the individual give in-person, hands-on help at the desktop level.

* Provide excellent customer service to all customers
* Field incoming help requests from end users via a variety of intakes (phone, walkup, email, etc)
* Document all pertinent end user identification information, including name, department, contact information, and nature of request or incident.
* Build rapport and elicit problem details from help desk customers.
* Prioritize and schedule incidents. Escalate incidents (when required) to the appropriately experienced technician.
* Record, track, and document the Incidents and requests in the ticketing tool. Ensure all successful and unsuccessful decisions made, and actions taken, through to final resolution have been captured in the ticket.
* Apply diagnostic utilities to aid in troubleshooting.
* Access software updates, drivers, knowledge bases, and frequently asked questions resources on the Internet to aid in problem resolution.
* Identify and learn appropriate software and hardware used and supported by the organization.
* Perform hands-on fixes at the desktop level, including installing and upgrading software, installing hardware, implementing file backups, and configuring systems and applications.
* Performing preventative maintenance, including checking and cleaning of workstations, printers, and peripherals.
* Test fixes to ensure problem has been adequately resolved.
* Perform post-resolution follow-ups to help requests.
* Evaluate documented resolutions and analyze trends for ways to prevent future problems.
* Identify and escalate critical incidents
* Participate in a afterhours on-call rotation


* 1+ Years' Experience with desktop and server operating systems, including Windows XP & Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2008.
* 1+ Years supporting Microsoft AD.
* 1+Years supporting Office 2010 & Office 2013 & O365.
* Familiarity with Exchange 2010.
* Ability to work in a team environment.
* Maintain fax machines, printers, scanners and other networked business machines.
* Exceptional written and oral communication skills.
* Experience supporting multiple models of mobile devices.
* Exceptional interpersonal skills, with a focus on rapport-building, listening, and questioning skills.
* Strong documentation skills.
* Ability to absorb and retain information quickly.
* Experience supporting VOIP telecom devices.
* Basic knowledge of switches and network devices.
* Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.
* Highly self motivated and directed.
* Keen attention to detail.
* Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
* Ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

Required Experience

* 1+ years of related work experience.



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